Memphis is amazing, and there’s something interesting happening practically almost every other night. In its bucket list, the Tennessee city entails the iconic Beale Street, which basically stands as Tennessee’s most-visited attraction center.
And surely, with music streaming from typically almost every open door, memorials to music legends, and history beaming from everywhere, Memphis city packs a lot to see and do. Trust me, whether looking for a dance club or a dive bar, a blues hall or a swank lounge, Memphis has it all.
Here is a list of the top things to do in Memphis at night. It includes a distilled selection of the best places to let you explore Memphis nightlife alone or with your friends. Rest assured of a stellar experience and a real feel of the city.
1. Enjoy some salsa at Rumba Room
Rumba Room is one of the first salsa clubs to be established in the entire of Memphis. It offers a great and swanky bar area, a colorful mural, a fabulous menu of mainly Latin and Cuban appetizers, and a fantastic dance area that literally pulses with every salsa beat. As a DJ-driven dance club, Rumba Room will have you dance to your favorite salsa music every Friday and Saturday night, with an occasional live band featured.
2. Be part of ultimate partying at Overton Square
If you ever visited Memphis in the 70’s you will agree with me that Overton Square was THAT nightlife spot in the whole of Memphis. And indeed, even to this day, the Square remains a prestigious bar-hopping paradise in Memphis. From craft beers at Bosco’s to killer martinis at Bari, and live music & cocktails at Lafayette’s Music Room, the list rolls on and on in Overton Square; and as such, so does the party.
3. The Memphis Escape Rooms
Great live-action experience it is and yes, Memphis Escape Rooms are amazing! Although each of the rooms come with a diversified theme, they all have a common objective of basically gathering a clue, solving a puzzle and ultimately escaping from the room.
Whether you feel like you can infiltrate a serial killer’s apartment to search for clues or you are ready to race against the clock to open a mystery box; Memphis Escape Rooms is the place to be!
Book your experience today and be part of some NAIL BITING FUN!! It’s absolutely exhilarating!
4. Malco Summer Drive-In
Do you love movies? Do you want to have a great experience tonight? No need to wander around again, Malco Summer Drive-in is the place to be. In fact, it is a must do for any movie lover in Memphis.
What’s more? The tickets are much cheaper than the regular movie theaters & the experience is 10x more fun! Simply an absolute adventure!
5. Revive the childhood memories at Rec Room
This is a great place to pass away the night with some video games and a few drinks.
Hanging out with some cool friends tonight? Well, you just can’t afford to miss this joint. Video games can be really entertaining and fun. And that’s what you can expect to find at Rec Room! They have basically added fresh concepts to the usual bar scene environment you may be accustomed to. You’ll find a variety of arcade video games, a robust menu of pizza for the pizza lovers as well as a wide selection of beers for drinkers alike.
An extremely nostalgic place with excellent service!
6. Make yourself at home at the Blues Hall Juke Joint
A perfect small dark bar to stop in and enjoy! The atmosphere is extremely alluring and fantastic. And with such a great atmosphere and some of the best live entertainment from in and around Memphis; if you want an evening to remember for the rest of your life Blues Hall Juke is THAT place.
Moreover, inside the room, the strands of white lights illuminating the ceiling and the framed paintings hanging on the walls will make one feel like he/she is in his/her living room.
A really cozy and warm environment that makes one feel at home!
7. Young Avenue Deli
This is a gem in Memphis. What a deli and for that case a tasty one you will find in this cavernous space! In addition to, it doubles as a live music must-hit for any night in Memphis. Whether it’s your favorite local or regional band, Young Avenue Deli is the ultimate companion.
And when you need a break from the live music, feel free to throw a few darts or shoot some pool because Young Avenue Deli is just THAT interesting collection joint that will never let you down.
8. Twilight Sky Terrace
What a view! Twilight Sky Terrace offers one of the most beautiful views over the city and the Mississippi River. In addition to these gorgeous views their drinks are equally fantastic and if you’re hungry do not hesitate to get some delicious, spicy crab meat sliders that will keep your night rolling.
The fire ring and the comfortable coaches will also add to the great relaxation offered here.
9. BB King’s Blues Club
BB King’s Blues Club is the home of American blues music, famous barbecue, legendary musicians, great basketball and historic landmarks. From the classic souls to the authentic blues and all your favorite rock tunes; BB King’s Blues Club will have you covered with some of the best live entertainment available in town every night.
The club is also a famous den for some of the South’s most fantastic and delicious foods influenced by flavors from the likes of the authentic Memphis-style barbecue and the Mississippi Delta. Ideally, it’s simply the best place to enjoy live music and good food in Memphis.
10. Avenue Coffee
This is essentially the most quaint and hip coffee joint in Memphis. The Baristas here are highly skilled and choreograph by far the best espresso you’ll find in Memphis and its surrounding.
Avenue Coffee equals the best coffee in the city. It’s just so so good!
Updated: December 20, 2018