Tim's Guidebook to the Best of Memphis

Tim
Tim's Guidebook to the Best of Memphis

Food Scene

walk able, cheap, and good
Pei Wei
1680 Union Ave
walk able, cheap, and good
Walk able, good sushi, sake
Sekisui
25 South Belvedere Boulevard
Walk able, good sushi, sake
multi Asian restaurant, good prices, good food
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Mulan Asian Bistro - Young Ave
2149 Young Avenue
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multi Asian restaurant, good prices, good food
one of the closest Italian places
Strano! Sicilian Kitchen & Bar
948 Cooper Street
one of the closest Italian places
Lovely eclectic menu. The sea bass is divine!
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Tsunami
928 Cooper Street
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Lovely eclectic menu. The sea bass is divine!
Good mexican food and drinks. good patio
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Cafe Ole
959 Cooper Street
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Good mexican food and drinks. good patio
Good bar menu
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Sweet Grass
937 Cooper Street
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Good bar menu
In a charming old bungalow. Good breakfast, lunch, and some nights offer dinner. I think you can bring alcohol. Good country food (meat &3) with a healthy slant. Good baked goods as well.
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Stone Soup Café & Market
993 Cooper Street
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In a charming old bungalow. Good breakfast, lunch, and some nights offer dinner. I think you can bring alcohol. Good country food (meat &3) with a healthy slant. Good baked goods as well.
Good ole southern cooking meat and 3.
Cupboard
1400 Union Ave
Good ole southern cooking meat and 3.
I think the best ribs in town. Sides and everything good also.
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Central BBQ - Midtown
2249 Central Avenue
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I think the best ribs in town. Sides and everything good also.
The best pulled pork in Memphis. They have good brisket and BBQ spaghetti. Rated on Food Network as top 10 bbq
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The Bar-B-Q Shop
1782 Madison Avenue
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The best pulled pork in Memphis. They have good brisket and BBQ spaghetti. Rated on Food Network as top 10 bbq
Good Mexican and walkable
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Frida's Restaurante Mexicano
1718 Madison Avenue
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Good Mexican and walkable
Walk able good Mediterranean food.
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Casablanca Restaurant
1707 Madison Ave
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Walk able good Mediterranean food.
An unassuming convenience store with highly rated sandwiches and Korean inspired dishes.
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Kwik Chek
2013 Madison Ave
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An unassuming convenience store with highly rated sandwiches and Korean inspired dishes.
Fun and Trendy! Can be loud at times. Tacos great, Babalu burger amazing, guacamole made tableside
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Babalu Tapas & Tacos - Overton Square
2115 Madison Avenue
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Fun and Trendy! Can be loud at times. Tacos great, Babalu burger amazing, guacamole made tableside
Amazing fried catfish, smoked pork chops, and fresh vegetables.
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Soul Fish Cafe
862 S Cooper St
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Amazing fried catfish, smoked pork chops, and fresh vegetables.
Good homemade pizza. order ahead cause it takes 45 minutes. There's a roof top patio also.
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Aldo's Pizza Pies - Midtown
752 Cooper Street
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Good homemade pizza. order ahead cause it takes 45 minutes. There's a roof top patio also.
Good food and bar scene. Great Brunch spot.
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The Beauty Shop
Cooper Street
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Good food and bar scene. Great Brunch spot.
Good Bar and patio scene as well. Creole inspired. It's smack your momma good! Restaurant Iris is next door and is amazing fine dining.
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The Second Line
2144 Monroe Avenue
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Good Bar and patio scene as well. Creole inspired. It's smack your momma good! Restaurant Iris is next door and is amazing fine dining.
fun place with good apps and soups
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Robata Ramen and Yakitori Bar
2116 Madison Avenue
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fun place with good apps and soups
Great coffee and bake shop
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Muddy's Bake Shop + Coffee
585 Cooper Street
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Great coffee and bake shop
Trendy good new place
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Bounty on Broad
2519 Broad Avenue
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Trendy good new place
Good bar and music also. Above BB Kings restaurant. Good food and great environment.
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Itta Bena
145 Beale Street
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Good bar and music also. Above BB Kings restaurant. Good food and great environment.
good executive happy hour. fancy eating and great food.
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Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar
39 South Main Street
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good executive happy hour. fancy eating and great food.
Good french food on mud island. Check out roof top view also
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Paulette's Restaurant
