The 10 Best Theme Bars in Mississippi!

Themed bars provide a more unique experience than a traditional evening out. With décor that transports you to another time and place, the expertly-crafted themed bars of Mississippi are a must-experience. From apothecary-themed spaces to comic book bars, here are the 10 best in the state. 

1. Smoot’s Grocery, Natchez, MS

This little hangout is everything a neighborhood bar should be: friendly, personal, and full of variety. However, the products on display aren’t pantry fillers, but rather some of the best musical acts from all around the country. It’s a low-key spot where you can grab a cold brew and enjoy soothing sounds of blues music.

2. The Wayward Kraken, Biloxi, MS

Board games and comic book characters are found in every nook and cranny at the Wayward Kraken, with costumed characters making regular appearances. It’s one of the best places in the state to grab an authentic Mississippi brew. Even their food items carry on their theme (Call of Cthulhu chowder, anyone?).

3. The Coop, Oxford, MS

Drinking in a souped up chicken house might not sound appealing, but once you step inside the Coop you’ll soon realize what you’ve been missing. Located at the Graduate Oxford, the Coop carries a laid-back theme complete with southern eats and a full-service bar, along with some of the best views in town. Fans agree it’s one of the best places to roost with friends for a meal or enjoy a night on the town. Just watch out for the sly little fox lurking behind the bar!

4. Big Mike’s Speakeasy, Gulfport, MS

Yes, the roaring twenties are back (or perhaps they never truly left?). Everything from the menu to the on-stage entertainment embodies the bold, exciting theme of this historical decade. For diners and drinkers on a budget, take advantage of their Great Depression menu that offers a few cheap thrills without sacrificing your livelihood.

5. Underground 119, Jackson, MS

Mississippi is the heart and soul of the blues world, and no one pays homage to these roots better than Underground 119. This bluesy club features live music acts Thursday through Saturday in their historical building. Their menu continues the theme, offering some of the most iconic flavors and dishes of the state, like their spicy green beans or catfish po’boy.

6. The Apothecary at Brent’s Drugs, Jackson, MS

If you’re longing for simpler times, a trip to the Apothecary is just what the doctor ordered. Grab a seat at this old-school soda fountain, where bartenders will cure whatever is ailing you with their unique house-made concoctions. The doctor is in five days a week so you can get your fix just about any time you like.

7. Kwitzky’s Dugout, Ocean Springs, MS

This bar hits a homerun with its baseball theme. Small and cozy (like a dugout), they offer a full-service bar and plenty of TV screens. There are a few options on their snack menu and they do offer a gas grill where you can bring your own meat and enjoy a barbecue in their space. 

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8. Fenian’s Pub, Jackson, MS

Staying true to their Irish roots, you’d think you stepped straight into the motherland. A rich wood interior creates a warm, inviting atmosphere and features hints of Celtic and Irish heritage throughout. Their menu is fully loaded with across-the-pond food favorites like Shepard’s Pie and fish and chips, in addition to an impressive lineup of beers and other libations. 

9. Johnny T’s Bistro and Blues, Jackson, MS

Keeping the memory of blues legend Johnny T alive, this bar and restaurant does a music lover’s soul good. Their food menu features some of the best flavors ever to emerge from the Delta. Head to their upstairs ultra lounge for luxe seating and live performances in sophisticated surrounds that are guaranteed to chase your blues away.

10. Georgia Blue, Multiple locations

Lots of bars serve beer on tap, but only Georgia Blue brings the tap straight to your table. This themed bar is every craft beer lover’s dream come true, with tables offering multiple draft beer selections that let you drink to your heart’s desire. If draft isn’t your thing, they also have an all-star lineup of other libations to tantalize your taste buds.

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