Places in Memphis That Have Free Wifi

Places in Memphis That Have Free Wifi

Memphis may not have city-wide wireless access yet, but there are a ton of places all over Memphis that offer free WiFi to customers. Here's a list:

Free Wifi, Memphis, Tenn.

Downtown

South of Beale - A gastropub with great food and a full bar. The wireless is free, just ask your server for the password.

- Flying Saucer - A bar and restaurant in the downtown core with one of the biggest beer selections in town. They've got plenty of space (and a daily $2.75 beer special). Ask your server for the password.

- City Market - City Market is primarily a grocery store, but they've got a small deli and quite a bit of indoor and outdoor seating if you need to stick around and use the internet.

Bardog Tavern - A two-story downtown bar with excellent food. If you need to get some work done early, they've got one of the best breakfasts in town. Ask your server for the password.

- Bluff City Coffee - The South Main Arts District's favorite coffee shop. They've got coffee, tea and smoothies and are located within walking distance of the train station, the Memphis Farmer's Market, the Arcade and the Civil Rights museum.

- Tennessee Welcome Center - Get off the interstate and get internet access at the Tennessee Welcome Center on Riverside Drive.

- Peabody Hotel - The South's grand hotel has free wifi in their amazing lobby.

- The M-Spot - The Memphis Chamber of Commerce runs a wifi hotspot around their office on Front St. There are a handful of tables on a covered patio next to the deli.

- Little Cafe Eclectic - The Harbortown outpost of Cafe Eclectic is more of a coffee shop than it's larger, Midtown location. They've got really good coffee, tasty pastries and a small food menu. Also, they've got plenty of comfy chairs.

- Bon-Ton Cafe - After a four-year hiatus, the Bon-Ton Cafe on Monroe is open for breakfast and lunch Monday - Saturday. Try the tomato basil soup if they have it.

- Dream Berry Frozen Yogurt - Load up a cup with frozen yogurt and toppings, pay by weight, take your pick of indoor or outdoor tables.

- Miss Cordelia's - A downtown grocery store with a deli counter, prepared food, free wifi and indoor and outdoor seating.

- Double J Saloon and Smokehouse - A Western-themed smokehouse and barbecue joint in South Main. If you need a quiet place, check out the upstairs bar. As a bonus, they're open late.

 

Midtown / U of M Area

- R.P. Tracks - College kids love R.P. Tracks. They've got a full bar, huge menu, fantastic nachos and a great wifi signal.

- Republic Coffee - Republic is open until midnight every night, and they've got great coffee and a full menu. Occasionally, there's live music or readings from local authors.

- Java Cabana - Cooper Young's coffee house is small, cozy, and pretty quiet during the day. They also take debit cards now.

- Bella Cafe - The restaurant inside the Pink Palace is open the same hours as the museum and has full meals and free wifi.

- The P&H Cafe - One of the best places in town to grab a pitcher and a patty melt while you work. Just don't pull out your laptop during trivia on Tuesday nights.

- Otherlands - My personal favorite spot for getting work done. This Midtown coffee shop has a loyal crowd of regulars. If you want to get work done, but also want the option of conversation, Otherlands is a great.

- Cafe Eclectic - I wouldn't go for the wifi during peak mealtimes (when servers are looking to turn tables), but it's great during the afternoon and late evening lulls. During the school year, it's usually packed with students from nearby Rhodes College.

- The Edge Coffeehouse - The Edge has moved from its old location on Overton Park to a new place on Cooper (between Peabody and Central). They've got great hours - 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. everyday.

- The Blue Monkey - A restaurant and bar near Overton Square. They're open for lunch, dinner, and late nights.

- Caritas Village - Part coffee shop, part diner, part art gallery, part living room, Caritas is located in the basement of a church in Binghampton. They've got great cheap food, too.

- Oasis Hookah Lounge - An alcohol-free hookah bar and coffee shop near the University of Memphis. They're open until 1 a.m. on weeknights and 3 a.m. on weekends.

Young Ave. Deli - The Young Avenue Deli has a huge beer selection, a big menu of deli favorites, pizzas and quesadillas, and a foosball table. Occasionally, they've got live music.

- Wash World - If you want to know about the quality of the wireless at a laundromat, know that I wouldn't have been able to write this post (or have clean clothes) without it.

- India Palace - An Indian restaurant in Midtown. In addition to Indian food, they've also got beers and a lunch buffet.