50 Harbor Town Square
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Good french food on mud island. Check out roof top view also
Good Italian. Monday is half price pizza and half price wine night.
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Spindini
383 South Main Street
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Good Italian. Monday is half price pizza and half price wine night.
Memphis oldest working diner. Good everything.
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The Arcade Restaurant
540 South Main Street
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Memphis oldest working diner. Good everything.
Amazing thai food, one of the best patio's and patio bars, and occasional patio entertainment. Bhan Thai toast is good appetizer, steak salad is good, steak lunch special is good, tom yum soup with chicken good, pad sei u with beef good, bhan tini good drink
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Bhan Thai
1324 Peabody Avenue
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Amazing thai food, one of the best patio's and patio bars, and occasional patio entertainment. Bhan Thai toast is good appetizer, steak salad is good, steak lunch special is good, tom yum soup with chicken good, pad sei u with beef good, bhan tini good drink
This is the nearest Starbucks
Starbucks
1850 Union Avenue
This is the nearest Starbucks
Good breakfast, coffee, baked goods, lunch
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Café Eclectic
603 North McLean Boulevard
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Good breakfast, coffee, baked goods, lunch
Good bar with great priced high quality bar menu. Check Thurs wine specials and daily gourmet pizza special. Gourmet with french flair in main dining room.
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Cafe Society
212 North Evergreen Street
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Good bar with great priced high quality bar menu. Check Thurs wine specials and daily gourmet pizza special. Gourmet with french flair in main dining room.
Great overall food, good bar, and fun setting of an old theater. $15 pitcher of mimosa at brunch.
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The Majestic Grille
145 South Main Street
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Great overall food, good bar, and fun setting of an old theater. $15 pitcher of mimosa at brunch.
Voted top 10 best fried chicken in the U.S. It is memorable. If you go on off hours or call in a to go it's less hectic. There is also and East Memphis location that serves more choices than the original downtown location.
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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
310 South Front Street
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Voted top 10 best fried chicken in the U.S. It is memorable. If you go on off hours or call in a to go it's less hectic. There is also and East Memphis location that serves more choices than the original downtown location.
Newer trendy restaurant in Germantown. People rave over it.
Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill - Germantown
7515 Poplar Ave
Newer trendy restaurant in Germantown. People rave over it.
New higher end trendy steak restaurant not far. Expect around $100 a person with drinks.
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Char Restaurant
431 S Highland St
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New higher end trendy steak restaurant not far. Expect around $100 a person with drinks.
Fabulous newer more upscale restaurant in Old Dominicks Distillery. You will love it!
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The Gray Canary
301 S Front St
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Fabulous newer more upscale restaurant in Old Dominicks Distillery. You will love it!
Great pub and restaurant and garden built in some old water/grain holding tanks. A good millenial spot.
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Carolina Watershed
141 E Carolina Ave
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Great pub and restaurant and garden built in some old water/grain holding tanks. A good millenial spot.
good coffee, bakery, and food. Eclectic!
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Edge Alley | Restaurant
600 Monroe Ave
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good coffee, bakery, and food. Eclectic!
New eclectic eatery in the Central Station Hotel. Has already garnered top awards and on the lists of best new restaurants.
Bishop
545 S Main St
New eclectic eatery in the Central Station Hotel. Has already garnered top awards and on the lists of best new restaurants.
One of the best places for food and best service in town.
Southern Social
2285 S Germantown Rd
One of the best places for food and best service in town.
An old school local Italian favorite of many generations. Food great and the bar is very rat pack feeling.
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Pete and Sam's
3886 Park Avenue
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An old school local Italian favorite of many generations. Food great and the bar is very rat pack feeling.
Great Mexican food, good quality, and very inexpensive. The Guacamole is unique and to die for.
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Las Delicias
4002 Park Avenue
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Great Mexican food, good quality, and very inexpensive. The Guacamole is unique and to die for.
A Nashville favorite recently opened in Memphis
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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken - Memphis, TN
596 Cooper St
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A Nashville favorite recently opened in Memphis
On the top 3 list of fried chicken places in town
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Uncle Lou's Fried Chicken
3633 Millbranch Road
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On the top 3 list of fried chicken places in town

