Memphis brings to mind images of barbeque, Elvis, and the blues. And while the city boasts a multitude of great places to enjoy each of these things, it has even more to offer. Whether you’re staying for weeks or months, there is plenty to discover in Memphis that will surprise, woo, and delight you. Come with us as we explore a few Memphis classics, peek into the windows of several luxury boutiques, and sample the delicious offerings at some of the city’s best restaurants and nightclubs. It\’s our Luxury Destination Guide – Memphis Edition.
20twelve: Located in the Broad Avenue Arts District – one of the most interesting and innovative places in the city – 20twelve is an ultra-modern, well-curated boutique filled with the latest fashionable pieces. From clothing to accessories, bags to beauty products, you’ll find new designers to love at this fashion-forward destination shopping experience.
Mednikow Jewelry: Offering fine jewelry with a distinctly Southern appeal, this boutique provides the discerning shopper with pieces of unmatched quality and design. Their diamonds, stones, and precious metals are hand-selected and display impeccable craftsmanship and detail. Whether you’re looking for a beautiful gemstone piece, a luxury watch, a unique antique piece or a stunning diamond ring, Mednikow has the perfect item.
Stock & Belle: A fun and funky spot carrying multiple local and small indie brands, Stock & Belle also houses Low Fi Coffee shop inside their location in the heart of the South Main Arts District. Women’s and men’s clothing, furniture and home goods, art and curiosities, and excellent coffee? We’re sold. In town on the last Friday of the month? Check out South Main\’s Trolley Night event – a street festival with live music in the streets, extended hours at galleries and shops, and food and drink specials in the restaurants. Stock & Belle features an artist at each month’s event as well as in-store shopping specials and fun drinks.
T Clifton Art: Contemporary art is the primary focus at this art gallery featuring original work from more than 60 local, regional and national artists. Their expertly curated collection features art glass, ceramics, and sculpture; paintings and wall sculpture; and unique jewelry and gift ideas.
The Rendezvous: Memphis is known for its barbeque, and you can’t go far without stumbling across a restaurant smelling of smoke and offering up ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, and tender brisket. There are countless places to try, but we suggest starting at Charles Vergos’ Rendezvous. Operating out of a basement off an alley in downtown Memphis since 1948, Rendezvous serves their signature dry rub ribs to locals, tourists, and celebrities alike.
Paulette’s: Paulette’s has been a Memphis favorite for 40 years, and for good reason. Located near the river in the scenic community of Harbor Town, it’s the perfect place for business meetings, romantic dinners, and gatherings with family and friends. The food is delicious – don’t miss the hot popovers with strawberry butter – the wine menu is fabulous, and the service is unparalleled.
Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar: Flight offers small plates of beautifully prepared food served in flights of 3 as well as wine flights specially designed to pair perfectly with the food. Try a flight of steak (filet, elk, and bison), a flight of soup (lobster bisque, seafood gumbo, and a soup of the day) and end with a flight of dessert (too many amazing options to list). An innovative approach and a memorable experience.
Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen: An elegant setting with multiple rooms, a cozy bar, and open-air eating near the herb and vegetable gardens, Andrew Michael features innovative Italian cooking rooted in Southern tradition. Their housemade pastas and locally sourced meats shine, and their staff makes excellent suggestions to appease multiple palates. Try their special “no-menu” tasting dinner on the last Monday of each month for a special treat.
Beale Street : No guide to Memphis would be complete without mention of this iconic home of the Blues. With live music venues, famous soul food diners, and funky shops, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Finish your night at King’s Palace Cafe’s Absinthe Room for a potent, colorful drink or 2 complete with a small, flaming sugar cube.
Mollie Fontaine Lounge: Located in a beautiful historic home in the heart of the Victorian Village, Mollie Fontaine offers a chic, edgy lounge with a full-service bar upstairs and down as well as the option to sit on their delightful patio. Small plates are big on flavor and the music offerings are on point.
Memphis Grizzlies: Basketball fans can take in a game at FedExForum and cheer the Grizzlies on!
Earnestine and Hazel’s: Dive bar. Soul Burger. Greatest jukebox in the country. And rumored to be haunted. Need we say more?
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