We love to celebrate Fat Tuesday (this year on Feb. 28), especially when it can benefit a local entity too. In this case, Buffalo’s Fat Tuesday is for Autism Services, Inc.
Twenty local bars and restaurants have teamed up to serve drink specials from Jack Fire (Jack Daniel’s version of cinnamon whiskey), Captain Morgan Rum and Genesee Brewing Company.
Admission is a one-time $5 price that gets you a wristband and into all the venues. (Many are in Allentown, where you can toddle back and forth among them.)
So grab your beads and head on down to Buffalo’s version of the Big Easy.
Here’s where to go:
Allen Burger Venture (ABV) at 175 Allen St.
Allen Street Hardware Café at 245 Allen St.
Cathode Ray at 26 Allen St.
Colter Bay at 561 Delaware Ave.
Duke's Bohemian Grove Bar (DBGB) at 253 Allen St.
Exchange on Allen at 256 Allen St.
Fat Bob's at 41 Virginia Pl.
Frizzy's Bar & Grill at 140 Allen St.
Fugazi at 503 Franklin St.
Gabriel's Gate at 145 Allen St.
GBGB (Gypsy Bohemian Grove Bar in Expo Market, 617 Main St.)
Giacobbi's Cucina Citta at 59 Allen St.
Gypsy Parlor at 376 Grant St.
Mulligan’s Brick Bar at 229 Allen St.
Q Bar at 44 Allen St.
Savoy Buffalo at 149 Elmwood Ave.
Snooty Fox Lounge at 445 Delaware Ave.
The Old Pink at 223 Allen St.
Twilight Room at 26 Virginia Pl.
Ulrich’s 1868 Tavern at 675 Ellicott St.
While not part of the Autism Services benefit event, you can start your celebration on Feb. 25 at the Mardi Gras Masquerade at Flying Bison Brewing (840 Seneca St.), It runs 1 to 5 p.m. and promises beads, masks, king cake, a special cask, hurricanes made with Bootleg Bucha and live music from Black Rock Zydeo. All ages welcome, but must be 21+ to drink beer.