Guide to Midtown

Things to Do in Midtown

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Just east of downtown, midtown has its own entertainment district, dining establishments and coffee houses near Overton Square. Beautiful Overton Park houses the Memphis Zoo and Aquarium. For a taste of artistic culture, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art offers a wide range of artistic treasures from antiquities to modern art.

But Midtown shouldn’t be dismissed as sedate. It’s a hip enclave with cocktail bars, rock clubs and funky jukebox joints. It’s also home to famous record stores and recording studios such as local icon Goner Records. Enjoy live theater at Playhouse on the Square or the Circuit Theatre. Like downtown Memphis, Midtown is a musical enclave, but here indie rock sounds and hip hop are as likely to be heard as jazz and blues.

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Parks & Open Spaces

Levitt Shell

1928 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

The Levitt Shell builds community through presenting 50 free concerts a year in the heart of Midtown, Memphis.

Bars

Sekisui

25 S Belvedere Blvd, Memphis, TN 38104

LUNCH:Monday through Friday, 11:30-2:00DINNER:Sunday through Thursday, 5:00-9:30Friday and Saturday, 5:00-10:30View our menus and make reservations online at http://www.sekisuiusa.comInvite your friends to become fans of Sekisui Midtown!

American Restaurants

Bayou Bar & Grill

2094 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

Bars

Bosco's Squared

2120 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

Bosco’s Squared, or “The Square” for those in the know, is the ultimate restaurant for beer lovers. Its location in Overton Square makes this Memphis bar and restaurant a popular meeting place for post-movie drinking and late-night snacking. Over 50 diffe

Foods

Cafe Society

212 N Evergreen St, Memphis, TN 38112

French. With over 20 years in business, Memphis’ Café Society has been a longstanding favorite. In October 2007, this Memphis French restaurant welcomed a new owner, Chef Cullen Kent, who has brought with him the skill and passion for classic and beautif

Bars

Schweinehaus

2110 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

A celebration of pork and beer!

Bars

Dru's Place

1474 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

Bars

Alex's Tavern

1445 Jackson Ave, Memphis, TN 38107

Don’t judge Alex’s Tavern by the seedy exterior—it’s what’s inside that makes this Memphis dive bar worth a visit. Alex’s Tavern is a beloved family-owned pub that’s been a mainstay of Memphis nightlife since the 1950s. The jukebox itself attests to the b

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