Wild Bill's
Funk-O-Meter
Funk-O-Meter: 5 Rufi
Wild Bill's
1580 Vollintine Ave.
Memphis, Tenn. 38107
(901) 603-5314
Most of the happening joints in town were closed or torn down in the name of progress, but Wild Bill’s hangs on and is the real deal. Whoooeee! The Memphis Soul Survivors! Leave your jacket at home. It’s getting hot and funky in here.
Wild Bill's
The Cove
Funk-O-Meter
Funk-O-Meter: 3 Rufi
The Cove
2559 Broad Ave.
Memphis, Tenn. 38112
(901) 730-0719
Got a hankering for some funky drinks in a funky nautical themed bar? Meet me at The Cove for something with a little coconut, and if the Soul Scrimmage is playing, I’m buying. Not funky, but still smooth.
The Cove
Buccaneer Lounge
Funk-O-Meter
Funk-O-Meter: 4 Rufi
Buccaneer Lounge
1368 Monroe Ave.
Memphis, Tenn. 38104
(901) 278-0909
We call it The Bucc, and you can too. We also think it gives dive bars a bad name. But in a good way. Use the bathroom before you leave the hotel. Super funky. Literally.
Buccaneer Lounge
Hi-Tone Cafe
Funk-O-Meter
Funk-O-Meter: 2 Rufi
Hi-Tone Cafe
1913 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, Tenn. 38104
(901) 278-8663
You like beardos with fresh tattoos nodding to scruffy bands with would-be edgy names? That’s every night at Hi-Tone. Not a trace of funk around, but you already know if this place is your thing.
Hi-Tone Cafe
Joe's Liquor Store
Funk-O-Meter
Funk-O-Meter: 4 Rufi
Joe's Liquor Store
1681 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, Tenn. 38104
(901) 725-4252
Before you turn in for the night, best be stopping at Joe’s for some of the good stuff. They have it all and a mighty funky rotating pinwheel sign too. Really goes down funky.
Joe's Liquor Store