Sunday, February 15, 2009

Enjoy Mardi Gras with food, beverages and packages displayed

Would you away from the crowd in this carnival?

Well, for this you need to stay home, but a number of places around town make it a little easier to enjoy by offering packages that away from the street in celebration.

Here are some examples. If you know of those who are absent from our list, help your colleagues by sharing revelers, who, what, where and when your favorite viewing spot.

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Hotel Intercontinental, 444 St. Charles Ave.

Some downtown hotels set up forums and welcome revelers. Consider, for example, get a place at the Hotel Intercontinental stand on St. Charles Avenue at Poydras Street, where the bottom yet you stand 7 feet above street level.

During Endymion, Rex and Zulu, buffet packages include the Grand Ballroom. During the parade of others, the hotel has a tent to sell food and drinks to those in the gallery. Tickets are going to relax in the hotel as well.

Endymion and Bacchus usually sell at first. Ticket prices range from $ 10 to $ 90 per person, depending on parade night. For more details and prices on each package, visit the website or call 504.525.5566

The Black Cat, 715 St. Charles Ave.

See all Uptown parade route of the Black Cat on the balcony downtown St. Charles Avenue. The cabaret and bar will be closed to the general public 13 to February 27, but those reservations can watch all the parades Uptown on the second floor balcony. The terrace can accommodate up to 20 people. Private buyouts are available, with pairs of tickets for night parades. The ticket price includes an open bar for the property, house brands, and access to facilities of The Black Cat. Parade visitors can bring their own food.

Evening parade on Thursday, February 19, Friday 20 February, Monday 23 February. (Evening parades on Saturday and Sunday February 21, February 22 have been sold.) The company is closed Mardi Gras). The cost is $ 1500 for the entire balcony, $ 750 for a maximum of 10 people in a group of $ 150 per couple.

Day parade on Saturday, February 21, Sunday 22 February is $ 1000 for the entire balcony, $ 500 for a maximum of 10 people in a group of $ 100 per couple.

All tickets subject to availability. To purchase tickets, call 504.581.5812 or purchase on

Michaul of, 840 St. Charles Ave.

Put the whole family? Chief Michaul's. Packages, which include food, alcohol and gallery admission, ranging from $ 80 to $ 225 for the various parades, with reduced rates for children. Bacchus is exhausted. Call 504.522.5517 or visit

No reservation? Check with them on the day of the parade, if there is space, you can join the party.

Off the parade routes:

Some places are not displayed parade, but have packages that allow you to get out of the swarming crowd.

A perennial favorite is the balcony of Chris Owens Club Bourbon Street, which is available each year by reservation, on Wednesday February 18 through Fat Tuesday. Call 504.523.6400 for prices and details.

Watch the revelers of the envelope balcony to Bourbon Vieux, 501 Bourbon Street, while enjoying an open bar and buffet. Packages are available on Friday, February 20 through Fat Tuesday, February 24 and range from $ 150 to $ 235. For reservations, menus and details, call 504.586.1155 or visit

Shrove Tuesday, February 24, The Bombay Club, 830 Conti St., between Bourbon and Dauphine, will be closed to the general public but open to those who have reservations from 11 am to 5 pm, $ 75. Whether you buy a bar, a buffet and access to facilities. For more details, visit, or call 504.586.0972.

If you do not see your club here, chances are they Carnaval packages to give them a call.

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