Much More Than Avocado Toast: Hustle & Dough At ARRIVE Hotel In Downtown Memphis
The ARRIVE hotel in downtown Memphis has a lineup of food and drink concepts to serve you day and night. In the lobby you’ll find the coffee shop and cafe, Hustle & Dough, along with Bar Hustle and the check-in desk all in one cozy, eclectic room. Downstairs is home to Longshot, a basement bar with lots of booths and several shuffleboard tables that serves dinner, drinks, and beer.
Let’s break it down.
Arrive is a 62-room boutique hotel at 477 S Main Street (in the former MCA Grad School building). It’s part of a small chain of five “neighborhood” hotels around the country, each of which have different looks and feels. I did a staycation recently, and the rooms are luxurious yet modern, and full of Memphis touches. You can check out the highlights from that here.
The lobby decor is a mishmash of vintage-inspired soft seating, nested tables, artsy coffee table books, maps as wallpaper (it’s a map of the Memphis riverfront!) and mod lighting. Honestly, I’m into it.
I don’t mind Wes Anderson-inspired sets as long as they’re comfy and functional. I tried the green-gold tufted sofa, an orange suede mod chair, a metal chair at the community table, and a barstool and they were all comfortable. None of these in sight. And no one asked me to leave as I walked around playing Goldilocks.
Hustle & Dough Coffee Shop and Cafe In Downtown Memphis
The cafe, which is called Hustle & Dough, serves baked goods, light breakfast items, freshly baked bread and sourdough, all from local baking genius Ali Rohrbacher.
The coffee bar is run by local artisan roasters Tim and Teri Perkins of Vice & Virtue Coffee, and offers cold brew, Aeropress, espresso, and seasonal drinks like a Bourbon Mocha.
I’ve tried their oat milk lattes (try one if you haven’t yet), pistachio-filled pastries that are beyond delightful, and several of their homemade breads and sourdoughs toasted and topped with any number of things like mushroom, almond butter, and yes, avocado. The staff members were kind and approachable and they brought us water and water refills, too.
It’s a great place for a meeting or a coffee date. Check out their new and special items on their Instagram.
PS. If you’re looking for the hotel check-in desk, it’s next to the bakery case.
Bar Hustle In The Arrive Hotel Memphis
Bar Hustle focuses on craft cocktails, and they do a fantastic job with them. They also have red and white wine, Wiseacre’s Ananda and Tiny Bomb, and a couple of mocktails. The bartenders are friendly and add a lot of personality to the space. While you can order a beverage and sit anywhere, I am partial to the plush seats at the bar.
Bar Hustle has been hosting regular pop-ups and special days, like a Chinese New Year shindig, a Tiki Bar pop-up for Valentine’s Day, and a takeover with Check out their Instagram for more.
The Bar is a great meeting place for friends or for a date…and if things go well, you can go downstairs for more snacks and shuffleboard.
PS. All of the bar seats have outlets, just look under the bar!
The downstairs shuffleboard bar and restaurant is temporarily closed.
Bar Hustle, Hustle & Dough, Longshot
477 S. Main