Guidebook for Memphis

Timothy & Jessica
Timothy & Jessica
Guidebook for Memphis

Food Scene

Historic building with a charming French bistro where when you walk in, giant chalkboards display a coffee and food menu, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. You order at the counter.
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Cafe Keough
12 South Main Street
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Historic building with a charming French bistro where when you walk in, giant chalkboards display a coffee and food menu, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. You order at the counter.
Muddy's Grind House in Midtown serves homemade cakes, pies, cookies and to-die-for cupcakes in flavors like Grasshopper, Citrus Explosion, Capote (chocolate cake, vanilla icing), Chunky Dunk (chocolate cake with chocolate chip cookie icing) and Prozac (chocolate on chocolate). All items are preservative-free and made with organic ingredients. The selection in the bakery case changes weekly, but you can always find great food.
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Muddy's Bake Shop + Coffee
585 Cooper Street
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Muddy's Grind House in Midtown serves homemade cakes, pies, cookies and to-die-for cupcakes in flavors like Grasshopper, Citrus Explosion, Capote (chocolate cake, vanilla icing), Chunky Dunk (chocolate cake with chocolate chip cookie icing) and Prozac (chocolate on chocolate). All items are preservative-free and made with organic ingredients. The selection in the bakery case changes weekly, but you can always find great food.
The Arcade is the oldest restaurant in Memphis. The Arcade (opened in 1919) is a third-generation family-owned restaurant in the South Main Arts District on the trolley line. They serve generous portions of southern-style breakfast including country fried steak with eggs, breakfast casserole, and biscuits and gravy. Lunchtime at the Arcade will give you the choice of a meat and two daily special, salads, sandwiches and the like. But, you must try their pizza. Their longevity, great food and the fact that that Elvis' was a regular has made them a favorite of locals and the media as well. It has been featured in numerous movies: Elizabethtown, The Client, The Firm, and Walk the Line to
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The Arcade Restaurant
540 South Main Street
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The Arcade is the oldest restaurant in Memphis. The Arcade (opened in 1919) is a third-generation family-owned restaurant in the South Main Arts District on the trolley line. They serve generous portions of southern-style breakfast including country fried steak with eggs, breakfast casserole, and biscuits and gravy. Lunchtime at the Arcade will give you the choice of a meat and two daily special, salads, sandwiches and the like. But, you must try their pizza. Their longevity, great food and the fact that that Elvis' was a regular has made them a favorite of locals and the media as well. It has been featured in numerous movies: Elizabethtown, The Client, The Firm, and Walk the Line to
“Look Good. Eat Good.” are the words emblazoned on the front windows at the Beauty Shop. This hip and trendy restaurant in the Cooper-Young district of midtown Memphis does both, as it conjures up images of a ‘50s-style beauty shop, formerly Priscilla Presley’s curl-and-dye spot. It’s a camp wonderland where the façade is Jetsons-era Vitrolite, and choice seating is offered beneath hooded Belvedere hair dryers. The sights, scents and flavors of the Beauty Shop are both bold and quirky, and make for an out of the ordinary dining experience.
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The Beauty Shop
Cooper Street
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“Look Good. Eat Good.” are the words emblazoned on the front windows at the Beauty Shop. This hip and trendy restaurant in the Cooper-Young district of midtown Memphis does both, as it conjures up images of a ‘50s-style beauty shop, formerly Priscilla Presley’s curl-and-dye spot. It’s a camp wonderland where the façade is Jetsons-era Vitrolite, and choice seating is offered beneath hooded Belvedere hair dryers. The sights, scents and flavors of the Beauty Shop are both bold and quirky, and make for an out of the ordinary dining experience.
For "Blues, Brews and Burgers," Huey's is a great option. This Downtown Memphis mainstay is often voted as having the best burger in the city. Huey's offers reasonably priced pub grub with generous portions. This local favorite also boasts a great beer selection, full bar and live music on the weekends.
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Huey's Downtown
77 South 2nd Street
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For "Blues, Brews and Burgers," Huey's is a great option. This Downtown Memphis mainstay is often voted as having the best burger in the city. Huey's offers reasonably priced pub grub with generous portions. This local favorite also boasts a great beer selection, full bar and live music on the weekends.
Voted #1 ribs in America by the Food Network’s “Top Five Restaurants” It is a place known for real-pit barbecue with old fashioned barbecue sauces and cole slaw that are made from scratch.
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The Bar-B-Q Shop
1782 Madison Avenue
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Voted #1 ribs in America by the Food Network’s “Top Five Restaurants” It is a place known for real-pit barbecue with old fashioned barbecue sauces and cole slaw that are made from scratch.
Since the opening in 1998, Tsunami Restaurant has ranked at the top of numerous critics' lists for Best Seafood, Best Desserts, and Most Creative Menu. Tsunami is a fish-forward restaurant located in the Cooper-Young District. The menu primarily features seafood with a strong Asian influence. The nightly changing small plate menu offers the freshest and most eclectic seafood available paired with a plethora of locally sourced, seasonal ingredient.
