Memphis’ history leans heavily on music, and there are many gems of music who spent their hay-days in this Rock ‘n’ Roll city and entertained us till their swan songs. Beale Street is the heart and soul of Memphis’ music where day starts late evening. During night, people become as keen as mustard at Beale Street, and air gets thick with the sounds of hooting and tapping. How vibrant and dazzling a nightlife could be, only Memphians know.
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B.B. King’s Blues ClubIt is the most famous nightclub in Bluff City. The music played by famous blues bands here is so mesmerized that it will egg you on to tap your feet until you drop. You can also gorge on its mouthwatering South’s delicacies.
Address: 143 Beale St, Memphis, Tennessee 38103
The Rumba RoomIt is revered as Memphis’ first salsa nightclub which has brought Latin culture into light. You will admire this place for its yummy Latin food and drinks, salsa lessons, live salsa performances, and concerts.
Address: 303 South Main St, Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Business Hours: Thursday (6 pm-2 am); Friday (6:30 pm-3 am); Saturday (8 pm-3 am); Sunday (8 pm-1 am)
Paula Raiford’sIts time to get boogie on the well-known Hollywood Raiford’s music as dance is a short-cut to happiness. Get drenched into its fresh, chilled and luscious beer.
Address: 14 South Second, Memphis, Tennessee 30103
Phone: (901) 521-2494
Business Hours: Every Friday and Saturday (10 pm-4 am)
Earnestine & Hazel’sBe ready to get starstruck if you step into Earnestine & Hazel’s as it is highly popular amongst celebrities. It is considered one of the pulsating nightclubs where live bands represent jazz, soul, and blues. You will fail to say no to its lip-smacking Soul burgers.
Address: 531 South Main St, Memphis, TN 38103
Business Hours: Monday-Friday (5 pm-3 am); Saturday (11 am-3 am); Sunday (5 pm-3 am)
Silky O’ Sullivan’sVenture out to Silky O’ Sullivan’s bar which is packed with myriads of ice-cold drinks and beers to booze. Lose yourself to piano shows presented by some local bands.
Address: 183 Beale St, Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Business Hours: Monday (4 pm-Close); Tuesday-Saturday (11 am-Close); Sunday (12 pm-Close)
Rum Boogie CafeIt is famed amongst nightlife buffs who are in search of rum and beer. Located on Beale Street, this bar offers barbequed food, fried catfish, Cajun, rice and red beans, and a lot of other flavorful dishes. Music by Boogie Blues Band and James Govan will make you dance until dawn.
Address: 182 Beale St, Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Business Hours: Every day a week (11 am-2 am)
The Brass DoorIt is a high-brow Irish pub nestled in downtown Memphis. Get your energy bars back by indulging into its Grizzlies games and live music performances. Its hospitable staff members serve you authentic Irish cuisines, namely, lamb, fish ‘n’ chips, stew and many more and top-notch, thirst-quenching drinks.
Address: 152 Madison Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Business Hours: Sunday-Wednesday (11 am-12 am); Thursday-Saturday (11 am-2 am)
Buffalo Wild WingsGo heavy on sporting events, like, baseball, basketball, football, and hockey; traditional and boneless buffalo and chicken wings; and freshly-made beer at Buffalo Wild Wings.
Address: 3448 Poplar Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38111
Business Hours: Monday-Thursday (10:30 am-12 am); Friday & Saturday (10:30 am-1 am); Sunday (10:30 am-11 pm)
A Map Guide of the Best Nightlife Spots in Memphis