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)
147 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
ratman says: A welcome addition to downtown. It has excellent food, a professional and friendly staff, and a warm and friendly atmosphere. Gotta check it out! More...
Bayou Bar & Grill (Cajun/Creole)
2094 Madison Memphis Tennessee
278-8626
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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 Squared (Pizza, Steak/Pasta, Bars/Clubs)
2120 Madison Memphis Tennessee
432-2222
Shasta McNasty says: Great comfy place to drink a beer & have a tasty salad or sandwich. Plus one of the best patios in town. Great buy for the $$. More...
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
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...
Dan McGuinness Pub (Irish, American Regional/Eclectic)
4698 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
Shasta McNasty says: Best pizza in midtown!
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
urbanbushwoman says: Great service and a great place to eat...And FYI BadKittyKat....the owners wife if NOT a bitch...Maybe you need to be SPAYED! Ive met both the owner and his wife and they are great people...As a matter of fact, I interacted 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
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...
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)
147 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
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...
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 Squared (Pizza, Steak/Pasta, Bars/Clubs)
2120 Madison Memphis Tennessee
432-2222
Shasta McNasty says: Great comfy place to drink a beer & have a tasty salad or sandwich. Plus one of the best patios in town. Great buy for the $$. More...
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
Bad KittyKat says: Best dive bar in Memphis. Good burgers too!!! 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
David Lusk Gallery (Art Gallery/Museum)
4540 Poplar Memphis Tennessee
767-3800
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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