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Tsunami
928 Cooper Street
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Since the opening in 1998, Tsunami Restaurant has ranked at the top of numerous critics' lists for Best Seafood, Best Desserts, and Most Creative Menu. Tsunami is a fish-forward restaurant located in the Cooper-Young District. The menu primarily features seafood with a strong Asian influence. The nightly changing small plate menu offers the freshest and most eclectic seafood available paired with a plethora of locally sourced, seasonal ingredient.
Memphis is a fried chicken capital, and Gus’s spicy, crispy, piping-hot bird provides diners with what may be the single most perfect bite in the flavorverse.
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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
310 South Front Street
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Memphis is a fried chicken capital, and Gus’s spicy, crispy, piping-hot bird provides diners with what may be the single most perfect bite in the flavorverse.
The Second Line offers up simple, authentic New Orleans fare: think juicy roast beef po' boys with bread delivered fresh from NOLA as well as heaping trays of fried seafood, crawfish pimento cheese fries, "fancy ass cole slaw," and Natchitoches meat pies, and herb-infused cocktails.
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The Second Line
2144 Monroe Avenue
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The Second Line offers up simple, authentic New Orleans fare: think juicy roast beef po' boys with bread delivered fresh from NOLA as well as heaping trays of fried seafood, crawfish pimento cheese fries, "fancy ass cole slaw," and Natchitoches meat pies, and herb-infused cocktails.
Cafe eclectic features fresh bakery goods, bread and pastries, artisan illy coffee, scratch breakfast, lunch and dinner
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Café Eclectic
603 North McLean Boulevard
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Cafe eclectic features fresh bakery goods, bread and pastries, artisan illy coffee, scratch breakfast, lunch and dinner
Tucked high above noisy Beale Street, but with a great view of the action, Itta Bena is a lush bit of quiet yet rustic elegance that sits on top of B.B. King's Beale Street club. Southern delicacies including fried green tomatoes, she-crab soup, duck and waffles, and Cajun-grilled shrimp and grits are all worthy of a taste.
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Itta Bena
145 Beale Street
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Tucked high above noisy Beale Street, but with a great view of the action, Itta Bena is a lush bit of quiet yet rustic elegance that sits on top of B.B. King's Beale Street club. Southern delicacies including fried green tomatoes, she-crab soup, duck and waffles, and Cajun-grilled shrimp and grits are all worthy of a taste.
Sophisticated room with exposed brick offering hearty, upscale Southern dishes & a long wine list.
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McEwens
120 Monroe Avenue
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Sophisticated room with exposed brick offering hearty, upscale Southern dishes & a long wine list.
Mollie Fontaine is a night spot on the outskirts of Downtown Memphis. The lounge is an old Victorian mansion that has been reconfigured into one of the coolest places around. The menu changes seasonally and focuses on small plates, separated into sections. This casual eatery has a full bar where drinks are imaginative and the pours are strong. The seating is "lounge-chic," so you won't find large tables (or any tables at all) surrounded by chairs, but rather an eclectic mix of mis-matched easy chairs, couches and love seats. Mollie Fontaine is also a great place to check out live music on the weeke
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Mollie Fontaine Lounge
679 Adams Avenue
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Mollie Fontaine is a night spot on the outskirts of Downtown Memphis. The lounge is an old Victorian mansion that has been reconfigured into one of the coolest places around. The menu changes seasonally and focuses on small plates, separated into sections. This casual eatery has a full bar where drinks are imaginative and the pours are strong. The seating is "lounge-chic," so you won't find large tables (or any tables at all) surrounded by chairs, but rather an eclectic mix of mis-matched easy chairs, couches and love seats. Mollie Fontaine is also a great place to check out live music on the weeke
Felicia Suzanne’s in Downtown Memphis has an upscale atmosphere and serves seriously superior food. The friendly staff serves Southern classics with Chef Willet’s twist including shrimp & grits, meat pies, crab cakes, chicken crepes with lemon butter sauce – each course amazingly better than the one before. The New Orleans style patio and courtyard make every dining experience (either inside or out) memorable. If ordering dessert, make sure to have plenty to share because the homemade peppermint ice cream and chocolate molten cake or blueberry cobbler tends to make folks a little greedy.
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Felicia Suzanne's
80 Monroe Ave # L1
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Felicia Suzanne’s in Downtown Memphis has an upscale atmosphere and serves seriously superior food. The friendly staff serves Southern classics with Chef Willet’s twist including shrimp & grits, meat pies, crab cakes, chicken crepes with lemon butter sauce – each course amazingly better than the one before. The New Orleans style patio and courtyard make every dining experience (either inside or out) memorable. If ordering dessert, make sure to have plenty to share because the homemade peppermint ice cream and chocolate molten cake or blueberry cobbler tends to make folks a little greedy.
