The Best of Happy Hour

After a long workday, there’s nothing better than gathering with friends or coworkers for a couple drinks and snacks to wind down and relax with a few happy hour specials.

Babalu Queso Fries- Jackson, MS

Several Jackson area restaurants make for the perfect place to hang out and sip on discounted drinks and small plates. Check out some of our favorite happy hour spots throughout the capital city.


Known for their table-side guacamole and Babaritas, Babalu also has a great social hour menu available Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. They recently launched a new Flights & Bites menu that includes flights of tequila, sangria, and beer. Bites include Tacos, Queso Blanco Fries, Babalu’s Best Dips (guacamole, pico de gallo, black eyed pea hummus, and chips), Crab Bites, and other popular Babalu bites. Other drink specials include $4 white or red sangria, $5 house wine, $6 house margaritas, and $4 draft beers. Babalu’s front porch makes the perfect place to hang out after a long work day and enjoy a glass of sangria and guacamole.


Newer to the Fondren scene, Barrelhouse is a Southern gastro-pub located in the same strip as Campbell’s Bakery. Complete with a front porch to hang out under, Barrelhouse has quickly become a hot spot for small plates and happy hour specials. Social hour at Barrelhouse features $1 off all draft beer, $2 domestics, $3 off select glasses of wine, $4 well drinks, and $5 meatball plates, as well as a daily cocktail special. Head out to Barrelhouse between 3 and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday for social hour, and check out their menu:

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at The Apothecary

Located in the back of Brent’s Drugs in Fondren, the Apothecary has been a local favorite for several years. Their happy hour menu is available daily from 5 to 7 p.m. and includes classic cocktails for just $6. Enjoy an Old Fashioned, Moscow Mule, Pimm’s Cup, Dark & Stormy, Sazerac, or house red or white wine. Though the happy hour menu doesn’t include food, there is a small plates menu for you and your friends to enjoy, including Butterbean Hummus, Bar Nuts, or a Cheese Plate. Check out their menu:

BRAVO! Italian Restaurant and Bar

Social Hour at Bravo is everyday from 8 p.m. to close, so no matter what day of the week you and your friends like to meet up, Bravo is always an option. Social Hour features a menu of $5 small plates, wines, and well drinks. Enjoy yummy snacks like Fried Polenta, Baked Marinara, or Bruschetta with your wine or mixed drink, and hang out at the bar or Bravo’s patio in Highland Village. Check out their Social Hour menu:

The Manship

A Jackson favorite, The Manship not only serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but they also offer a weeknight happy hour between 3 and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Enjoy $2 off all craft and import beers, $5 glasses of house wine, $5 barrel picks whiskey, 25 percent off large format bombers, and half-price woodfired pizzas. Spend your afternoon hanging out at the bar or patio at The Manship and chow down on pizza and drinks. Take a look at their menu:

Paige McKay White


Paige McKay White