2855 Old Austin Peay Hwy, Memphis, TN, US, 38128-5604
- Phone: (901) 312-7777
- Fax: (901) 312-7778
Whether it is lilting melodies that offer you calm solace, or feet-tapping rock n roll music that gets you moving, the Barristers has both on offer for you. This is the ideal venue to sip on a drink or two while you sit amongst an eclectic crowd that loves good music, and good beer even more! Barristers is also the place where Cordell Jackson was said to have performed. Call for additional information.
A local favourite hangout, this pub is popular among the youngsters as well as the adult business crowd. The place focuses on drinks, simple food, and of course, great music. Drop in for a drink or two, and dance to the latest numbers.
People come to here for two primary reasons,which is the 270 kinds of beer and the hot fudge pie. However, you can get an excellent hamburger or choose from the selection of Creole-style dishes if you want something more substantial. The restaurants in the Pinch area occupy buildings that served as homes and shops to the immigrant population that lived here in the 1800s and early 1900s. Thus, they have a somewhat shabby, but charming, atmosphere. The restaurant's decor has earned scene settings in several of the John Grisham movies filmed in Memphis, including The Firm.
This Pinch District pub is sort of memorial to the Irish immigrants who settled in this area. Enjoy a good selection of beer in the old, dark wood interior and with Irish memorabilia on the walls. Live music on the weekends brings in a wide variety of customers, all ready to have a good time. The menu features Irish Beef Stew and Potato soup, along with juicy 1/2 pound hamburgers.
A part of the hip and happening nightlife scene of downtown Memphis is the the Paula & Raiford's Disco club. It’s a typical club from the 1980s, complete with disco balls, fog machines and leather couches. Paula Raiford, the owner-cum-DJ, spins some great tunes that allure one and all to the dance floor. If you wish to take a break away from the blaring music and smoke, head to the VIP area. This nightspot also offers a pick-up and drop limousine service for all those who wish to arrive in style. Don't forget to carry cash, as it does not accept credit cards.
Formerly known as The Last Place on Earth, this high-energy club is the first place to come to hear live music from local and touring bands. From "funk to punk," there is something on offer for everyone. Check out show dates and ticket information online at the venue's Web site. You can order tickets online or by phone and tickets of Stop 345 are available at the door for some shows.
The specialties piroshki and beef stroganoff, are well prepared. Entrees such as a Chilean fish dish called Escolar and a terrine that layers polenta with wild mushrooms and feta cheese make an eclectic menu. Strudel and napoleons make lush desserts and served in large portions. More than 27 varieties of Vodka and a short wine list is also available. Murals are featured in the main dining room, with Eastern European folk arts and crafts, and samovars once used to prepare tea. There is a small outdoor patio for a pre-dinner drink. Enjoy belly dancing on Friday and Saturday nights.
The food here is designed to complement the beer. Appetizers include the Beer Cheese Soup, hot tamales, sausage quesadillas, sausage and cheese plates, while sandwiches fill out the menu. One of the rooms contains a large bar and wooden tables and chairs, and the other room has pool tables and a sports-bar atmosphere. The most popular place to eat and drink is on the wrap-around patio at the windows. Cigar smoking is encouraged on the patio, and the restaurant offers a cigar list. The restaurant features live music on weekends and is in the heart of the tourist district, so there are usually plenty of chances for people-watching.
A two story destination, the Plush Club, is the local hang out of Memphis. The crowd here mainly consists of youth who dance the night away sipping on to some of the bar concoctions. The club presents local events and live acts, some of which are ticketed so make sure you have one in order to bask in the night life of Memphis.
Willie Mitchell is a longtime fixture on the Memphis scene. Once a trumpet player as well as the musical producer responsible for Al Green's early hits, Mitchell owned and ran this club under the name "Legends." Still looking a little rundown on the outside, Willie Mitchell's Rhythm & Blues Club is the place to hear R&B in an authentic atmosphere. If you want to experience R&B as it was played on Beale in what some people consider its heyday, Willie Mitchell's is the closest you will come. Live blues takes place on some Friday and Saturday nights. No cover charge.
If you can stand the Memphis weather, this Beale Street bar has one of the biggest patios in town. Enjoy it in spring and fall, or with a cool drink on late summer evenings. It is a great place to watch the crowds of tourists and revelers go by, but often fills up and becomes a party, with customers dancing and drinking on the patio to the music of local bands. After midnight on Saturday this place becomes a hot spot for local college students.