Rum Boogie Café

Bar, Music Venue, and Jazz Club$$$$
Downtown Memphis, Memphis
  • Aileen M.
    "house band has been playing here for 17 years"(3 Tips)
    "Must try the gator gumbo and sausage cheese platter"(2 Tips)
    Sunshine T.
    "Ask for sunshine!!!!!:)"(2 Tips)
    Justin M.
    "Tremendous food while listening to live blues music."(6 Tips)
47 Tips and reviews
  • blues music
  • house band
  • gator gumbo
  • sunshine
  • barbecue
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  • Carrie B.
    Carrie Brown-SmithDecember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Go up the spiral staircase. I think purely in terms of layout, atmosphere and amenities, this could be the best bar I've ever been to. Games, view, couch, tv's, bar, live music, balcony, soul.
  • Jo G.
    Jo GraingerOctober 6, 2014
    On a Sunday evening they host a jam where individual musicians are called on stage for a couple of songs set. Typically they have never played together making each performance unique. V cool.
  • Justin M.
    Justin MillerMarch 16, 2013
    Great place to start off your night at Beale St. Tremendous food while listening to live blues music. Try out their fried pickles and pulled pork.
  • Russell W.
    Russell WarnerSeptember 11, 2013
    Great place on Beale. Live music, good view of the street, dollar bills all over the walls and cool signed guitars hanging over the bar.
  • George G.
    George GloverApril 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Lotsa people come here just for the blues music but it's one of the best deals on Beale for inexpensive food too ...gotta love it!
  • Aileen M.
    Aileen McKennaSeptember 29, 2011
    The waiter that served us was entertainment by himself! The house band has been playing here for 17 years and they're great: well worth a visit.
  • Tamara B.
    Tamara BrownMarch 15, 2015
    Awesome drinks, great bartenders, band was very entertaining. $5 door cover was worth it!
  • Diana A.
    Diana AJune 22, 2013
    OMG they are supposed to be known for bbq pork but I'm just praying with every bite that I don't choke! So incredibly DRY! And has loads of bones in it. So disappointed but good place to ppl watch!
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurJanuary 1, 2017
    Considered a must visit on Beale street when in Memphis. The place has a $3 cover charge but the music is great. Drinks are okay.
  • Memphis Travel
    Memphis TravelFebruary 1, 2012
    Catch live musicians nightly at Rum Boogie. Grab a seat by the window so you can people watch on Beale while enjoying fantastic tunes.
  • Susan F.
    Susan FincoMarch 24, 2013
    House band is great. Sit outside to people watch while listening to great music.
  • Diana A.
    Diana AJune 22, 2013
    The pulled pork sandwich is extremely dry. Ask for more BBQ sauce on the side! Yikes....gonna choke!
  • Rose L.
    Rose LynnDecember 16, 2015
    they have AWESOME burgers! I also highly recommend the fried mushrooms, deeeelish!
  • Seismic Audio
    Seismic AudioDecember 21, 2011
    Sounding like a professional musician when you are on a budget is tough. Seismic Audio Speakers gives you high quality performing gear at rock bottom wholesale prices!
  • Katrina B.
    Katrina BryantSeptember 7, 2014
    Bring a friend and get the appetizer sampler....all the best stuff on one plate!
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GuillotMarch 10, 2012
    Great lil bar. Getting drinks, cool thing is that the mayor is serving me.
  • Darren P.
    Darren PortJanuary 26, 2012
    Come on the weekends to see the James Govan Band. Talk to the keyboardist, D.C., and ask him "Time is tight, right?"
  • Bertha
    BerthaMarch 30, 2014
    Must try the gator gumbo and sausage cheese platter
  • Monica S.
    Monica SMarch 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place but "server" service would be awesome upstairs!!
  • Jason C.
    Jason CallAugust 29, 2013
    Brandon Santini band is the real deal. Best blues on Beale. Hands down
  • Sony Mobile WTA
    Sony Mobile WTADecember 26, 2010
    This downtown bar features some of the best live acts in town on a nightly basis.
  • Whit M.
    Whit MaullJanuary 27, 2016
    Excellent key lime pie.
  • Monica S.
    Monica SJanuary 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Was told by our waitress that the bread was cooking when she brought our meal out, after eating she said the bread "sucks but i'll bring it if you want it" FINALLY she brought the stalest bread, yum!!
  • Paula F.
    Paula FreireAugust 1, 2015
    Bad cocktails, excellent music!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
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  • Jillian 💃🍹⭐
    Jillian 💃🍹⭐November 14, 2014
    I've got my bourbon and my beer!!
  • Angela M.
    Angela MichaelsApril 14, 2012
    Try the alligator gumbo, it's spicy and delicious.
  • Crystal R.
    Crystal RosenbaumOctober 14, 2013
    Come for the music, stay for the MUSIC!
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie ReedAugust 14, 2010
    The BBQ is too die for and the Blues bands that play here are the real deal.
  • Oswald M A H.
    Oswald M A HacklAugust 4, 2014
    I'm in paradiese. Smokin cigars and drinkin by sensational music.
  • Merrill O.
    Merrill O'RyanApril 26, 2010
    Their fried catfish is probably the best you will find in Memphis! Yum.
  • Scott V.
    Scott VoylesDecember 7, 2011
    Gator Gumbo ! A sure thing. And ask for Sunshine your best bartender
  • Mary L.
    Mary Langford-PowellJanuary 12, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Daytime bar tender Cindy is awesome!!!!!
  • John B.
    John BolenOctober 24, 2013
    Brandon Santorini kills I on the harmonica. Any chance to see them is time well spent.
  • DonMichael N.
    DonMichael NorwoodMarch 8, 2012
    I come just for the red beans and rice!
  • Keith B.
    Keith BlodornDecember 13, 2017
    Great music!
  • Joel W.
    Joel WilliamsSeptember 21, 2012
    Get beer. Listen to good blues. Enjoy.
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BrownMay 6, 2012
    Check out Stew and Stacie on the stage!
  • Paul T.
    Paul TJune 19, 2012
    Slow service but a place with some nice tunes
  • Jeremy H.
    Jeremy HardyMarch 27, 2011
    Great food? Or greatest food? Get the sampler
  • Kara H.
    Kara HuntJuly 4, 2014
    Great drink selection
  • Robin N.
    Robin NiedenfuerApril 2, 2012 blues in Memphis!
  • JC M.
    JC MitchellJanuary 13, 2013
    Good house band
  • Matt W.
    Matt WillerMarch 10, 2012
    Try the rum
  • Lee B.
    Lee BillingsFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask for Bob Seger!
  • Sunshine T.
    Sunshine TuckerAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask for sunshine!!!!!:)
  • Lydia J.
    Lydia J.April 15, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask for Lydia!
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