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5 Ratings
Ratings: 5
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: n/a
Taps: 19
Bottles: 70
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
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2006 N Gloster St
Tupelo, Mississippi, 38804-1024
United States
phone: (662) 269-2642

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Place added by: yesferro on 11-15-2011

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of sonnylemmons
4.54/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Bearing in mind that this is in Tupelo, Mississippi - and having grown up there I can personally attest to what a wasteland of craft beer it is - this is the best bar with the greatest selection for about 50 miles. I visited last month and was astonished at this place even existing in Tupelo.

Their tap wall (15? 20? I can't remember the exact number) carries the best in MS brews: Southern Prohibition, Lucky Town, and others; not just Lazy Magnolia - and their local bottle selection is amazing, especially when you have to consider that in order to get anything other than a Bud Light in this town, you usually had to go to Kroger. And buy Bass.

The prices do run a bit steep ($1/$2 more for draft than you might expect), but honestly? It's worth it. Not only is it a trailblazer in the region, but the staff is friendly and moderately knowledgeable about what they're serving. The food is also top-notch.

My only complaint is the claustrophobic feel of the location. Parking is terrible, and if you go on a night when a band is playing, go outside and take advantage of the patio. Otherwise, you'll not be able to carry on a conversation.

Photo of Goodearthgourmet
4.5/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is a bright spot in the state of Mississippi and has definitely made returning visits to my hometown of Tupelo to visit family so much more enjoyable. I actually look forward to going out! Even prior to the laws changing in July, Blue Canoe offers a great selection of brews with ever changing taps and bottles. The music and atmosphere is a true gem and the food is reasonably priced and has yet to disappoint. I love that they not only support local music and craft breweries, but also local farms and food.

My only complaint is the bar service. I'm not a complainer by any means and my husband bartended us both through graduate school and has 10+years behind a bar (I've put in my time in the restaurant biz as well). So, I'm genuine in my thoughts here. It's without fail that the bartenders are not very friendly and extremely, noticeably slow! It's very disappointing! Not to mention, the revenue loss by their pace and inefficiency.

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5/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Best beer selection within 100 miles, period. Add in the food and the music, and you have one helluva watering hole !!! The food is southern with a twist. Fried black eyed peas app, Sausage sloppy joes, etc.. The music is EPIC. No other location in the area offers their selection. The beer selection is great. He's keep the selection up to date. No stale beer faces here. Try the Hazelnut Rogue. YOU CAN'T JUST HAVE ONE. This place is a MUST STOP !!! I LOVE THE BLUE CANOE. I LOVE THE BLUE CANOE. I LOVE THE BLUE CANOE !!!

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4.75/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Before I start, lets just make clear that this bar is situated in Tupelo MS, crippled by ancient beer laws. Keep that in mind when you judge the selection and you will be impressed. The taps selection changes very regularly and steers away from bmc products. Bottle selection stays fresh and updated including Rogue bombers at a great price.
Food's great, interesting list of sandwiches, I've yet to try anything there I don't like. The bartenders are extremely friendly and if it's on tap, you can always sample the brew before you order it. There's a nice covered patio out back, bands playing 3-4 nights a week and there's been a few cask tastings so far.

By far the best bar within 50miles of Tupelo!

Blue Canoe in Tupelo, MS
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