Places Open In Memphis On New Year’s Day 2018

Posted by Holly Whitfield | December 5th 2017 5688 0

If you’re looking for things open on January 1, 2019, CLICK HERE.

We are almost to 2018! Here’s a running list of places open on New Year’s Day. Some of these might have special brunch, some might just be open like usual.

Call ahead if you have questions and make reservations whenever possible! (Really, do this.)

If you know of another place that will be open or have a special event or brunch, please leave the info in the comments section. This is definitely a work in progress. For a list of New Year’s Eve events, click here.

Here’s the list:

– Aldo’s Pizza Pies Midtown location only (regular hours)

– Amerigo (open regular hours, with brunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

– B.B. King’s (regular hours, with live music all day)

– Beale Street (everywhere is open, most with regular hours except Jerry Lawler’s, King’s Palace Cafe, People’s, and Silky’s – those are all closed)

– Blind Bear (3 p.m. to 3 a.m.)

– The Bluff  (regular hours)

– Celtic Crossing will have a NYD Brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., regular menu begins at 3 p.m.

– Char (open regular hours)

– Flying Saucer Cordova (11 a.m. to midnight)

– Ghost River will host their 2nd annual “New Year, New You, Not Today” party. Details here.

– The Half Shell will be open until 5 p.m., closed for dinner.

– Hu. Cafe (inside the Hu. Hotel aka the old Madison Hotel) is open from 8 p.m. until late, with a full bar, DJ, complimentary champagne midnight toast, no cover, and special small bites.

Huey’s (all locations, regular hours)

– Itta Bena (regular hours)

– Lafayette’s (open regular hours for a ticketed event, details TBA)

– Local (both locations) will be open regular hours.

– Midtown Crossing Grill (open for brunch)

– Patrick’s (open regular hours + free black-eyed peas with every order)

– Pumping Station (regular hours)

– Railgarten (open regular hours)

– R.P. Tracks (regular hours, serving brunch)

– Rec Room (open regular hours, showing “as many Bowl Games as they can fit in”)

– Slider Inn (regular hours)

– Young Avenue Deli (regular hours)

– Zebra Lounge (7 p.m. – 2 a.m.)

A few other things to do on New Year’s Day:

The 41st Annual Ski Freeze will allow water-skiers, wakeboardings, and tubers to take a short pull on the Wolf River Channel for a $30 donation to the Dream Factory of Memphis.

There will be guided hikes of both Shelby Forest and T.O. Fuller State Park on the 1st. Click those links for details.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Deena Dietrich says:

    Graceland is also opened on New Years Day.

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