Three beloved nighttime destinations
Memphis is famous for its hopping nightlife and fantastic bars and lounges. When the winds get chilly, drop into some of this musical city’s best nighttime destinations, and warm up in style.
One of Memphis’ best-loved venues, BB King’s Blues Club is the perfect way to start your evening. Take in soulful music during live performances from both the house band and local artists; you’ll hear blues, Motown, funk, and more. Then, take in a meal to remember, like a platter of ribs, hot wings, fried chicken, bayou shrimp & grits, or barbecued pork. This venue has an intimate supper-club atmosphere and the promise of excellent entertainment and authentic Southern fare. The club is located at 143 Beale Street, with easy access to the rest of the downtown Memphis bars, restaurants, and hotels.
Silky O’Sullivan’s has everything you need for a great story: dueling pianos, Southern eats, excellent beer, and … alcohol-loving live goats. Nestled on Beale Street, Silky O’Sullivan’s features local bands and an evening piano show. Enjoy fantastic old-fashioned barbecue: ribs, pulled pork, and brisket, in addition to Southern favorites like catfish and shrimp. House specialty drinks include the Screaming Margarita, Irish Coffee, Blue Lagoon, Hurricane, and more. The best part, though, might be the beer-swigging goats.
You don’t have to be staying at Memphis’ grandest hotel to enjoy its luxurious and ambient bar. The Peabody Lobby, with its famous fountain and ducks, marble columns, and lavish décor, is the ultimate backdrop for an evening out, and the Bar has been called “the living room of Memphis.” Famous for fascinating people-watching and first-rate martinis, the Lobby Bar promises an interesting night on the town. And, if you’re craving something sweet before that martini, the Peabody Pastry Shop is nearby with an array of delectable treats.