02/24/2014 01:08 pm ET Updated Apr 26, 2014

5 New Orleans Bars You Must Visit This Mardi Gras

As we roll up to Mardi Gras, which has arguably become one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the U.S., some of us are lucky enough to find ourselves heading to the heart of the party -- New Orleans. With so many great bars to visit in the area, both on and off of Bourbon St., we've made a list of some of our favorites for you to try this year.

5 New Orleans Bars To Visit This Mardi Gras

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