Le Mardi Gras celebrates its 59th year

Written by Melissa McCart on

mardigrasTomorrow, Le Mardi Gras in Shadyside celebrates its 59th Mardi Gras from 8 p.m. until last call.

Owner Rich Costanzo said he's planning on a house band, drink specials, T-shirts, beads and moderate debauchery. After all, "Everyone should feel comfortable here," he said. 

The bar, located at 731 Copeland St.., serves the opportunity for people-watching (and smoking) but no food, unless you count orange and grapefruit cockails such as the Salty Dog or Tequila Sunrise.

Le Mardi Gras has remained in the family since its reign on Bellefonte Street in Shadyside. The bar moved to its current location, just off Walnut Street, in 2002. 

Even if you're not planning on Tuesday visit to Le Mardi Gras, it should be on your list of great Pittsburgh bars. The jukebox, cozy booths and authenticity are draws to this intersection of old and new Pittsburgh.

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