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 TN
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
midtownunited says: In my opinion, this is the gastropub concept done right. That is, create a great bar first. Check. Even without a menu, this would be one of the best bars in town. Solid wood, dim lighting, heavy on the liquor, 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
maria says: Thank you for allowing us smokers to smoke. You and The Cove are the only places that allow us to smoke (inside). That I know of. Any other restaurants 21+ let me know. Thank you More...
Boscos (Pizza, Steak/Pasta, Bars/Clubs)
2120 Madison Memphis Tennessee
432-2222
Music lover says: Great Entertainment. Joyce radiates the room with her remarkable vocals and great food. The perfect date place. More...
Brookhaven Pub & Grill (American Regional/Eclectic, Steak/Pasta, Bars/Clubs)
695 Brookhaven Circle Memphis TN
680-8118
Celtic Crossing (Irish)
903 S. Cooper Memphis TN
274-5151
memphis_eats says: Rediculously good food. Great beer. Best place for a meal and a pint in memphis. Remember that there are other beers than Guiness, Not that there is anything wrong with Guiness. Order the appitizer plate with the scotch eggs... oh 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 TN
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 TN
278-TONE
Shasta McNasty says: Best pizza in midtown!
Murphy's (American Regional/Eclectic, Burgers, Sandwiches, Etc., Bars/Clubs)
1589 Madison Memphis TN
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
HotPeppar says: It's a cool place. Lots of martinis to choose from. More...
Silky O'Sullivan's (American Regional/Eclectic, Bars/Clubs)
183 Beale Memphis Tennessee
522-9596
duramax says: One of the best bars in Memphis. Not overly expensive. And as stated above, $4 tip for 4 people's food and drinks!? Do you normally tip 5%? You are a serious A-hole. They definately don't need your business. The place 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 TN
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 TN
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 TN
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
Music lover says: Great Entertainment. Joyce radiates the room with her remarkable vocals and great food. The perfect date place. More...
Brookhaven Pub & Grill (American Regional/Eclectic, Steak/Pasta, Bars/Clubs)
695 Brookhaven Circle Memphis TN
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 TN
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 TN
278-TONE
Shasta McNasty says: Best pizza in midtown!
Murphy's (American Regional/Eclectic, Burgers, Sandwiches, Etc., Bars/Clubs)
1589 Madison Memphis TN
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 TN
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 TN
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 TN
901-678-2224
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 TN
901-537-1483
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
901-767-2200
Lulalyn Gallery (Art Gallery/Museum)
80 Monroe Memphis Tennessee
489-3963
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (Art Gallery/Museum)
1934 Poplar Memphis TN
901-544-6209
Metal Museum (Art Gallery/Museum)
374 Metal Museum Dr. Memphis TN
901-774-6380
The Dixon Gallery & Gardens (Art Gallery/Museum)
4339 Park Memphis TN
901-761-5250
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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