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Lamplighter Lounge

Hours may not be accurate

Memphis
Lamplighter Lounge

1702 Madison Ave

Memphis, TN 38104

Former owner and barkeep Miss Shirley ran a tight ship at this definitive Midtown dive until her passing in 2010. There was no cussin' or fussin' and nothin' but beer to drink in her day, and her dedicated regulars have honored her legacy by keeping the place pretty much the same for years. It feels like an uncle's basement, with kitschy celebrity portraits, a classic jukebox, and a pool table.