South Main Arts District - Antique Shopping. Photo by Phillip Parker.

South Main Association

South Main St.
South Main Historic Arts District
Memphis, TN 38103

South Main is home to many of the most important cultural attractions in Memphis, including the Orpheum Theatre, National Civil Rights Museum, Blues Hall of Fame Museum, Clayborn Temple, Big River Crossing, Central Station (Amtrak), Tom Lee Park and the Mississippi River. This Historic Arts District enjoys dozens of locally-owned eateries, boutiques and galleries like Art Village Gallery, DittyTV, Old Dominick Distillery, Earnestine & Hazel's, Primas Bakery + Boutique, WLOK Radio, Stock and Belle, Book Juggler, Broom Closet, Peddler Bike Shop, Downtown Yoga, AIA Memphis, Memphis Film Commission, Two Girls and a Whip Bakery, Harley-Davidson, and Walking Pants with most of them tucked into the historic buildings that define the neighborhood. Fine dining restaurants include the Gray Canary, Catherine & Mary's and Spindini, and southern-inspired cuisine at the Arcade Restaurant, Rizzo's Diner, Central BBQ, South of Beale (SOB), Green Beetle, The Vault, Gus's World Famous Chicken, Pontotoc Lounge, Swanky's Tacos, South Main Sushi, Puck Food Hall, Blue Monkey, and Grecian Gourmet Taverna. Coffee and cocktails at LowFi Coffee, Bluff City Coffee, Max's Sports Bar, Earnestine & Hazel's, Loflin Yard, Carolina Watershed, Ghost River Brewing, Civil Pour, Corkscrew, and Pontotoc Lounge. Event spaces include 11 West Huling, 409 South Main, No. 2 Vance, Old Dominick Distillery and Rooftop, Beale Street Landing, Halloran Centre for Performing Arts, and Century House. The South Main Association promotes the future and vibrancy of the community, while remaining passionate about preserving the past.

  • Area
    • Downtown
  • COVID-19 Availability
    • Open
  • Facility Amenities
    • Bus/Motorcoach Parking
    • Free Admission
    • Handicapped Accessible
  • General Information
    • Hours of Operation: Hours vary by business