Southern Hospitality in Mississippi

Across Mississippi craft cocktails, local brews and delectable cuisine all come with a side of famous Southern hospitality, making even a first-time visitor to the state feel right at home

The Coop 

The Coop in Oxford offers a selection of culinary temptations, seasonal draft beers and classic cocktails. Serving hearty Southern classics, diners should start off with an order of Rebel Tots before gorging on a mouthwatering Graduate Smashburger. This fourth floor terrace lounge overlooks the picturesque Oxford Square, making it the perfect hangout for dinner or drinks with a view. graduatehotels.com

Giardina’s Restaurant

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Located in The Alluvian hotel, Giardina’s Restaurant is one of the Mississippi Delta’s most historic restaurants. Described as ‘old world elegant’, the restaurant specialises in steaks, seafood and Italian cuisine and offers guests a fine-dining experience but with a laid-back ‘Delta casual’ atmosphere. Dine in the courtyard under twinkling lights for the ultimate romantic setting. thealluvian.com

The Mahogany Bar

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A Hattiesburg staple, The Mahogany Bar, or ‘The Hog’ as it’s fondly known as, features nearly 150 beers in-house, including a range of local Mississippi brews. Unwind in the courtyard while savouring fan favourites such as corn and crab bisque and crawfish pie from the adjacent Crescent City Grill. Be sure to make the most of the long happy hour and enjoy the buzzy atmosphere. mahoganybar.net

10 South

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With a bird’s eye view of the Mighty Mississippi, Vicksburg’s 10 South Rooftop Bar & Grill is the perfect place to kick back and watch the sun go down with a refreshing cocktail. The area’s only open-air grill, 10 South is known for its casual fare, serving Southern classics like fried green tomatoes topped with crawfish-tomato gravy and blackened Yazoo City catfish – both local favourites. 10southrooftop.com

Bar Fontaine 

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Found on the rooftop of The Cotton House hotel, Bar Fontaine is an upscale rooftop bar that serves craft beer, signature cocktails, small plates and from-scratch pastas, all using locally-sourced ingredients. Watch the sunset melt into downtown Cleveland while sipping on popular drinks like The First Lady and The Contract – a unique blend of bourbon and chicory liqueur – both distilled in Mississippi. deltameatmarket.com

The Chimneys Restaurant

The Chimneys Restaurant in Gulfport provides an exceptional outdoor dining experience. Classic coastal cuisine such as trout meuniere almondine pairs beautifully with a glass of wine or specialty cocktail from the extensive drink menu. Dine on the airy front porch and enjoy uninterrupted views of the Gulf of Mexico before an after-dinner stroll on the beach. chimneysrestaurant.com