Silky O'Sullivan's

Bar, Pub, and Dive Bar$$$$
Downtown Memphis, Memphis
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  • Reashun G.
    "One of the best bars on Beale Street."(3 Tips)
    Russell W.
    "Dueling pianos inside and blues outside."(3 Tips)
    Katie K.
    "Also, the blues band is great!"(2 Tips)
    Jake S.
    "The Diver Bucket is the best deal on Beale Street."(3 Tips)
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  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJuly 7, 2014
    The bar is most famous for The Diver ($18), a secret cocktail served in a gallon bucket with multiple straws. It is the source of a lot of joy and regret for many visitors to Beale St.
  • Bernd B.
    Bernd BrennerMarch 26, 2015
    Silky’s is one of the biggest bars on the legendary Beale Street in Memphis. Indoors, most of the time they have live music, creating a very good atmosphere. It is always a fun time at this bar.
  • Colleen B.
    Colleen BudgeSeptember 20, 2013
    Good straight Guinness and the Irish Car Bomb worth a try (even if not a great name?!?!) - you can definitely taste the Irish in their Irish coffee, too. And yes, I had ALL three
  • Twirly J.
    Twirly J 💃June 1, 2013
    Strawberry Daiquiri is good but do not even try the piña colada! Yuck! All 4 girls agreed, waste of money! Stick with Daiquiri! :-) or beer! Great live music! Great patio :-)
  • Jake H.
    Jake HermannJuly 27, 2011
    Silkys is a great time not the best piano bar I've ever been too but it was the best bar we went too on beale st! Popping on a Tuesday night and the food is delicious
  • Zach H.
    Zach HedrickSeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Obviously, you should get a diver. I've discovered that their Boll Weevil drink is awesome as well!
  • Katie M.
    Katie MacJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Get a strawberry daiquiri outside! They'll put it in a big beer cup if you don't want to deal with the big glass!
  • Alberto H.
    Great bar! The piano guys rock! I spent a week in Memphis, went there all days!
  • Darrin E.
    Darrin EarlMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try Silky's Irish Ale. Not the cheapest beer on tap, but brewed locally by Ghost River and delicious!
  • Scott L.
    Scott L.August 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Remember: they have better beer than Bud Lite. The Tiny Bomb is always a good choice.
  • Diana W.
    Diana W.July 6, 2012
    Good food and entertainment. Don't forget to watch where you step...
  • Becky
    BeckyAugust 14, 2012
    check out the walk of fame on the patio with signatures/handprints from johnny and june, carl perkins, bob hope, and ella fitzgerald.
  • Reashun G.
    Reashun GladneyJuly 25, 2016
    The drinks are the best. One of the best bars on Beale Street.
  • Sean M.
    Sean McBrideApril 1, 2014
    Go on a Sunday afternoon, grab a drink, and enjoy the sun out on the patio.
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LittleFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Tip Cliff well at the bar. He is by far the best in the city.
  • Juan R.
    Juan RoncalNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Besides the goat, the bar really doesn't have much to offer but rude bartenders, generic atmosphere, and a 5 dollar cover. If you are from outta town, stop by and have a diver, but otherwise avoid it.
  • Katie K.
    Katie KyzerMay 23, 2012
    Ask for Dawn as a server! Also, the blues band is great!
  • Stephen F.
    Stephen FowlerJune 26, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best patio and bands. New Era is the best dance there.
  • Justin M.
    Justin MorrisAugust 17, 2013
    Get the Diver. It's adequate for you and a couple friends and at $18 it is pretty cheap to split
  • Phantomluvr L.
    Phantomluvr LuvaJanuary 3, 2016
    A great stop before a Grizzlies game.
  • Russell W.
    Russell WarnerSeptember 11, 2013
    One if my favorite places on Beale. Dueling pianos inside and blues outside.
  • Dory M.
    Dory MacielMay 24, 2013
    Dueling piano bar and outside bands! Fun place with friends!
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KearneyOctober 14, 2011
    Best outdoor spot on Beale. By "best" I mean "the only."
  • Avery G. H.
    Avery G. HowardJuly 1, 2012
    Great first stop on Beale St.!!!
  • Tony D.
    Tony DeSimoneJune 15, 2012
    Fun and good for having a quick drink
  • Eline D.
    Eline DoesburgAugust 26, 2015
    It's a nice place when you want a drink or a mail in the middle of a very historic place.
  • Tiffany B.
    Tiffany BowersApril 18, 2012
    You can drink a Diver with just 2! My husband and I did it! YUMMO!
  • Rick D.
    Rick DoesburgAugust 26, 2015
    There's a goat walking up and down a tower. Beer is kinda watery.
  • Natasha M.
    Natasha MaytonJuly 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for the goats, divers, & live music!
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MMay 19, 2014
    Good food! Cute goats out back.
  • Ashley
    AshleyMarch 25, 2012
    Watch out for the fat, young door man in the glasses. What a dick! Divers are always a good time though.
