Photo courtesy of Friends of City Park/Instagram

Martini Madness returns to benefit New Orleans City Park

On Friday, September 21, more than 25 specialty martinis will be served at the annual Martini Madness, a fundraising event organized by Friends of City Park.

Taking place at the Arbor Room and Popp Fountain on City Park grounds, Martini Madness 2018 will include cuisine from the following restaurants:

The Backyard
Baru Bistro & Tapas
The Bombay Club
BRAVO! Cucina Italiana
Carreta’s Grill
City Park Catering
Clesi’s Restaurant & Catering
Congreso Cubano
Dots Diner
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Jack Rose
La Thai
Legacy Kitchen
Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant
New Orleans Ice Cream Company
NOLA Sno Snowballs
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Metairie
Oak & Ale
Oceana Grill
Picayune Social House
Quintin’s Ice Cream
Reginelli’s Pizzeria
Rizzuto’s Ristorante & Chop House
Sassy NOLA
Short Stop Poboys
Silk Road
Zapps Potato Chips

In addition to food, there will be a beer garden, food truck, photobooth, DJ and more. The price for a ticket covers all food and beverages for the duration of the fundraiser.

Before the Madness tickets are already sold out, but other ticket levels are available:

General Admission:

8:00 p.m. gates open
$75 per general admission ticket
$65 per Friends of City Park member ticket

Tickets can be purchased here.

To become a sponsor of Martini Madness 2018 and receive reserved seating, please call (504) 483-9376 or email Jennifer Montgomery at

MEMBERS: If you need to check on your membership to ensure you are active and qualify for the member ticket price, please call (504) 483-9376 or email Natalie Robinson at

VOLUNTEERS: if you would like to volunteer at Martini Madness, shifts and sign-up are available here.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page for Martini Madness.