Drinks & Nightlife

A myriad of shops, bars, restaurants, theaters, and an eclectic cinema.
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Overton Square
2101 Madison Avenue
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A myriad of shops, bars, restaurants, theaters, and an eclectic cinema.
Good martini bar and good small plates. David the bartender is the best! Micah is a good waiter.
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Alchemy Memphis
940 Cooper Street
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Good martini bar and good small plates. David the bartender is the best! Micah is a good waiter.
Fun millennial crowd
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Young Avenue Deli
2119 Young Avenue
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Fun millennial crowd
Good pints, good music, good food, good times
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Celtic Crossing Irish Pub
903 Cooper Street
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Good pints, good music, good food, good times
Best priced Happy hour in Memphis. $4 for premium cocktail from 4-6pm and wine specials. Sit in the wine bar section if you want to be more low key. Food decent (smoked chicken ravioli's) and good price on brunch and brunch drinks as well.
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Bayou
2094 Madison Avenue
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Best priced Happy hour in Memphis. $4 for premium cocktail from 4-6pm and wine specials. Sit in the wine bar section if you want to be more low key. Food decent (smoked chicken ravioli's) and good price on brunch and brunch drinks as well.
A great venue with live music. Has lots of history. And the food is good as well.
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Lafayette's Music Room
2119 Madison Avenue
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A great venue with live music. Has lots of history. And the food is good as well.
Good bar scene, good food, good gospel brunch. Flaming stone beer made in house is on some national lists.
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Boscos Squared
2120 Madison Avenue
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Good bar scene, good food, good gospel brunch. Flaming stone beer made in house is on some national lists.
good food and good drinks
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LOCAL On The Square
2126 Madison Avenue
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good food and good drinks
low key dive with good drinks, occasional music, and food
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The Cove
2559 Broad Avenue
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low key dive with good drinks, occasional music, and food
Cool brewery. some of the memphis made beers are great
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Memphis Made Brewing Co.
768 Cooper Street
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Cool brewery. some of the memphis made beers are great
Good brewery and fun place
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WISEACRE Brewing Co.
2783 Broad Avenue
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Good brewery and fun place
amazing open yard, barn, brew house, stage, bar, and eatery. Very unique and worth a peak.
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Loflin Yard
7 W Carolina Ave
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amazing open yard, barn, brew house, stage, bar, and eatery. Very unique and worth a peak.
an 1840's mansion turned into a martini bar and piano bar. Very eclectic and can be fun. Gay and straight mix, especially when the DJ is playing upstairs.
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Mollie Fontaine Lounge
679 Adams Avenue
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an 1840's mansion turned into a martini bar and piano bar. Very eclectic and can be fun. Gay and straight mix, especially when the DJ is playing upstairs.
