Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Jackson's urban and hip-hop nightlife is thriving all around town any given weekend. Here are just a few of Jackson's hot spots to try.
Thursday: The Spot (6017 Ridgewood Drive, 855-596-7768)
With a line out the door stretching into the parking lot upon arrival, one may think the party will be over by the time they enter The Spot. Formerly the Electric Cowboy, The Spot is the home of College Night Thursday night. Two bars, pool tables, a V.I.P. room, a raised stage almost to the ceiling and a mass of partygoers older than 18 set the scene in this Jackson hot spot any Thursday.
Often host to platinum-selling hip-hop and R&B artists, The Spot offers the college-party experience to students in the city.
Friday: The Martini Room (400 Greymont St., 601-969-2141)
There's a party in the lobby! Yes, The Martini Room always has a party going in the lobby on any Friday night. Tucked away in the Regency Hotel adjacent to the Mississippi Fairgrounds, Jackson's elite socialites and college-aged students frequent The Martini Room. A step up from your typical urban hip-hop atmosphere, to even enter this venue, one must look the part.
This Jackson hot spot is for adults 21 and older and prohibits casual wear, so dressing to impress is a must. From the lobby to the bar to the dance floor, one is sure to enjoy themselves at this upscale adult playground.
Saturday: Freelon's Bar and Groove (440 N. Mill St., 601-949-2535)
On a late-night drive down Mill Street any weekend, you will find bumper-to-bumper traffic, parked cars lining the streets, food trucks and droves of young people headed to one of Jackson's premier urban party spots, Freelon's Bar and Groove. Known as "The Big Club" and located in Jackson's historic Farish Street District, Freelon's is the place for young adults (over 21) to enjoy themselves any Saturday.
See the definitive guide for college students and newcomers to Jackson at Jackpedia.com