Morning decision-making can be difficult, so let’s make this easy, sleepyheads: Drive to Sunrise Memphis for breakfast — the restaurant opens at 5 a.m. — and order the Rooster, a chicken biscuit with updated charm. Unlike traditional fried chicken washed in egg and dipped in flour, the Rooster breast moves directly from wet batter to pan. The result? An extra crispy crust and happy companion for dill pickles and Tabasco honey, both house-made! Global flavors mingle with regional favorites. (Try Three Amigos Tacos with chorizo and cotija.) On the jukebox, the Animals play alongside Johnny Cash. And for day-drinking? Locally roasted coffee from J. Brooks or a bubbly Mimosa for Sunday brunch.
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Sunrise Memphis
670 Jefferson Ave
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Morning decision-making can be difficult, so let’s make this easy, sleepyheads: Drive to Sunrise Memphis for breakfast — the restaurant opens at 5 a.m. — and order the Rooster, a chicken biscuit with updated charm. Unlike traditional fried chicken washed in egg and dipped in flour, the Rooster breast moves directly from wet batter to pan. The result? An extra crispy crust and happy companion for dill pickles and Tabasco honey, both house-made! Global flavors mingle with regional favorites. (Try Three Amigos Tacos with chorizo and cotija.) On the jukebox, the Animals play alongside Johnny Cash. And for day-drinking? Locally roasted coffee from J. Brooks or a bubbly Mimosa for Sunday brunch.
Excellent cuisine & atmosphere
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Iris
2146 Monroe Avenue
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Excellent cuisine & atmosphere
Tasty treats
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Tasty treats
Cool place with great coffee
Comeback Coffee
358 N Main St
Cool place with great coffee
“Memphis institution” – a hidden little gem in Midtown w/ homemade olive tapenades, specialty marinated tomato/onion dressing for the sandwiches, and specialty Italian meats- yummy
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Fino's Italian Deli & Catering
1853 Madison Avenue
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“Memphis institution” – a hidden little gem in Midtown w/ homemade olive tapenades, specialty marinated tomato/onion dressing for the sandwiches, and specialty Italian meats- yummy
Cozy atmosphere, authentic Italian local grub, family owned & operated, nice folks, reasonably priced with decent portions. Save room for homemade tiramisu & coconut cake! 3 miles from Our abode.
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Dino's Grill
645 North McLean Boulevard
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Cozy atmosphere, authentic Italian local grub, family owned & operated, nice folks, reasonably priced with decent portions. Save room for homemade tiramisu & coconut cake! 3 miles from Our abode.
From the raw bar to the hearth, The Gray Canary is full of surprises. With a cocktail menu built from scratch and a curated wine list, the drinks reflect adventure in the same way that the food and the atmosphere do, all working collectively to create an unforgettable dining experience.
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The Gray Canary
301 S Front St
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From the raw bar to the hearth, The Gray Canary is full of surprises. With a cocktail menu built from scratch and a curated wine list, the drinks reflect adventure in the same way that the food and the atmosphere do, all working collectively to create an unforgettable dining experience.
Catherine & Mary's brings the heart of Tuscan and Sicilian Grandmother cooking to Downtown Memphis. The restaurant strives to create an experience for guests that at once reminds them of home and delivers a sense of something new.
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Catherine & Mary's
272 S Main St
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Catherine & Mary's brings the heart of Tuscan and Sicilian Grandmother cooking to Downtown Memphis. The restaurant strives to create an experience for guests that at once reminds them of home and delivers a sense of something new.
You'll get a huge bang for your buck at this family-run restaurant. Served on paper plates and set on plastic tablecloths, barbecue comes in the form of baby back ribs, regular ribs and sandwiches. But the piece de resistance and the house specialty is the scrumptious Cornish game hen. Smoky and spicy, this isn't so much barbecue as it is a smoked meat - and is a truly unique taste of Memphis.
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Cozy Corner Restaurant
735 North Parkway
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You'll get a huge bang for your buck at this family-run restaurant. Served on paper plates and set on plastic tablecloths, barbecue comes in the form of baby back ribs, regular ribs and sandwiches. But the piece de resistance and the house specialty is the scrumptious Cornish game hen. Smoky and spicy, this isn't so much barbecue as it is a smoked meat - and is a truly unique taste of Memphis.
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Hustle & Dough
477 South Main Street
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Bishop
545 S Main St
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The Gray Canary
301 S Front St
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Westy's
346 North Main Street
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Hazel's Lucky Dice Delicatessen
964 Cooper Street

