Immerse Yourself into The Genre's Speakeasy Cocktail Experience
We are on the air at the Genre Memphis, your “musical timeline passport,” and we are soaring through time with multi-genre music and a good ole’ meal.
But this transit doesn’t stop with eras, if you take a couple of steps out of the Genre, you will find yourself at their adjacent speakeasy, The Garage: The Cocktail Experience.
The Genre is a Musical Passport
You know the saying, “every dream begins in the garage,” well that’s no different here as twin-brothers, Lernard and Bernard Chambers, took their dreams of becoming restaurant owners and made it into a reality.
“The Genre is a musical passport, that’s our slogan. I made sure we had good food, good customer service, high-end collection of cocktails, and we customized the hookah to where it's probably one of the best hookahs you can smoke in Memphis,” said Chef/Owner Lernard Chambers.
Make Culturalist Events Genrefied
Before they were restaurant owners, they were once DJs LNB, and their love for music and understanding of how to please the crowd allotted them with the knowledge of how to make sure everyone hears at least one song they know at their restaurant.
“If you ever get stuck in a culturalist event and you are like dang, what can I play that everyone knows? It's Biggie, Tupac, or Bob Marley. I always wanted to make it genrefied. So when you’re sitting down eating you hear all types of music from: Michael Jackson to Stevie Wonder to Ed Sheeran, a little bit of everything,” said Lernard.
Two Completely Different Experiences Under One Roof
Originally, they wanted to expand their business outside of their current location, but things have a funny way of working themselves out. With the Genre and the Garage, they have curated two completely different experiences under one roof.
In short, you have the musical passport upfront and high-end cocktail experience in the Garage.
“People love the food, love the culture, and love the vibes,” said Lernard Chambers.
So be sure to stop by The Genre and The Garage: The Cocktail Experience, at 200 Poplar Ave, Suite 205.
In addition to the good drinks, music, and vibe -- Genre offers great food and brunch! Be sure to try their southwest egg rolls and catfish. Here's their menu.