Oxford’s Rowdy Rebs loses alcohol permit for a week, says it’s closed for finals

Published 11:35 am Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Mississippi Department of Revenue Alcohol Beverage Control recently suspended the popular night spot Rowdy Rebs’ ability to serve alcohol for a week.

A sign on the door Monday said the bar’s alcohol permit has been suspended until Dec. 12.

ABC Enforcement did not return calls Monday as to why the permit was suspended, but generally when ABC suspends a license it’s due to underage drinking infractions.

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The owners or spokesman for Rowdy Rebs could not be reached for comment; however a message on the Rowdy Rebs’ Facebook page said they would be closed until Dec. 12 due to it being “exam week.”

Maj. Jeff McCutchen with the Oxford Police Department said there haven’t been any recent undercover sting operations targeted at underage drinking.

“It probably happened a few weeks back,” McCutchen said. “The business has an appeal process so this was probably a date they agreed on.”

Exam week for University of Mississippi students is generally a quieter week for downtown Square restaurants and bars.