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Rum Boogie Cafe

182 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
+1 901-528-0150
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Barbecue, American, Bar, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
182 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
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Reviewed yesterday

We lucked out on a rainy Monday evening. The band started at 8 PM and they were absolutely great. The service, by Trina, was outstanding and most of all the food was surprisingly excellent. The red beans and rice is every bit as good as...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here to have a couple drinks. Bartenders are super friendly! They have quite a display of 300 guitars that have been played by many musicians.

Thank tctcs4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant had terrible food and terrible service. They could have an amazing restaurant. The guitars hanging on the ceiling is a reason to visit but,I would buy a drink,look at guitars and get out fast.

Thank Mary F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just passing through Memphis on our way to Nashville and decided to stop and have lunch on Beale Street. I have eaten at the Rum Boogie Cafe several times and always enjoyed the food. We were quickly greeted and seated. I had the...More

Thank Bryan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is in the heart of Beale street. Great location to people watch. Food ok- nothing to write home about. Loved the collection of guitars!!! We went for lunch- looks like more of a nighttime place.

Thank faf1960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This bar has live music each day but like several bars along Beale St there is a service charge of $5 per person. Inside there are lots of guitars hanging from the ceiling. The atmosphere was great and the band we heard on Saturday night...More

Thank Mee S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tuesday night blues band was great! This is a smaller venue where you can interact with the band up close. The lead guitarist and seasoned drummer, along with the bassist and sax rocked the place. We started the evening here and then left to...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wandered in off the streets, hungry and travel weary....scored big! The doorman charged 3$ each because of the live blues band...it was cash well spent cuz the band was awesome and crowd inspiring. Ordered the full rack of ribs (wet), potato salad and fried green...More

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here right on Beale street. There was an excellent band playing. We enjoyed them so much. Really cool all the famous musician guitars on the ceiling and walls. Found U2’s guitar. We also ate here. Had the nachos and burger. 5/5. Definitely stop in...More

Thank Foxypops1986
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place looked good and band sounded ok so we decided to give it a go. Only place we got charged to go in (only 3 dollars) got wrong meals but as were hungry anyway we decided to have them. Got no cutlery for my meal...More

Thank Kevin R
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17 February 2018|
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Response from bigboyswrestling | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn’t hurt
10 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
17 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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