Assignment #253 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to make your granddad proud and drink at the Green Beetle, which is the same place he probably drank (if he lived in Memphis).
The South Main St. bar re-opened this week after a long hiatus. If you’re worried that the downtime means tons of changes, don’t. All of the changes that have been made seem to be for the good. When I was there Tuesday night, the barn-like space was clean, Mongo for Mayor signs hung proudly on the walls, the beer case was stocked with dozens of imports and domestics and the air conditioner was going strong.
Here's more on the Beetle from a visit right after it reopened.
The Green Beetle is open daily for lunch and dinner, with plans to (eventually) stay open until 3 a.m., even on weeknights. They’ve got a small kids’ menu, but if you’re going to take your little ones, plan to go early before the drinking crowd shows up.
The Green Beetle
325 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103