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Rum Boogie Cafe

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182 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
+1 901-528-0150
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in on a cold Sunday night after we found out the Jazz Orchestra wouldn't be playing at another venue down the street and had low expectations because the place was dead... However, we had a so much fun listening to the live music, drinking local beer and eating some pub food! I would definitely recommend.

Thank Emma H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course not trip to Memphis is complete without a walk down Beale Street. Sitting right on the corner is this restaurant. TK was our server and she was awesome. What a nice, sweet young lady. The chicken fingers were huge and hot. We were full after the meal and the price was very reasonable.

Thank Hickoryview
Austin, Texas
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265 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Considered a must visit on Beale street when in Memphis. The place has a $3 cover charge but the music is great. Drinks are okay. There's a door inside that connects to the Blue Hall next door. Amazing music there as well.

Thank DMulan
Morton, Illinois
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167 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Unique interior. Guitars from performers autographed and hung from the ceiling. The Alligator Gumbo was good. The BBQ baloney sandwich looked disgusting but seems to be popular. The folks we were with ordered it and had ordered it before. Bathrooms were , well, don't touch anything and if there was a crowd, expect a wait. Tight quarters but, no one... More 

Thank JEBstuart
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

My wife and I just stopped in for lunch, no live music playing. Rum Boogie has the best fried catfish around.

1 Thank Ernie L
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Literally the cornerstone of Beale Street, Rum Boogie Cafe features the music that other clubs merely claim to be all about. Blues, Soul, and a little Rock & Roll are the staples here, served up by some of Memphis' greatest artists. The menu features excellent catfish, gumbo, and barbecue.

1 Thank Eric H
Burlington, Canada
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223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We were there early and saw a couple playing guitar and bongos who were very entertaining. Great atmosphere. We just had a drink but we enjoyed it.

1 Thank SLT1962
Holly Hill, South Carolina
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Seemed like a dive. Music was ok, food was wasn't worth a mention. Skip the ribs. Maybe we just we went on an off day. Don't care to return.

Thank mrssrb
London, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Just grab a drink and look around full to the brim reminds me off mums fronts room even the lights have been written on very dark and Moody inside bright outside on a corner

2 Thank ChristineLangton
Johannesburg, South Africa
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is where we spent the evening on our first night in Memphis and it set the tone for our truly magical time in the city. There are so many options to choose from on Beale Street but the size of the venue and the extensive menu is what drew us in. We paid our $3 cover charge and sat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15
American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?