Memphis with Friends
Collected by Leo Johnson
Memphis is a city with character and soul. It can be found in its beloved blues and the rock 'n' roll that was born here and the food that feeds it all. The best part? Most of the fun is in the Downtown district and reachable by foot.
707 W Brookhaven Cir, Memphis, TN 38117, USA
The atmosphere at Hog & Hominy was bustling with people, flavor, and great food! As a person who has traveled throughout the US and Overseas I must say the PIZZA was awesome! The different variations one can try amazes me! An Italian experience,...
200 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
When AutoZone Park opened in the spring of 2000, it was widely considered to be the best ballpark below the Major League Baseball level. Fourteen years after that first season for the Redbirds’ home ballpark, it remains one of the best minor...
Riverwalk, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Looking for a place to walk or run with views of the Mississippi River? The Riverwalk along the top of the bluff might be the solution. The Riverwalk is a paved trail/sidewalk that begins where Riverside Drive heads downhill toward the river on...
52 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Ask 10 Memphians their favorite barbecue restaurant and you're likely to get 10 unique recommendations. Downtown's Rendezvous restaurant, if it doesn't make the top choice, is often on everyones list. The Greek-flavored, dry-rub ribs are the main...
Beale St, Memphis, TN, USA
Where the historic cobblestone landing meets Tom Lee Park, and the tip of Mud Island joins the Wolf River Harbor and the Mississippi River, you'll find Beale St Landing. This modern river dock is home of the Mother of all riverboats. Longer than a...
191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
It's said that Elvis recorded the first rock 'n' roll song nearby at Sun Studio. But to understand why Memphis was the perfect spot for Sam Phillips and Elvis to make that first rock record, a visit to the Rock 'n' Soul Museum is a must. The...
145 Lt. George W Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Ever wonder about the instruments your favorite musicians play on stage? At the Gibson Beale Street Showcase in Downtown Memphis, you can learn about the famous guitar and see where it’s made. Lasting about 45 minutes, tours take visitors into the...
100 S Main St #101, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Memphis is known for barbecue and good Southern cooking, but a number of pizza restaurants have come on the scene recently to add to the mix. Aldo’s was opened in the summer of 2012 by Aldo Dean, the man who brought Bardog Tavern to Downtown and...
735 North Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38105, USA
Don't let the nondescript exterior fool you. Cozy Corner, located near the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital campus in Uptown, has some of the city's best barbecue. This little shop gets busy at lunch for good reason; the barbecue bologna...
361 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
South of Beale is the city's first gastropub, a title the restaurant's owners earned when they opened for business in 2009. Since then, the establishment has become one of Downtown's go-to spots for great food and drinks. Located just a couple...
149 Union Ave #9, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Lansky 126 is the cool and more accessible sibling to the granddaddy of cool, Lansky's. Both stores—along with two other Lansky specialty stores—are located off the lobby of The Peabody Memphis. Lansky 126 is filled with women's fashions, trendy...
109 GE Patterson Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
The merchandise at Hoot + Louise is part vintage, part new, part handmade, and all fun. Or at least that's the way my wife seems to feel every time she sets foot in the Downtown Memphis boutique, which is pretty often. It's her favorite shop in...
163 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Of course you need a hula skirt, along with Elvis sunglasses, sideburns, and a ukulele. A. Schwab's, the dry goods store that has been operating on Beale Street since 1876, sells all of it. Honestly, the store sells a lot of stuff. Need a hat,...
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