Rum Boogie Cafe
182 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 526-5887
Rum Boogie Café
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: No
Cuisines: American, Cafeterias
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
This vibrant bar for nightlife has some of the best live blues music that Memphis is known for around. Great bar for dancing. There is an upstairs area as well with an arcade. The catfish and red beans and rice are the best items on the menu. If you visit, it is in the heart of Beale St., and on Fri. nights, you can purchase a wristband for access to all the clubs on Beale.
03/23/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I really enjoyed the band and the atmosphere of pure fun....we danced the night away. I ordered catfish with fries and slaw...red beans and rice on the side...all awful...fish was not fresh nor properly seasoned...fries were greasy...beans and rice were from a can, no flavor at all...hubby had chicken philly sandwich...it was bad....hire a real cook. It's just wrong to serve hungry people lousy food...
07/27/2007Provided by Citysearch -
It's a good thing Rum Boogie has the best House Band and music on the street because the food it terrible. Service and friendliness is fine it's just that they can't even fix simple food good anymore. I have been coming to Rum Boogie since it opened (22yrs) and it's only been the last couple of years they forgot how to fix food. I guess they feel they don't have to try to hard on the food since it's mostly tourist traffic but for crying out loud at least have a burger tha is fresh and hot and change the oil in the fryer sometime. Go see James Govan and Don Chandler or any of the other bands but eat somewhere else first.
02/07/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I really like to go to the Rum Boogie to have a few drinks and hear some great live bands. Today I went there for lunch and while the service was as good as I expected, the food left a BAD taste in my mouth. It is pretty difficult to serve a bad chicken philly and even worse fries, but somehow they managed to do it. It was the worst food I have had at a restaurant in years, and the thing is I am very easy to please. Just to let you know the other two people I had lunch with ordered from the meat and three lunch menu and thought it was pretty good!
07/08/2004Provided by Citysearch -
Try to get there in time for the Blue Plate Special at lunch. Order the sausage plate to start, a tradition in Memphis. The servers are REALLY friendly & your food will start to come before you're done checking out the memorabilia (the precursor to the Hardrock). The catfish sandwich is great, too.
05/12/2004Provided by Citysearch -
Took my wife to memphis for mothers days. I've been looking for some good ribs and I know I've found them at the Rum boogie Cafe. You can get your ribs wet or dry, so I picked dry. Thay gave me the sauce on the side. I cant believe I ate that whole slab so fast. Those ribs are some of the best ribs I have ever eaten. The live music and drinks are the icing on the cake too.
01/09/2003Provided by Citysearch -
As is the case with the whole Beale st. music scene...most of the bars (with the exception of the New Daisy) feature the same ""house"" bands night after night. At one time, you could go to Beale and catch several national recording acts on any given night. But now? Pathetic. Locals who are in the know regard Beale with a certain loathing because we feel they have compromised the abundent talent touring. If you come to Memphis, your best bet is the Gibson Guitar, New Daisy, Cooper-Young Deli, Map Room, Blue Monkey or the Hi-Tone. Cheers.
08/31/2002Provided by Citysearch -
Rum Boogie is without a doubt, the best club in Memphis. Some of the biggest names of the blues pass through there. Seeing Pine Top Perkins was quite a thrill for me. Their regular act, the Rum Boogie Band is no nonsense down home blues. The lead singer, now I don't know him, but he's got the look of ""I've earned it, and I aim to keep it."" Doesn't look the type to cause any trouble but I suspect if you start it, you'll wish you hadn't.