Shopping

Take a trip back through the 20th century with Memphis' best vintage department store. Stax aficionados, Elvis impersonators, and anyone looking for a wearable visual aid into the different stylistic decades will find what they're looking for at Flashback.
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Flashback Inc
2304 Central Avenue
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Take a trip back through the 20th century with Memphis' best vintage department store. Stax aficionados, Elvis impersonators, and anyone looking for a wearable visual aid into the different stylistic decades will find what they're looking for at Flashback.
Sells great records AND produces them. Goner Records has been a staple of the Memphis Midtown music scene for years now, buying and selling all manner of interesting deep cuts.
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Goner Records
2152 Young Avenue
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Sells great records AND produces them. Goner Records has been a staple of the Memphis Midtown music scene for years now, buying and selling all manner of interesting deep cuts.
This one-square mile neighborhood - starting just one block south of Beale - holds some Memphis’ greatest legends, architecture, art, innovation and characters. It is full of DIY’ers and entrepreneurs, locally owned shops, chef-owned restaurants and organizations that support the arts.
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South Main Street
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This one-square mile neighborhood - starting just one block south of Beale - holds some Memphis’ greatest legends, architecture, art, innovation and characters. It is full of DIY’ers and entrepreneurs, locally owned shops, chef-owned restaurants and organizations that support the arts.
River City Records
101 South Main Street

Essentials

A true neighborhood grocery- a throwback to a time when the local grocer was closer to home.
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Cordelia's Market
737 Harbor Bend Road
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A true neighborhood grocery- a throwback to a time when the local grocer was closer to home.
Full service grocery store
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Kroger
1761 Union Avenue
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Full service grocery store

