Jackson's Favorite Hangout: Hal & Mal's Getting Better

Since 1985, Hal & Mal's has been the epitome of Jackson's storied food, arts, entertainment, and hospitality scenes.

Malcom White with Damien and Mary Sanders Cavicchi
White with the Cavicchis
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As new owners Damien and Mary Sanders Cavicchi and founder Malcolm White take the best of the restaurant and event space and put a fresh spin on things with menu updates and a vibrant nightly schedule, Hal & Mal's keeps getting better. Scroll on to see how you can be a part of the party (and follow them on social media for their latest updates!)

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Supper Club Series

Hal & Mal's is getting ready to kick off the first of their new dinner and a show supper club series with "Forks & Fiddles," a laid-back seven-course dinner to celebrate the Spring, with great conversation, cocktails, and wine pairings featuring vegetables from Flora-based Two Dog Farms. No dinner at Hal & Mal's is complete without live music. BTJ Trio - a bluegrass-inspired group featuring Temperance Babcock-Steiskal, Bill Ellison, and Jeff Perkins - will provide the backdrop for the evening.

Visit here to reserve your spot. Vegetarian modifications are only available upon request.

Central MS Blues Society performers at Hal & Mal's
The Central MS Blues Society performs every Monday at Hal & Mal's
Credit: Hal & Mal's

Blue Monday

A longstanding favorite presented by the Central Mississippi Blues Society has been revamped and moved into Hal & Mal's Red Room space, with plenty of room to groove and mingle for music lovers, foodies, locals, and visitors. Catch some of the best blues artists in the state every Monday at 7 PM while snacking on new menu items like Tamale Nachos, along with an updated cocktails list from the bar.

21+ | Fully seated (all seating is first-come, first-serve) | $5 at the door

Hal and Mals drinks on the bar

Happy Hour

One of the most exciting updates is Hal & Mal's Happy Hour. Monday through Saturday from 4 - 6:30 pm, get amazing deals on drinks and shareable bites, including a $6 Rum Old Fashioned or Champagne Cocktail, an $8 Happy Hour Handshake or PBR and Jameson Shot, and $3 ice-cold domestic beers. Unwind on Hal & Mal's garden-inspired Brew Pub patio space, and look forward to rotating specials like Cathead in the Courtyard, a cocktail partnership with local Cathead Distillery. (P.S. - it's the spot to be before rocking out to the Flaming Lips at the 2023 Cathead Jam.)

A man plays a saxophone and another plays a guitar
Raphael Semmes (right) at WellsFest
Credit: Greg Campbell

Dinner, Drinks & Jazz, Comedy Night (And More!)

Did you know that Hal & Mal's has live entertainment nearly every night of the week? Whether you're catching Dinner, Drinks, and Jazz every Tuesday with the talented Raphael Semmes Quartet, a rotating Comedy Hour with the Who's Who of Jackson, or an up-and-coming indie band on the weekends, there's a little something for everyone's tastes. Even the kids can join the fun on Family Fun Night with Mr. Dillon, which features a buffet, face painting, and karaoke.

Stay up-to-date with events here.

Hal Mals overhead table shot with food
Credit: Drew Dempsey

Catering & Private Chef Features

Keep guests talking long after the party ends with exceptional and updated catering and private chef options. With three entertainment spaces to choose from, alongside off-site catering, Hal & Mal's is here to help guide your taste and party preferences. And with Chef Damien Cavicchi at the helm, you know it's going to be good.

Visit their catering page for more information.

Anne Marie Hanna


Anne Marie Hanna