It's Fat Tuesday and the Quad Cities loves to celebrate Mardi Gras.

It's the middle of winter and I'm thankful for celebrations like Fat Tuesday. It spices the week up nicely and gives us another reason to go out and meet up with friends (as if we needed another one).

Beads, masks, drink specials and food. The perfect ingredients for a night of fun in the QCA, with souvenirs (hangover, optional). Here are places to celebrate tonight.

Bent River Brewing Company in Moline

Great River Brewery and the Humane Society of Scott County bring you MardiPaws 

The Pour House in Davenport