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Your Guide to the Coolest Bars & Clubs in Memphis

Perhaps you are moving to Memphis for a great job prospect or a low cost of living, then settle down for the rewards of great music, the greatest BBQ, and a laid-back lifestyle. Memphis, home to Graceland, Beale Street, and Sun Studio, offers enough to enjoy against a backdrop of rich history, southern friendliness, and the Mississippi River. If being out in nature is something you enjoy, you’ll find beautiful landscapes and flowing rivers that beckon you to come out into the open. Memphis is a city that caters to a wide range of interests. 

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Memphis has a low cost of living. Many Memphis houses for sale cost below $200,000 which is far lower than the national average. Residents have plenty of reasons to be joyful here, from the pure scenic splendor to the lip-smacking taste of Memphis-style barbeque. Memphis is the country’s 9th happiest city in 2022, as well as the 7th most spiritually fulfilled. Memphis is the 4th happiest city to work in the United States. Read on for your guide to the coolest bars and clubs in Memphis.

Coyote Ugly Saloon

The world’s most well-known bar! If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll understand why this bar exists. If you’re in the mood for some bar dancing, you know where to go. The bartenders are known for their dancing routines on top of the bar and for serving drinks with a bit of attitude. Every day from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. is Happy Hour! Friday night is Military Appreciation Night, with beer discounts and no cover charge for our military, police, and firefighters.

Tin Roof

While the Tin Roof is a national franchise of bars and live music venues, the Memphis location goes to great lengths to simulate a Beale Street atmosphere. Enjoy live music on stage every night, DJs and games in “The Green Room,” and lots of food and drink. 

The Pig on Beale

Memphis-style barbecue is the focus at The Pig. Whether you’re looking for BBQ sandwiches, ribs, or smoked turkey, The Pig has it all, as well as live blues music on the weekend. The Pig on Beale, voted one of the top three bar-b-que joints in the country, is a classic Memphis-style hickory-smoked barbecue place. The BBQ Lovers Feast is held at our location. Alternatively, choose the Super Feast, which promises to feed six hungry people. Bring your hunger with you! Pork has a sense of humor. An exhibition of collectible movie posters creates a retro ’50s mood.

Absinthe Room

It’s difficult to believe that a popular street like Beale Street could have a hidden gem, but Absinthe Room is exactly that. You may curl up on the couch or gaze down on the action on Beale Street. Take a trip down the psychedelic stairwell, which leads to four pool rooms, three of which have views of Beale. Its charming, warm, private atmosphere is ideal for racking a few cues and sampling a variety of spirits. The internet jukebox will keep you entertained with all of your favorite songs, or you can relax and appreciate the world-famous collection of movie posters that surround the walls. It’s a terrific spot for group gatherings and welcomes walk-ins.

Historical and Spooky Places in Bataan

Have you been fascinated with spooky places?

I may be reading or watching documentaries about haunted places, but I don’t dare visit one.

But in 2006, we went to see the historical place of Corregidor through the invitation of friends from a pharmaceutical company. To be clear, we did not engage in ghost hunting.

The educational trip, albeit, short gave us the chance to relax from all the busy schedules of covering the health beat.

Sharing here some of the photos from the trip

In the photo were some members of the media and a group of public relations officers. 

Historically, Malinta Tunnel is regarded as one of the most haunted tunnels in the country. 

Today, Malinta Tunnel is the venue of an audio-visual presentation by National Artist Lamberto V. Avellana depicting events of World War II.

Ms. Stargazer encircled the images of what she perceives as ghosts.

The tunnel saw thousands of Japanese soldiers who performed suicide instead of surrendering to the American troops during the Second World War.

These photos don’t mean to scare you. I shared them to commemorate All Souls DayLet’s offer a prayer for the souls of those who perished inside the tunnel.

Despite the eerie feelings brought by the said trip, I would still go back to visit other areas of Corregidor.

How about you, have you had the same eerie experience in your past or recent travels?

Additional info from Wikipedia

Historical Parks Are Now Open to the Public

People who have missed places like the Rizal Park and Intramuros can now visit them only if they qualify under the Inter-Agency Task Force guidelines.

The Rizal Park and other sites in Intramuros welcomed tourists last Sept. 16, as authorities started testing a new quarantine classification system in Metro Manila.

This photo was taken from our last visit to Intramuros in 2013.

The Inter-Agency Task Force guidelines said only visitors from 18 to 65 years old are allowed to enter.

The Department of Tourism said Rizal Park is open from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. with a maximum capacity of 500 visitors. Visitors will be required to accomplish contact tracing forms before entering the park.

“One of the oldest Hispanic stone fortresses in the country. In pre-colonial times, this was the site of Rajah Soliman’s “kuta” or fort. The Spaniards under the term of Governor Gomez Perez Dasmarinaz fortified what was originally stone structures.”(Taken from a flyer handed out at ticket booth.)

Meantime, the Fort Santiago in Intramuros is open from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The site will have a maximum capacity of 150 people.

The Baluarte de San Diego will be operating daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a maximum capacity of 80 people.

The memorial cross represents the demise of a total of 600 Filipinos inside Forth Santiago during the Second World War. The dungeon served as an execution chamber of political prisoners from the Spanish to Japanese period.

Tourism authorities said an express lane in both Intramuros sites caters to fully vaccinated visitors as perks. It means that they can accomplish the contact tracing form after entering and present it to security personnel before they exit.

Also, Plaza San Luis is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

To ensure safety, the DOT said mandatory temperature checks and minimum health protocols will be implemented in the tourist sites.

The Rizal Shrine. This is where Dr. Jose Rizal spent his last few days after he was convicted for sedition. At present, “Rizal Shrine serves as a museum where mementos of the hero can be viewed.”

It added that 99% of Intramuros administration workers and 96% of all stationed personnel at the Rizal Park have been fully vaccinated as of Sept. 14.

The historic walled city of Intramuros was cited last year as Asia’s leading tourist attraction by the World Travel Awards.

Credit to cnnphilippines.com for the news story.