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Rum Boogie Cafe

€€ - €€€Barbecue, American,
182 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
+1 901-528-0150
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Barbecue, American, Bar, Cajun & Creole
€€ - €€€
182 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our Uber driver told us lots of people talk about this place and we planned to bar hop the street but the Band captivated us and we left at the end of the night. Service was slow but the food and drinks were great.

Thank 94SabrinaG
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went there Halloween night while in Memphis. Had to pay a cover at the door which we understood because they had a pretty good blues band performing. We got a great seat near the band and my boyfriend and I both ordered a glass of...More

Thank redrebecca2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is sneaky. We had a group of 8 people. Did not have to pay a cover charge when we walked in and there was a gentleman sitting at the door. We ordered drinks and they tacked on an additional $32 for a cover...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Thursday night. The door man stopped us at the door, didn't allow our beverage in (fine, but everywhere else does) and then allowed us in. At the bar, upon ordering drinks, we were surprised with a 4 dollar cover charge per...More

Thank Bree D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to eat after an evening of roaming Beale St. There was a band playing and the front area was packed, so we opted to sit by the back bar where it wasn't so loud. I ordered the Red Beans and Rice / Gator Gumbo...More

Thank TN_RN2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waited 20 min to get a menu, 25 min to get a drink, 20 minutes to order and another half hour for food. A different server for everything. It was like no one knew what section was theirs. The food and drinks were great but...More

Thank Dee7292
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Standing on the corner of Beale street the sound of live music is always to be heard inevitably it draws you in. Bar is OK, lots of gifted guitars hang from the ceiling, staff a little cold and basic service, but OK for a short...More

Thank Daveshent
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Came here for an early lunch. Food was only fair. Had chicken fried steak and it was over breaded. The breading was so thick you couldn't see the chicken. Service was good. You're on your own. Rating...fair

Thank Iralgo
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Loved the hanging guitars. Very laid back joint. We only stayed for one, but would have returned if we hadn't have run out of time.

Thank Jennie1970
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

That was my first night in Memphis. That was my first night to Rum Boogie cafe and that was perfect !! The place is well decorated with guitars, the waiter was funny and kind. But, the perfect touch of my evening was the band (Monday...More

1  Thank Marion G
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16 February 2018|
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Response from bigboyswrestling | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn’t hurt
9 April 2017|
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Response from SpindiniMemphis | Property representative |
Yes, starting around 8pm every night there is a cover. They have live music 365 days a year. Cover can vary on weekends depending if there is a national touring act.
Richard G
16 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 182 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-528-0150
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Of all the clubs and bars on Beale Street, Rum Boogie Cafe is the one not to miss. If their superfine rum selection and beer aren't enough to entice you, the Cajun and barbecue menu should-ribs, fried catfish, gumbo and red beans and rice served by fast and friendly servers. Live Music 7 days a week 365 days a year!
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