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Memphis Nightlife, Tennessee

Being one of the major towns, which also has the credit of creating great music from its earlier days, it is expected that Memphis will be one of the most happening places at night. Having given birth to rock-n-roll, Memphis has produced great bands, like Blues. The already exuberant nightlife gets even better with the flavor of music. Moreover, there are various forms of recreation that add on to the music, like dance clubs, sports bars, college bars and some gay bars.


People living in Memphis love to party and keep their feet moving at the beat of exceptional music. Dance clubs and music clubs are available in plenty all over the city that would definitely cater to your taste. The most popular dance bar in Memphis is the Alfred’s, which delivers throbbing music as well as the best barbeques almost every night.  Multilevel dance clubs like Club 152 are also well appreciated along with clubs like Raiford’s and Senses, of which the former is considered the rowdiest of all clubs at Memphis. Other than the normal genre, there are various sports clubs like Fargo’s, which are exclusively brought up for the younger generation. 

Bars and Pubs 

The Beale street of Memphis River City is well renowned for the numerous bars and pubs present there. One could say that there are so many of these pubs and bars present that if anyone were to go about in each of them they would surely collapse. The Beale is considered to be the heart of the city’s nightlife. Some of the most popular bars are the Coyote Ugly Saloon, Alex’s Tavern, Beale Street Tap Room and the list goes on. Black Diamond is one of the most recent, though smaller, additions to the series of hangouts in the city. 


No matter what you do, you cannot enjoy the night without great food. For this reason alone, numerous restaurants present in the city offer variety of cuisine, which could be specific or fusion. The basic Mississippi essence is the most popular to complement, which you would also get Cajun, Spanish, African and French.  The most sought after restaurants are the EP Delta Kitchen, Brazil Churascaria and the Bluefin, which have their unique type of preparations. Other than these, there are Capriccio Grill, Chez Philippe and Encore. The list also includes the Garland’s Restaurant, which will allow you to reserve a table for yourself.  

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  • WazlingRum Boogie Café
    travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
    Memphis is all about blues and BBQs. The Rum Boogie Cafe has been open since 1985 and has seen such famous artists such as Elvis Presley, Joe Walsh, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Sting, Alice Cooper and Aerosmith, each and every one of them...
  • marius_fBlues City Café
    travel tip by marius_f posted more then 30 days ago
    There is no place in Memphis or in Tennessee for that matter where you can eat such delicious, world-class tamales and party for hours in the same time! Blues City Cafe is like no other! It was the first time that I had so much fun with...
  • party-girlB. B. King's Restaurant
    travel tip by party-girl posted more then 30 days ago
    If you want to have a night out with friends, not just exploring the city during daytime and sleeping at night, than you should go to B. B. King's Restaurant. They have an open blues club that's the best in town. Party, energy,...
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