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Grab a Cold One at Cleveland, Mississippi’s Top 5 Watering Holes



Summer is in full swing, so it’s time to travel to your favorite watering holes. Located in the Mississippi Delta, Cleveland is the perfect destination for fishing, boating and swimming outdoor adventures. For those of us who prefer to find more literal watering holes, Cleveland also offers restaurants and music joints for summer travelers who prefer to beat the heat with a cold beverage.


The best places to wet your whistle vary based on a few bar preferences. Some prefer their brews to complement their favorite grub. Others want live music to add the flare they need for their libation location. With crafts taking the drinking population by storm, many beer drinkers are simply on the quest to find the best locally crafted brew.


Cleveland’s Top 5 Watering Holes If you’re looking for food, music, or local brews, Cleveland, Mississippi is up to the challenge. Here are our favorite places to grab a cold one:

  1. Backdraft - They specialize in delicious steaks and fresh seafood with a unique firehouse atmosphere. You can pair one of their locally famed entrees with a wide selection of beers and drinks at their full-service bar.

  2. Delta Meat Market - You’ll find a double whammy with local craft beers on tap and live music. During the week they’re open for lunch, and you can stop by for a drink or fill your growler to enjoy the brew at home. On Fridays, you’ll find weekly happy hour specials from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with craft beer, local live music, and specialized dinner selections.

  3. Hey Joe’s - Best known for live entertainment, their food and drink specials are also tough to beat. Hey Joe’s serves up regular live music with a “no cover band” policy. They host weekly trivia nights where you can go head to head with the local champs.

  4. Airport Grocery - For traditional Mississippi Delta blues and all the fixins, ask any local and they'll send you to the Airport Grocery. While enjoying a juicy steak, you may even get to listen to Muddy Waters' great nephew on the guitar.

  5. Mosquito Burrito - Welcome to the locals’ favorite tex-mex spot. You can build your own burrito, taco, salad bowl, or nachos. Whether you prefer brews or tequila, Mosquito Burrito has fresh-to-order margaritas and plenty of beers to choose from.

Plan your summer getaway with the watering hole of your choice and experience everything Cleveland, Mississippi has to offer!