Jackson has long been a great place to grab a tasty bite to eat, and in the last several years, Fondren has become a destination in itself for the late night crowd. And right now, the hot new pub tucked in the back corner of the plaza that’s also home to Rainbow Whole Foods Co-Op and the Fondren Cups is where everyone’s flocking.
Fondren Public has swiftly established itself as arguably the hottest new spot to whet your appetite and your whistle. It’s a laid-back bar, the perfect place to grab some good beer, bar snacks, and well-crafted old school cocktails. With an atmosphere that screams “just have a good time, y’all!” Fondren Public has already become a neighborhood favorite for lovers of both the happy hour and the late night libations alike.
This bar has 20 beers on tap and nearly 50 options in bottles and cans. Patrons can sip (or chug) favorites like Abita, Lazy Magnolia and Lucky Town. Growlers are also available – a half gallon glass jug that can be filled straight from the Fondren Public tap with your choice of beer. But rest assured, non-beer drinkers need not shy away. Fondren Public offers a full bar as well, serving the likes of the Mississippi Mule, a concoction of Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka mixed with ginger beer served in an ice cold copper mug, and the Boilermaker, made with Lucky Town Pale Ale and a shot of whiskey.
From boiled peanuts to a pickle plate, Fondren Public’s food fare is decidedly Southern and simple. But like so much that is Southern and simple – it’s really good. We recommend the Cajun Corn Dog (a Country Pleasin’ Sausage hugged by Jalapeño Beer Batter breading) or the Yard Bird – fried chicken bites on a stick served with spicy horseradish mayo. Plus, you just can’t miss the crispy, delicious fried Public Chips.
Did we mention they also have a bocce ball court? If it’s a weekend night, and even some weeknights, you may have to wait a little while. But just like waiting for it to open its doors to the public – trust us. It’s worth it.
Have you tried Fondren Public? What did you think? Tell us in the comments below!
2765 Old Canton Rd
Jackson, MS 39216