Places Open On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day In Memphis 2018

Posted by Holly Whitfield | December 14th 2018 4062 0

Here’s a working list of places in Memphis that will be open on December 25, 2018. If you know of other spots, leave it in the comments and I’ll add it to the list!

Keep scrolling for a list of places open on Christmas Eve, too. Special thanks to Aisling for updating this list for 2018!

Allen Gillespie / Memphis Tourism

Christmas Day:


  • Alex’s Tavern usually opens in the evening.
  • Bar DKDC hosts Merry SHEIKSmas with The Sheiks from 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
  • Bardog Tavern opens at 5:00 p.m.
  • B.B. King’s opens at 5:00 p.m.
  • Blind Bear opens at 6:00 p.m.
  • The Bluff opens in the evening and Super T plays at 9:00 p.m.
  • Brookhaven Pub opens at 5:00 p.m.
  • Capriccio Grill at the Peabody will serve Christmas dinner from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Call for reservations.
  • Chez Philippe at the Peabody will serve Christmas dinner from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Call for reservations.
  • Flying Saucer Cordova and Flying Saucer Memphis (downtown) will be open 5:00 p.m. to midnight.
  • Golf & Games Family Park is open on Christmas Day from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Hi-Tone hosts Gangsta Boo & Friends at 9:00 p.m., $10 – $15.
  • Hu. Roof (rooftop bar of Hu Hotel aka the former Madison) is open noon to 9 p.m. serving a prix-fixe dinner at $45 per person, on both Xmas Eve and Xmas Day.
  • India Palace is open regular hours.
  • Lafayette’s opens at 4:00 p.m. with The Faculty performing at 6:00 p.m.
  • Lamplighter Lounge opens at 8:00 p.m.
  • Local on the Square and Local Gastropub open at 5:00 p.m.
  • Neil’s Music Room will be open 11:00 a.m – 3:00 a.m, serving Christmas dinner and hosting live music.
  • Peabody Mezzanine Christmas Brunch will be served 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Call for reservations.
  • Paulette’s at the River Inn at Harbor Town will be open 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with a special menu only. Call for reservations.
  • The Pumping Station is open normal hours.
  • Rum Boogie Cafe hosts Ghost Town Blues Band from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
  • Slider Inn will open at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wang’s Mandarin House at 6065 Park Ave. will be “most likely open all day”(I’d call ahead)
  • Young Avenue Deli will open at 5:00 p.m. Kitchen opens at 6:00 p.m.
  • Zebra Lounge will open at 6:30 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Beale Street Christmas Day:

Alfred’s – 6 p.m. – 3 a.m.
B.B. King’s – 5 p.m. – ’til
Blues Hall – 5 p.m. – ’til
Club 152 – 7 p.m. – ’til
Coyote Ugly – 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Dyer’s – 6 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Rum Boogie – 5 p.m. – ’til
Wet Willie’s – 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Also, because people like to add it every year: you can always go for Piccadilly, Perkins, and IHOP.

Christmas Bling:

Christmas Eve:

  • Bardog Tavern will be open regular hours.
  • Blind Bear will be open regular hours.
  • Brookhaven Pub is open 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Capriccio Grill at The Peabody will be open regular hours.
  • Celtic Crossing will be open from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., serving a special Christmas Eve brunch.
  • Flying Saucer Cordova and Memphis is open 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Golf & Games Family Park is open on Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The Half Shell’s locations will be open regular hours but might close a little early.
  • Huey’s – all Huey’s locations open at 11:00 a.m. (see all the hours here).
  • Hu. Roof (rooftop bar of Hu Hotel aka the former Madison) is open noon to 9 p.m. serving a prix-fixe dinner at $45 per person, on both Xmas Eve and Xmas Day.
  • India Palace is open regular hours.
  • Kooky Canuck (both locations) is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
  • Lafayette’s opens at 11:00 a.m. with Joe Restivo providing the entertainment.
  • Lamplighter is open 8:00 p.m. ‘til late.
  • Local on the Square is open regular hours.
  • Neil’s Music Room is open regular hours.
  • Owen Brennan’s will be open during the day.
  • Patrick’s is open for lunch.
  • Pumping Station – regular hours.
  • Rum Boogie Cafe hosts Eric Hughes from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
  • Slider Inn – regular hours.
  • Strano Sicilian Kitchen will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Young Avenue Deli – regular hours, but they usually shut down a little early if it’s quiet.

Beale Street Christmas Eve:
A. Schwab -12 – 5
Alfred’s -11 – 6
Blues City Cafe – 11 – 4p
Blues Hall – reg. hours
Coyote Ugly – 1p – 2a
Dyer’s – 11-6
EEL Etc. Fashion – reg. hours
King’s Palace Cafe – reg. hours
Lew’s Blue Note – reg. hours
Miss Pollys – reg. hours
People’s – 4p – 2a
Pig on Beale – reg. hours
Rum Boogie – reg. hours
Tap Room – reg. hours
Tater Red’s – reg hours
Tin Roof – reg. hours
Wet Willie’s – 11a -5p

Apparently Christmas bowling is a thing:

  • Andy B’s is open 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve and 4:00 p.m. to midnight on Christmas Day.
  • Billy Hardwick’s is open 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve, 5:00 p.m. to midnight Christmas Day.

About The Contributor
Aisling Maki is a freelance writer, editor, and public and media relations specialist with awards from The Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists and Public Relations Society of America, as well as several awards for fiction writing. Her work has appeared in publications in more than 20 countries. You can usually find her cheering on the Grizzlies, doing outdoorsy things, or traveling with her daughter, Brídín. They live in Cooper-Young with a dog, a guinea pig and a pair of pet mice.

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. Jordan says:

    Hi Holly! Hu. Roof will be opening on both Christmas Eve and Christmas day, offering a very special prix-fixe dinner menu will be available from 12:00pm – 9pm for $45 per person. Hoping you might be able to add! Thank you.

  2. Grant says:

    Not sure if their hours are different at all, but we’be been to Casablanca a couple different times for dinner on Christmas.

  3. Tom Uphold says:

    Golf and Games Family Park:
    Christmas Eve: 9 am – 4 pm
    Christmas Day: 3 pm – 8 pm

  4. Lana Danko says:

    Kooky Canuck will be open Christmas Eve, 11am – 11pm. Closed on Christmas Day.

    Thank you

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