Gay bar. A dive but can get drunken and fun later at night.
The Pumping Station
1382 Poplar Ave
Gay bar. A dive but can get drunken and fun later at night.
A gay dance club with a gay and straight mix
Spectrum Memphis
600 Marshall Ave
A gay dance club with a gay and straight mix
Good bar and music and trendy crowd
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Silly Goose
100 Peabody Place
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Good bar and music and trendy crowd
Galleries, bars, restaurants, shops. an eclectic mix
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Broad Avenue
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Galleries, bars, restaurants, shops. an eclectic mix
bars, shops, antiques, restaurants, coffee shops, etc etc
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Cooper-Young
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bars, shops, antiques, restaurants, coffee shops, etc etc
Good appetizer and bar scene. Amazing view of river, city, and bridge. Good for sunset on the river.
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Terrace at The River Inn
50 Harbor Town Square
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Good appetizer and bar scene. Amazing view of river, city, and bridge. Good for sunset on the river.
A crazy ass disco reminiscent of the 70s. Plan to get get drunk, dance, and spend some money.
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Paula & Raiford's Disco
14 South 2nd Street
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A crazy ass disco reminiscent of the 70s. Plan to get get drunk, dance, and spend some money.
Great food. late night menu. good patio for drinks. Bar Dog downtown is their sister place.
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Slider Inn - Midtown
2117 Peabody Avenue
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Great food. late night menu. good patio for drinks. Bar Dog downtown is their sister place.
good food , good drinks, good fun. There's one downtown on south main as well. Downtown one has steak night on monday i think
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The Blue Monkey
2012 Madison Avenue
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good food , good drinks, good fun. There's one downtown on south main as well. Downtown one has steak night on monday i think
A speak easy with food, drinks, pool, and fun
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Blind Bear
119 South Main Street
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A speak easy with food, drinks, pool, and fun
This is a new multi building indoor and outdoor place to eat, drink, and be merry. It's very hip and worth the visit. It's similar to Loflin Yard but in Midtown.
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Railgarten
2166 Central Ave
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This is a new multi building indoor and outdoor place to eat, drink, and be merry. It's very hip and worth the visit. It's similar to Loflin Yard but in Midtown.
Funky little NYC style boutique hotel with lobby bar, underground bar, and coffee/bake goods shop.
ARRIVE Memphis
477 South Main Street
Funky little NYC style boutique hotel with lobby bar, underground bar, and coffee/bake goods shop.
BarWare
276 South Front Street
New Hotel in Central station. Very funky and great for cocktails
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Memphis Central Station
545 South Main Street
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New Hotel in Central station. Very funky and great for cocktails
New corner bar where everybody knows your name
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Cafe Keough
12 South Main Street
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New corner bar where everybody knows your name
Good food and great bar. You can get a smoked cocktail there, and the piano music is nice in the bar
Moondance Grill
1730 S Germantown Rd
Good food and great bar. You can get a smoked cocktail there, and the piano music is nice in the bar

