Best Sports Bars

Whether it’s to watch a big game or just gather for drinks and delicious food after a long day, everyone loves visiting a good sports bar. Wings, beer, nachos, onion rings… what could be better? Check out some of our favorite sports bars in the capital city.

M-Bar Sports Grill
Open since 2013, M-Bar is a unique sports bar/lounge hybrid known for bringing together different areas of entertainment and dining for guests of all ages. Located in the heart of North Jackson, M-Bar is known for its wings, specialty drinks, 2 for 1 happy hour, and appetizers. Whether you visit M-Bar to watch a game or just enjoy a meal, there’s something on the menu that everyone will enjoy. Kick off your meal with appetizers like Loaded Nachos, Sliders, Egg Rolls, or M-Dip, a delicious cream cheese dip with onions and seasoned ground chuck.  If you came for wings, you’re in luck. Choose from lemon pepper, mild, hot, BBQ, garlic parmesan, M sauce, Thai Hai chili, honey gold or Scooter Wings. Choose from 6, 10, 20, 50, or 100-piece platters of some of the best wings in town. Other main dishes include the M-Bar Shack Philly, Southern Catfish, Ribeye, Chicken Strips, and Shrimp Po’boy. Menu items range anywhere from beef to seafood, so there’s sure to be something for everyone in your party. M-Bar also has a full bar, ranging from beer to specialty cocktails and even daiquiris. Check out M-Bar for a unique bar experience during the next big game or happy hour. Take a look at their menu here: http://mbarjxn.com/?page_id=150

4th and Goal Sports Café
Nothing beats pizza and beer, and that’s exactly what you can expect at 4th and Goal, as well as delicious appetizers, burgers, wraps, salads, sandwiches, and wings. Located on I-55 N Frontage Road, 4th and Goal is the perfect place to watch your favorite sporting event on their 16 HD televisions. They take pride in their freshly-prepared, never frozen food, making it a delicious and fun experience all in one. Start your meal with Cheese Sticks, Chili Cheese Fries, Fried Pickles, or classic Nachos. For something unique, opt for the Fried Buffalo Shrimp, which includes eight pieces of shrimp, grilled or fried, tossed in Buffalo sauce. For the burger lovers, choose from the classic American burger, Chili Cheese, BBQ Bacon, Three Cheese, or Mushroom Swiss. If you’ve come for pizza, you’re in the right place. With 13 different pizzas to choose from, everyone is sure to find a pie just for them. Pizzas include Chicken Fajita; BBQ Pulled Pork, Veggie, Super Cheese, Ultimate Pepperoni, Buffalo Ranch Chicken, Turkey Melt with Bacon, Supreme, Meat Lovers, Chicken Alfredo, Shrimp Alfredo, Philly, or Hawaiian. All pizzas are available in small, medium, and large, and would make the perfect meal whether you dine in or bring it home. 4th and Goal also offer happy hour deals every weekday from 3 to 7 p.m., including $2 domestic beer, $3 craft beer, $3 well drinks, $3 Fireball, $4 wine, and $5 Vegs bombs, Jager bombs, and car bombs. Check out the rest of 4th and Goal’s menu and stop by for pizza or happy hour on your next trip to Jackson. https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/90cb09_792195ccf6d84bc581ad307636ebd734.pdf

Capitol Grill
Appropriately decorated with all kinds of sports paraphernalia, Capitol Grill is the perfect place to relax and hang out during the big game or enjoy dinner with friends. With an extensive food and drink menu, Capitol Grill is the ideal place for your next watch party. All of Capitol Grill’s food is handmade, from the onion rings to the strawberry vinaigrette. The menu is also centered around the SEC, with every SEC team having a menu item named after them, from the War Eagle chicken sandwich to the Crimson Tide Bloody Mary. Start your meal with appetizers like Pork Skins, Onion Rings, Duck, and Cream Cheese Wontons, or Potato Skins. Wings are available as well, whether you want them as an app or a main dish. Choose from sweet BBQ, hot, Nashville hot, sweet chili sauce, sweet Asian, spicy garlic, or parmesan garlic. You can even get a basket of Giant Fried Chicken Tenders tossed in your favorite sauce, too. If you’re in the mood for a sandwich, head for the “Things Between Bread” section of the menu. Choose from items like the Mac and Cheese Burger, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich, Black, and Blue Burger, or The Soup Bowl, which is a bacon wrapped hotdog topped with mounds of chili and cheese. If you’re looking for a larger meal to satisfy your appetite, go for the Red Beans and Rice, Fried Catfish Platter, Chicken Parmesan Pasta, Shrimp Scampi, or an 8-ounce Grilled Sirloin. Capitol Grill also offers happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m. every weekday and 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Thursday through Sunday. You can also have your very own Sunday Funday, with 2 for 1 Bloody Marys and Mimosas all day long. Head to DeVille Plaza for a delicious meal and a fun atmosphere, whether it’s for the Super Bowl or the College World Series. Check out their menu here: http://capitolgrillofjackson.com/menu/

The Bulldog
A metro-area favorite, The Bulldog has Jackson’s largest selection of 62 local and craft beers on tap and 75+ in bottles. The pub environment, New Orleans-style patio, and delicious food made it a great place to relax on any given week or weekend night. The Bulldog is known for the food as much as their beer because they use only the highest quality ingredients to create fresh, flavorful dishes. From Angus burgers to healthy salads and signature items like Tex Mex Eggrolls, The Bulldog is much more than just bar food. Other appetizers include Spinach Artichoke Dip, Roasted Garlic Hummus, and Crawfish Banditos, flour tortillas stuffed with crawfish, mixed cheeses, onions, green peppers, chopped garlic, and specialty seasons, rolled up and fried. Traditional New Orleans dishes range from Crawfish Pie to Red Beans and Rice and New Orleans Gumbo. For something lighter, opt for a fresh salad like a Spinach Salad or Ahi Tuna Salad. Quench your thirst with any of The Bulldog’s craft beers, if you can choose between them all, and you’ve got the perfect dinner or midday meal. Head out to The Bulldog on Tuesday nights for Pint Night, where you even get to take home your glass! For a chill night out or a fun meal with a big group, The Bulldog is the perfect place to try a new beer or order your favorite craft beer. Check out their extensive beer list and food menu: http://bulldog-jackson.draftfreak.com/food_drink.php

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