Actions for Carnival in Omaha

The city of New Orleans got creative in response to the parade’s cancellation across the city. Some residents turned their houses into floats. The picture perfectly sums up the changes that will be felt across the country on Tuesday, February 16 – Carnival.

In accommodations with recommended health guidelines, the City of Omaha will safely celebrate Carnival in intelligent, creative ways. Now it’s time to dress up with beads, masks, and other Fat Tuesday swag! The following guide provides a glimpse of where to find safe fun nearby.

What’s a party without jam?

Mardi Gras Open Jam

Therapy bar and grill

5059 S 108th St.

7 p.m. to 11 a.m. Clock

Therapy Bar and Grill pressed it for live music in Omaha during the pandemic. In addition to serving up great drinks and delicious food, the house hosts a weekly event that is vital to the music of Omaha.

Every Tuesday the Open Jam takes place in Therapy, in which musicians of all skill levels can safely participate. For beginners, this is a great opportunity to have fun, learn new things, and connect with other musicians.

Therapy has a reputation for being a great, family-oriented neighborhood bar and grill that “is always something going on”. And although it can get lively, especially on Tuesday nights, it’s always a casual and overall classy atmosphere.

In short, go to an open jam for Carnival. Follow social distancing measures and you will have a rocking time.

Beer, hurricanes … it’s all good!

Fat Tuesday upstream


514 S 11th St.

11 a.m. to 11.45 p.m.

Upstream has been number one for Best Brewery on the Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O list for five years. And that’s because of their relentless dedication to amazing local drinkers.

Although their annual Fat Tuesday will have a different face this year in the face of the pandemic, upstreams celebration will continue. They urge their customers to take logical social distancing measures – a small price to pay given the fun of walking around.

Get ready to witness the miracle as magician Joe Cole will dazzle his audience from 6pm to 9pm. There is no cover for this.

Don’t forget about the specialty drinks like $ 7 hurricanes to get you in the mood. And while you’re at it, try some amazing Cajun food in the form of appetizers and appetizers.

Mr. and Miss Mardi Gras Pageant

The Max Omaha

1417 Jackson St.

8 p.m.

The Max is known as the best gay nightclub in America for good reason, “a place everyone goes on Saturday nights”. To celebrate Carnival, the Max organizes a pageant that is likely to be epic despite the pandemic procedure.

In addition, the pageant marks the end of a difficult and highly abnormal year. Carnival will be the first real festival and a bit of nightlife of the New Year for many.

There will also be food – because what is better than dancing and eating? So, in addition to seeing some talented pageants, you can go on a full stomach too.

In addition, there is no cover fee – except of course for your health: if you are not feeling well, please do not come. But if you want to feel good and celebrate, come to the Max!

Cowboy boots optional!

Carnival at Bushwackers

Bushwackers Saloon

7401 Main Street, Ralston

17 o’clock

For a nominal fee of only $ 5, the Omaha-Staple Bushwackers can have a great night of drinks, pearls, and live music. Mardi Gras will take place in the midst of the chaotic pandemic at this iconic Ralston salon.

To celebrate life despite the pandemic blues, the Swamp Boys Blues Band will play from 7pm to 11pm. In addition, after the live band there will be a very talented DJ who will keep the party going at 11pm sharp.

The usual line dance and bull riding chaos is best enjoyed with Hurricanes and other great Mardi Gras drinks. Participants are invited to throw pearls – respectfully – to get in the holiday mood.

If you’re in the mood for going out and have an affinity for country western music, then Bushwackers comes down to it. Carnival is as good as time as any other.

Titanic Trivia


5502 N 103rd St.

19 o’clock

Goldeez is considered to be the bright spot of bars in northwest Omaha. And if you want to share a secret, they have their free weekly carnival quiz contest night.

At the center of the trivia is the Titanic – the greatest film that has ever recorded so many VHS tapes. The staff recommends arriving early before 7pm to register.

There are four rounds with five questions each. followed by an all-or-nothing round, just like on the Jeopardy show! Quiz Night is also now BINGO Night, so players can play one game within an Inception-style game.

There are lots of great prizes including a $ 25 gift card for first prize, $ 15 for second, and $ 10 for third. If you want to incorporate Leo DiCaprio and the competitive spirit into your carnival, you have come to the right place at Goldeez.

Nobody puts baby in a corner … unless it’s Beer Corner USA.

Carnival at Bierecke USA

Beer corner USA

3578 Farnam St.

11 a.m. – midnight

Probably the hottest Mardi Gras party of the year in Omaha is Beer Corner USA. You will do this alongside the German beer hall Huber Haus, Max & Joe’s tavern and tasting room, and the Crescent Moon Ale House.

While the annual event is different this year, the excitement, quality of food, and wide variety of drinks are the same. One major difference, however, is the lack of a cover fee this year!

In addition, delicious Cajun food from the Ale House Grill is available from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., both to eat and take away. And the Huber Haus German Bier Hall starts its house party at 5 p.m.

There are also great drink specialties for the “fat Tuesday”. The Pint Night starts at 4:00 p.m. with a free glass and discounted refills. and hurricanes will be on tap, for pints, buckets, and takeaway.

In addition, delicious Cajun food from the Ale House Grill is available from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., both to eat and take away. And the Huber Haus German Bier Hall starts its house party at 5 p.m.

There are also great drink specialties for the “fat Tuesday”. The Pint Night starts at 4:00 p.m. with a free glass and discounted refills. and hurricanes will be on tap, for pints, buckets, and takeaway.

Get your yum at Geno’s Pub Grub for Mardi Gras at Pint Nine; maybe some loaded french fries with poutine?

Mardi Gras Food Truck – Genos Pub Food

Pint Nine Brewing Co.

10411 Portal Rd. Suite 104, Papillion

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Pint Nine has made a name for itself in Omaha over the past few years, offering deliciously unique beers to local drinkers. This year they partner with Genos Pub Grub Food Truck and the Kros Strain Brewing Company to celebrate Carnival.

Kros Strain, known for its Fairy Nectar IPA, and Geno’s Pub Grub, known for feeding pub crawlers, go well with Pint Nine’s refined, beery atmosphere. The results are likely explosive, with not only a great selection of bottles and drafts, but some much-needed tasty food over Geno’s well-run truck.

So if you’re up to the task, not one but two major local breweries are waiting for Pint Nine. Social distancing measures will be put in place to ensure people can drink and party safely, and attendees will be encouraged to wear masks.

Tequila Brothers performing for Mardi Gras in the WestEnd

Fat Tuesday with the Tequila Brothers

The western end

1529 S. 203rd Street, Suite 1

6-9:30 a.m.

The WestEnd is a self-proclaimed business-casual lounge for gourmet starters, craft cocktails and a large selection of bottled beers. They will be celebrating Carnival this year, observing social distancing measures that offer plenty of style and class.

Two sister bands – the Tequila Brothers and Lemon Fresh Day – will take center stage. Together the two make for a great night out where you can play all the cover songs you want by shouting from the bar.

In addition, this is a free event. So if you are looking for a great live show with one of Omaha’s most famous cover bands, come out.

If you are or want to be in West Omaha for Mardi Gras, WestEnd’s Fat Tuesday with the Tequila Brothers is your free, golden ticket. When you’re feeling good enough to party, you’ll be happy.

Fat Tuesday in the Parthenon

The Parthenon in Lincoln

5500 South 56th Street # 8, Lincoln


The Parthenon is one of the most famous restaurants in Lincoln, offering incredible and authentic Greek cuisine. This year they celebrate Fat Tuesday safely, yet so vividly – good news for those who live and party in Lincoln.

No, not this one.

They will put together a special Cajun / Creole menu for hungry pub crawlers that is expected to be a knockout. And the drink specialties will also flow with particular passion.

There will also be a live music performance by Josh Hoyer from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The front man of Soul Colossal is sure to blow your mind with his excellent, soulful interpretations.

The Parthenon encourages anyone wishing to attend to make reservations by calling 402-423-2222. Limited availability is expected due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Carnival celebration

Caddy’s kitchen & cocktails

103 W Broadway, Council Bluffs

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Caddy’s is a lively bar and grill in Council Bluffs, a short hike away for Carnival. These staples from CB have made a name for themselves with great people, great food, and great drinks.

The venue asks the bartenders to bring their masks. In the meantime, the pearls are delivered and specialties for drinks and food are offered throughout the night.

There is no cover fee. So if you are looking for a place with great prices and service this should be at the top of your list. The beautiful interiors alone are worth a visit.

If you want to celebrate Mardi Gras a jump, a jump, and a jump away from Omaha, come to Caddy’s. Of all the things to do, this is where you should do it if you are not doing it in Omaha.

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