2440 Casino Strp Res Blvd
Robinsonville, MS 38664
Phone: (662) 363-9996
Fax: (662) 357-0180
This restaurant, situated near the train station and trolley line in the heart of downtown Memphis, offers home-cooked fare, Southern-style. Downtowners often walk from their homes to eat supper at this neighborhood favorite. House specialties include catfish, fried chicken and barbecue ribs, served with your choice of Southern vegetables such as black-eyed peas and turnip greens. If you like it spicy, try the gumbo. There is also a full bar. Open for dinner only, Marmalade is a good place to stop for a casual meal or a drink.
The Rumba Room brings the vibrant and lively culture of Latin America to downtown Memphis. This restaurant and club offers a refreshing change from the usual pub experience. One can find live salsa bands, salsa lessons, and much more happening here. The Latin flavor is also evident in the sumptuous items on the restaurant’s menu. Try their Baja shrimp tacos or Ultimate Nachos with a margarita or Cuban mojito. The Rumba Room is also available to rent for private events.
Popular guitar makers Gibson have a retail store and lounge just one block off of Beale street, home to legendary blues maestro B.B. King. While guitar guys can worry about the humbuckers and tremolos, music buffs can walk into the lounge for live performances. Mini sofas, muted lights, and a small stage set the place for acts. Etta James, Darryl Worley, Wilco, and Blues Aid have enthralled crowds here and the venue continues to attract musicians. Make sure to check the schedule beforehand. Parking can be expensive.
B.B. King's Blues Club as the name would suggest is owned by legendary blues musician B.B. King and features some of the best blues music in Memphis. From the regular appearances of Ruby Wilson - who can belt out a tune and entertain a crowd as well as anyone - to the special concerts by groups such as Booker T, this club consistently delights visitors and locals alike. There is a menu of ribs, barbecue and other entrees, as well as snack items, but most people come here for the music, not the food. The dance floor rocks every night of the week. Reservations are required for special concerts.
The atmosphere at this diner-style café is so authentic that the place was used virtually unchanged in "The Firm", the Tom Cruise movie about a Memphis law firm. Bill Clinton is also fond of the Blues City Cafe. The décor is intentionally weathered, with corrugated iron and glass blocks. Diner-style seating offers a great view of the crowds on Beale. The best bet on the menu is that Memphis staple—barbeque. You can watch big slabs of ribs being turned on the grill while you drink a cold beer. The prices are slightly elevated because of the restaurant's historic location, but you can still eat for a reasonable price.
Club152 on Beale is one of Memphis' favorite late night destinations to keep the party going. Three floors means that it has three different atmospheres. The first floor features live music in the evenings and DJs later on. The second floor features plenty of lounge space and a dance floor. The third floor opens after midnight on Friday and Saturday, making it a great second stop on a night out. You'll find great local talent and friendly service any time you visit.
This club features vintage rock on the weekends, often with Memphis favorite Kevin Paige as the star, On weeknights, catch up-and-coming musicians at Alfred's. The menu features ribs and barbecue pork along with steaks and chicken dishes. The lunch plate special offers the day's meat choice and three vegetables. There is also a full bar, with wine and beer. A large double-decker outdoor patio gives you a great view of the strollers on Beale Street while you dine or have a drink.
Rum Boogie Cafe's Blues Hall features live music every night of the week. The venue itself isn't the most glamorous, but the talent is undeniable. The resident performers, Dr. Feelgood Potts and his band play Friday through Monday. It's located next to the Rum Boogie Cafe, which is known for its delicious Cajun and barbecue dishes. Make a night of it and visit this venue for some great blues.
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.
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.
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.