Food & Drink

Bacon-cheddar tater tots inside a bi-level beer bar

Strangelove's loaded tots

Strangelove's is a bi-level Midtown Village gastropub where you should learn to stop worrying and love the fact that you're about to gorge yourself on all these white-cheddar-whizzed, bacon-covered tater tots. Because they're the bomb.The Memphis Tap Room and Resurrection Ale House crew has taken over the old Doc Watson's space, where spacious upstairs-downstairs bars pour 20 drafts from under the counter, clearing Yards' worth of space. (Also Victory's, Founders', and Sly Fox's worth.)To keep things from getting too drafty, exposed brick walls downstairs are lined with local artwork.Want some quiet? Head upstairs...... and jaw on a Parc vet's menu of low-country grub, like catfish po' boys with dill pickle remoulade...... and shrimp etouffee thick with Carolina rice and cornmeal-fried okra.Just want the rice and okra? Half the menu's vegetarian, including this two-beet burger piled with cucumber slaw and paired with a vegan... Allagash White. Just don't exit through this door. Their zombies probably aren't vegetarian.

A glass of Yards beer on the marble bar at Strangelove's
Artwork on the downstairs walls at Strangelove's
The wrought iron stairwell at Strangelove's
A catfish po boy at Strangelove's
Shrimp etoufee at Strangelove's
A beet burger with vegan Allagash White beer at Strangelove's
A zombie sign on the window of Strangelove's