2855 Old Austin Peay Hwy
Memphis, TN 38128-5604
Phone: (901) 312-7777
Fax: (901) 312-7778
Bars & Cafes
Café Gelato in Bartlett offers a cozy coffee house atmosphere. This restaurant in northeast Memphis has various toasted deli sandwiches, salads and other fresh entrees. Whether you like your coffee black or as an espresso, cappuccino or iced, you can find the perfect blend here. It is an ideal location to meet friends for coffee or treat children to a cool dessert after a hot day outdoors. The menu at Café Gelato entices your sweet tooth as well with its selection of milkshakes, gelato and other smooth and creamy desserts. -Ann Baker
If you are up for a night of pool, poker or grooving to the tunes of a live band, Hadley's Pub is the place to visit. This pub has all the amenities of a quaint neighborhood bar with live music four nights a week: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesdays. Their menu has a variety of appetizers of which the chicken wings, which come hot, mild or medium, are the local favorites. Other food choices include quesadillas, sandwiches, hamburgers and nachos. Hadley's Pub is conveniently located off Interstate 40 in the northeast section of Memphis. The pub is open for lunch, dinner and evening entertainment seven days a week. -Ann Baker
Robilio's Sidecar Café is the perfect place to spend an evening watching sports on the large screen TVs, enjoying tasty food, or talking about the latest accessory you purchased for your Harley with biker buddies. The Sidecar has pool tables where you can join in friendly competition with new friends and old. Smoking is permissible in this sports bar. The menu offers a wide variety of appetizers, salads, soups and entrees. This restaurant is located in Northeast Memphis in the suburb of Bartlett and is the perfect place for singles to meet others or couples to enjoy an evening out. Whether you are in the mood for chicken wings or a sizzling and tasty rib eye, this sports bar has something for everyone. -Ann Baker
If you want to venture away from the usual tourist spots in Memphis to hear some live music, Wild Bill's is a great option. While it's a bit out of the way, the lively atmosphere, cheap drinks, and unbelievable talent will make you glad you made the trek. When the music starts playing, people are get up and start dancing. So don't be shy, and join in!
This bar located between Midtown and East Memphis has boasted a Memphis rock and roll dive bar cool since 1978, and hosts local and touring bands weekly.
A blasting jukebox and great burgers draw a neighborhood crowd to this popular corner bar, which is also a favorite with Rhodes College students. Park on the street and join the late-night crowd, which has been known to hang around this Midtown standard until the day's first light. The doors of Alex's Tavern never close and you can leave your Visa and your American Express cards at home, no credit cards are accepted here.
If you are alone in town and would like to kick back in comfort with a cocktail, Le Chardonnay in the Overton Square Entertainment District, with its leather couches, is just the place. If you are not alone, the candlelit ambience might be just the ticket, too. After your cocktail, choose a seafood, steak, or chicken entree from the menu, or try one of the delicious gourmet pizzas. Every Wednesday a wine tasting features selections from its own collection one of the best cellars in town!
This brewpub features several beers made on site, including Boscos Flaming Stone Beer, concocted using traditional German brewing techniques that give the beer its unique caramel character. Also on tap are India Pale Ale, Scottish Ale and various seasonal offerings. The specialty pizzas, such as the vegetarian, barbecue chicken and New York and Santa Fe varieties, are the best bets. Pastas, sandwiches, salads and grill items are also available. The spinach and artichoke dip and the battered and fried calamari appetizers are especially good. The pub atmosphere offers casual dining plus an outdoor patio. On the weekend, try the Sunday jazz brunch.
This bar with an interesting name is in a great location for a night out - a block west of Overton Square and close to many restaurants. You can stop in for a beer and listen to live music after an evening at the theater or a dinner out. The Blue Monkey offers 35 different brands of beer and several wines. You can snack on one of their sandwiches and have the time of your life.
Tortilla chips and salsa start every meal. The most popular appetizer is Mexican chicken wings, coated in a dry, spicy sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Entrees include quesadillas, tortillas, which can be filled with spinach, mushrooms, cheese, tomatoes or a variety of other toppings; tacos and chile rellenos (peppers stuffed with meat and rice). A full service bar offers margaritas and Mexican beers. The walls are painted to look like clay with Mexican and desert designs. The tables are wooden and a little worn adding to the traditional feeling. The atmosphere is casual and fun.
Steps from the University of Memphis campus, this hangout draws undergraduates for the beer, graduate students for coffee, and faculty for a good sandwich and conversation. The food consists largely of nachos, various fried things in baskets, and big and juicy hamburgers. Other choices include the portobello mushroom sandwich and the turkey melt. The decor is made up of rough wood floors, tables with graffiti carved into them, a pool table, videogames and sports on the TV. Customers dressed in anything more formal than college student-grubby may feel out of place. The full bar specializes in shooters and imported beer.
A regular drinking-hole in Memphis's Overton Square, Side Street Grill is a great place to have a late-night drink or light snack. Especially so for tourists, as this place is quite light on the pocket. They serve speciality martinis that quite reflect the creativity of the brewer with some unconventional flavors on offer like wedding cake, chocolate- and-strawberry and so on. A few dinner items like steak are also served. The best thing to do here, however, is to gather a couple of friends and have a peaceful cigar and drink on the restaurant's patio in the balmy night.