You’re coming to visit the capital of Mississippi, and we bet you already have a list full of activities lined up. Maybe you’re going to tour the incredible museums in town, get some fresh air at the Ross Barnett Reservoir, discover ancient rocks at the Petrified Forest, or attend an exciting event like the Pepsi Pop. However, have you made time for simple pleasures? A stroll in the streets of Jackson is what might be missing from your schedule. How else are you going to discover the gems of our city, like Brent’s Drugs? We’re taking your trip to another level with this unique location. Don’t simply visit Jackson but experience it like a local with our free Vacation Guide! Learn about delicious restaurants, museums, shops, events, outdoor adventures, and more.
Why Brent’s Drugs Is One of Fondren’s Best-Kept Secrets
What Is Brent’s Drugs?
As soon as you come to Jackson, MS, you’ll feel like you stepped back in time. After all, we’re an old Southern city and the capital of the state! Apart from the buildings, there are a few things historical aspects that remain, but that includes Brent’s Drugs! If you’ve ever wanted to visit one of those authentic pharmacy and soda fountain stops, then you found the right place! The store was opened in 1946 and immediately became a friendly-gathering spot for locals. After decades, a Fondren resident decided to give the old pharmacy a modern twist, while still carefully conserving the original setting beloved by many.
Brent’s Drugs is open on Mondays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. til 8:30 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Best Soda/Food Combo You Need To Try
Make sure you order the best of Brent’s Drug menu when you visit. Here are some of our favorite combos:
Brent’s Burger + house cut fries + malt shake
Veggie Burger + potato salad + root beer float
Brent’s Biscuit Sandwich (homemade) + eggs + PB&J shake
Discover More Things To Do in the Fondren District
While you’re in the Fondren district, take some time to linger and explore the many cute shops and cafes it has to offer. This colorful neighborhood contains some of the quaintest stores, bakeries, and cafes, which makes it ideal for a romantic morning stroll or post-lunch activity. Picture yourself walking hand-in-hand with your better half, eating a French pastry from La Brioche, stopping at Cups for a cappuccino, and buying cute gifts for your relatives back home!
Your Mississippi Getaway at the Historic Fairview Inn
There’s so much to do and see in Jackson, but we bet it’ll take you more than just a day! After walking around the Fondren district and popping into Brent’s Drugs, come home to a luxurious room at our inn and treat yourself to a relaxing stay! Fairview Inn is a historic bed and breakfast that offers the finest accommodations and delectable dining, plus a private lounge, game room, Civil War library, an in-house spa, and much more! It’s the ideal destination for a romantic getaway. Unwind from all your everyday stress and reconnect with one another in style at our historic B&B!
Take a look at our Hayloft Suite! Get the privacy you deserve in your own carriage house where you can spend quality time with the one you love. You can lounge in the spacious sitting area and sip a glass of wine, slip into a rejuvenating bath in your deluxe bathroom, and get a good night’s sleep in the comfy king bed. When you wake up the next morning, a delicious breakfast will await you downstairs!