Memphis Dive Bar Directory

Scoundrel’s Field Guide only reviews dive bars, diners and breweries after an in-person visit. Because of that, we don’t have deep reviews for every dive bar in America (yet). For cities we haven’t yet visited, we’ve scoured all available sources to take a stab at the dive bars we’d like to visit if we could. Divided into must haves and further options, let’s stress again, these are our best guesses without visiting in person. Have a better idea? We’re all ears. Let us know through the form below.

Absolute Must Visit Memphis Dive Bars


The Cove

2559 Broad Ave
Memphis, TN 38112
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Earnestine & Hazel's

531 S Main St
Memphis, TN 38103
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Lamplighter Lounge

1702 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
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Alex's Tavern

1445 Jackson Ave
Memphis, TN 38107
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Wild Bill's Juke Joint

1580 Vollintine Ave
Memphis, TN 38107
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Other Memphis Dive Bar Options

Bobcat Bar & Grill

4730 Poplar Ave # 6
Memphis, TN 38117
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High Point Pub

477 High Point Terrace
Memphis, TN 38122
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1589 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
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1688 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
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Snake & Jake Christmas Club Lounge - New Orleans Dive Bar - Outside

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McSorley's Old Ale House - New York Dive Bar - Outside Sign

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Mahuffer's - Tampa Dive Bar - Interior

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