Drinking at the best bars in Memphis is going to be covered in full detail as this post goes along. Some may be searching for a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, to save money on liquor during local drink special times, or maybe to sing karaoke and either way you should have a much better understanding of the scene soon.
We will kick this baby off with the best wine and cocktail bars in Memphis. Breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool or throw some darts will get our second section.
The best drink specials at bars near you with cheaper alcohol will come next before we pivot to bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area. Bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music will garner our final section.
Expect to find a local bar map with all these spots pinned on it so you can have a better feel for what venues are closest to your current area at the moment. The Southeast region is one that we have written about many times in the past if you are interested in reading more.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
The best cocktail and wine bars in Memphis might just be:
- Knifebird Wine Bar at 2155 Central Ave
- Art Bar at Crosstown Arts at 1350 Concourse Ave #280
- Alchemy Memphis at 940 Cooper St
- Hen House at 679 S Mendenhall Rd
- BarWare at 276 S Front St
- Chardonnay Bistro & Wine Bar at 4205 Hacks Cross Rd #101
- Fat Charlie’s Speakeasy at 107 Harbor Town Square
- Bar Hustle at 477 S Main St
- Tony’s Trophy Room at 929 W Poplar Ave, Collierville
- Moondance Grill at 1730 S Germantown Rd St 117, Germantown
Knifebird Wine Bar serves wines, cocktails, beer, and a variety of charcuterie boards, sandwiches, salads, and snacks with some of the best drink specials in your area available every Monday through Saturday from 4pm to 6pm.
Art Bar at Crosstown Arts is open from 5pm to 1am every Tuesday through Sunday serving a curated list of wines and craft beers as well as a menu of artful cutting-edge cocktails.
New American cuisine with many dishes served tapas-style along with handcrafted cocktails is what to expect from Alchemy.
Hen House offers a food menu, a wine and cocktail list, and good Memphis alcoholic drink specials from 4pm to 6pm Monday through Thursday.
For a wine bar and restaurant that also serves cocktails every Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm to close head to BarWare.
Great music, drinks, and exclusive cuisine and appetizers with drink specials from 5pm to 8pm Monday through Friday are all available at Chardonnay Bistro & Wine Bar.
Fat Charlie’s Speakeasy has TV’s to watch sports, great music, food, bourbon, wine, and cigars with happy hours every Friday from 4pm to 7pm.
Bar Hustle serves creative cocktails, local beer, wines by the glass, and sourdough based pizzas with liquor specials running from 4pm to 6pm Monday through Saturday.
Wines, domestic beers, music nights, games, and karaoke in Collierville can be found at Tony’s Trophy Room who offers drink specials from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Thursday.
Moondance Grill serves brunch, lunch, and dinner as well as a variety of sweet treats, wines, and cocktails in Germantown.
Memphis Breweries & Sports Bars
Watch the big game with your friends and sample new flavors of beers at the best breweries and sports bars in your area:
- Max’s Sports Bar at 115 GE Patterson Ave
- Brewskis Sports Bar & Grill at 2244 Whitten Rd
- Flying Saucer Draught Emporium at 130 Peabody Pl
- Boscos Squared at 2120 Madison Ave
- The Bluff at 535 S Highland St
- High Cotton Brewing Company at 598 Monroe Ave
- Sidecar Cafe Memphis at 2194 Whitten Rd
- Fox & Hound at 6565 Towne Center Xing, Southaven
- Southaven Recreation Center at 987 Town & Country Dr, Southaven
- Hook Point Brewing at 184 S Mt Pleasant Rd, Collierville
Max’s is one of the best sports bars near you with top notch amenities as well as a great beer and bourbon selection that are served alongside delicious apps like BBQ nachos plus they have drink specials from 4:30pm to 6:30pm Monday through Friday.
Brewskis is a laid-back easygoing sports bar in Memphis where you can enjoy an ice cold beer, play pool, or throw darts with friends and you can save some money drinking by visiting them for early happy hours that run from 10am to 2pm.
From 11am to 11pm Sunday through Thursday and from 11am to 12am on Friday and Saturday you can visit Flying Saucer Draught Emporium which features a full bar with craft beers and some of the best burgers you will find downtown.
Boscos Squared is a casual dining establishment that has brewed nearly 60 styles of beer including award-winning handcrafted options with beer specials from 3:30pm to 6:30pm Monday through Friday.
The Bluff is a local sports bar and music venue that serves southern food, draft craft beer, wells, and domestic long necks every Wednesday through Sunday at starting 11am.
Seven days a week you can visit High Cotton Brewing Company to try their unique beers and they have happy hours every Friday from 5pm to 7pm.
Sidecar Cafe has 12 HDTV’s that you can see from nearly every seat and a15 foot big screen to watch live sports on the patio while ingesting upscale bar food with a chef’s twist and drinking cold beer.
A nontraditional take on bar cuisine and a spin on classic dishes with a craft beer and craft cocktail selection is what you can expect to get from Fox & Hound and you can drink for cheaper there from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday.
Hook Point Brewing in Collierville focuses on a wide range of quality beers and non-alcoholic offerings and it is the home of Flat Hat American Ale, Inky Barley Scottish Stout, Haze Gray & IPA New England IPA, and an ever-growing fleet of brews.