Drinks & Nightlife

A TRUE neighborhood bar in the heart of downtown Memphis with great food, late-night kitchen and lots of fun-per-minute fueled by a hot jukebox and cold drinks
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Bardog Tavern
73 Monroe Avenue
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A TRUE neighborhood bar in the heart of downtown Memphis with great food, late-night kitchen and lots of fun-per-minute fueled by a hot jukebox and cold drinks
Alex's Tavern is an unassuming, local watering hole in the Crosstown neighborhood that makes up for its humble-but-charming atmosphere with one of the best burgers (and ribs and wings) in town. Perhaps the burger reigns supreme because of the inclusion of a secret mix of Greek seasonings in the patty, or perhaps because the cast-iron skillet said patty is cooked in has seen the sear of thousands of the patty's kin.
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Alex's Tavern
1445 Jackson Avenue
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Alex's Tavern is an unassuming, local watering hole in the Crosstown neighborhood that makes up for its humble-but-charming atmosphere with one of the best burgers (and ribs and wings) in town. Perhaps the burger reigns supreme because of the inclusion of a secret mix of Greek seasonings in the patty, or perhaps because the cast-iron skillet said patty is cooked in has seen the sear of thousands of the patty's kin.
The taproom at High Cotton is a full production brewery with tasting room. It is located at 598 Monroe Ave., just a short walk South of the Orleans trolley stop on the Madison (yellow) line.
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High Cotton Brewing Company
598 Monroe Avenue
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The taproom at High Cotton is a full production brewery with tasting room. It is located at 598 Monroe Ave., just a short walk South of the Orleans trolley stop on the Madison (yellow) line.
WISEACRE is a brewery committed to top quality, uniquely flavorful beer that appeals to passionate & progressive people. Brothers Davin & Kellan Bartosch dreamed up WISEACRE many moons ago & have been on an extensive quest procuring top-notch experience from around the globe to deliver the crunkest brewery possible in their groovy hometown of Memphis, TN.
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WISEACRE Brewing Co.
2783 Broad Avenue
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WISEACRE is a brewery committed to top quality, uniquely flavorful beer that appeals to passionate & progressive people. Brothers Davin & Kellan Bartosch dreamed up WISEACRE many moons ago & have been on an extensive quest procuring top-notch experience from around the globe to deliver the crunkest brewery possible in their groovy hometown of Memphis, TN.
Memphis' original craft brewery is now home to a spacious, family-friendly tap room. With every Ghost River beer on tap, food trucks daily, local shops, and brunch on Sundays
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Ghost River Brewery & Taproom
827 South Main Street
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Memphis' original craft brewery is now home to a spacious, family-friendly tap room. With every Ghost River beer on tap, food trucks daily, local shops, and brunch on Sundays
This local brewing company is a favorite for locals. With food trucks serving on the weekends and their array of beers always on tap, this spot is the place to be for a fun, weekend activity.
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Memphis Made Brewing Co.
768 Cooper Street
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This local brewing company is a favorite for locals. With food trucks serving on the weekends and their array of beers always on tap, this spot is the place to be for a fun, weekend activity.
Paula & Raiford’s Disco is a two-story night club in downtown Memphis. Raifords well known signature of great music, leather couches, handprints on the wall, fog machines, disco balls and lights are all here. Come and "put your boogie shoes back on"
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Paula & Raiford's Disco
14 South 2nd Street
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Paula & Raiford’s Disco is a two-story night club in downtown Memphis. Raifords well known signature of great music, leather couches, handprints on the wall, fog machines, disco balls and lights are all here. Come and "put your boogie shoes back on"
Loflin Yard is a bar, restaurant, and event space, but above all else, it's a haven in the heart of downtown. Grab a bottle from the wine rack, order food from the patio window, and settle inside or out. No matter which house you pick, you'll feel right at home in the Yard.
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Loflin Yard
7 W Carolina Ave
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Loflin Yard is a bar, restaurant, and event space, but above all else, it's a haven in the heart of downtown. Grab a bottle from the wine rack, order food from the patio window, and settle inside or out. No matter which house you pick, you'll feel right at home in the Yard.
This gritty club – a former bordello and hotel, is the local go-to for late night drinks and an alcohol-absorbing Soul Burger – a tasty concoction of greasy burger with onions that helps one regain one's sobriety at the end of the evening. Whenever there is a celeb in town - quite often, actually- E&H is always on the list, which makes for fun people watching.
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Earnestine & Hazel's
531 South Main Street
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This gritty club – a former bordello and hotel, is the local go-to for late night drinks and an alcohol-absorbing Soul Burger – a tasty concoction of greasy burger with onions that helps one regain one's sobriety at the end of the evening. Whenever there is a celeb in town - quite often, actually- E&H is always on the list, which makes for fun people watching.
The Cove prides itself on serving classic, artisan cocktails - think Whiskey Sours made with real lemon juice, Gimlets, Sidecars and Sazeracs, etc. Food specialties include pizzas, fresh oysters, and the famous tamale Stoner Pie. Most of the decor at the Cove came from Anderton's, a long time Memphis seafood institution. The Cove is a 21 and over smoking establishment. Featured on the Cooking Channel on FoodOgraphy with Mo Rocca.
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The Cove
2559 Broad Avenue
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The Cove prides itself on serving classic, artisan cocktails - think Whiskey Sours made with real lemon juice, Gimlets, Sidecars and Sazeracs, etc. Food specialties include pizzas, fresh oysters, and the famous tamale Stoner Pie. Most of the decor at the Cove came from Anderton's, a long time Memphis seafood institution. The Cove is a 21 and over smoking establishment. Featured on the Cooking Channel on FoodOgraphy with Mo Rocca.
Good food
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Carolina Watershed
141 E Carolina Ave
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Good food
Close to bnb, nice unique outdoor space, beautiful view of the bridge at sunset, local beer, & food trucks.
Grind City Brewing Co.
76 Waterworks Avenue
Close to bnb, nice unique outdoor space, beautiful view of the bridge at sunset, local beer, & food trucks.
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Bardog Tavern
73 Monroe Avenue
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Curfew
164 Union Avenue
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Loflin Yard
7 W Carolina Ave
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Bar Keough
247 Cooper Street
Art Bar at Crosstown Arts
1350 Concourse Avenue
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The Liquor Store
2655 Broad Ave
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New and nice 0.3 miles from the abode.
Soul & Spirits Brewery
845 North Main Street
New and nice 0.3 miles from the abode.
Great food and pinball.
FLIP SIDE Pinball Bar
1349 Autumn Avenue
Great food and pinball.

