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Rum Boogie Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Barbecue, American,
182 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
+1 901-528-0150
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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11:00 AM - 1:00 AM Hours
Barbecue, American, Bar, Cajun & Creole
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182 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the Rum Boogie Cafe a couple of nights ago. Great live blues with excellent seating to see the band, combined with really good local food and beers. Great dry ribs and chicken wings really hit the spot. Friendly, fast service and a reasonably...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bradm517
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there midafternoon on a rainy day, so not busy at all. There was one couple at the bar where I decided to sit. The server covering the bar clearly wanted to be anywhere but there. I ordered the gator gumbo and ribs. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MovingAround
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for lunch and had some amazing ribs. The staff was pleasant and service was OK. The atmosphere was awesome with all the guitars from artist who had performed. Nice place to take a rest and refresh yourself before more sightseeing.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jmeddick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us were exploring Beale Street and decided to have dinner at Rum Boogie Cafe. We then found that a band was going to be playing so we stayed for the first set. I had the po boy sandwich and a local chocolate stout....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FlyAtNight
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ran into Eric on our way to lunch. He invited us to see his band play. We loved it so much we went back to see him play again. This is the best juke joint and the best blues band in Memphis. Our server...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank TheAlveysinConover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little club on Beale Street. The bartender was friendly and made good drinks. Music was very good. We ordered chicken tenders at the bar. This is more of a bar than a restaurant but the chicken was good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank robinsp1429
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the two remaining authentic Blues venues on Beale Street (at least according to my source at the Blues Museum. The food was great--I had ribs, green fried tomatoes and beans, a Southern trifecta. My waitress was really on top of things, with great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank trav192
Reviewed 12 December 2018

wonderful memphis pulled pork. the sides were excellent. anxious to go back to try the ones i missed

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank flcoppen
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Was walking down Beale Street stepped in. More food then you can eat. the drinks are not watered down. Be careful if you drink more then 2 you might get a little tipsy. Blues music was playing thenight we were there

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bill S
Reviewed 17 November 2018

We stopped here since it had gotten good reviews and they were supposed to have late afternoon music talent. The music still wasn't there a half hour after they were meant to start. The food was also a bit disappointing. I had the BBQ bologna...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 43sherrid
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Response from bigboyswrestling | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn’t hurt
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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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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