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a history of Martin's Restaurant & Bar...
In 1953, Martin's started out small, on the corner of Silas Brown and State Street, in downtown Jackson. We had a small grill and served breakfast and lunch. In approximately 1973, Martin's moved into the old Anthony's Steak House, located on State Street. Within four months, Martin's opened as a bar, serving beer only and brown-bagging the liquor. Four years later, Martin's acquired a liquor license and became a full-service bar. There was one more move for Martin's, and it came in 1984, when it relocated to its present location, which is 214 South State Street.

Martin's has the absolute best bar staff in Jackson and offers a huge selection of 
liquors and beer, both domestic and imports. You can get a PBR or Chimay Peres
Trappistes, or pick from one of the other hundred or so beers we have in stock. We
have the largest selection of craft beers and imports in town. On the liquor scene, you
also have a great selection, anything from Johnnie Walker Blue, Patron Tequila,
Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey, right down to Evan Williams and Cluny scotch,
with the in between being filled with all other popular wines and spirits Mississippi has
to offer. Martin's does not have a "happy hour." Every hour is happy at Martin's where
a mean drink will always be poured at a fair price.

So, what started out over 50 years ago on State Street as a small breakfast / lunch grill has really come into its own, and is certainly a landmark on the food /entertainment scene in Jackson. Martin's has the most consistent Live Music Scene in Jackson, MS. There is a reason that Martin's is THE HOME OF JACKSON'S BEST ORIGINAL LIVE MUSIC. Martin's is consistent in bringing underground and original national and regional touring bands to Jackson. Rybolt Productions has been booking the acts since 2004. The story could end there, but it doesn't. Martin's is steadily making renovations and growing, making better changes for its future. 62 years strong!

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Come see Martin's Murals!
The Martin's Mural Project features colorful artwork from local artist Jason Jenkins. The wall mural is visible from the Pearl and State Street intersection, the main thoroughfare to downtown Jackson. The murals also greet patrons at the entrance with colorful toasts to Mississippi heritage, music, food and social interaction.

"Iconic and brilliantly colored bluesman Robert Johnson and guitar greet customers and Commerce Street passersby. And under the awning, additional images herald Mississippi craft brews, the restaurant’s signature State Street profile, a lively bar scene and a stacked-high burger."

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