Overton Square has almost all you could want in nightlife all in walking distance. A great variety of dining choices, classic bar food, brew pub, pizza, fine dining and more. A great movie theater, ballet, and three regional theater companies. A must-visit.
There’s something here for everyone. Tons of food options, movie theater, live music, and the square has occasional movie nights. Our favorite restaurant: Babalu Best high end restaurant: Iris Favorite bar: speakeasy hidden in Bari Best dessert: Sweet Noshing
Overton Square has a variety of great restaurants and bars that can satisfy any appetite. You can easily fill a night by parking and exploring everything the square has to offer.
Overton Square is a multi-block entertainment and dining district in Midtown Memphis which includes theaters, restaurants, art, music and more.
“Cooper-Young is an eclectic neighborhood named after the intersection of Cooper St and Young Ave. The entrance to the neighborhood is marked by another one of Midtown’s most iconic works of art, the Cooper-Young Trestle, sculpture which depicts the neighborhood. Created by metal artist Jill Turman, the sculpture was dedicated in 2000. Adjacent to it is the original I Love Memphis mural which has probably appeared in more photos than any other mural in the City, ever. Go for a walk, bike ride, whatever) through the neighborhood and you’ll find numerous colorful underpasses and beautiful recycling bins, thanks to artists artists Jay Crum and Kong Wee Pang, in the First Congo parking lot.”
“A complex of museums and historic buildings, its exhibits trace the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the 17th century to the present. The museum is built around the former Lorraine Motel, where Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Two other buildings and their adjacent property, also connected with the King assassination, have been acquired as part of the museum complex.”
“The Overton Park Conservancy’s gateway project has made the city’s crown jewel a more welcoming place. The arched sculpture that artist Tylur French of Youngblood Studio created from scrap bicycles was installed at the intersection of East Parkway and Sam Cooper Blvd in February 2014. The sculpture weighs 7,000lbs and is made up of more than 300 bicycles, each welded onto a steel frame. Yvonne Bobo’s Rhapsody was recently installed at the gateway beside golf clubhouse. Two more gateways will be installed over the next few months: Ben Butler’s Growth at the one adjacent to the East Parkway Playground. More are being installed over time.”
“Plenty of pretty stuff to look at, and you’ll leave feeling extra cultured.”
“Whether you are an Elvis fan or not, you cannot come to Memphis and not visit Elvis' home - Graceland! Self guided tours in his mansion and also the outdoor area including his airplanes, cars and bikes. ”