8840 Hamilton Dr.
Southaven, MS 38671
Phone: (662) 342-8222
Fax: (662) 280-2311
Cactus Jacks is the perfect haunt for those late-night parties with friends. The popular nightclub plays the latest dance numbers, but more of country music. The crowd is generally hooked to the dance floor, and at the bar, booze keeps flowing through the night. The atmosphere is laid-back and casual. However, with the binging and dancing, a next morning hangover is guaranteed!
This sports bar offers plenty of entertainment for spectators and participants alike. With four pool tables and six electronically scored dartboards, there's rarely a wait to play your favorite game. The casual atmosphere of the Getaway encourages patrons to kick back and relax. The favourites in the menu of Getaway Sports Bar include fried shrimp, hamburgers and snacks and is available throughout the day—perfect when jet lag makes you hungry at odd hours.
Located just a block away from Platinum Plus, this upscale, high-concept nightclub is the latest celebrity hot-spot. Level II Entertainment Complex offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, along with a dance floor that can hold more than a thousand people! The atmosphere is excellent and the DJ booth spins great numbers ranging from chart-busters, rock, electronic, trance to break beats, funk and Eurostyle. The clubs host a number of events and theme-parties, but "Viva Las Vegas", held every Friday night, is the most popular of all. Dress code is strictly enforced.
Before you go inside Java Cabana, stop and look at the window for a few minutes. Drop a few coins in the Elvis Impersonator's shrine to see what happens. After you have soaked in the memorabilia and hodge-podge collections, go inside for an experience right out of the beatnik era of the '50s and ‘60s. If you are lucky, you will be there for one of the frequent poetry readings by local writers, or some retro music played on acoustic guitar. Oh, yes—the coffee's pretty good,too. No alcoholic beverages served.
Highland Street runs along the edge of the University of Memphis, but it is no strip of boutiques and pizza places. And Newby's is not a haven for wealthy, preppy kids, either. It has a feeling of reality, with a heady mix of people and music. Local bands play here almost nightly on one of the two stages. There is no telling what you might hear—it could be folk or alternative rock—but it will almost never be top 40 or boring.
Relax, listen to music and have a cup of coffee. This funky little gift shop/coffee bar is a fun place to have a snack, browse for gifts and enjoy yourself. In the coffee bar you will find java, organic teas and homemade soups. The gift shop specializes in the works of local artists making it a great place to find an original gift. Local musicians perform here on Saturday evenings. The shop is easy to spot with its blue exterior and huge white-lettered name on the front.
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.
Located in respectable, artsy Midtown, J-Wags has been in Memphis longer than any other establishment catering to the gay population. It remains known as the best spot to see a female impersonator show. Cher, Barbara, Diana Ross - you can catch them all here and for a fraction of their Las Vegas prices. The bar is open throughout the day, unusual in this fairly conservative community, making it a great place to go if you're in jet lag and cannot sleep. Drink specials change each night. The show is performed Thursday through Saturday nights only.
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.
Club 616 is a great place for hanging out with friends. They serve drinks, cocktails and food. If you're looking for a place to drive away your work stress blues, this is the place to be.
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.