Here in the Magnolia State, we live for good times, good drinks and an overall good night. What better place to do that than in one of the state’s many bars? From relaxed, outdoor spaces, to blues clubs, to speakeasies, we’ve got something to satisfy your taste. If you’re looking for a memorable night out, here are 10 of our favorite bars in Mississippi.
This laid-back spot has plenty of seating indoors, but if the weather's nice you'll want to sit on the water. The Dock features an outside bar surrounded by a sprawling back deck with a great view of Gulfport Lake. Enjoy live music, great company, and delicious food.
Fenian's has been a Jackson gathering spot for 20 years, and they're successful for a reason. They do an Irish pub proud. Enjoy traditional Irish grub, cheap drinks, and entertainment including live music and open mic nights. They're open late, so bring your friends—and your appetite!
Located on the 9th floor of a beach-front casino, Blu offers an incredible view of the Gulf of Mexico. Sip a cocktail at the custom bar or relax in the lounge, with its comfortable chairs and floor-to-ceiling windows to make the best of the vantage point.
Whether you're a beer novice or you can pick out which hops were used to brew your IPA, you'll love the selection at Keg & Barrel. With over 120 beers (and over 60 of those on tap), you'll find everything from local offerings to imports you won't find anywhere else in the area. Try the chicken and waffles!
Natchez used to be divided into two parts—the respectable businesses rested on top of the hill, while the seedier side was at the bottom of the hill. This is the origin for Under the Hill Saloon, where the tag line is simply "Waterfront Watering Hole.” Enjoy the breeze coming off the Mississippi River and enjoy a cold beer in a historic neighborhood.
Locals love the vibe at Hal & Mal's, with its many rooms, funky vibe, and live music. This family-owned establishment has been one of Jackson's favorite places since it opened, and it will only take you one visit to see why. Be sure to order some food—the cheese fritters and nachos are great bar food, but good luck resisting the entrees!
There is no shortage of beachside bars on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, but the open-air Sky Bar on the top floor of The Reef is one of the best. The elevation makes the most of the beach breeze, but the roof keeps you dry even if a summer shower rolls in. Shoot some pool or just enjoy the view, and be sure to try the food!
Ground Zero, the Morgan Freeman-owned blues club in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, has gained national recognition in recent years. Come in and have a few beers while you enjoy authentic live blues music that is being kept alive thanks to establishments like this one. The burgers are great too!
The Juke Joint is all about atmosphere. Located in a 100-year-old house in historic Ocean Springs, locals love the live music and unique layout of this bar. Expect to make some new friends and dance the night away under the trees when you visit this spot that is truly one-of-a-kind.
This "speakeasy" is set up secret style in the back of Brent's Drugs, so the ambience is set before you ever get there. Enjoy The Apothecary's knowledgeable staff, small-plate food offerings, and specialty cocktails such as a Pink Phosphorescent, which uses acid phosphate for a sour twist.