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
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
mad_merc says: It's a bar and it's a fun bar. The staff is great. Fun place to hang 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
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 TN
680-8118
Celtic Crossing (Irish)
903 S. Cooper Memphis TN
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...
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
(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
Oregonian says: The goats drink beer. The place is a good outdoor hangout. And it's as irish as your gonna get for Beale. Great bar. had a lot of good times there. As for the 4 dollar tipper above me.....For 4 people? 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 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 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
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
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...
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
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 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
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 TN
(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
Oregonian says: The goats drink beer. The place is a good outdoor hangout. And it's as irish as your gonna get for Beale. Great bar. had a lot of good times there. As for the 4 dollar tipper above me.....For 4 people? 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 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 TN
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
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 TN
544-6209
Metal Museum (Art Gallery/Museum)
374 Metal Museum Dr. Memphis TN
774-6380
The Dixon Gallery & Gardens (Art Gallery/Museum)
4339 Park Memphis TN
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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