  • Mike F.
    Mike FergusJanuary 26, 2013
    They make their own beer. Think they store it in ash trays instead of kegs.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MatkeJuly 8, 2015
    Food was average. Atmosphere is pretty cool though. I'm glad to have experienced it once. But that is probably enough.
  • Becca D.
    Becca DickersonFebruary 13, 2013
    The sausage & cheese plate is an awesome snack!
  • Todd E.
    Todd EulerJuly 20, 2014
    The BBQ Nachos are crazy good..
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RobertsJuly 27, 2011
    This place has amazing music! :) Please go it is a must in Memphis! :)
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithFebruary 2, 2012
    The Diver Bucket is the best deal on Beale Street.
  • Sapana
    SapanaJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Beware of the curly hair bartender!!! Mean little thing!
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CullerMay 1, 2012
    A blues band and 2 goats; what else does a Memphis joint need?
  • Dwayne D.
    Dwayne DuncanOctober 24, 2014
    Awesome awesome awesome. My favorite place on Beale.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 29, 2014
    Check out Silky O'Sullivan's as seen on Drinking Made Easy Read more
  • Adam B.
    Adam BrewerApril 1, 2013
    The Diver will take you down. Be prepared.
  • Jaclyn T.
    Jaclyn ThomasSeptember 21, 2013
    Don't be fooled. Cheese fries=nacho cheese fries
  • Travis M.
    Travis MillerAugust 19, 2014
    Great place to chill with friends!
  • Michael C.
    Michael ConklinMarch 21, 2012
    Oyster on the Half good looking girl ; I'm all set
  • Kerry C.
    Kerry CrawfordMay 5, 2010
    Grab a friend (or ten) and try a Diver Bucket - it's a gallon of mystery booze. Read more
  • Alex K.
    Alex KerrAugust 9, 2014
    Get a bucket. Just get one.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BrownAugust 1, 2010
    Ribs are dry rub. Ask for the sauce on the side.
  • Daniel B.
    You didn't go to Silky if you didn't drink a bucket with your friends.
  • Shelia B.
    Shelia BApril 20, 2011
    The BollWeevil is yummy!
  • Monica M.
    Monica MarieMarch 28, 2013
    Sit on the patio and check out the goats!
  • Precious S.
    Precious SJuly 13, 2013
    Don't expect good oysters or shrimp! Drink but font est!
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LittleMarch 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Cliff. Best server.
  • Nik D.
    Nik DawsonApril 4, 2016
    Nice selection of craft beers
  • Matthew A.
    Matthew ArnoldOctober 26, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Great authentic food!
  • John S.
    John SpotaMay 18, 2013
    Good beer, great atmosphere.
  • Savannah S.
    Savannah SmithFebruary 26, 2012
    Share the diver with lots of friends!
  • Erich Frederico C.
    Erich Frederico CostaDecember 9, 2012
    Horrible service. Food was cold and full of paprika. Went outside for a smoke server went after worried about not getting paid. Tourist rip off.
  • Brian M.
    Brian McCormickOctober 10, 2010
    Go see the goat. A random dude told me the first ones liver exploded. :-o
  • George G.
    George GloverMay 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Goat's already went to bed...
  • The Commercial Appeal
    There's a goat here. Seriously. Go see the goat.
  • Stephen King K.
    Stephen King KingAugust 27, 2010
    Now if like a historical rustic powerhouse club it is SS
  • Ken F.
    Ken ForsytheDecember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Yuengling talks $5.50
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethSeptember 21, 2011
    They don't feed liquor to the goats anymore. :-(
  • Cindy D.
    Cindy DatlofApril 13, 2013
    Awesome patio
  • AmiDee C.
    AmiDee CamilleriJune 2, 2013
    Have a beer....
  • Alicia D.
    Alicia DeanApril 14, 2010
    Love the patio! This place says Memphis.
  • Emily F.
    Emily FunkJuly 21, 2011
    Best fries ever!!!!
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BushJune 13, 2010
    The Guinness is great!
  • Kerry C.
    Kerry CrawfordMay 4, 2010
    Put on some scuba gear and try a Diver Bucket.
  • Jon D.
    Jon DeutschJanuary 1, 2010
    The dueling pianos on NYE are great.
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KochMay 16, 2010
    Meet Silky and kiss his ring!!!
  • Melissa T.
    Melissa ThompsonFebruary 14, 2010
    Go to Silky's and listen to Barbara Blue
  • c s.
    c swentonMay 13, 2015
    Staff extremely rude if you are a certain color and thats all I mma say
  • ✨Desiree M.
    ✨Desiree Madden✨October 12, 2013
    Don't get the bucket. It's not worth the money.
  • Frank L.
    Frank LizzadroNovember 27, 2010
    Someone keeps farting. Stop. Seriously.
  • Billy F.
    Billy FairchildFebruary 28, 2010
    Diver!
  • Massimo R.
    Massimo RomanoAugust 26, 2014
    Bello bello!!!
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