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Best of Jackson: Where to Find Drinks in Jackson on Sunday Night

This year, Capitol Grill was a finalist for Best of Jackson categories such as Best Place to Watch the Game. Trip Burns/File Photo

This year, Capitol Grill was a finalist for Best of Jackson categories such as Best Place to Watch the Game. Trip Burns/File Photo

Who says the weekend has to end on Saturday night? These local Jackson restaurants and bars are open late on Sunday nights and invite you to have a drink and perhaps a midnight snack. Check out these 2015 Best of Jackson finalists.

Capitol Grill

Fans of SEC athletics will feel right at home at Capitol Grill. The locally owned and operated upscale sports bar has the full sports packages for football, basketball, baseball and soccer games on its big-screen TVs, so the game is always on.

Everything on the menu is handmade, from Razorback (pulled-pork sandwich) to the War Eagle chicken sandwich to the hail State hotdog. In addition to full-on stadium food worthy of a tailgating foodie, you'll also find several healthy options, such as a seafood salad.

Sunday Hours

Bar: 11 a.m.-2 a.m., kitchen closes at midnight

Martin's Restaurant & Lounge

Martin's Restaurant & Bar has literally been around the block a time or two. The bar has relocated twice, including its current location on State Street, but has always been within walking distance of its original location on Silas Brown.

Martin's boasts one of the biggest beer selections in the area and a diverse crowd spanning generations that changes as the hours go by. It's been said that you can set your watch by who walks in the door.

And they are loyal. The current owner was once a regular who bought the 60-year-old establishment after the original owner became ill.

Sunday Hours

Bar: 10 a.m.-midnight; kitchen: limited sandwich and appetizer menu available from 9 p.m. to midnight.

One Block East

People know One Block East best for two things: live music and Bad Ass Burgers. And with its kitchen open until 2 a.m., One Block has bar food down to a science. Its recently changed menu includes the original Jackson cheesesteak, which has banana peppers, diced Portobello mushrooms, cheese and a secret sauce; sweet corn poppers, which are like sweet corn casserole in a bite-sized nugget; mac-and-cheese pepperjack poppers; and pickle fries.

Every day, One Block East has drink specials, and on Sunday, it has $2.50 craft beer and $4 Jamesons during late-night happy hour. Owner Mike Ford is proud that his bar has "one of those environments that has no expectations. Everyone knows you here.

Sunday Hours

Bar is open 7 p.m.-2 a.m.; kitchen is open until 2 a.m.

Sam's Lounge

To hand out with area bartenders and wait-staffers, go to Sam's Lounge. Located at the end of Canton Mart Road, the unpretentious bar is attached to an old hotel tucked under the Interstate 55 overpass. Sam's boasts no happy hour and no drink specials. You will find whiskey and pool and music. The newly remodeled lounge has four pool tables, an unrestricted internet jukebox, friendly service, a fully stocked bar and the newest version of Golden Tee.

Sunday Hours

Bar: 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

Best Dive Bar

Winner: Cherokee Drive Inn (closed) Finalists: Fenian's Pub (901 E. Fortification St., 601-948-0055) / Martin's Restaurant & Lounge (214 S. State St., 601-354-9712) / One Block East (642 Tombigbee St., 601-944-0203) / Sam's Lounge (5035 Interstate 55 N., 601-983-2526) / Shucker's on the Rez (116 Conestoga Road, Ridgeland, 601-853-0105)

Best Jukebox

Winner: Ole Tavern on George Street (416 George St., 601-960-2700) Finalists: JC's Construction (425 N. Mart Plaza, 601-362-3108) / Last Call Sports Grill (1428 Old Square Road, 601-713-2700) / One Block East (642 Tombigbee St., 601-944-0203) / Sam's Lounge (5035 Interstate 55 N., 601-983-2526) / Sylvia's Restaurant & Lounge (3060 Medgar Evers Blvd., 601-366-5809)

Best Place to Drink Cheap

Winner: Fenian's Pub (901 E. Fortification St., 601-948-0055) Finalists: Capitol Grill (5050 Interstate 55 N., Suite F, 601-899-8845) / Martin's Restaurant & Lounge (214 S. State St., 601-354-9712) / One Block East (642 Tombigbee St., 601-944-0203)/ Shucker's on the Rez (116 Conestoga Road, Ridgeland, 601-853-0105)

Best Place to Play Pool

Winner: The Green Room (444 Bounds St., 601-713-3444) / Finalists: Cherokee Inn (closed) / Last Call Sports Grill (1428 Old Square Road, 601-713-2700) / One Block East (642 Tombigbee St., 601-944-0203) / Pop's Saloon (2636 S. Gallatin St., 601-961-4747)

Best Bar

Winner: Fondren Public (2765 Old Canton Road, 769-216-2589) /Finalists: Capitol Grill (5050 Interstate 55 N., Suite F, 601-899-8845) / Fenian's Pub (901 E. Fortification St., 601-948-0055) / The Apothecary at Brent's Drugs (655 Duling Ave., 769-257-3517) / Hal & Mal's (200 Commerce St., 601-948-0888)

Best Happy Hour

Winner: Babalu Tacos & Tapas (622 Duling Ave., 601-366-5757, babalutacos.com) Finalists: Capitol Grill (5050 Interstate 55 N., Suite F, 601-899-8845) / Fenian's Pub (901 E. Fortification St., 601-948-0055) / Saltine Oyster Bar (622 Duling Ave., Suite 201, 601-982-2899) / Time Out Sports Cafe (closed)

Best Place to Watch the Game

Winner: Burgers and Blues (1060 E. County Line Road, Suite 22, Ridgeland, 601-899-0038) Finalists: Capitol Grill (5050 Interstate 55 N., Suite F, 601-899-8845) / Fondren Public (2765 Old Canton Road, 769-216-2589) / Mississippi Legends Grill (5352 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601-919-1165) / The Alumni House (110 Bass Pro Drive, Pearl, 601-939-5238)

Best New Bar

Winner: Saltine (622 Duling Ave., Suite 201, 601-982-2899) Finalists: One Block East (642 Tombigbee St., 601-944-0203) / CAET Wine Bar (3100 N. State St., Suite 102, 601-321-9169) / The Hideaway (5100 Interstate 55 N., 769-208-8283)

Best Place to Play Pool

Winner: The Green Room (444 Bounds St., 601-713-3444) / Finalists: Cherokee Inn (closed) / One Block East (642 Tombigbee St., 601-944-0203) / Last Call Sports Grill (1428 Old Square Road, 601-713-2700) / Pop's Saloon (2636 S. Gallatin St., 601-961-4747)

Best Live Music Venue

Winner: Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave., 601-292-7121, dulinghall.com) / Finalists: Hal & Mal's (200 S. Commerce St., 601-948-0888) / The Iron Horse Grill (320 W. Pearl St., 601-398-0151) / Martin's Restaurant & Lounge (214 S. State St., 601-354-9712) / Underground 119 (119 S. President St., 601-352-2322)

The first ballot for the 14th Annual Best of Jackson readers' choice awards are coming in November. Keep an eye on bestofjackson.com for the 2016 nominations ballot. And, yes, it's time to start campaigning. Here's to the best.

*CORRECTION: The original version of this story said that Last Call Sports Grill is closed. It is in fact still open. The Jackson Free Press apologizes for these errors.

CORRECTION: In the original version of this story, we accidentally named Martin's in the last paragraph of the One Block East section. The drink specials listed there are ones at One Block East, and Mike Ford owns One Block, not Martin's.

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