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2017 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Krewe City Time

Driftwood Kenner, La. 1:00 PM

Cub Scouts Metairie, La. 10:00 AM

Krewe du Vieux New Orleans, La. 6:30 PM

Delusion New Orleans, La. 7:15 PM

Bilge Slidell, La. 12:00 PM

Poseidon Slidell, La. 1:00 PM

Mona Lisa and MoonPie Slidell, La. 7:00 PM

Orion Baton Rouge, La. 6:00 PM

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Krewe City Time

Little Rascals Metairie, La. 12:00 PM

Lions Pearl River, La. 12:30 PM

Slidellians Slidell, La. 1:00 PM

Perseus Slidell, La. 1:30 PM

Friday, February 17, 2017

Krewe City Time

Artemis Baton Rouge, La. 7:00 PM

Eve Mandeville, La. 7:00 PM

Excalibur Metairie, La. 7:00 PM

Athena Metairie, La. 7:30 PM

Cork New Orleans, La. 3:00 PM

Cleopatra New Orleans, La. 6:00 PM

Oshun New Orleans, La. 6:00 PM

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Krewe City Time

Push Mow Abita Springs, La. 11:00 AM

Adonis Algiers, La. 11:45 AM

Mystique Baton Rouge, La. 2:00 PM

Nemesis Chalmette, La. 1:00 PM

Olympia Covington, La. 6:00 PM

Caesar Metairie, La. 6:00 PM

Pontchartrain New Orleans, La. 1:00 PM

Choctaw New Orleans, La. 2:00 PM

Freret New Orleans, La. 2:30 PM

tit R@x St.Roch/Marigny, La. 5:00 PM

Chewbacchus Bywater/Marigny, La. 6:00 PM

Sparta New Orleans, La. 6:00 PM

Pygmalion New Orleans, La. 6:15 PM

Krewe de Paws Slidell, La. 10:00 AM

Titans Slidell, La. 6:30 PM

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Krewe City Time

Mutts Baton Rouge, La. 1:30 PM

Hyacinthians Houma, La. 12:00 PM

Titans (H) Houma, La. 1:00 PM

Tchefuncte Madisonville, La. 2:00 PM

Femme Fatale New Orleans, La. 11:45 AM

Carrollton New Orleans, La. 12:00 PM

King Arthur New Orleans, La. 1:00 PM

Alla New Orleans, La. 2:00 PM

Barkus French Quarter, La. 2:00 PM

Dionysus Slidell, La. 1:00 PM

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Krewe City Time

Druids New Orleans, La. 6:30 PM

Nyx New Orleans, La. 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Krewe City Time

Babylon New Orleans, La. 5:30 PM

Chaos New Orleans, La. 6:15 PM

Muses New Orleans, La. 6:30 PM

Friday, February 24, 2017

Krewe City Time

Southdowns Baton Rouge, La. 7:00 PM

Aphrodite Houma, La. 6:30 PM

Orpheus (M) Mandeville, La. 7:00 PM

Centurions Metairie, La. 7:30 PM

Hermes New Orleans, La. 6:00 PM

D’Etat New Orleans, La. 6:30 PM

Morpheus New Orleans, La. 7:00 PM

Selene Slidell, La. 6:30 PM

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Krewe City Time

NOMTOC Algiers, La. 10:45 AM

Spanish Town Baton Rouge, La. 12:00 PM

MCCA Bogalusa, La. 1:00 PM

Bush Bush, La. 9:00 AM

Lul Luling, La. 12:00 PM

Mardi Gras Houma, La. 6:30 PM

Isis Metairie, La. 6:30 PM

Iris New Orleans, La. 11:00 AM

Tucks New Orleans, La. 12:00 PM

Lafcadio New Orleans, La. 2:00 PM

Endymion New Orleans, La. 4:30 PM

Tohwahpahsah Reserve, La. 12:00 PM

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Krewe City Time

Des Allemands Des Allemands, La. 1:00 PM

Terreanians Houma, La. 12:30 PM

Montegut Houma, La. 2:00 PM

Du Monde LaPlace, La. 11:00 AM

Napoleon Metairie, La. 5:00 PM

Okeanos New Orleans, La. 11:00 AM

Mid-City New Orleans, La. 11:45 AM

Thoth New Orleans, La. 12:00 PM

Bacchus New Orleans, La. 5:15 PM

Monday, February 27, 2017

(Lundi Gras)