Entertainment & Activities

A mix of restaurants, music, and bars. It's like a mini Bourbon Street and a must see.
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Beale Street Entertainment District
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A mix of restaurants, music, and bars. It's like a mini Bourbon Street and a must see.
Nearby. Offer wine
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Malco Studio on the Square
2105 Court Avenue
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Nearby. Offer wine
Large movie theater
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Malco Paradiso Cinema Grill And IMAX
584 South Mendenhall Road
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Large movie theater
The large theater with Broadway shows. beautiful place.
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Orpheum Theatre
203 South Main Street
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The large theater with Broadway shows. beautiful place.
Tunica, MS is the largest gaming town between Atlantic city and Las Vegas. Several casinos here.
Horseshoe Tunica
1021 Casino Center Dr
Tunica, MS is the largest gaming town between Atlantic city and Las Vegas. Several casinos here.
15-20 minute drive. There is a casino, bars, and food buffet
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Southland Casino Racing
1550 North Ingram Boulevard
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15-20 minute drive. There is a casino, bars, and food buffet
Fabulous new movie theater downtown. Good drinks and food as well.
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Malco Powerhouse Cinema Grill & Bar
540 S Front St
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Fabulous new movie theater downtown. Good drinks and food as well.

Sightseeing

The hotel of the south. Have drink in the lobby, see the ducks in the fountain, and go to the roof top. Thursdays during the summer are rooftop parties with entertainment.
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The Peabody Memphis
118 Union Avenue
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The hotel of the south. Have drink in the lobby, see the ducks in the fountain, and go to the roof top. Thursdays during the summer are rooftop parties with entertainment.
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Graceland
Elvis Presley Boulevard
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Beale Street
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One of top ten zoos in the nation
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Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Pl
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One of top ten zoos in the nation
There is a mud island river park, but drive around mud island and see the homes, shops, and views. Good place to walk/jog on the river also
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Mud Island
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There is a mud island river park, but drive around mud island and see the homes, shops, and views. Good place to walk/jog on the river also
They turned our Pyramid amphitheater to the number one destination Bass Pro in the world. Don't worry about it being a bass pro, just go see the inside. It's amazing. You can ride up to the top for amazing views also.
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Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
1 Bass Pro Drive
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They turned our Pyramid amphitheater to the number one destination Bass Pro in the world. Don't worry about it being a bass pro, just go see the inside. It's amazing. You can ride up to the top for amazing views also.
museum and planetarium
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Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium
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museum and planetarium
Very touching and sight of where Martin Luther King was shot.
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National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry Street
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Very touching and sight of where Martin Luther King was shot.
You are in Central Gardens. Find the website and there is info on its history. I think there is a walking tour as well.
Central Gardens
You are in Central Gardens. Find the website and there is info on its history. I think there is a walking tour as well.

Arts & Culture

Shops, galleries, coffee houses, restaurants, bars, diners. Last Friday of every month in summer is art/wine crawl night.
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South Main
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Shops, galleries, coffee houses, restaurants, bars, diners. Last Friday of every month in summer is art/wine crawl night.
galleries, shops, restaurants, bars, etc
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South Main Street
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galleries, shops, restaurants, bars, etc
Memphis Brooks Msm-Art
4389 New Getwell Rd
nice and close
Nice art and gardens
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Dixon Gallery & Gardens
4339 Park Avenue
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Nice art and gardens
cool place
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Metal Museum
374 Metal Museum Drive
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cool place
check the schedule
Theatre Memphis
630 Perkins Extd
check the schedule
Good productions here and close
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Playhouse on the Square
66 Cooper Street
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Good productions here and close
An outdoor free concert arena. Check website for schedule. This is the first place Elvis ever performed for pay.
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Levitt Shell
1928 Poplar Avenue
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An outdoor free concert arena. Check website for schedule. This is the first place Elvis ever performed for pay.
Where the greats recorded. The site of the million dollar quartet.
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Sun Studio
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Where the greats recorded. The site of the million dollar quartet.
Lot of great musicians featured here.
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music
926 E McLemore Ave
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Lot of great musicians featured here.
working archaeological dig of an ancient Indian village
C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa
1987 Indian Village Dr
working archaeological dig of an ancient Indian village

Parks & Nature

Has a pond, a green area, a playground, a dog park, and a free golf course
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Overton Park
1914 Poplar Avenue
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Has a pond, a green area, a playground, a dog park, and a free golf course
Largest city park in the nation. so much to do and see. go check it out.
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Shelby Farms Park
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Largest city park in the nation. so much to do and see. go check it out.
interesting place
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Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
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interesting place
good for walking and jogging along the river
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Mud Island River Park
125 Island Drive
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good for walking and jogging along the river
wonderful gardens, and Japanese garden
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Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
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wonderful gardens, and Japanese garden
lovely parkland and nature trails
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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
910 Riddick Road
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lovely parkland and nature trails
Opened in 2016, now you have a chance to walk over the Mississippi river and overlook downtown, the river, and Arkansas. There's a nice light show at night along the path. It's well lit and there are emergency phones all along the way.
Big River Crossing
Opened in 2016, now you have a chance to walk over the Mississippi river and overlook downtown, the river, and Arkansas. There's a nice light show at night along the path. It's well lit and there are emergency phones all along the way.

Getting Around

There are buses that are on union just a few feet away
Memphis Area Transit Authority
444 N Main St
There are buses that are on union just a few feet away
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
2948 Poplar Ave