7 Great Mississippi Pubs for St. Patrick’s Day
With all the festivities surrounding St. Patrick’s Day in the Magnolia State, it’s always good to know just where to go for classic pub food with local flavor to refuel during all the revelry. In cities and towns throughout the state, you’re sure to find a great place to enjoy good company, libations and the amazing food for which Mississippi is known. To help get you started, here are just a few of our favorites:
Hal & Mal’s – Jackson
Located downtown just off State Street, this Jackson institution is packed with funky décor, local memorabilia and an amazing menu of incredible eats, including its classic seafood gumbo, a menu staple and local favorite. And keep your calendar open for Hal’s St. Paddy’s Parade, a 40-year Jackson tradition that brings visitors from all over to enjoy the Mardi Gras-esque parade, live music, and more.
Fenian’s Irish Pub – Jackson
Few places outside Ireland will feel more Irish than this local hangout. The building itself is over 75 years old, exuding a timeless feeling accentuated by dark wood accents and stained-glass windows. With live music and a menu of Irish classics, it’s a great stop any time of year.
Craft Advisory Brewing – Ocean Springs
The nightlife on the Gulf Coast is always thriving, and in Ocean Springs, local brews are on tap at Craft Advisory Brewing. With a menu of craft beers, including its flagship Irish Stout, this is a place to sit back and enjoy the fresh air and the coastal atmosphere for St. Patrick’s Day.
Andrew’s Tavern – Natchez
Andrew’s Tavern is situated on Main Street in historic Natchez. This cozy pub is an exciting place to enjoy a laid-back atmosphere, eclectic community, and some great food to accompany the local libations. Come for the friendly service and stay for the shrimp, crawfish, and crab legs.
The Blind Pig – Oxford
This university town has never lost a party, and for a great place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this local watering hole has a well-stocked bar and a menu full of pub classics and mouthwatering grilled sandwiches to satisfy any appetite.
Dave’s Dark Horse Tavern – Starkville
Tucked behind a motel, this local haunt’s modest exterior hides the oldest pizzeria and one of the most well-reviewed bars in Starkville. With draft beer on tap to accompany the menu of savory pizza, classic burgers, and tavern-style gyros, this is a great place to meet up with friends to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
The Stables Downtown Grill – Tupelo
Tupelo is a once-small town that has grown into a unique city with amazing food, local festivals, and of course, celebrations of all things Elvis. But for a taste of that small-town atmosphere with big flavor and live, local music, this downtown bar and grill has a full-service bar with a menu to match.
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