- Tropical Smoothie Cafe - Get a giant smoothie and a healthy snack while you work. They're open seven days a week.

East Memphis (and the Burbs)

- Poplar Perk'n - Memphis' most compact coffee shop isn't great for long periods of wireless use, but it's perfect for checking things on the go.

- Booksellers at Laurelwood - A huge East Memphis bookstore with a great restaurant inside. Bronte Bistro serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

- Panera Bread - The two Memphis-area Panera Bread locations have free wifi. The one in East Memphis is just a few minutes away from the Memphis Botanic Gardens and Oak Court Mall. There's a second location at Trinity Commons in Cordova.

- Flying Saucer - The Cordova location of the Flying Saucer has a full menu, a full bar, and an awesome patio. Ask your server for the password.

- Whole Foods Poplar - Load up at the salad bar, grab a table, use the internet for free.

- Cosmic Coconut - A vegan-friendly juice bar with fresh juices, smoothies and snacks. Try the Cuke Skywalker.

- Chuck Hutton Toyota - If you have to wait while your car is serviced, Chuck Hutton's got the wifi.

Places with Wi-fi at All Locations

- Yolo - Eat some frozen yogurt or gelato and get your work done at the same time. All three Yolos have free wireless. Be sure to tag whatever you post #yolo just to confuse people.

- Fox and Hound - All of the Fox and Hound locations have Wireless. It's a bar, so it's open late and it's a good place to watch sports.

- All Starbucks locations - Starbucks finally made their wireless service free a few months ago. There are dozens of locations for the coffee chain all over the city.

- Memphis Visitor's Centers - All of the Memphis visitor information centers have internet access, which makes any last minute trip planning a little easier.

- Memphis Public Libraries - They're cold, they're quiet, they've got tons of computers (and places to sit if you bring your own) and they're all over town.

- Holiday Ham - All of Holiday Ham and Deli's Memphis locations have wifi. They're open seven days a week, and are located all over the city and suburbs.

This list is long, but it isn't complete. If you know of somewhere else that's got free wifi, leave it in the comments and I'll add it to the list.

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beth g sanders
There is also a Panera in Germantown, at Poplar near Exeter - where Atlanta Bread used to be, across from Chili's.
August 12, 2010 5:17pm

Amanda
Awesome post, Kerry! Thanks for putting together such a great list. Now to convince my boss to let me work outside this office. :)
August 12, 2010 5:20pm

Justin W
*Casablanca on Poplar near Mendenhall *India Palace
August 12, 2010 5:22pm

Anthony Siracusa
Thanks for this Kerry. Great stuff!
August 12, 2010 5:48pm

Keenon McCloy
As an update, ALL Memphis Public Library & Information Center locations have free WiFi. Come check us out!
August 12, 2010 6:08pm

J.B.
Chick-fil-a also offers free wi-fi.
August 12, 2010 6:13pm

Kalisa
The Panera by Oak Court Mall will kick you off the wifi after a time (an hour, I think?) during peak hours. Which is kind of silly because when it did it to me, there were plenty of open tables around me, so it wasn't like I was taking up space someone needed. The one in Cordova doesn't do it, I don't think. At least it never has to me.
August 12, 2010 6:29pm

Carrie Brown-Smith
Very useful, thanks!
August 12, 2010 7:19pm

Otto
Calhoun's on South Main has free wireless. Ask Max or Michelle for the password.
August 12, 2010 9:58pm

Wes
I'm at The Bayou in Midtown using their free wifi right now...add it to the list!
August 12, 2010 10:14pm

Andria of Andr…
Great list! Good to have on hand when I don't want to be at home or in my studio working.
August 13, 2010 8:40am

Scootette
Great post! Now, to get a laptop...
August 13, 2010 8:59am

Katie
Dan McGuinness on Spottswood does as well :)
August 13, 2010 10:01am

Becky Ann
Holiday Ham and Deli also has free wifi at all locations (East [email protected] Drive and Germantown).
August 13, 2010 8:02pm

Becky Ann
Ohhh I almost forgot ---- Waffle House locations have free wifi also.
August 13, 2010 8:03pm

CLos
Tropical Smoothie Cafe on Union has free Wifi as well...
August 18, 2010 7:59pm

blasianFMA
Also, the Fedex Office in Midtown has free wireless, and you can print stuff there too.
August 20, 2010 12:46pm

