What to Do in Memphis

This list was compiled from Memphis Flyer's readers' and editors' top picks.

Restaurant

Alfred's (American Regional/Eclectic, Bars/Clubs)
197 Beale Memphis Tennessee
525-3711
MGL Elvis says: I have been going to Alfred's for the past 3 years to see Garry Wesley perform as ELVIS during Elvis Week. THe foo is always great the service the same and the Entertainment is well worth it. I will be More...
B.B. King's Blues Club (American Regional/Eclectic, Bars/Clubs)
143 Beale Memphis TN
524-KING
EJ says: My food was excellent. Ribs just fell off the bones. Took a little time, but the music was so good and the food so good, you did not mind. The waiter we had was very personable and courteous. Have eaten More...
Bardog Tavern (American Regional/Eclectic, Burgers, Sandwiches, Etc., Bars/Clubs)
73 Monroe Memphis TN
275-8752
Mark says: This bar/pub/restaurant is fantastic. The two dishes I would recommend would be first, the Island Club sandwich. A club sandwich like no other, and HUGE!. Go in hungry for this one, cause it is BIG. Second, the Meatball Sandwich. Tasty More...
Bayou Bar & Grill (Cajun/Creole)
2094 Madison Memphis Tennessee
278-8626
Phoenix says: I don't know bout some of ya'll but you need to push some Bayou Bar & Grill Duck 'n Sausage Gumbo down ya troat wit some crusty french bread. M'm, um, um, UMH! Make sho leave room to get sometang More...
Blue Monkey (American Regional/Eclectic, Bars/Clubs)
2012 Madison Memphis Tennessee
272-BLUE
mad_merc says: A fun bar with a restaurant quality menu. I have been pleasantly surprised by the menu items, much better than the typical pub grub one has come to expect when going to bars. Great atmosphere and tons of live music. More...
Boscos (Pizza, Steak/Pasta, Bars/Clubs)
2120 Madison Memphis Tennessee
432-2222
beeswax says: Forgot to add my rating -- 5 stars!
Brookhaven Pub & Grill (American Regional/Eclectic, Steak/Pasta, Bars/Clubs)
695 Brookhaven Circle Memphis Tennessee
680-8118
Celtic Crossing (Irish)
903 S. Cooper Memphis Tennessee
274-5151
scullinireland says: the place has all the charm of a real irish ale house ,there food was excellent ,was so good i had to talk to the chef ,i know good irish food as i worked in the top hotels in ireland More...
Dan McGuinness Pub (Irish, American Regional/Eclectic)
4694 Spottswood Memphis Tennessee
761-3711
Joe says: I don't know what the above people were complaining about - it's a freaking bar! I'd say they had pretty decent food and bevs for being a bar. Our waitress was HOT! The service was a little slow only because More...
Earnestine & Hazel's (American Regional/Eclectic, Bars/Clubs)
531 S. Main Memphis TN
523-9754
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (American Regional/Eclectic, Bars/Clubs)
130 Peabody Place Memphis Tennessee
523-8536
Jeff says: Best beer selection in town. And the waitresses are awesome. More...
Hi-Tone (American Regional/Eclectic, Burgers, Sandwiches, Etc., Bars/Clubs)
412-414 N. Cleveland Memphis Tennessee
278-TONE
Matthew Writt says: The best small-mid size venue in Memphis! Staff is awesome. $3 PBR tallboys. Bam. More...
Murphy's (American Regional/Eclectic, Burgers, Sandwiches, Etc., Bars/Clubs)
1589 Madison Memphis Tennessee
(901) 726-4193
tommytommy says: great music,. and best long island ice tea in town More...
Rum Boogie Cafe (American Regional/Eclectic, Home Cooking, Bars/Clubs)
182 Beale Memphis Tennessee
528-0150
Side Street Grill (American Regional/Eclectic)
31 S Florence Memphis Tennessee
(901) 274-8955
mtownguy says: Love this place...lots of fun and great food. Martinis are a bit pricey, but good special on import beer on import night. More...
Silky O'Sullivan's (American Regional/Eclectic, Bars/Clubs)
183 Beale Memphis Tennessee
522-9596
memphis_eats says: For Beal street food, its very very good. I can not be complety objective as my meals have always been accompied by a drink served in a bucket "silky's famous diver" One of the better places down town to hang More...
South of Beale (Bars/Clubs, American Regional/Eclectic)
361 South Main Memphis TN
(901) 526-0388
ebap says: A close friend of mine was visiting me from Orlando, FL and I asked her to join me in dining here for the 1st time. We absolutely loved everything. It was a very different eating experience. It's great when you More...
The Cove (American Regional/Eclectic, Seafood, Bars/Clubs)
2559 Broad Memphis Tennessee
730-0719
Emy170 says: Great atmosphere and place to go with friends for a drink. The food is also very good, especially the hummus or stoner pie. The back patio is smallish but very cozy nonetheless. More...
Young Avenue Deli (American Regional/Eclectic, Burgers, Sandwiches, Etc., Natural Foods/Vegetarian, Bars/Clubs)
2119 Young Memphis Tennessee
278-0034
Eater says: The food is bar fare but it's a bar so what do you want? Actually, the food is much better than other similar places. The beer selection is what draws me. It really gives Flying Saucer a run for its More...