Krewe City Time

Cleopatra (H) Houma, La. 6:30 PM

Proteus New Orleans, La. 5:15 PM

Orpheus (O) New Orleans, La. 6:00 PM

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

(Mardi Gras)

Krewe City Time

Covington Lions Covington, La. 10:00 AM

Covington Covington, La. 10:15 AM

Folsom Folsom, La. 1:30 PM

Houmas Houma, La. 11:00 AM

Kajuns Houma, La. 12:00 PM

Bonne Terre Houma, La. 4:00 PM

Chahta Lacombe, Miss. 1:00 PM

Argus Metairie, La. 10:00 AM

Elks Jefferson Metairie, La. 10:15 AM

Jefferson Trucks Metairie, La. 10:20 AM

Zulu New Orleans, La. 8:00 AM

Saint Anne New Orleans, La. 10:00 AM

Rex New Orleans, La. 10:00 AM

Elks Orleans New Orleans, La. 10:15 AM

Crescent City New Orleans, La.


Greasing of The Poles To Kick Off Mardi Gras

The stage was set, the ladders were dressed, and the Greasers have all been selected. On this Friday before Mardi Gras,  

 the Royal Sonesta Hotel officially kicks off carnival in the French Quarter with the “Greasing of the Poles.” 
The Greasing of the Poles ceremony embraces the true spirit of Mardi Gras.  

 The event is a spectacle to be experienced on one of the world’s most famous entertainment corridors, Great bars like Spirits on Bourbon and Turtle Bay The Royal Sonesta Hotel originated this long-standing tradition of greasing the support poles as a means to deter over-zealous revelers from shimmying up to coveted balcony space above. “This popular Mardi Gras event has evolved into one of the most unique carnival displays of the season and is a popular must-see for locals and visitors,”  

  explains Alfred Groos, President and General Manager of the Royal Sonesta. Where else in the world can you take part in a ceremony centered around petroleum jelly!”  



Spirit’s list of The Ten Things You Will See on Bourbon St. During Mardi Gras Season

Spirit’s ListIt’s that time of year again! The Carnival season has descended upon New Orleans and the French Quarter is alive with music and parties. Colorful gem colored masks and glitter painted faces turn the corners in search of the best places to enjoy a drink. Artwork, history, beautiful architecture and jazz infused music all overwhelm the senses of the incoming tourists. So with so much beauty and art, what else can our visitors expect to see this Carnival season? Well, the locals here know what is coming. There are some…uhum…interesting things….one will see and experience any time Mardi Gras comes around. Time to kick off Spirit’s list of The Ten Things You Will See on Bourbon St. During Mardi Gras Season, and Why You Should Hide Away with Us at Spirits!

1: Pirates- Lafitte apparently left a few of his ancestors here, and during events they come out on Bourbon St. in hopes their stylish attire will earn money. So much better than the whole pirating for money, i’d say. 

 2: The Devil and his minions- Religions seem to favor Bourbon St., the devil frequently visits and drinks around here. My favorite version of him is the Red Devil, he looks kind of like a rockstar with a trendy hat. Have a drink with the devil around here, it may be fun. 

 3: The giant cross people- “Who will save your soul?” (Jewel singing, course). So we have people who come to Bourbon St. that try to save your evil party loving little souls, and they bring a giant white cross and spout verses at passersby tourists. 

 4: Mardi Gras Trees:- and here we have species beedus trees, or locally known as bead trees… trees so covered by parade throws it actually looks like the tree opted for the bright shiny strands instead of leaves. They are rare and only found here in our beloved state. 

 5: Naked people- All of you people knew this one was coming. I said people, take notice, because you see more than nice boobs whether you like it or not. Shirtless beer bellies, butts, etc. Exhibitionism is a common theme during Mardi Gras, poor poor locals… 

 6: Cougars(as in the older women) hunting Channing Tatum- So my coworker who once worked at a certain restaurant around here you could all guess at once told me that during Carnival there are a lot of middle aged women who seem to think they have a chance of meeting Tatum and um…being a part of his agenda? How can I even say that without laughing? I can’t, it’s hilarious. Here is some advice for the Cougars coming to the Quarter in hopes of meeting him, get drunk, really really drunk, and find a guy and pretend it’s him. It probably won’t happen for you otherwise lol. 

 7: Statue People- These are the people painted head to toe and pose for long extended periods long enough to frighten and impress you. Then they move and scare unsuspecting children that don’t realize it’s not a living statue. My son once screamed bloody murder at a silver painted one around Jackson Square. 