Local Drink Specials
Save some money buying cheaper alcohol at these bars with drink specials near you:
- Silly Goose at 100 Peabody Pl #190
- Slider Inn at 2117 Peabody Ave
- The Cove at 2559 Broad Ave
- Tug’s Casual Grill at 51 Harbor Town Square
- Blind Bear at 119 S Main St #100
- Bardog Tavern at 73 Monroe Ave
- Stage 64 Lounge at 7041 Stage Rd #107
- The Skybox Grill at 2140 W Poplar Ave #101, Collierville
- Huey’s at 2130 W Poplar Ave #101, Collierville
Silly Goose serves a variety of food and handcrafted cocktails with some of the best drink specials near you running from 2pm to 8pm Monday through Thursday.
Delectable mini burgers, fresh Maine lobster rolls, a curated beer selection, and daily food and drink specials can be found at Slider Inn.
The Cove serves fresh oysters and classic hand-crafted cocktails with daily local drink specials at 7pm.
Tug’s Casual Grill serves lunch, dinner, brunch, and an array of pizzas as well as a drink menu that includes cocktails, craft beer on tap, and wine with happy hour from 4pm to 6pm daily and they also have many TV’s tuned to sports.
For a full service restaurant and cocktail lounge that offers liquor specials every Monday through Friday from 3pm to 7pm check out Blind Bear.
Bardog Tavern offers great food, a late-night kitchen, jukebox, cold drinks, and drink specials from 5pm to 7pm every Friday.
We have done our best to mention any time you can drink alcohol for cheaper at bars in Memphis during happy hours all through this post so don’t only focus on this section if you are hoping to save a few bucks.
Trivia, Quiz, & Game Nights
There are plenty of bars with local trivia, quiz, and game nights:
- Brookhaven Pub & Grill at 695 W Brookhaven Cir
- The Green Beetle at 325 S Main St
- Lamplighter Lounge at 1702 Madison Ave
- Alex’s Tavern at 1445 Jackson Ave
- Rec Room at 3000 Broad Ave
- Loflin Yard at 7 W Carolina Ave
- Young Avenue Deli at 2119 Young Ave
- Dan McGuinness Pub at 3964 Goodman Rd E, Southaven
Brookhaven Pub & Grill provides its guests with a variety of activities including one of the most fun bar trivia nights in your area every Tuesday at 7:30pm.
A variety of local beers on tap as well as a Tuesday poker night and trivia every Thursday at 7pm are available at The Green Beetle.
Lamplighter Lounge hosts trivia every Sunday night at 9pm.
New and old video games and arcade games can be found at Rec Room which also offers pizza and a good beer selection.
Loflin Yard is a bar, restaurant, and event space that hosts weekly bar trivia in your area.
Young Avenue Deli is a great place to get some delicious food, a cold beer, catch up with old friends, and listen to live music plus they offer Thursday night live trivia at 6pm with prizes of $50, $25, and $10 awarded to the top teams.
Irish food, pub favorites, and daily lunch specials can be found at Dan McGuinness Pub who hosts Wednesday quiz nights in Southaven at 7pm.
More fun bars with trivia or games from different lists include Tony’s Trophy Room and High Cotton Brewing Company.
Dance, Karaoke, & Live Music
These bars are great for dancing, live music, and karaoke:
- Tin Roof at 315 Beale St
- Jerry Lee Lewis’ Cafe & Honky Tonk at 310 Beale St
- Rock House Live Midtown at 2586 Poplar Ave
- Zebra Lounge at 2114 Trimble Pl
- Lafayette’s Music Room at 2119 Madison Ave
- Silky O’Sullivan’s at 183 Beale St
- 10th Inning Bar & Grill at 5960 Getwell Rd, Southaven
- Highlander Scottish Pub at 78 N Main St, Collierville
Tin Roof is a restaurant and a bar with live local music serving lunch and dinner along with 16 beers on tap, a large bottle and can selection, signature drinks, and great weekly specials available from 4pm to 6pm.
Jerry Lee Lewis’ Cafe & Honky Tonk is a Southern favorite with an open-air flaming fountain courtyard stage and live music every day of the week.
A great destination in Midtown for dining and drinking is Rock House Live which hosts Memphis bar karaoke every Saturday at 8pm and they have frequent live performances from bands too.
Zebra Lounge is open 7 nights a week and features live music every night at 8pm.
Lafayette’s Music Room is the place to go for great food, good conversation, and some of the best live music in town seven nights a week.
An inviting environment for casual dining with family and friends as well as great food and live music is what to expect from Silky O’Sullivan’s.
Snowden Grove’s 10th Inning Bar & Grill serves lunch and dinner and also has karaoke every Wednesday at 8pm and Saturday drink specials from 10am to 2pm.
Highlander Scottish Pub in Collierville is a local pub with a full bar, live music every Friday and Saturday night from 7pm to 10pm, nightlife, and a selection of wine, specialty cocktails, and ice cold drafts.
Other fun bars for music lovers in your area from other sections include Chardonnay Bistro & Wine Bar, Fat Charlie’s Speakeasy, Tony’s Trophy Room, The Bluff, and Young Avenue Deli.
We also have written posts on:
- Happy Hours In Nashville
- Happy Hours In New Orleans
- Happy Hours In Jackson
- Happy Hours In Little Rock
Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Memphis
Now that you have read all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available in your area. There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke near you.
If you notice us listing any venues that are no longer open or just think we got something wrong please tell us in the comments so this page stays as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Memphis.