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Sense of Place: Memphis - Restaurants, Bars and Clubs

RESTAURANTS

  • Gus's Fried Chicken
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=146|text=310 S Front St Memphis, TN 38103 }
    Description: Hands down, the best chicken... Served hot, super juicy and well seasoned.
    Media: Video
  • Otherlands Coffee Bar
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=139|text=641 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104}
    Description: A cool place to hang out and get work done on your laptop.
    Media: Video
  • Paynes BBQ
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=147|text=1762 Lamar Avenue Memphis, TN 38114}
    Description: From the unexpected touch-of-mustard slaw to the bits of crunchy, flavor-soaked bark in the pork, this is IT. The best pork sandwich, anywhere, hands down.
    Media: Video
  • Rp tracks
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=145|text=3547 Walker Avenue Memphis, TN 38111}
    Description: veggie food
    Media: Video
  • Soul Fish Cafe
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=143|text=862 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104}
    Description: After opening in 2006, Soul Fish Cafe quickly became the favorite spot for Memphians who crave authentic southern comfort food.
    Media: Video
  • The Rendezvous BBQ restaurant
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=149|text=52 South 2nd Street Memphis, TN 38103}
    Description: For most people - locals and tourists alike - the Rendezvous' dry ribs are the very essence of Memphis barbecue
    Media: Video
  • Wild Bills
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=165|text=1580 Vollintine Ave Memphis, TN 38107}
    Description: A tiny hole in the wall blues club filled with down home goodness all around and everybody's there to have a good time.
    Media: Video
  • Young Avenue Deli
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=166|text=2119 Young Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104 }
    Description: The Young Avenue Deli has award winning food, billiards, beer selection, smoke shop and has been called the best place to see live music in Memphis.
    Media: Video

Record Stores

  • Goner Records
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=159|text=2152 Young Ave., Memphis, TN 38104}
    Description: A Record Store and Record Label
    Media: Video
  • Hi tone- musicians hang record store
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=142|text=1913 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38104}
    Description: A favorite dive bar in Memphis to catch local bands.
    Media: Video
  • Shangri-La records
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=144|text=1916 Madison Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38104}
    Description: buy, sell and trade LPs, CDs, DVDs, 7?/45s, 78s, Books and Magazines, Sheet Music, Musical and Stereo Equipment, Turntables, and all manner of Music and Pop Culture Memorabilia!
    Media: Video

Venues

  • Levitt Shell
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=161|text=1928 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38104}
    Description: Great place to experience live music in Memphis. Every year they give about 40 - 50 free concerts for folks of all ages.
    Media: Video

Hotels

  • Peabody Hotel
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=152|text=149 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103}
    Description: The hotel is well known for the famous "Peabody Ducks" that live on the hotel rooftop, but which make daily treks to the hotel's lobby in a daily "March of Ducks" celebration.
    Media: Video

Other

  • A Schwabb
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=155|text=163 Beale St. Memphis, TN 38103}
    Description: an amazing old fashioned dry-goods store
    Media: Video
  • Beale St.
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=157|text= }
    Description: Beale Street is a street in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee, which runs from the Mississippi River to East Street, a distance of approximately 1.8 miles. It is a significant location in the city's history, as well as in the history of the blues.
    Media: Video
  • Full Gospel Tabernacle Church
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=148|text=787 Hale Rd, Memphis, TN 38116}
    Description: Rev. Al Green's Church
    Media: Video
  • Gibson Guitar Factory
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=158|text=145 Lt George W Lee Avenue Memphis, TN 38103}
    Description: Not only can you watch Gibson guitars being manufactured, and hear them performed, you may also purchase a variety of Gibson and Epiphone stringed instruments and other merchandise.
    Media: Video
  • Graceland
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=160|text=3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard Memphis, TN 38116}
    Description: Graceland is a large white-columned mansion and 13.8-acre estate that was home to Elvis Presley.
    Media: Video
  • Midtown Skate Shop
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=140|text=651 N. McLean Blvd. Memphis, Tennessee 38107}
    Description: Midtown Skateshop carries shoes, skateboards, longboards and everything else.
    Media: Video
  • St. Blues Guitar Workshop
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=163|text=645 Marshall Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103}
    Description: While it just about killed us to do so, today, every instrument we sell is designed and built right here in our Memphis workshop.
    Media: Video
  • Stax Music Academy
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=163|text=926 East McLemore Avenue Memphis, TN 38106}
    Description: The Stax Music Academy inspires young people and enhances their academic,cognitive, performance, and leadership skills by utilizing music with an intense focus on the rich legacy and tradition of Stax Records.
    Media: Video
  • The Civil Rights Museum
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=164|text=450 Mulberry Street Memphis, TN 38103}
    Description: Located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., chronicles key episodes of the American civil rights movement.
    Media: Video

Studios

  • Ardent studios
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=156|text=2000 Madison Avenue Memphis, TN 38104}
    Description: Located in Memphis, Tennessee's historic Midtown District, we house 3 studios within our 10,000 square feet with in-house mastering and video editing suites. In our 40+ years, we have hoarded all types of audio gear and now have amassed a sizable collection of vintage equipment.
    Media: Video
  • Royal Studios
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=141|text=1320 South Lauderdale Street, Memphis, TN}
    Description: Constructed as a theater in 1915 and converted into Royal Studios in 1957, Royal Studios, home of Hi Records and the Hi Rhythm Section, grew from a minor rockabilly studio into one of the most successful producers of soul music worldwide.
    Media: Video
  • Sun Studio
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=151|text=706 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103}
    Description: Owner and recording engineer Sam Phillips first recorded, in the early 1950s, such local artists as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins, who together created a sound that would shortly become known as rock 'n' roll.
    Media: Video

Museums

  • Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=162|text=191 Beale Street Memphis, TN 38103}
    Description: The Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum is the only Memphis TN museum which tells the complete story of Memphis music history, as researched by the Smithsonian Institution.
    Media: Video
  • Stax
    Site: Website
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=150|text=926 E McLemore Ave Memphis, TN 38126}
    Description: What began as a tiny record store in an old movie theater at the corner of McLemore Avenue and College Street in Memphis, Tennessee, grew to become one of the most important music recording studios in the world.
    Media: Video

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