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Take a trip back in time at Blind Bear, a speakeasy-style bar in downtown Memphis. Classic cocktails like the Moscow Mule, Manhattan, and Cosmopolitan are featured in the drinks menu. However, the bar snacks have as much draw as the drinks. Try the chicken sandwich, turkey burger, or white cheddar mac and cheese. There's an outdoor patio that's great for people watching, while the interior is decorated in dark hues and dimly lit. The bartenders add to the festive atmosphere by dressing in costumes from the roaring '20s.
In the heart of midtown Memphis lies a hip intersection of beer, bites, and billiards at Young Avenue Deli. With a menu offering standard bar fare like onion rings, sandwiches, and pizza but this bar's specialty lies in its extensive beer selection. A diverse lineup of national and local touring acts such as El Dorado Rey and Grabass Chraleston's make this joint the place to be when good food, drinks, and music are on your agenda.
Steps from the University of Memphis campus, this hangout draws undergraduates for the beer, graduate students for coffee, and faculty for a good sandwich and conversation. The food consists largely of nachos, various fried things in baskets, and big and juicy hamburgers. Other choices include the portobello mushroom sandwich and the turkey melt. The decor is made up of rough wood floors, tables with graffiti carved into them, a pool table, videogames and sports on the TV. Customers dressed in anything more formal than college student-grubby may feel out of place. The full bar specializes in shooters and imported beer.
Out-of-towners who do not want to get involved in local sports rivalries will enjoy this pub. It attracts fans for a variety of teams, both college and professional. With nearly 20 televisions tuned to sports, there is a quite a lot for fans to choose from. The bar also features a large selection of beers, both domestic and imported. A cigar menu is available, too, in this smoker-friendly bar. Located along the east Memphis corridor, it is a convenient watering hole for patrons from nearby businesses and hotels.