 8: Ghosts and Vampires- We are haunted, duh! This is a very old city with a colorful history. I like to think that the parties are so great here the dead just stick around and wait to attend the next. I don’t know why we have Vampires, I suspect Anne Rice brought them, though… 

 9: Clever homeless people: It’s weird, i’m a bleeding heart and want to help everyone so I at least give two dollars away every time i’m in the Quarter to someone in need. Around here though, creativity can mean money for those unfortunates. You can’t help but smile when you see a sign saying, “Rent a Bum” and the man is grinning at you. A constant reminder to smile even in the worst of times. 

 10: Psychics- The force is strong here, and the local psychics absorb it all and use it to look into your futures and tell you things you desire to know. Everytime I think of local psychics I think of Dr. Facilier from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog singing his song “Friends on the Other Side.” 

 So there is the list, and when you need a drink from seeing it all, well, you know, we have really good ones here at Spirits!  

Posted by Dawn Lodrique



2016 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

With carnival right around the corner we thought you guys would want to know when the parades will be rolling.  So when you are going to the parade swing in to Spirits on Bourbon and have a Resurection or Barber beer or come after and grab a bite to eat .  We look forward to seeing you this Mardi Gras.

              Spirits on Bourbons new menu

January 6, 2016
Phunny Phorty Phellows – Uptown – 7 p.m.
Krewe de Jeanne D’Arc – French Quarter – 6 p.m.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Krewe of Claude – 1 p.m.

Krewe of Poseideon – Follows Claude 

 Saturday, January 17, 2016
Krewe of Slidellians – Slidell – 1 p.m.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
French Quarter
Krewe du Vieux – 6:30 p.m.

              Krewe du Vieux 2015 pics

krewedelusion – 7:15 p.m.

Krewe of Bilge – 12 p.m.

Mona Lisa & Moon Pie – 7 p.m.

Sunday, January 24, 2016
Little Rascals – Metairie – 12 p.m.
Krewe of Perseus – Slidell – 1 p.m.
Pearl River Lions Club – Pearl River – 1 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
Krewe of Cork – French Quarter – 3 p.m.
Krewe of Oshun – 6 p.m.

Krewe of Cleopatra – 6:30 p.m.

Knights of Excalibur – 7 p.m.

Krewe of Athena – 7:30 p.m.

Krewe of Eve – Mandeville – 7 p.m.
Krewe of Hercules – Houma – 6 p.m.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Krewe of Pontchartrain – 1 p.m. 

 Krewe of Choctaw – Follows Pontchartrain

Krewe of Freret – Follows Choctaw

Krewe of Sparta – 6 p.m.

Krewe of Pygmalion – 6:15 p.m.

Krewe De Paws – 10 a.m.

Mystic Krewe of Titans – 6:30 p.m.

Chewbacchus – Fauborg Marigny – 6 p.m.
Mystic Knights of Adonis – Westbank – 11:45 p.m.
Krewe of Caesar – Metairie – 6 p.m.
Knights of Nemesis – St. Bernard – 1 p.m.
Krewe of Push Mow – Abita Springs – 11 a.m.
Krewe of Olympia – Covington – 6 p.m.
Krewe of Tee Caillou – Chauvin – 12 p.m.
Krewe of Aquarius – Houma – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Krewe of Carrollton – 12 p.m.  


Spirits on Bourbon Hearse getting ready for Mardi Gras


Krewe of King Arthur – 1 p.m.

Krewe of Alla – Follows King Arthur

Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale – Follows Alla

Mystic Krewe of Barkus – French Quarter – 2 p.m.             

                 Top 10 Barkus Costumes

Corps de Napoleon – Metairie – 5:30 p.m.
Krewe of Dionysus – Slidell – 1 p.m.
Krewe of Tchefuncte – Madisonville – 2 p.m.

Krewe of Hyacinthians – 12:30 p.m.

Krewe of Titans – Follows Hyacinthians

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Mystic Krewe of Druids – 6:30 p.m.

Mystic Krewe of Nyx – 7 p.m.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Knights of Babylon – 5:45 p.m.

Knights of Chaos – 6:30 p.m.

Krewe of Muses – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February. 5, 2016
Knights of Hermes – 6 p.m.

Le Krewe d’Etat – 6:30 p.m.

Krewe of Morpheus – 7 p.m.  

        Spirits on Bourbon Barber Beer recipe.
Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures or DIVA – French Quarter – 1:30 p.m.