Bars & Clubs

Alfred's (American Regional/Eclectic, Bars/Clubs)
197 Beale Memphis Tennessee
525-3711
MGL Elvis says: I have been going to Alfred's for the past 3 years to see Garry Wesley perform as ELVIS during Elvis Week. THe foo is always great the service the same and the Entertainment is well worth it. I will be More...
B.B. King's Blues Club (American Regional/Eclectic, Bars/Clubs)
143 Beale Memphis TN
524-KING
Moaker2 says: Best food on Beale. Service isn't the best due to volume of customers. Eat there every time we go to Beale More...
Bardog Tavern (American Regional/Eclectic, Burgers, Sandwiches, Etc., Bars/Clubs)
73 Monroe Memphis TN
275-8752
mad_merc says: It's a bar and it's a fun bar. The staff is great. Fun place to hang out. More...
Blue Monkey (American Regional/Eclectic, Bars/Clubs)
2012 Madison Memphis Tennessee
272-BLUE
Beth Anne Price-Dougan says: best karaoke in town! Get Michael the DJ to do a song or a duet! More...
Boscos (Pizza, Steak/Pasta, Bars/Clubs)
2120 Madison Memphis Tennessee
432-2222
beeswax says: Forgot to add my rating -- 5 stars!
Brookhaven Pub & Grill (American Regional/Eclectic, Steak/Pasta, Bars/Clubs)
695 Brookhaven Circle Memphis Tennessee
680-8118
Earnestine & Hazel's (American Regional/Eclectic, Bars/Clubs)
531 S. Main Memphis TN
523-9754
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (American Regional/Eclectic, Bars/Clubs)
130 Peabody Place Memphis Tennessee
523-8536
Jeff says: Best beer selection in town. And the waitresses are awesome. More...
Hi-Tone (American Regional/Eclectic, Burgers, Sandwiches, Etc., Bars/Clubs)
412-414 N. Cleveland Memphis Tennessee
278-TONE
Matthew Writt says: The best small-mid size venue in Memphis! Staff is awesome. $3 PBR tallboys. Bam. More...
Murphy's (American Regional/Eclectic, Burgers, Sandwiches, Etc., Bars/Clubs)
1589 Madison Memphis Tennessee
(901) 726-4193
tommytommy says: great music,. and best long island ice tea in town More...
Rum Boogie Cafe (American Regional/Eclectic, Home Cooking, Bars/Clubs)
182 Beale Memphis Tennessee
528-0150
Silky O'Sullivan's (American Regional/Eclectic, Bars/Clubs)
183 Beale Memphis Tennessee
522-9596
memphis_eats says: For Beal street food, its very very good. I can not be complety objective as my meals have always been accompied by a drink served in a bucket "silky's famous diver" One of the better places down town to hang More...
South of Beale (Bars/Clubs, American Regional/Eclectic)
361 South Main Memphis TN
(901) 526-0388
strbrnredhed says: The popcorn appetizer is so good. I haven't had anything there I didn't like. I'm pretty picky about my fish. The salmon salad is the best. More...
The Cove (American Regional/Eclectic, Seafood, Bars/Clubs)
2559 Broad Memphis Tennessee
730-0719
Emy170 says: Great atmosphere and place to go with friends for a drink. The food is also very good, especially the hummus or stoner pie. The back patio is smallish but very cozy nonetheless. More...
Wild Bill's (Bars/Clubs)
1580 Vollintine Memphis Tennessee
207-3975
Young Avenue Deli (American Regional/Eclectic, Burgers, Sandwiches, Etc., Natural Foods/Vegetarian, Bars/Clubs)
2119 Young Memphis Tennessee
278-0034
Eater says: The food is bar fare but it's a bar so what do you want? Actually, the food is much better than other similar places. The beer selection is what draws me. It really gives Flying Saucer a run for its More...

Arts, Performance, & Culture

142 Communication & Fine Arts Building Memphis Tennessee
678-2224
Emily Fulghum says: I love going to the AMUM to visit with the Egyptian collection there. When I was a student at the U of M, I would go visit to relax and take a break. More...
60 N. Perkins Ext. Memphis Tennessee
537-1483
Fountain Art Gallery (Art Gallery/Museum)
3092 Poplar, Suite 1 Memphis Tennessee
458-7100
Gallery Fifty Six (Art Gallery/Museum)
2256 Central Memphis Tennessee
276-1251
Hannah Davis Gallery (Art Gallery/Museum)
408 S. Front, Suite 105 (Huling Row) Memphis Tennessee
504-756-4567
L Ross Gallery (Art Gallery/Museum)
5040 Sanderlin Memphis TN
767-2200
Lulalyn Gallery (Art Gallery/Museum)
80 Monroe Memphis Tennessee
489-3963
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (Art Gallery/Museum)
1934 Poplar Memphis Tennessee
544-6209
Metal Museum (Art Gallery/Museum)
374 Metal Museum Dr. Memphis Tennessee
774-6380
The Dixon Gallery & Gardens (Art Gallery/Museum)
4339 Park Memphis Tennessee
761-5250
memarts says: The Dixon offers guided tours with museum staff every Tuesday and Sunday at 2pm. You can also schedule a group tour or docent tour in advance. More...

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