My mother and father are from Memphis so I used to go often as a child for family events. Memphis as an adult is way better though! Why? Beale Street! Memphis has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a history lesson, good food, good music, or just a good time, Memphis has what you need. Thankfully, it’s just a quick 3 hour drive from Nashville, which makes it a very easy weekend trip. I went for Saint Patrick’s Day which was also my friend Kendra’s 30th birthday. She has dubbed it “Saint Kendrick’s Day”.
We arrived Friday evening and went to Cafe Pontotoc. This is a great late night spot with specialty cocktails and great drinks. Definitely, a date night or special occasions spot. After, we did some bar hoping and then ended the evening at Loffln Yard. This is one of the coolest spaces I have been to in awhile. It sits over a river and has a very indie and rustic feel to it. It’s different rooms interconnected and surrounding a big courtyard space in the center. Unfortunately, it was too cold that evening for us to sit outside. They do have fire-pits though for mild nights. I had the pulled pork plate with street corn. I devoured what you see below.
Saturday, we were blessed with 70 degree sunny weather so we strolled on the riverfront. It was so nice, we walked to The Majestic Grille for brunch. They have bottomless mimosas, which is the most important thing to know for brunch. Also, the food was very good and we had exceptional service. We had about 15 people and everything went smoothly. After brunch, we headed to Beale Street to catch the tail end of the parade. Beale Street is always a good time, but definitely double the fun on holidays. I was able to check off one of my 30 Things to Do Before 30 items which was dance on Beale Street. Beale Street is filled with bars with free music so you don’t have to worry about spending alot of money.
It was a short weekend trip, a little over 48 hours in total. We stayed at Crowne Plaza Memphis East by the airport. The rooms were nice and they have a great free breakfast you get with your stay. It’s certainly more of a family hotel. We might have been the only ones without kids.
There is so much more to do in Memphis around music and history. What’s your favorite thing to do in Memphis? Let me know in the comments section below. I will be going back in May for a Blogger Xchange event. It’s going to be a longer trip so I can do more sight seeing and touring.