9 Best Balconies, Porches and Patios to Unwind
With the temps rising, it’s time to grab a seat and take in the Southern sights, sounds, snacks and spirits at one of the relaxing rooftops, porches or patios across our state.
A hint of yesterday’s elegance mingles with sleek industrial touches at The Coop – the fourth floor terrace lounge of The Graduate Hotel in Oxford. Head up for Southern classics, a craft cocktail or few, and stellar views of the postcard perfect Oxford Square.
Named “The Best Rooftop Bars in the U.S.” by Men’s Journal.
The Alluvian is a cosmopolitan boutique hotel located right in the heart of the Mississippi Delta and it features one of the most romantic courtyards around. With renowned Giardinia’s restaurant located within the hotel, visitors are keen to grab a cocktail and make their way outside to enjoy this serene scene.
Head out on the Keg and Barrel’s back patio for cornhole or sit on the porch under the perfect shade at this local watering hole. With brews from Germany, Ireland, Mississippi breweries, and even some brewed in-house, the Keg’s extensive beer list will have you wanting to try them all. Pair a brew with Debris Fries or the Dirty Diana and you’ve found the perfect Saturday afternoon.
Want to relive those carefree college days when the only question you had to answer was when does Happy Hour start? Travel back in time with an afternoon on the patio of The Bin in the college town of Starkville. This café-inspired hot spot is settled right in the center of Starkville’s colorful Cotton District. Do as the local collegians do and dig in to pizzas, paninis, burgers and more and top it all off with your drink of choice.
With one of the most beautiful beachfront views in Coastal Mississippi, The Chimneys Restaurant provides an al fresco dining experience like no other. Pair a drink (or two) from their extensive beer, wine, and spirits menus with any delectable dish from their brunch, lunch, or dinner menus – Trout Meuniere Almondine, Oysters Chimney, and Blackened Stuffed Filet to name a few.
The Magnolia Grill, a favorite eatery of locals and tourists alike, is located on Silver Street in Natchez’s historic Under-the-Hill District. Enjoy your meal while watching the mighty Mississippi River roll by from the glassed-in deck. Who knows, you may catch a glimpse of the the Queen of the Mississippi steam paddle boat making her river voyage.
The Boxcar is a rooftop bar on top of Meridian’s Threefoot Hotel. The bar’s name reflects Meridian’s historic importance as a major transportation hub during the heyday of the railroad era. The Boxcar offers spectacular views of downtown Meridian with a cocktail menu, local craft beers, shareable small plates, and flatbreads.
You’ll need to get up to get down at the Cotton House Hotel in Cleveland. The boutique hotel features a rooftop terrace overlooking the downtown district of this hip little Delta town, recently named one of Southern Living’s Best Small Towns. You’ll look up to find yourself living on Delta time, enjoying every second of the view.