Posted: Oct 18, 2003 10:26 pm
ok. i don't know if memphis maps are just unclear, but neither the red roof inn nor the adams mark are anywhere near the hi-tone as far as i know. list of hotels that are reasonably close should go a little like this
Ramada on 1837 Union
French Quarter Suites 2144 Madison
Hampton Inn Medical Center 1180 Union
Villager Lodge Midtown/Med Center 1220 Union
Out of these i much more reccomend the ramada and the quarter because they are much closer and less shady. as mentioned earlier you can have quite a cultural experience at-
Days Inn Graceland 3839 Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel 3677 Elvis Presley Blvd.
However this is not necessarily recommended either, and these are not very close. For anyone with a little extra cash to blow you can go bigtime at the Madison Hotel 79 Madison Ave. It's really nice, but very pricey. But cool because it's not some chain.
Here's an incomplete list of some bars to hit:
Lamplighter on madison
Two-way on cooper
Young Ave. Deli on young (for pool)
Murphy's on madison(for slummin)
And late night maybe someone will take you to wild bill's for some good blues. but the weekend is pretty chock full of stuff to do Here's the schedule:
Starting at six at Murphy's-
Hot dog cookout with
Double Fantasy (White Stripes cover band)
The Rats- (Moto cover band)
Of course that night is the oblivians
5-ish at Legba records on Young Ave.-
King Louie One Man Band
starting probaly around 10:00 or 10:30 at the Hi-Tone-
Viva los i'm not really sure deathray
and for those who hang around sunday, you can come over to zinnie's east and the lamplighter and watch The Penetrators destroy some poor team in wiffleball. can't remember what time, just ask zac or justice sometime during the weekend.
Don't go to beale street. it's not even funny on the weekends anymore.