The Best Country Music Bars In Memphis

Best Country Music Bars In Memphis
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Kate Harrington

The nightlife in Memphis is usually structured around music. Especially country music, a genre holding a very prominent position in this city. These are some of the defining country music bars that comprise the nightlife scene in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Lamplighter Lounge

Lamplighter Lounge

Your stereotypical dive bar but with better music and indoor smoking. There’s a limited drink menu of five select draft beers and a simple food menu of cheeseburger, burger and fries. However, the Lamplighter has the best jukebox and low-key open mic. This is a real country music bar experience.

Electric Cowboy

Electric Cowboy is a western-themed nightclub that encourages dancing, especially country dancing. It varies between live bands and DJs that all focus on country. It’s basically a full bar and a large wooden dance floor. There’s some country music stars framed on the walls, too.

Earnestine & Hazel’s

Earnestine & Hazel’s is pretty simple: a bar & grill with live music and a jukebox. This bar is no-frills and casual with its run-down décor. It’s a little western and a little dive-y. The drinks are reasonably priced, and, paired with live entertainment, going to the bar becomes an event.

Wet Willie’s

Wet Willie’s is the traditional American bar, except with an entire wall dedicated to frozen slurpee drinks that can be made virgin/non-virgin. It’s a frozen daiquiri bar. There’s also live Memphis bands on weekend nights, dedicated to Memphis country.

B.B. King’s Blues Club

B.B. King’s Blues Club in Memphis is a legendary music venue that pays homage to the King of the Blues himself. With its soulful atmosphere and top-notch live performances, this iconic club is a must-visit for blues enthusiasts. From electrifying blues acts to talented musicians who capture the essence of the genre, B.B. King’s Blues Club offers an authentic and unforgettable blues experience in the heart of Memphis.

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