Since 1993, Bluegrass Brewing Company has been throwing one hell of a Mardi Gras party. For many years it was held solely at the St. Matthews location, but the last few years it’s spilled over to the Theater Square BBC, which just might be the last big party they throw — that location will be closing soon due to Kindred Healthcare’s expansion in that block of South Fourth Street.

But don’t let that news rain on your Fat Tuesday parade — back to the beads! Both locations will feature hurricane cocktails, po boys, Cajun-style decorations and the BBC Raw Bar, stocked with boiled shrimp, crawfish, oysters on the half shell, gumbo and King Cake.

The festivities start at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17. The St. Matthews location is at 3929 Shelbyville Road, and the Theater Square BBC is at 660 S. Fourth St. For more info, head over to