All restaurants have a menu for each meal of the day, but Celtic Crossing has one for a certain type of person?the soccer fan. The Irish pub opens early on Barclays Premier League game days, serving soda bread, rashers, and other breakfast goodies until 10:30 a.m. Some of those items reappear on a dinner menu chock-full of traditional and creative Irish cuisine, from classic shepherd's pie to sliders with imported Irish corned beef. Pints of beer, glasses of wine, or shots of whiskey complement feasts, which unfold amid evening events such as trivia and performances by local musicians. Visitors seeking a quieter dining area can escape to Celtic Crossing's outdoor patio, named the city's best by Memphis Flyer.
The atmosphere a The Mad Earl is a mélange of sports bar and classic pub, both of which are represented in its decor. Upstairs, captain’s chairs surround small tables in the long space, where guests watch games on huge flat-screen televisions. In the finished basement, more televisions surround pool and ping-pong tables. On either floor, the wait staff pours brews and assembles pub bites such as soft pretzels with spicy mustard and five signature sandwiches and hot dogs.
Situated along the famed Beale Street, Flynn's Restaurant & Bar is a casual spot for drinks, food, and live music?but above all, it's a place for Elvis fans. That's because on every wall, visitors will find some form of homage to The King, whether it's old photographs, trophies, or even signed yearbooks from the '50s. Under the gaze of the brown-eyed crooner, chow on Flynn's signature burgers?better known as Memphis Loosies?in five styles, or slow-smoked ribs.
Inside Royal Hookah Café, cherry-red walls and plush booths envelop visitors in Middle Eastern vibes as they kick back and relax with more than 30 flavors of hookah. To compliment puffs, servers brew pots of Arabic coffee and mint tea, or concoct fresh fruit smoothies. Throughout the week, the cafe energizes the atmosphere by organizing special events, including movie night Mondays and live DJ sets on Fridays.
Rumba Room infuses downtown Memphis with a dose of Latin culture through fusion food, tropical mixed drinks, and monthly live music and dance events. Guests can shake along to Latin rhythms at regular reggaeton, swing, and salsa events, or hone their skills in salsa lessons and dance competitions.
A rotating menu of comfort-food favorites, including chicken-fried steak and roast beef with gravy, bolsters the hearty bar fare at The Spot Restaurant & Entertainment Complex, helping to fuel evenings of live entertainment. Attendees 21 and older gather to catch live bands, DJs spinning tunes, and comedians making wry observations or facing their fear of microphones. During DJ sets, patrons can take a break from dancing in a private VIP room with bottle service or by starting a games of darts or pool.