Adult “Capri Suns” from Sophomore Spanish Club at The District. Image: The District at Eastover

All good things must come to an end? Says who?

Though the city’s temporary Go-Cup ordinance won’t last forever, in these four JXN spots, it’s the norm, not the exception.

The Go-Cup concept allows patrons to leave bars or restaurants within a defined area with a beer, leaving you to leisurely stroll and sip your suds. Maybe you’re a mixed drink or wine kind of imbiber. Not to worry, you’re covered, too.

Sophomore Spanish Club. Image: The District at Eastover

The District at Eastover

Mississippi developers and residents Ted Duckworth, Breck Hines and the late Michael Barranco shared a vision for a mixed-use city center that would infuse Jackson with the most thoughtful design for commercial and residential offerings— where people can gather, live and do business.

Today, the District is home to locally-owned restaurants like Fine & Dandy and Sophomore Spanish Club, as well as the state’s first and only food hall, Cultivation Food Hall. Along with great places to drink and dine, retail shops and residents, banks and big business, all call the LeFleur East development home.

Fondren Corner. Image: Sophie M. Wolf


Funky and eclectic, this arts neighborhood was a suburb of JXN until 1925 when it was annexed by the city. Home to the state’s only academic medical center and only children’s hospital, Fondren claims nearly two-dozen locally-owned bars, bakeries, coffee shops and restaurants – all in a four block area – making it Mississippi’s Culinary Capital.

With street festivals, live music, beer pairing dinners and the like, Fondren is a perfectly walkable neighborhood where newly-completed sidewalks and freshened landscaping offer a stellar backdrop for a cocktail and casual conversation.

Highland Village. Image: WS Development

Highland Village

Highland Village is an iconic hub of the community in northeast JXN, home to some of the most sought-after names in regional and national retail and dining, as well as several of the area’s top specialty medical clinics. Boutiques, award-winning cuisine from renowned chefs and the only Whole Foods Market in Mississippi are located here.

Like Fondren, a quick walk around leads to delicious adventures, from the white table clothed Char to Mediterranean-influenced Aplos. Highland Village is also home to longtime Italian restaurant and bar, BRAVO!, and newcomer, iL Lupo Coffee, as well as Beagle Bagel.

Elvie’s at Belhaven Town Center. Image: David Turner Companies

Belhaven Town Center

The newest kid on Jackson’s block, Belhaven Town Center (BTC) opened in late 2019 with Campbell’s Donuts, a sweet shop that also serves street tacos, burgers and other inspired dishes.

Soon after, Elvie’s, an all-day cafe, opened, offering a New Orleans-themed menu and a specialty cocktail bar.

Developers David Turner, Reed Hogan and Ruffin Lowry have big plans for BTC, that include a food truck plaza where evening meals and conversations will spill onto Belhaven neighborhood streets.

***Please drink responsibly. Don’t drink and drive.***