Take In The View At These Memphis Rooftop Bars

Turn it up at these rooftop bars in Memphis.

Peabody Hotel Rooftop

The Peabody Hotel’s rooftop parties are legendary! Starting April 28 and continuing every Thursday night through August 4, from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. enjoy music or DJs, drinks, food, and a great sunset view. Schedule and details. If you won't be there on Thursdays, you can still enjoy sunset drinks at Memphis’s classiest hotel on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Peabody Rooftop is on the top floor of the hotel, and you’re in the heart of downtown with great views of the city skyline and sunset. Sunset Social Hours are on for Friday and Saturday night at the Peabody, 4 p.m. 'til 9 p.m. weather permitting. Head up through the Lobby elevators to the roof; they’ll have drinks and snacks available, and you might even see the ducks do their march back to their own rooftop palace at 5 p.m.

sunset over buildings in downtown Memphis facing southwest
Holly Whitfield
view from the Peabody rooftop

Peabody Rooftop Location: 
Top floor of the Peabody Hotel 
149 Union Ave.

Peabody Rooftop Hours:
Thursday night parties, April 28 - August 4, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. ($15 admission)
Friday and Saturday evenings

From the Peabody: "We are only offering our Sunset Social hours at this time. The rooftop is open to visitors from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily (weather permitting). The rooftop is occasionally closed to the public for private parties too."

No reservations required.

Parking: There’s valet, an attached garage, limited street parking and surface lots in the vicinity. 

Beck & Call 

Take in panoramic views of the river at Beck & Call, the upscale rooftop lounge on the top of the Hyatt Centric hotel in downtown Memphis. Inside the lounge, sit at the bar or grab a small table, or explore multiple outdoor spaces. There are speciality cocktails ($$$) and a Southern-inspired small plates food menu. 

How to get there: When you go in the Front Street door to the hotel, turn right through the downstairs lounge and keep going to the elevator. There’s no dress code but people tend to dress up, think cocktail attire or casual cocktail.

Read more about Beck & Call.

Hyatt Centric Beck & Call Rooftop
Holly Whitfield
Beck & Call

Beck & Call Location: 
Top floor of Hyatt Centric
33 Beale Street
Memphis, Tennessee

Beck & Call Hours: 

  • Wednesday - Thursday – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday - Saturday 4 p.m. to midnight
  • Sunday – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

First-come, first served. 

Parking: There’s valet, street parking in the area, and a paid surface lot across the street.

Tiger & Peacock 

Tiger & Peabody rooftop lounge and patio is on the top floor of The Memphian hotel in Overton Square. Check out the entertainment district and midtown’s streets—plus the street murals on Cooper—while you sip craft cocktails or dine from the small plates menu. 

It's mostly lounge-style seating or bar seating, plus a smaller outdoor area. The decor is lively and colorful, and the vibe is upscale—there's also a "dress to impress" dress code you should check out before you go. Access Tiger & Peacock through the elevators in the lobby.

view of Overton Square, including Ballet Memphis and the Cooper and Madison intersection, from the rooftop
Alex Shansky

Tiger & Peacock location:
Top floor of the Memphian Hotel
21 Cooper Street
Memphis, Tennessee

Tiger & Peacock Hours:
Tuesday - Wednesday: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday : 5 p.m. - midnight
Sunday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Reservations are highly recommended; seating is limited and you may not get a spot, or have a long wait, if you don't reserve.

Parking: There’s the Overton Square garage (usually $3 but I've seen it up to $6...) and a paid surface lot between the hotel and that garage. Most of the area street parking is reserved for residents, so don't bother.

Hu. Hotel Rooftop

The Hu. Hotel (formerly the Madison) and the Hu.Roof rooftop bar is open for drinks Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight, and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

Hu.Roof has a fantastic view of the river, bridge, and nightly Mighty Lights show. There is an indoor/outdoor lounge space.

