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Rum Boogie Cafe

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(15 Reviews)

182 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103

(901) 528-0150

Today: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tomorrow: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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General Info
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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Phone: (901) 526-5887

Payment method
carte blanche, visa, amex, discover, master card, paypal, all major credit cards
Price Range
Downtown Memphis

Rum Boogie Café

Restaurants, American Restaurants, Coffee Shops
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

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


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stopped in for lunch and had the BLT po'boy. deep fried pickles....soooo good. very eclectic decor. great music. super friendly staff. brewed sweet tea is so yummy.




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.



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Dance here but do not eat here

I really enjoyed the band and the atmosphere of pure fun....we danced the night away. I ordered catfish with fries and beans and rice on the side...all was not fresh nor properly seasoned...fries were greasy...beans and rice were from a can, no flavor at all...hubby had chicken philly was bad....hire a real cook. It's just wrong to serve hungry people lousy food...



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Best Hurricane.

We had several drinks on Beale St. They had the best drinks by far!!!! The music was great and the atmosphere was very relaxing.




Best food, best service! It's the best way to expereience Beale Street: sitting Al Fresco, listening to music and having a drink!!!



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Music Yes, Food No

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.



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Cool place to see music and have some drinks, but the food is not good!

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!



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fun fun fun

I love going in there, service is not to hot, but was very busy too. I have been in there alot and the food can range from average to above average. I don't go there to eat, I just go to have fun and drink. The band is always great.



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Blue Plate Special & Blues

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.



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best ribs in town

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.



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More mediocrity

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.



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Real Blues -- Aching to Getcha

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.



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Simply the best

i spent 4 nights on beale street
the food the service the music the atmosphere at rum boogie
simply the best



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Good food, great music!

The Rum Boogie is an awesome place to go while on Beale St. They have some great bands playing there...The food's not bad either!

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