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Cocktails for the Kids

Cocktails for the Kids

In addition to the great food our restaurants are serving up during Jackson Restaurant Week, our area is privileged to be home to some pretty special places to enjoy an adult beverage or two. Whether it’s award-winning wine, local craft beer, or hand crafted cocktails that get you going, you can order and also request a ballot to vote for your favorite Jackson Restaurant Week Charity Finalist. It’s cocktails so you can vote for the kids.

Here are a few of our favorite places to imbibe during 2016 Jackson Restaurant Week.

The Apothecary


This unique speakeasy tucked in the back room behind Brent’s Drugs in Fondren is known for it’s cocktails and is definitely a favorite of locals and those who are in the know. For a sip of fall, order the Red Rum Cobbler with Appleton Jamaican Rum, Sherry, Lemon and Ginger, among other things. To act like a true local, order the Bartender’s Choice and be amazed.

Hal & Mal’s


This iconic downtown restaurant and bar is a Jackson institution and features craft beers and some of Jackson’s friendliest bartenders. If it’s been too long since you’ve enjoyed a Hal & Mal’s experience, this is your week.

The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen

Manship Buffalo Trace Bourbon

Owner Steven O’Neill has taken his love of bourbon and whiskeys and put together the best whiskey list in Jackson. Period. Find The Manship on the ground level of The Baptist Building on State Street in Belhaven.

Seafood R’evolution


Seafood R’evolution at Renaissance in Ridgeland has one of our favorite happy hours in the area and some delicious handmade cocktails if you’re not into their amazing wine list. From 3:00 – 6:00 pm Monday thru Friday, you can enjoy $2 domestic beers and $5 on select libations, wines and craft beers plus a terrific line-up of chef-tastic $5 appetizers.

Babalu Tacos & Tapas


Whether it’s a Baba-Rita or a Pepe O’Malley, this Fondren anchor has created some of our favorite signature cocktails around and an enthusiastic following of Jackson Restaurant Week. Babalu‘s smiling, prompt servers are eager to make your “cocktail ordering for a ballot” dreams come true.

Capitol Grill


For game day buckets and big screen TVs highly visible from every seat in the house, it’s hard to overlook the Capitol Grill as the best place to hang out with your friends, watch the game – and vote for the kids.

Here are a few more ideas to help you eat, drink and #VotefortheKids during 2016 Jackson Restaurant Week: