208 South Lamar
Great happy hour specials. There's more fine food than drinks, so if you're looking for a bar without food to hassle you, try somewhere else.
208 South Lamar
Upscale restaurant turned upscale bar at night. With cool, low lighting, it provides a very mysterious mood. Those looking for some peace and quiet come here. You can talk in a whisper and still hear your sweetheart next to you.
309 North Lamar Blvd.
Not on the Square, but when all else fails, if you are hungry and looking for some cheap wine-this is your spot. They also aren't hard on carding (at least to get in the doors).
1101 Jackson Ave. West
The Burgundy Room
Located upstairs from Old Venice, this bar has everything the older Greek crowd could want for a cool fall day or in the spring when things are just warming up. They have one of the only two outdoor balconies in Oxford. With a limited amount of space, there's never a live band, but the bartenders do a great job acting as DJs. This is the kind of place where you need to kick off the flip-flops and toss on one of those great outfits you picked up for a special occasion.
1112½ Van Buren Ave.
The best bar around. Everyone-from Ole Miss students to parents to local heroes-gathers here to have drinks at one of the two bars. There's a balcony, and it's packed on weekends, but no matter what you're wearing, you won't feel out of place. If you stay at the bar for enough years and order enough drinks, you may be one of the lucky few who get their names engraved on plaques that grace corners of the bar.
152 Courthouse Sq.
Those who frequent it know this uptight, posh joint as just "the Grille." Dress to impress, and be ready to throw elbows to get to the bar when you enter. It gets really packed with alumni wanting to revisit their youth, as well as students on game weekends-so be ready to see some old men act really stupid.
110 Courthouse Sq.
What used to be Jubilee has now doubled in size and gotten a face-lift. It's no longer a little hippie bar where everyone is welcome. Not that it isn't welcoming now, but it has a more upscale look, and you have to slip into attire that's a bit more elegant than jeans and a T-shirt.
1002 Jackson Ave. E.
The Library Bar & Grill
One of the great music spots. Anytime you hear that they're selling tickets, buy them, because you'll hear some great bands that will be well-known in the future. Other than that, it's kind of smoky and attracts a younger crowd trying to be cool.
120 South 11th St.
Located right next door to Parrish's. With live music, this oddly-shaped bar gets pretty packed. If you don't think you'll remember the night, this joint has a photo booth to help you commemorate any occasion.
As it clearly states on the sign out front: "The Center of Life." It's relaxed and never so packed that you can't move. There are a couple of pool tables and a dartboard downstairs. Try the back porch; it's great for just hanging out on lazy nights.
1210 Harrison Ave.
Monday-Tuesday cocktails and appetizers only. Great tropical atmosphere with a real Tiki bar outside. With two bars, you can get a drink pronto. It's great to just sit outside in the summer and have a Mai Tai to refresh your tired taste buds.
309A North Lamar Blvd.
A great place for an afternoon drink. The bartenders make a pastime out of sucking unsuspecting victims in and making them feel so at home that they never want to leave. Wear whatever you want, because everyone else will be dressed for comfort.
1101 East Jackson Ave.
Pearl Street Pasta
A great restaurant that turns into an excellent bar at night. When getting dressed, don't just toss on anything, but don't waste your best outfits on this bar, either. When it just gets too hot inside, take a step out onto the patio in the alley.
308 South Lamar Blvd.
The hottest music spot. Everyone knows they have the best music around, from heavy garage rock, to the ever-popular jam bands and bluegrass groups. Anyone who's touring and knows what they're doing will be coming here. To fit in with this crowd, don't bother changing out of your comfy, loose cords and T-shirt.
This is a restaurant with a bar downstairs that has nightly drink specials. Upstairs, it's a restaurant; downstairs, it's a dark little bar with great pitcher and tap specials. Don't do any primping to come here. Guys, if you're out to just watch a game, this is your kind of place. It's very rugged and masculine.
311 South Lamar Blvd.
Two Stick Market
Always has some form of music, except during the ever-popular Tuesday Night Trivia. Tuesdays are great for the dorks-at-heart who like to party with everyone else. What better way to expand your mind while killing brain cells? Keeping with the Asian theme isn't needed when getting dressed, but when drinking, give the sake a whirl.
1007 Harrison Ave.
What to Do if You're Not 21What's This?
The Library, The Levee and Illusions cater to the under-21 crowd, and they usually have DJs or live music.