Krewe of Centurions – Metairie – 7 p.m.
Krewe of Selene – Slidell – 6:30 p.m.
Krewe of Aphrodite – Houma – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Krewe of Iris – 11 a.m.

Krewe of Tucks – 12 p.m.

Krewe of Endymion – 4:15 p.m.

Krewe of Isis – Metairie – 6:30 p.m.

Krewe of NOMTOC – Westbank – 10:45 a.m.

Krewe of Bush – Bush – 9 a.m.

Krewe of Salt Bayou – Slidell – 2 p.m.

Krewe of Mardi Gras – Houma – 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 7, 2016


Krewe of Okeanos – 11 a.m

Krewe of Mid-City – 11:45 a.m.

Krewe of Thoth – 12 p.m.

Krewe of Bacchus – 5:15 p.m.

Grand Isle Independent – Grand Isle – 1 p.m.

Terreanians – Houma – 12:30 p.m.

Krewe of Montegut – Montegut – 2 p.m.

Monday, February 8, 2016


Krewe of Proteus – 5:15 p.m.

Krewe of Orpheus – 6 p.m.

Krewe of Pandora – Metairie – 6 p.m.

Krewe of Cleopatra – Houma – 6:30 p.m. 

 Tuesday, February 9, 2016 – Mardi Gras Day


Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club – 8 a.m.

Krewe of Rex – 10 a.m.

Krewe of Elks Orleans – Follows Rex

Krewe of Crescent City – Follows Elks


Krewe of Argus – 10 a.m.

Krewe of Elks Jefferson – Follows Argus

Krewe of Jefferson – Follows Elks


Krewe of Houmas – 11 a.m.

Krewe of Kajuns – Follows Houmas


Lions – 10 a.m.

Krewe of Covington – Follows Lions

Krewe of Grela – Gretna – 11 a.m.

Krewe of Bonne Terre – Montegut – 4 p.m.

Krewe of Skunks – Lacombe – 1 p.m.

Krewe of Chahta-Ima – Lacombe – 1 p.m.  


WGNO on The Spirit’s Shot Hearse

Our friends at WGNO came down to Bourbon St. during the Mardi Gras extravaganza to visit Spirit’s owners, Brad Bohannan and Steve Smith and do a report on the new Spirit’s Shot Hearse. The Spirit’s Hearse drove around the French Quarter all Mardi Gras handing out shots of Fireball to all of age carnival patrons. The footage will go un-aired on WGNO however due to inappropriate content, enjoy.

Salem Star Shane West at Spirits on Bourbon

Brad Bohannan (left) with Salem Star Shane West (right)

Brad Bohannan (left) with Salem Star Shane West (right)

The star of hit supernatural TV show Salem Shane West stopped by Spirit’s on Bourbon to celebrate his first Mardi Gras with a Resurrection and Spirit’s owner Brad Bohannan. West is a Louisiana native born in Baton Rouge but this is his first Mardi Gras experience.

See more of Shane West’s Mardi Gras experience at wgno.com

Season 2 premiere of Salem will be Sunday, April 5th at 10:00 p.m. ET/ 9:00 p.m. CT on WGN America and is currently in production in Shreveport, LA.

Mystic Krewe of Barkus: Top Ten Costumes

The Mystic Krewe of Barkus pawed and sniffed through the French Quarter streets showing off an eclectic assortment of different costumed canines and this is Spirit’s Blog picks for top ten best costumes.

10: Gizmo, Yorkie

IMG_03239: Murphy, Irish Wolfhound


8: Lady Chara, Chihuahua


7: Mojo, Rescue DogIMG950358

6: Roxie, Pomeranian IMG950320

5: House, Lab Mix IMG950324


4: Moonbeam, PomeranianIMG950332

3: Odin, Shih TzuIMG950329

2: Nola, Toy SchnauzerIMG950319

1: Gumbo Austin, Cavachon (left) and Beignet, Shih Tzu (right)


Krewe du Vieux

Krewe du Vieux, the outrageous political satire of a parade accompanied by a lot of sexual innuendo, kicked off Mardi Gras and made its way from the Faubourg Marigny through the French Quarter last night.
The parade had floats addressing and ridiculing numerous issues, local and global, like fracking, Russian aggression in Ukraine, climate change and CIA torture tactics as well as slandering local politicians like Senator David Vitter and Governor Bobby Jindal.
The parade route passes directly in front of Turtle Bay so stop by and grab a slice of pizza and a cold brew. And don’t forget to stop by Spirits on Bourbon for a Ressurection.
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