Looking for a great place to hangout that not many know about? There are many hidden gems right here in Greater Hattiesburg that are most definitely worth a visit.
Whether it is a first date or an evening out with friends, there isn’t a more entertaining way to spend a few hours than by answering as many trivia questions as possible. Local hot spots like the Porter Public House and Keg and Barrel host trivia nights, alongside excellent craft beer, food and unmatched ambiance. Don’t miss other happenings like happy hour, beer festivals, kid-friendly events, cook-offs and more.www.theporterpub.com and www.kegandbarrel.com
Appreciate the Arts
The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Dance produces at least seven performances each year, including traditional concert dance, site specific dance and dance for film. The department houses the Repertory Dance Company, which provides an outlet for dance majors to hone their craft.
The William Carey University’s Carey Dinner Theatre brings nearly 40 years of entertaining audiences to the table. Patrons enjoy a meal and a gripping show. www.usm.edu and www.wmcarey.edu
With only 60 minutes to find a way out, College Town Escape Rooms is a thrill a minute. Adventurists answer riddles, find hidden objects, decipher codes and solve clues to move on. Custom designed scenarios with complex plots are challenging and fun. Escape rooms are great for a date, night out or team-building event. www.collegetownescaperooms.com
Pine Belt Level 10 Video Gaming is Mississippi’s ultimate video game truck party, featuring a state-of-the-art limo-style vehicle for a fabulous event. Inside, a game coach keeps the party in full swing in a climate-controlled setting, equipped with the latest games and best consoles. www.pinebeltlevel10videogaming.com
In It to Win It
Everyone has a favorite game. Luckily, Top Tier Board Games offers more than 200 tabletop games from which to play in its library. And better yet, this vast collection is free to play. Stop by for a day of fun, or for the ultimate competitor, enter a tournament for a small entry fee. Top Tier also houses cards, role-playing and miniature games. www.toptiergaming.com
Fun times and good food are in store at Gattitown. What more could one want? This family-friendly destination for a night out on the town, or an unforgettable birthday party, takes the hassle out of planning, leaving only memories to be made. An arcade lends hours of play before and after dining.
Enjoy a day of fun indoors at Laser Mania. Weekday specials like Ladies Night, Friday Night Blast-A-Thon and Parents Night, as well as church discounts are available. For a fun-filled party, guests can even rent the facility for before or after operating hours. The venue also offers an arcade, with air hockey, pool and more. www.lasermania.com
Tempting Taste Buds
Delicious food and fabulous libations are in large supply at Branch Cocktail Bar. Enjoy American cuisine prepared by talented chefs for some of the most exquisite dishes in town. Wine-pairing dinners feature specially selected vintages from around the world. Patrons relish these one-of-a-kind, mouthwatering choices, such as braised oxtail gnocchi, yellowfin nachos, Chinese spare ribs and more, all prepared to perfection. In addition, wine and cuisine pairings at Twisted Skillet and Fine Wine and Liquor Loft + Cigars are sure to please foodies. These two business have teamed up to offer wine and cuisine pairings the third Wednesday of every month. Tickets are affordable and the experience is one you won’t soon forget. www.twistedskilletms.com and www.finewineandliquorloft.com www.branchcocktailbar.com