Sleep Inn & Suites Downtown - Convention Center
209 South Gallatin Street
Jackson, MS 39203
Phone: (601) 896-0390
Fax: (601) 896-0397
Bars & Cafes
When you dine at the The Iron Horse Grill, music is always in the air. Mississippi is home to many legends from the music industry, and in an eclectic manner this restaurant pays homage to names like Elvis Presley, Jimmie Rodgers and many more. Having burned down twice under mysterious circumstances, the exterior of this building has an old-school charm. Inside, the restaurant is warm and welcoming with just the right combination of contemporary decor and traditional seating. Illuminated with lamps and surrounded with music paraphernalia, the ambiance sets a perfect mood. Classic dishes like Hot Tamales, Nachos, Grilled Chiptole Shrimp in addition to specialties like Stuffed Catfish and Certified Angus Ribeye come highly recommended here. Wash down these South American delights with something from their impressive beer selection. A meal at The Iron Horse Grill is a pleasant experience for all your senses.
Jackson may not be very well known for its club scene, but Club Total sure is well known in Jackson for its club vibe and cool ambiance. Total is sure to take you to a new high and give you a great experience you aren't likely to forget in a hurry. The club is great for its open mic nights and other events that encourage the locals to mix and mingle and be.
F. Jones Corner sits in a big, blue brick building only a few blocks from the Mississippi State Capitol. This restaurant, bar and jazz club is open well into the night, always providing a place for Jackson residents and visitors alike to party. Favorite bar bites include sweet potato fries and onion rings.
Freelon's Bar and Groove is Jackson's number one party and event venue. It consists of an 11,000 square foot lounge area, VIP seating, awesome table settings, bars and dance floors. Freelon's is home to many events, and exclusive bashes. Parties like those for homecoming, labor day and other occasions are also held here.
A hip and happening joint, Underground 119 is your haunt if you like to indulge in a night full of music as you nurse an exotic drink in your hand. Head here if you seek the ultimate in music and entertainment to lift your spirits up. Patrons swear by the mouthwatering tapas on offer as they dig into delectable snacks that make them swoon in delight. Jive to exciting jazz tunes or shake a leg to some blues tune and enjoy a lively night out. Live performances are lined up by the dozen and promise to keep you enthralled and coming back for more! Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
The Penguin is a bar and new American restaurant located on the Jackson State University campus. The atmosphere is chic without being too pricey, with a saxophone player providing background music for your meal. There is a menu of lunch specials throughout the week, including delicious Southern cuisine and drinks.
Martin's, a Mississippi original since 1953, offers perhaps the largest selection of beers (both domestic and imports) wine, and spirits in the state. It also boasts an affordable lunch buffet featuring classic Southern cuisine such as red beans, rice, and shrimp creole. Their dinner menu has enough appetizers, entrees, and sides to please any palate. There is also a short order menu. During late nights, Martin's offers live music, karaoke, and open mics. Hospitality reigns here, with the friendliest bar staff in all of Jackson, an attentive and courteous wait staff, and a local crowd from all walks of life.
Fire Club in Jackson, Mississippi clearly leads the pack of nightclubs in Jackson. It hosts the 'Battle of the Bands' contest to bring out the best musical talent this side of the Mississippi. Fire is also known for its hip nightlife, great rock music and the cool air-conditioning system. The crowds line up daily to rock the night and party for as long as the law will let them. Don't get left behind, don't fight the fire.
This relaxed and decidedly hip restaurant also offers a brewpub and the best live music in the state. The downtown spot offers distinctly Southern fare, including red beans and rice, po' boys, burgers, quiches and seafood, with a creative twist and a variety of sandwiches. A blackboard reveals the daily plate lunch (three vegetables and a meat). All items are moderately priced. Keep your eyes peeled, as actors who regularly film in the state like to hang out here. Be sure to check out the Elvis décor in the bathroom.
The Voodoo Lounge located at the back of Mardi Gras on the south side, is a great lounge for a weekend or after work zone out space. With 3 bars, a stage, DJ booth and great sound systems Voodoo is great for any party, event hosting. Live music being one of their specialty, making it one of the better entertainment based venues around.
Occupying the second floor of an old brick building at the corner of Fortification and Jefferson streets, this cozy pub is as known for its raucous parties as it is for its warm and quiet moments. A model train circles overhead as local bands take the stage, and big plates of Irish stew, shepherd's pie and the signature Beef Boxty satisfy the need for stick-to-your-ribs fulfillment. A menu of great bar appetizers is also available, featuring such eats as fried dill pickles. A comprehensive bar doles out great Irish malt whiskeys and stouts. For a twist, try the Guinness and 7UP.
Located on the west side of town within the lobby of the Coliseum Hotel, this fun place is known to many locals as the site of the "Happiest Hour in Town." The restaurant offers a fine selection of Mexican specialties and appetizers, with special seating available for meetings or private parties. Most come for the drinks—especially the frozen margaritas—including a good number of area residents who know a good time when they see one. Catering service and an economical kids' menu are also provided.