The Best Cocktail Bars In Jackson, Mississippi

Pauline Pechakjian

The capital city of Mississippi is known for its vibrant and warm atmosphere and friendly, relaxed vibe. It’s therefore no surprise that Jackson’s nightlife scene is up to par with the city’s reputation, and there are endless spots to wind down with friends or party all night. We put together a small list of cocktail bars that you must absolutely try when visiting Jackson.

Whiskey Shots

The Apothecary At Brent’s Drugs

Try out this trendy craft cocktail bar located at Brent’s Drugs for a unique twist on some of your favorite drinks. The Apothecary has a vintage, speakeasy vibe to it, and the backdrop to the bar is a wall of filing drawers. The bartenders ensure that each drink is full of character and quality by using the most premium ingredients. Try their version of a Mint Julep or their popular Mortar + Pestle, or, if you want something more traditional, go with their delicious Old Fashioned.
The Apothecary at Brent’s Drugs, 655 Duling Avenue, Jackson, MS, +1 (769) 257-3517

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2. Parlor Market

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

This Jackson restaurant featuring the best of Southern cuisine has received a lot of attention for its food menu, but its drink offerings deserve an honorable mention of their own. The Parlor Market gives special attention to detail, whether you look at the chic décor of the place or the quality of their drinks and dishes. Here you’ll find drink menus backed in leather to pay homage to the building’s past as a leather shop, as well as marble countertops to cement the memory of the store’s time as a marble warehouse. The seasoned mixologists at the Parlor Market will serve you their own twists on traditional drinks, be sure to sample the Frisco Sour.

3. CAET Wine Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, American, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Cocktails

Specialty Drinks
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There’s more than meets the eye (or the name) to CAET Wine Bar in Jackson. Not only do they offer a multitude of options for any vino lover, but they also have a full bar, tremendous whiskey selection, and specialty cocktail menu, along with delicious tapas, small plates, and decadent desserts. The atmosphere of CAET makes it the perfect place to wind down after a long work day or hours spent exploring the city of Jackson. Decorated in clean neutrals and whites and adorned with crafty wooden chairs, this bar is relaxing and elegant. Be sure to enjoy your drinks and small plates on the cozy patio during warm summer nights for an extra air of bliss.

4. The Penguin Restaurant & Bar

Bar, Restaurant, American

This restaurant and bar, situated near the campus of Jackson State University, is a wonderful spot to grab a delicious bite with a tasty cocktail, and to listen to some live jazz or blues in the house. The white columns and black leather seats add a touch of mature sophistication to the venue, but the livelihood of the waitstaff, bartenders, and performers keep the atmosphere fun and inviting. Enjoy an exciting night at The Penguin eating finely prepared meals and perfected cocktails all along with exquisite entertainment.
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