Every Fat Tuesday, more than 40,000 party goers head to the Gaslamp Quarter for one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations along the coast. Home to over 200 nightclubs and bars, this thriving district is famous for its diverse festivities and lively nightlife scene. The party begins March 4 with 20 of the Gaslamp's top clubs, bars, and restaurants joining in together for an unforgettable Mardi Gras celebration. Jam-packed with plenty of stellar perks, attendees with a VIP Passport will get an all-access pass for the evening. Enjoy priority entry (sans cover fees) to each Mardi Gras-themed party as well as 10 welcome drinks. You'll also receive food, drink, and hookah deals for the evening in addition to a free bull ride on Dalton, the district's only mechanical bull. Plus, as an added perk, party goers will get access to the only after-hours party in the city until 4:00a.m—not bad for an evening out on the town. And with overnight parking available at no extra charge, enjoying this all-out celebration is hassle-free; just head back to our hotel whenever you're ready to call it a night. Situated at the corner of 1st and Broadway, our boutique hotel is just a few blocks away from this landmark district. Participating venues include 207 at Hard Rock Hotel, Belo, Double Deuce, and The Gran Tourismo as well as Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse and Vin De Syrah. Tickets begin at $29 for advanced buyers and $40 on the day of the event. Just visit ww.gaslampmardigras.com for more details; you won't want to miss this unforgettable night at some of the Gaslamp's hottest venues. After all of the festivities, don’t worry about driving and retreat back to your room at the Bristol, just a few minutes’ walk from the Gaslamp District.