Barq’s Root Beer Was Invented At This Old, Unassuming House In Mississippi From The 1800s

A lot of great things have come from Mississippi – and that includes Barq’s Root Beer. That’s right; the classic drink that’s known for its bite was invented right here in the Magnolia State. And while it’s now one of the most recognizable drinks in the nation, it had to start somewhere and that somewhere is an unassuming little house in Biloxi. Read on to learn more about this tasty part of Mississippi’s history.

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The Barq’s Pop Factory is one of several stops on the Essence of Biloxi Driving and Bicycling Trail. Learn more here.

Did you know Barq’s had Mississippi roots? Ever seen the modest house where it was invented? Tell us in the comments section.

Barq’s isn’t the only thing the world can thank the Magnolia State for. Read about others here.

Address: Biloxi, MS, USA