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Growler Oxford Brings Craft Beer, Gourmet Food to Square

Photos by Marlee Crawford
Photos by Marlee Crawford

Forget what you know about boring ol’ beer.

DSC_0033 2 copyThe Growler, a local craft beer bar and grill, has brought a unique wining and dining experience to Oxford. Quickly becoming a town favorite, the bar is open 2 to 9 p.m. during the week, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday plus noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, and provides about 30 tap beers as well as gourmet food.

“There’s no place in Oxford like it,” says bartender Ben. “No other bar has as much craft beer. We have lots of local Mississippi beer as well as beer from all over — Abita from Louisiana and New Belgium from Colorado.”

DSC_0050 2 copyOne of the most unique parts about the Growler is you don’t have to be at the bar to enjoy their beers. Thanks to the glass or stainless steel “growlers” to transport a gallon of your favorite craft brew to your home or a party to be refilled on your next trip. The lid keeps the beer from getting flat and the stainless steel options are great for keeping the liquid chilled for long periods.

As for the food, The Growler’s menu includes nachos, jumbo pretzels, a sausage and cheese plate, and salads for appetizers. Main course items include a variety of sandwiches like clubs, Reubens, and Philadelphias, all made to your liking.

cards of humanity growlers“One favorite is ‘The Mississippian’ sandwich — it’s got turkey, jalapeños and ham, and you can get it as a panini or on a sub,” Ben said.

The Growler has another unique aspect—Cards Against Humanity. The card game is basically a dirtier version of Apples to Apples, where players have “question” and “answer” cards, and one person picks their favorite. The game is available upon request to customers.

“Cards Against Humanity is actually a lot of fun. I went with some friends and got some beer while we were playing—I like that they have good craft beer and don’t just serve the typical Miller Lite or Budweiser,” senior Lawson Walker said.

Food, beer, and Cards Against Humanity are all served until close. Whether you’re looking to try something new or have already made The Growler one of your favorites, the bar and grill is certainly a contender for a night out.

For more information, visit their website and Facebook page or call (662) 638-0600.

Miller Hollingsworth is a HottyToddy.com staff reporter and can be reached at mmhollin@go.olemiss.edu.

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