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February 25th

Krewe of Iris

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11AM

All-female group is one of Carnival's oldest krewes

 

Krewe of Tucks

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 12PM

1,300 men and women make up one of the most satirical and irreverent krewes in Mardi Gras

 

Krewe of Endymion 

Mid-City Route, 4:15PM

One of the biggest and most extravagant parades, Endymion is long enough to last all night

 

Big Freedia

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Bounce Queen moves ‘dat azz

 

Leroy Jones Quartet

The Bombay Club, 8:30PM

Classic jazz trumpet

 

Sticky Fingers

House of Blues, 8PM

Australian reggae rockers

 

SiriusXM Jam On Presents: Galactic

Tipitina’s, 11PM

First-rate funk band is joined tonight by Stoop Kids

 

Hustle with DJ Soul Sister

Hi-Ho Lounge, 11PM

Underground disco and rare groove dance party 

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10PM

Beloved brass band takes the stage

 

Washboard Chaz Blues Trio

Blue Nile, 7PM

The iconic Washboard Chaz takes a break from the Tin Men to lead this trio 

DIMANCHE

February 26th

Krewe of Okeanos

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11AM

Celebrating it's 68th year, Okeanos is heavy on tradition

 

Krewe of Mid-City

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11:45AM

Yes, the Mid-City krewe is parading along the Uptown route

 

Krewe of Thoth

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 12PM

Thoth seeks to bring Carnival joy to the sick and infirm 

 

Krewe of Bacchus

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:15PM

Celebrating the God of wine, feasts, and general good times, Bacchus is one of the most anticipated parades 

 

Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers

Rare Form, 4PM

NYC-based hot jazz, blues and swing

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Academy Awards Watch Party

Prytania Theatre, 6PM 

Enjoy snacks, cocktails and more as the rich & famous vie for those golden statuettes ($25)

 

Swingin’ Sundays

The Allways Lounge, 8PM

Weekly recurring dance lessons to live swing music (FREE)

 

LEON + Jacob Banks

Gasa Gasa, 10PM

European invasion from Swedish indie pop star LEON and UK-based R&B singer Jacob Banks ($15)

 

Dumpstaphunk + Miss Mojo

Howlin' Wolf, 10PM

Ivan & krewe bring da funk, joined by Miss Mojo

 

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & John Papa Gros

d.b.a., 11PM

Golden Eagles Chief brings Mardi Gras Indian funk

 

Jason Neville Band

Vaso, 11PM

Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose


Know When to Hold 'Em

A Guide to the Uptown Mardi Gras Parade Route's Bathrooms



With Carnival's biggest weekend upon us, the time has come to address that age-old parade route question: Where's the nearest bathroom?

 

The fight for coconuts and shoes and getting a good spot is important. But, after enough beer is put down, those of us who lack giant bladders or friends that live on the parade route will suddenly be owned by an uncontrollable urge to take a leak.

 

There are many pitfalls in vavigating the many bathrooms of Mardi Gras, however. Unforeseen fees could are made to gouge the unthinking, and long walks to a spot where a friend said there was a bathroom could prolong this most uncomfortable of situations. So, to put your bladder at ease, NoDef has scoured the Uptown parade route to put together a little guide 

 


View NoDef's Where to Pee on Mardi Gras Map in a larger map

 
Here's the full list, from Uptown down. Browse the map for addresses:
 
UPTOWN
 
• St Stephen's Church
Tickets are $1 each, and bathrooms are $5 for an all-day pass on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday. $10 on
Sunday, and children 3 and under can go for free with a paying adult. There will also be...
 
• Academy of the Sacred Heart
$5 all day, $1 per use. There will also be a concession stand with food, soft and hard drinks.
 
• Hey! Cafe
$10 all day pass, $1 per use
 
• The Club Ms. Mae's
Free port-o-potties!
 
• New York Pizza
Free port-o-potties!
 
• Fat Harry's
Free port-o-potties outside!
 
 
Lower Garden District
 
 
• Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro
$10 all day pee pass
 
• New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Co
Free port-o-potties outside only on Mardi Gras day
 
• Rite Aid
Free port-o-potties
 
• Zea Rotisserie & Grill
$5 all day bathroom pass
 
• Voodoo BBQ
$2 for each use.
 
• Circle Bar
Recently reopened. Bathrooms inside. Port-o-potites in front.
 
 
CANAL STREET
 
 
• Harrah's New Orleans Casino & Hotel
Very Clean & free bathrooms... unless you start gambling.
 
• Neutral Ground on Canal St.
All along the neutral ground on Canal St. there are port-o-potties provided by the City.
 
• Arby's
Paying customers only.
 
• McDonald's
Paying customers only.
 
• McDonald's
Paying customers only.
 
• Palace Cafe
Paying customers only.
 
• JW Marriott Hotel New Orleans
 
• Golden Wall
Pay 1$ or buy food.
 
• IHOP Restaurant
Paying customers only.
 
• PJ's Coffee of New Orleans
Paying customers only.
 
• Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Paying customers only.
 
• Cajun Mike's Pub and Grub
Paying customers only.
 
• Daisy Dukes
Paying customers only.
 
• Daisy Duke's Restaurant
Paying customers only.
 
• Krystal
Paying customers only.
 
• Red Fish Grill
Paying customers only.
 
• Jimmy J's Cafe
Paying customers only.
 
• Subway
Paying customers only.
 
 
While we feel we've put together a solid list, we're positive we've missed some along the way. Where's your favorite parade route bathroom spot?

Find the portalets, parking

Find the portalets, parking lots and...oh yeah...bars with the Mardi Gras Survival Guide App on the Android Market. Created by a native New Orleanian FOR Mardi Gras!

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There is a great bathroom

There is a great bathroom facility corner Peniston and St. Charles, costs littlel and the money goes to battered women and families. This place is SPOTLESS. they also sell soft drinks and water.

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