|Photo by Brandon Amato|
The spirit of Mardi Gras lives on, out on the patio at The Optimist on Saturday, March 29, beginning at 3 p.m. While you’re toe-tapping to live music, bartenders will tap into special “Hoptimist” cask beer from Atlanta’s own Red Hare Brewery, which is yours for $5 a pour. New Orleans-themed punches ($8) put Bourbon Street to shame: Absinthe Frappe, The Hurricane, Milk Punch Redux and a New Orleans Pimm’s Cup. A NOLA crawfish boil satisfies your gullet with sausage, potatoes, corn and mushrooms for $18.