It's Fat Tuesday, where are you gonna go?
Radio Maria has Uptown Mardi Gras party. Featuring Jazz, Blues, and Funk, with Sazeracs, Gin Fizzes, Pimm’s Cup and Whiskey. Feel like you are at the Mapleleaf in !
Seven Saints will be featuring Hurricanes and other Mardi Gras drinks.
Jupiters at the Crossing will be serving Jambalaya and Chicken Gumbo, also $4 Hurricanes.
Fat City will be hosting the No Secret Band, at 6pm.
I'm sure there are more, and if you go to the campus bars, or go to downtown Champaign, everyone will have beads available. Downtown Urbana bars will probably also be giving away beads.
The ones I'd trust most for authenticity would be Seven Saints (Andy used to live in New Orleans), Radio Maria (Jacob just got back), Jupiters at the Crossing (Chris used to live there).
I trust you earned those beads...