Bowie's Tavern

Bowie’s Tavern is located in the heart of the Historic District in Downtown Natchez. Overlooking the Mississippi River, Bowie’s was originally a cotton warehouse. The Tavern has become a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Bowie’s is home to a unique, beautiful mahogany bar (Circa 1880) that was once referred to as “the largest bar West of the Mississippi” and was signed by Kit Carson. Bowie’s also boasts the largest selection of domestic and imported beers in the region and amazing food grilled on site.

The Building: Is the original Cotton Warehouse built in 1840 which overlooks the Mississippi River.

The Bar: The mahogany bar that is located within at one time was considered to be the largest bar west of the Mississippi River. This bar came out of Tony’s Bar in Holly, Colorado. It is said to be signed on the back by Kit Carson.

The Flag: The flag located in our “Barrel Room” is a post Civil War flag dating to around 1870. It is called a Reunion Flag and the First National Flag of the Confederacy. The flag was designed in 1867. The Confederate flag we are familiar with, which has the St. Andrews Cross, is a battle flag designed in 1862. Our flag came from a private collection out of Arkansas.

The Prints: All the the prints in the bar are from Natchez, Mississippi. The photographer is Norman and they were taken from 1870 to 1900. These prints are currently part of the Gandy Collection.

Contact Bowie's Tavern

100 Main Street
Natchez, Mississippi  39120
Phone: (601) 445-6627


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