Everything Else

Railgarten is a reference to the location’s heritage as Midtown’s railroad substation. The site consists of several buildings across 1.5 acres stretching from Cooper to Blythe along Central Avenue. The buildings house an ice cream parlor, diner, ping pong emporium and a hideaway cocktail bar. There is also an outdoor stage for the arts, a sand volleyball court, wiffle/kickball field and space for the German heritage game of hammerschlagen. In addition to all this, there is a family-friendly picnic area with a unique playground, a tire swing, and some hammocks for relaxing with your favorite beverage.
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Railgarten
2166 Central Ave
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Railgarten is a reference to the location’s heritage as Midtown’s railroad substation. The site consists of several buildings across 1.5 acres stretching from Cooper to Blythe along Central Avenue. The buildings house an ice cream parlor, diner, ping pong emporium and a hideaway cocktail bar. There is also an outdoor stage for the arts, a sand volleyball court, wiffle/kickball field and space for the German heritage game of hammerschlagen. In addition to all this, there is a family-friendly picnic area with a unique playground, a tire swing, and some hammocks for relaxing with your favorite beverage.
Memphis is home to countless one-of-a-kind place, and our city’s reinvention of a former Sears distribution center is another example of this creativity and uniqueness. After sitting empty for more than 20 years, this towering historic building - now called Crosstown Concourse - reopened in August 2017. There’s plenty of history and architecture, and lots to eat, drink, and see within its walls.
Crosstown Concourse
1350 Concourse Avenue
Memphis is home to countless one-of-a-kind place, and our city’s reinvention of a former Sears distribution center is another example of this creativity and uniqueness. After sitting empty for more than 20 years, this towering historic building - now called Crosstown Concourse - reopened in August 2017. There’s plenty of history and architecture, and lots to eat, drink, and see within its walls.