** I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU CALL AHEAD + MAKE BACKUP PLANS IN CASE HOURS OR OFFERING CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. FOR THE HU OR ANYWHERE. Just a pro tip :) 

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View from the Hu.Hotel.

Hu. Roof Location: 
Top floor of Hu.Hotel
83 Madison Ave.
Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Hu. Roof serves drinks and snacks in the evenings, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Hu. Roof Hours:  *SUBJECT TO CHANGE*** CALL AHEAD

Sunday 12pm-6pm
Monday - Thursday 3pm-10pm
Friday - Saturday 4pm - 12am

The reservation system does not work. Call ahead or show up and see / make a backup plan.

Parking: Street parking and garages in the area.

Mississippi River Terrace - hotel guests only

The Mississippi River Terrace at the Pyramid is on the third floor of our city’s most recognizable landmark. At this time (July 2022) t's only available to guests of the Pyramid’s Big Cypress Lodge luxury hotel. There is one special event open to the public on July 29 with Memphis's DJ Epic. Tickets for the event will be available to the public for $10 at the door, while Big Cypress Lodge hotel guests will receive complimentary access. Doors will open at 7pm and the event will wrap at 11pm.

pyramid rooftop patio with fire pits and seating
Big Cypress Lodge

Terrace at the River Inn

Head over to Harbor Town for a more pastoral view of the Mighty Mississippi at the Terrace at the River Inn hotel. This covered patio is on the top floor of the River Inn boutique hotel—it has a roof over it, but it functions as a rooftop bar. Enjoy cocktails and small plates here while you take in stunning sunsets.

Terrace at the River Inn tends of have lots of specials and three-course meals for holidays, so check their website. Thursday night is Champagne night, with $6 glasses of bubbly from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Upscale casual is the vibe.

Terrace at the River Inn Location: 
50 Harbor Town Square
Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Terrace at the River Inn Hours: 
Tuesday - Thursday, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

No reservations; first come, first serve 

Parking: adjacent parking in front and back, leave extra time in case you have to drive around for a space.

Aldo’s Midtown Rooftop Patio

Aldo’s in Midtown has a cute rooftop patio. This cozy one-story spot serves up some of the city’s favorite pizzas, garlic knots, sandwiches, and more, and you can sit on top of the building for a breeze. They usually put up some shade coverings and fans to keep it cool in the summer.

Read more about Aldo's. 

Aldo’s Midtown Location: 
752 S. Cooper St.
Memphis, Tennessee 

Aldo’s Midtown Hours (subject to change):
 Tuesday - Sunday, 11 a.m - 9 p.m.

No reservations, first come, first serve; can fill up fast

Free parking in adjacent lots or streets.

More Rooftop Ideas

Beale Street Landing at Tom Lee Park is a literal grassy knoll that’s technically the roof of the building, and it’s got a great view of the river and sunset. You’ll have to bring your own picnic, though. There's a ton of construction going on over there right now, so you might be limited in how close you can get.

Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid offers a $10 elevator ride to the top of the 28-story pyramid with observation decks. While it’s not where I would hang out for drinks, it’s worth the price at least once to take in the city from the tippy top. 

Old Dominick Distillery makes their own whiskey, vodka, bourbon, and gin right here in the heart of downtown Memphis. They offer tours and their downstairs bar has reopened with limited hours. They do have a rooftop bar and patio, but it’s only open for private events and occasionally as staffing permits. Follow them on social media for updates, and read more about Old Dominick in this blog post about their tours.

Beale Street Landing Rooftop
From the top of Beale Street Landing

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Holly Whitfield
Hi Diane, Yes! Just walk in the hotel and go on up to the roof!
June 13, 2017 11:17am
Roslyn Crayton

What is party capacity for groups

August 2, 2021 8:16pm
Sandra Moore

I look forward to hunting these places out - thanks for the ideas 

March 14, 2022 12:40pm