5 hottest bars in Memphis
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
Friendliest bar on the block
It’s all well if you have a cool concept or decently priced drinks or even a glam interior – but what keeps punters coming back is the sheer friendliness of the place. Bardog has that in smiles, with bouncers, waiters and bartenders all making sure you have a grand old time. That’s not to say they don’t have any of the other stuff. They sure do, including a perfect location for a neighbourhood bar: a brick building on a city corner.
73 Monroe Ave.
Tel: +1 901 275 8752 http://bardog.com
B.B. King's Blues Club
The original, the legendary
You don’t get more legendary an establishment than the original B.B. King’s Blues Club. The home of blues music; this bar is home to famous musicians, cold beer and tasty BBQ. Pumping out live entertainment every night of the week, you’re as likely to see a new act as an old favourite, from soulful blues to fresh funk. Situated on historic Beale Street, the club is just one of the reasons that make Memphis a home to music.
143 Beale St.
Tel: +1 901 524 5464 www.bbkingclubs.com/memphis
Tel: +1 901 726 4444 http://alchemymemphis.com/
Turn your night into gold
With a slogan that boasts, “The night isn’t over until we say it is,” Alchemy sure has a high opinion of itself. And so it should. Sleek and sophisticated, the experience is one for the glitterati, and it knows it, so dress the part. Its other claims to fame are being voted Best Singles Bar, a confident crowd that’s awesomely cosmopolitan and a cocktail list to satisfy every taste. If you’re after golden memories in Memphis, you’ll find them here.
940 S. Cooper
Tel: +1 901 522 9596 www.silkyosullivans.com
Anyone for an Irish duelling piano pub?
How about we throw in some beer-loving goats? Yes, there can be only one Silky’s – and you’ll find it in at this Beale Street institution. Silky O’Sullivan’s, named after its deceased owner (a character in his own right) serves up ice-cold beer and a rowdy atmosphere. It’s a great place to catch local bands and, later, the duelling piano show. Don’t miss the famous "Diver", a gallon of booze which comes in a bucket with straws for you and your crazy friends!
183 Beale St
Tel: +1 901 523 9754 http://earnestineandhazelsjukejoint.com
Earnestine & Hazel's
The best dive bar in the country
That’s no small claim to fame! But E&H’s has plenty of ammo to back that baby up. Home to the nationally famous Soul Burger, a second floor inhabited by ghosts, being featured in 9 movies, profiled in Playboy and Esquire and visited by celebrities are just some of the reasons it’s always packed. There is also the best Memphis jukebox, live bands every night, oh, and did we mention it used to be a brothel?
531 S Main St