Parks & Nature

Overton Park is a 342-acre public park in Memphis, Tennessee. The park contains a nine-hole golf course, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the Memphis Zoo, the Memphis College of Art, the Levitt Shell, Rainbow Lake, Veterans Plaza, the Greensward, two playgrounds, and the 126-acre Old Forest State Natural Area.
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Overton Park Avenue
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Overton Park is a 342-acre public park in Memphis, Tennessee. The park contains a nine-hole golf course, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the Memphis Zoo, the Memphis College of Art, the Levitt Shell, Rainbow Lake, Veterans Plaza, the Greensward, two playgrounds, and the 126-acre Old Forest State Natural Area.
AT NEARLY A MILE IN LENGTH, BIG RIVER CROSSING IS THE LONGEST PUBLIC PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI. Big River Crossing is also the country’s longest active rail/bicycle/pedestrian bridge. It serves as the connection point of Main Street to Main Street, a 10-mile multi-modal corridor that also features the Delta Regional River Park and Big River Trail, creating ties to attractions between Memphis, TN and West Memphis, AR.
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Big River Crossing
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AT NEARLY A MILE IN LENGTH, BIG RIVER CROSSING IS THE LONGEST PUBLIC PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI. Big River Crossing is also the country’s longest active rail/bicycle/pedestrian bridge. It serves as the connection point of Main Street to Main Street, a 10-mile multi-modal corridor that also features the Delta Regional River Park and Big River Trail, creating ties to attractions between Memphis, TN and West Memphis, AR.
Mud Island River Park in Downtown Memphis is a family-fun Riverwalk, Mississippi River Museum, amphitheater, monorail ride and more. One of the most unique pieces of the Mud Island River Park is the Riverwalk - an exact scale model of the Lower Mississippi River. Designed by the Corps of Engineers, the Riverwalk is composed of over 1,700 concrete pieces and runs about 5 city blocks.
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Mud Island River Park - Monorail Station
125 N Front St
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Mud Island River Park in Downtown Memphis is a family-fun Riverwalk, Mississippi River Museum, amphitheater, monorail ride and more. One of the most unique pieces of the Mud Island River Park is the Riverwalk - an exact scale model of the Lower Mississippi River. Designed by the Corps of Engineers, the Riverwalk is composed of over 1,700 concrete pieces and runs about 5 city blocks.
The Memphis Botanic Garden is a 96-acre botanical garden located in Audubon Park at 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis Botanic Garden is open to the public daily, where guests can take a stroll through various gardens on the grounds. There is also a children's garden, called my Big Backyard, which is very popular with Memphians and out of towners.
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Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
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The Memphis Botanic Garden is a 96-acre botanical garden located in Audubon Park at 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis Botanic Garden is open to the public daily, where guests can take a stroll through various gardens on the grounds. There is also a children's garden, called my Big Backyard, which is very popular with Memphians and out of towners.
At 4,500 acres, Shelby Farms Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country. Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the Park is both a vibrant community hub and a retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The Park features more than 40 miles of trails, both paved and unpaved, that are popular for walking, biking, running and hiking. The Park's trail network includes Shelby Farms Greenline, an iconic 10.65 mile paved cycling and pedestrian trail that connects the heart of Memphis to the heart of Cordova through Shelby Farms Park.
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Shelby Farms Park
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At 4,500 acres, Shelby Farms Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country. Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the Park is both a vibrant community hub and a retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The Park features more than 40 miles of trails, both paved and unpaved, that are popular for walking, biking, running and hiking. The Park's trail network includes Shelby Farms Greenline, an iconic 10.65 mile paved cycling and pedestrian trail that connects the heart of Memphis to the heart of Cordova through Shelby Farms Park.

