Alcenia's soul food / Alex Shansky
Play In The Pinch District

Play In The Pinch District

Located in the northwest part of Downtown Memphis, The Pinch District was Memphis' very first neighborhood. Here you'll find an outdoor world inside a pyramid, restaurants with food made with love and a hospital that is at the cutting edge of cancer research.

Comeback Coffee

Address: 358 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103
Opened by born-and-bred Memphians, Comeback Coffee means it. Not only do they want you to return again and again, but like the sign on the wall reads, "Stay a While." And comfy seats, nitro coffee on tap and homemade pastries will keep you there. The courtyard and alleyway also make for perfect pop-up events, so check out their calendar for live music and food truck partnerships.


Address: 317 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103
As seen on both the Food Network and Travel Channel, Alcenia’s is a beloved soul food restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, and Saturday brunch to locals and visitors. You'll be greeted in the colorful café with smile and a big hug by owner B.J.. You can taste the love in her mama's best homemade dishes and desserts and don't pass up the chance to try their famous ghetto-aide. Alcenia’s is an easy walk from several downtown hotels, the Renasant Convention Center, and Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid.

Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid

Address: 1 Bass Pro Dr, Memphis, TN 38105
An immersive retail experience awaits at the 10th largest pyramid in the world. With indoor bowling, a shooting and archery range, the interactive Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center and over 300,000 sq. ft. of shopping, the 32-story steel building is the largest Bass Pro Shops in the world. Along with two restaurants, a cabin-themed resort hotel, a rooftop observation deck, over 600,000 gallons of water features stocked with 1,800 fish and an 84,000-gallon alligator habitat inside, Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid is a can’t-miss all-day adventure perfect for the whole family.

Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum - temporarily closed

Address: 826 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38107
Experience the city through the eyes of an abolitionist family and Memphis slaves. The Burkle Estate was transformed into the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum in 1997. The Underground Railroad was a network of houses throughout the south that served as a secret path to freedom. Located just two blocks from the Mississippi River, the Burkle Estate was often the final stop for slaves fleeing to the Ohio River in their quest for freedom in the North.

The African Place

Address: 581 N 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38105
Visit the largest retailer of authentic African imports in the South. Their store includes African clothing, jewelry, personal care products, meditations items, prints, and more. The converted house includes a café, outdoor patio area and serene appreciation for African heritage. 

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Address: 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105
Schedule a guided tour of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital outdoor Danny Thomas/ALSAC Pavilion and learn about the incredible life-saving work being performed at this internationally-acclaimed hospital. Each year, hundreds of thousands of visitors come in Memphis to support St. Jude in their annual golf tournament and marathon. Check out St. Jude’s Calendar of Events for more information.


Address: 346 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103
Just steps away from Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, Westy’s offers an expansive menu featuring Southern favorites, pies, cheesecakes and milkshakes. Step into the quirky restaurant for a relaxed environment with friendly staff. Or, call in your order and they’ll deliver it to you – for lunch, dinner, or a late-night snack until 2:00 AM.

Where do I park near the Pyramid?

Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid has a large parking lot to accommodate its visitors. Overflow parking is available at nearby garages and lots for $5-20, depending on the time of day and event.

Is there really a hotel inside the Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid?

Yes. Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid houses a 103-room upscale hotel called Big Cypress Lodge.

Will Westy’s deliver to my hotel?

Yes. Westy’s frequently delivers food to Downtown-area hotels.

Can I tour St. Jude Children’s Research hospital?

St. Jude offers prescheduled tours to visitors over 16 years of age. Guests of all ages are invited to visit the Danny Thomas/ALSAC Pavilion area. Learn more about tours on the St. Jude website