Mardi Gras takes over St. Louis this weekend, but you can also celebrate National Margarita Day or meet Barclay, the Blues pup.
"This is your chance to meet the Stanley PUP! Barclay, the Blues assistance dog in-training, is coming to the Grove Bierhall Friday, Feb. 21st! Get your photo taken with Barclay and learn about Duo Dogs' mission to provide highly skilled assistance dogs to individuals with disabilities and uniquely trained therapy teams to serve the community. Stick around to watch the Blues take on Dallas on the big screen, and enjoy UCBC bier specials & raffle giveaways all night long! Barclay’s time will be limited for photos. For a suggested donation of $10 (or more), you can reserve a spot using the link below, which includes a 4 x 6 printed photo of you (and up to 4 friends) with your favorite four-legged Blues pup. All donations will benefit Duo Dogs Inc. UCBC is also donating a portion of beer sales to benefit Duo Dogs, just like Barclay!" From 5:30 to 10pm.
"Hosted by our Head Chef and one of our Brewing Ambassadors. You will take a journey through four different brands with four completely different taste profiles accompanied by a specially made four-course meal." Tickets are $66. From 6:30 to 8:30pm.
"Join us this Friday at Midtown for the 4th Annual Al Rubin Memorial Crawfish Boil! Enjoy a taste of New Orleans ($30 all you can EAT) from Cajun Boil Company along with several Mardi Gras inspired frozen cocktails like Hurricane Tony and Elderflower Gin Fizz. All profits from the boil will be donated to prostate cancer research in honor of Al Rubin. He started this tradition at Narwhal's in 2017 and lost his battle with prostate cancer in 2018. We carry on the tradition in his name. We're looking forward to an amazing Mardi Gras weekend!"
"The Bud Light Grand Parade is the crown jewel of the Soulard Mardi Gras season and is the biggest parade outside of the Big Easy. It begins at Busch Stadium and proceeds through the streets of Downtown South and Soulard to the place where your beer was born: Anheuser-Busch Brewery. This year's theme is The Blues - Music, Hockey, Skies, Seas and more! Help us celebrate over a century of this St. Louis Institution as krewes ride nearly 100 floats that bring the theme to life and throw over 10,000,000 strands of beads to the throngs of Mardi Gras revelers lining the parade route. Hang out at the Bud Light Party Tent or the Blues Alumni Experience Tent all Mardi Gras day for beer, beats & booze." Parade starts at 11am. Festivities continue all day (and night).
Celebrate the holiday at El Burro Loco with happy hour all day long. Restaurant is open from 11am to 1am.
"Patrón Tequila is #celebrating National Margarita Day at Blood & Sand. Join us on Saturday where we will be featuring 4 house created #craftcocktails celebrating #tequila and the classic #margarita. Party starts at 6 PM. Swing in and grab a few and some snacks. We will have give-a-ways and fun in spades." From 6 to 9pm.
"Celebrate the month of love and friendship with your extended family in St Louis. Join us in Mayo Ketchup for a Buffet like no other. $20 for adults and $8 for children under 12. 20% of sales will be donated to the Puerto Rican Society, Inc. Special performance by Conexión Tropical y DJ Tricks & Tools." From 3 to 6pm.
"Who stops on a Saturday?! Come out for a Sunday Funday that can't be missed. Brunch, Beers, BOGO Bombs, Booze, & Battlehawks. What else is there?! Oh yeah, 4 of Saint Louis' favorite DJs! Dan C, Deception, Greasy, Skinny & Peezy will all be spinning from 11am-Close!"
"Join Manor Grove and local restaurants at the St. Louis Community College – Meramec Gym for another afternoon of friendly competition as your favorite restaurants face off in a soup tasting battle to win the Gold, Silver or Bronze title of best soup sipped, slurped and savored in St. Louis!" Tickets are $5 for kids, $10 for adults. From 11am to 2pm.