Arts & Culture

History comes to life within the walls of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., where personal stories, historical artifacts and multimedia exhibits explore five centuries of civil rights and human rights history. Poignantly located at the Lorraine Hotel, where Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. The museum showcases more than 260 artifacts and features compelling events, from moving performances to appearances by renowned authors and important freedom fighters connected to the Civil Rights Movement. Special and permanent exhibits span an array of significant epochs, from the time of slavery to the Civil War era and Reconstruction, to the rise of
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National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry Street
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History comes to life within the walls of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., where personal stories, historical artifacts and multimedia exhibits explore five centuries of civil rights and human rights history. Poignantly located at the Lorraine Hotel, where Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. The museum showcases more than 260 artifacts and features compelling events, from moving performances to appearances by renowned authors and important freedom fighters connected to the Civil Rights Movement. Special and permanent exhibits span an array of significant epochs, from the time of slavery to the Civil War era and Reconstruction, to the rise of
From 1959 – 1974, a tiny movie-theater-turned-recording-studio in Downtown Memphis produced a string of hits that stirs souls today. The tour starts with a short introductory video (which alone is worth the price of admission!). From there you will see an amazing collection of more than 2,000 interactive exhibits, films, artifacts, items of memorabilia, galleries, and – of course – Isaac Hayes' gold-plated, peacock blue 1972 Superfly Cadillac El Dorado. While touring the museum, you will hear Stax hits including "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding, "Green Onions" by Booker T. and the MGS, "Do the Funky Chicken" by Rufus Thomas, and "Theme from Shaft" by Isaac Hayes.
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music
926 E McLemore Ave
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From 1959 – 1974, a tiny movie-theater-turned-recording-studio in Downtown Memphis produced a string of hits that stirs souls today. The tour starts with a short introductory video (which alone is worth the price of admission!). From there you will see an amazing collection of more than 2,000 interactive exhibits, films, artifacts, items of memorabilia, galleries, and – of course – Isaac Hayes' gold-plated, peacock blue 1972 Superfly Cadillac El Dorado. While touring the museum, you will hear Stax hits including "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding, "Green Onions" by Booker T. and the MGS, "Do the Funky Chicken" by Rufus Thomas, and "Theme from Shaft" by Isaac Hayes.
Visitors to this iconic home are welcomed to an experience unlike any other. Explore the personal side of Elvis with an interactive iPad tour features commentary and stories by Elvis and his daugther Lisa Marie. Visit the recently renovated Racquetball Building and pay your respects at Meditation Garden where Elvis and his loved ones are interred.
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Graceland
Elvis Presley Boulevard
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Visitors to this iconic home are welcomed to an experience unlike any other. Explore the personal side of Elvis with an interactive iPad tour features commentary and stories by Elvis and his daugther Lisa Marie. Visit the recently renovated Racquetball Building and pay your respects at Meditation Garden where Elvis and his loved ones are interred.
The Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum's exhibition, created by the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of musical pioneers who overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the world. The museum offers a comprehensive Memphis music experience from the rural music of the 1930s, through Memphis' musical heyday in the 70s, to its global musical influence.
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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
191 Beale Street
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The Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum's exhibition, created by the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of musical pioneers who overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the world. The museum offers a comprehensive Memphis music experience from the rural music of the 1930s, through Memphis' musical heyday in the 70s, to its global musical influence.
USATODAY 10 Best named Sun one of the world’s best musical attractions (second only to Memphis’s Graceland). But after each day’s last tour has wrapped, the shrine gets back to its roots—as a recording studio. Bands book time, and you may have seen episodes of the Sun Studio Sessions on your public television station: half-hour sets by local and national musicians.
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Sun Studio
706 Union Avenue
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USATODAY 10 Best named Sun one of the world’s best musical attractions (second only to Memphis’s Graceland). But after each day’s last tour has wrapped, the shrine gets back to its roots—as a recording studio. Bands book time, and you may have seen episodes of the Sun Studio Sessions on your public television station: half-hour sets by local and national musicians.