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Memphis has a handful of rooftop bars boasting breathtaking views of the city’s skyline. After all, what’s better than spending an afternoon soaking in the sun with a cocktail in hand? With locations atop luxurious hotels, The Pyramid, a distillery and more, here are the Memphis rooftop bars we love.
Your Guide to Memphis’ Rooftop Bars
Mississippi Terrace at The Pyramid
1 Bass Pro Dr., Memphis, TN 38105 • (901) 620-4600
Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Just when we thought Bass Pro Shops at The Pyramid couldn’t get any cooler, it added a rooftop bar. Mississippi Terrace has fire pits for when it gets chilly, lots of seating space and a view that is out of this world. The menu boasts classic cocktails with a twist, such as the Sweet Tea Mule, the Mississippi Margarita and the Strawberry Basil Cosmo, as well as a small selection of appetizers and shareable options. Choose from a charcuterie and cheese board, bacon guacamole, Italian flatbread, Margherita pizza and more.
149 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 529-4000
Sunset Social Hour: Thursday through Saturday, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Snacks & Drinks: Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
When summer rolls around in Memphis, The Peabody is typically the place to be. And although The Peabody Rooftop Party series was canceled this year due to COVID, you can still enjoy the views from atop this historic hotel during two special weekly options. Sunset Social Hour is open to the public and free to attend. You can grab beverage and watch the sunset. Or enjoy snacks and drinks mid-day, also with spectacular views.
The View Rooftop at Residence Inn by Marriott Memphis Downtown
110 Monroe Ave., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 578-3700
Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 4 p.m. till close
A cold drink, a view of the Mississippi River and warm weather. What could be better? Happy hour, of course! The View offers drink specials Thursday through Saturday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. So grab your gals and head to this rooftop for tasty cocktails and some picturesque backdrops.
Old Dominick Distillery
305 S Front St., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 260-1250
Normal hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday; Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.
Old Dominick Distillery is currently closed. Stay up-to-date through its Instagram page.
“Share a sip of pure Memphis” is Old Dominick’s motto. Offering full tours, an event space, tastings and a retail shop, this is the best spot for those warmer months. The distillery has an indoor full-service bar that offers specialty cocktails, and if the rooftop is open, take a peek at the surrounding scenery.
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Terrace at the River Inn
50 Harbor Town Square, Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 260-3366
Hours: Closed Monday; Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Located on the roof of the River Inn in Harbor Town, the Terrace Grill overlooks Auction Street Bridge and Downtown Memphis. At 5 p.m., the kitchen starts rolling, and you can enjoy a meal and a delicious drink all while breathing in that Mississippi River air.
79 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38103 • (833) 585-0030
Normal Hours: Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.; Monday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. to midnight
Hu. is currently closed. Stay up-to-date through its Instagram page.
Located atop the Hu. Hotel (formerly the Madison) in the heart of downtown Memphis, Hu. Roof has breathtaking city views with craft libations, local brews, and wine. And since it also offers indoor seating, you can enjoy Hu. Roof any time of year. In addition to an extensive beverage selection, the restaurant offers shareable snacks, spreads, and flatbreads. Be sure to stop by the Hu. Cafe or Diner on your way out, too.
Enjoy your cocktails with a view — and as always, drink responsibly!
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