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“Outstanding food and service”
Review of Rum Boogie Cafe

Rum Boogie Cafe
Ranked #7 of 58 Nightlife in Memphis
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Owner description: Laid back blues bar featuring live music nightly.
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding food and service”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Ate at Rum Boogie yesterday. All food (and iced tea) was excellent and more than we could eat: pulled pork, ribs, fries, beans, gumbo. The apple cobbler dessert was outstanding. Good blues atmosphere. Strongly recommend if you like southern BBQ style food.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good night out”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We spent our last night in Memphis at the Rum Boogie and it was well worth it. We heard the Ghost Town Blues Band, who are a great five-piece blues band. They played a lot of their own stuff as well as highly original covers, including one of "Come Together" on a cigar-box guitar. The food was tasty - we had bbq pork with okra and fries, and the beer was good and cold as well. The crowd was small but appreciative and the service was very friendly. The atmosphere was great too, with the large STAX sign and lots of guitars hanging from the ceiling or attached to the wall (many of which were signed too).

Visited December 2012
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Odessa, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Eat. Drink. Boogie. Repeat.”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

I've had some wonderful times in this, one of Memphis' iconic music clubs. The big stage under the great "STAX" neon sign always showcases amazing talent. If you're lucky you'll get there on a night when they have a large band with a rhythm section of smokin' horns! That's when it's really fun and you get an appreciation for the musical legacy this town and this street have given the world.

It just don't get no better that the Rum Boogie.

Visited December 2011
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
326 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Good Entertainment”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

We were in Memphis on Beale Street and we were looking for a bar with good entertainment and stumbled upon Rum Boogie. Their house band was playing lots of classics and oldies and in the back room they had a band doing delta blues. They charged a $5 cover but we had a good time while we were there.

Visited October 2012
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Parkdale, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great night”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We had a great night the music was amazing. The service was good and one of the few places we could dance. If you want a good night this is it.

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