You want to party in Memphis but you’ve got responsibilities. You’ve got champagne taste and beer money. I feel you. I have some tips that can help you party hearty without spending your whole paycheck.
Tip 1: Start with Happy Hour
Check out your favorite bars and restaurants for Happy Hour deals during the week. If you have champagne taste, you can get a deal at Old Dominick’s infamous Pure Memphis Cocktail Hours Thursday – 2-7pm, Friday – 2-8pm, Saturday – 2-8pm, Sunday – 12pm-5pm. For a more budget-friendly option, check out the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium’s self-proclaimed “Best Happy Hour in Memphis.” Happy Hour is from 4-7 pm Tuesday through Friday and features $4 draft beers. Blind Bear Speakeasy has great Happy Hour deals like $2.50 domestic beers and two for $5 taco deals. If you prefer weekend partying, check out Day Parties where you can get food and drink deals with the cost of admission.
Tip 2: Groupon It
Tip 3: Double Up
Check out places where you get drinks and entertainment. A local bowling alley is a great start and has good drinks and bar food at reasonable prices. Places like Dave and Busters and Golf & Games Family Park stay open late and can also offer a good time at a reasonable price.
Tip 4: Take it to School
College bars are notorious for drink specials, especially on a game day. Note: Just don’t be creepy. Find campus bars near the University of Memphis and the other 43 colleges within 100 miles of Memphis. The P&H Café, deems itself “The Beer Joint of Your Dreams,” with open-mic, karaoke and live music nights.
Tip 5: Dance
Get your party on at a dance club. Pay a small door fee and party-till-you-drop. Paula & Raiford’s Disco is a Memphis icon that is open until 4 a.m. For a night of sexy salsa dancing, head over to the legendary Rumba Room. If you’ve got a little country in your soul, head over to Beale Street to Jerry Lee Lewis Café & Honky Tonk.
Tip 6: Stay Social
Join a social club or group. Check out Meetup for a list of events in your area. Groups like Memphis 20s and 30s Social have more than 2,000 members and is free to join. They hold events throughout the city. You can find a group for any interest. Check out local chapters for events. They might even have bar specials or you may be able to drink for free with memberships.
Tip 7: Cruise Beale Street
In Memphis, Beale Street is the obvious choice for late-night entertainment but partying there can leave a dent in your wallet. There are still deals to be had. Bars like the Lew’s Blue Note Bar & Grill offer no cover charge entries during the week. People’s on Beale Street is a pool hall and sports bar. To get a huge bang for your buck, check out Silky O’Sullivan’s. They serve a drink in a bucket!!!
No matter what your budget, there is a place for you to party in Memphis!