Beth
More area churches should offer free wifi. Also, SIMON malls have free wifi, but it's dodgy.
September 17, 2010 10:02am

webzgirl
Amerigo's too!
March 26, 2011 10:40am

chris hill
Sounds crazy, but the McDonalds on Poplar (near White Station) is my favorite and is actually a great window seat of the city going by with free wifi + TV news w/ closed captioning + free refills, even a jukebox if you forget your tunes. Watch the grease on the keyboard though!
March 29, 2011 3:38pm

Frank James-Th…
I appreciate the listing, and if I had my way I would be 24/7, as I was in the '90's and for a few months here. I want this place full of every conceivable type of people every day and night, all the time. Unfortunately the inconsistency (which I myself loathe) of the economy, has caused me to have to "Roll With It" I have absolutely decided what I want our hours to be in 1997. I am doing the best I can in this economy, especially considering that the "MidTown Memphis" project also known as the "Washington bottoms project" collapsed along with the Real estate market and economy as I was building this CoffeeHouse down the street from it in 2008. Now that the Sears Tower is coming (hopefully) it should re-ignite the "MidTown Memphis" project with me right in the middle. Thanks -fj- Frank James-The Edge . Our Current hours are 5PM-1:AM 7 Nights a week.
April 12, 2011 10:03pm

MEMPHISH
add Oasis at Minglewood Hall to that list :)
December 5, 2012 3:27pm

Mark James
All McDonald's supposedly have free wifi, as do Dunkin Donuts and McCallister's.
December 5, 2012 3:27pm

Mark James
And the 2 Dunkin Donuts (at Hwy 64 at I-40 and at Kirby-Whitten and I-$)) bit have electrical outlets everwhere for laptops to plug in.
December 5, 2012 3:29pm

Colleen
Mulan Bistro in Collierville (random)!
December 5, 2012 3:42pm

Dave
Celtic Crossing in Cooper-Young has free WiFi.  I believe Molly Fontaine's does as well. The Flying Pig BBQ on Hack's Cross just north of Winchester has had free WiFi in the past, but last time I was in the WiFi was down and they didn't know how soon it would be fixed.  Methodist/LeBonheur hospitals have free WiFi for their patients and their visitors.  If I think of any others I'll bring it up.
December 5, 2012 3:44pm

Lauren
Urban Outfitters also has free wifi.
December 5, 2012 6:24pm

Dave
Wolfchase Nissan has free WiFi while you're waiting.
December 5, 2012 10:42pm

Allison
Amerigo Italian Restaurant at Park & Ridgeway
December 5, 2012 11:19pm

Julie
Old Zinnie's has it.
December 6, 2012 10:27am

Shannon Little
All 7 Huey's locations have free wifi. :)
December 6, 2012 12:17pm

Jake
Boscos in Midtown Also has it now.
December 6, 2012 6:33pm

Hannah
Also, the Madison Hotel and the adjacent awesome restaurant Eighty3 has free wi-fi! Ask hotel staff or your server or bartender for password.
December 7, 2012 3:15am

Dave
Captain John's Pit BBQ in Collierville has free WiFi
December 9, 2012 2:12am

elle
Thanks for this! #servicey
December 31, 2012 2:04pm

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June 28, 2013 2:21pm

Amanda K
Peabody hotel has free wifi in the restaurants and lobby. Just ask a server for the password. 
September 18, 2013 4:34pm

ECS Sr
Great Information for the Tech community!!
November 1, 2013 8:24am

susi
Home Depot  
November 1, 2013 12:08pm

Gina Davis
I am trying to assemble an up to date WiFi list for a future blog.  I would love to reference this blog. I have used it several time in the past to find a spot. Also would like to add Jason's Deli's at Poplar & Highland. The Germantown Pkwy & Ridgeway Jason's, to the best of my knowledge do not have Wifi. Thanks, Gina
April 3, 2014 9:15am

Tanisha
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September 26, 2014 12:25pm

Tracie
Einstein Bros Bagels, Bartlett & East Memphis, & McAllister's.
December 16, 2014 1:40am

Collin Barrett
This is a great article! I would love to see a refreshed version at some point. Maybe there would be a way you could crowdsource info. Info like wifi speeds and what times it is ok to camp out for a couple hours without feeling like a table hog are invaluable information. Thanks!
May 7, 2016 10:15am

Holly Whitfield
Good idea, Collin!
May 9, 2016 9:25am

Heather
Thanks for the article! Agreed, an updated version of this would be AWESOME!
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