Doc's Memphis

The Wine Lover’s Guide to Memphis

Memphis Happy Hours and Wine Specials

Here’s an abbreviated list of some of our favorite bars and restaurants for wine specials in Memphis. For a thorough list of happy-hour specials, read I Love Memphis' Guide To Cheap Drinking post.  

Every day, ALMOST

– Dollar-off wines, 3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday at Aldo’s Midtown

– $5 house wines from 4-6 p.m. every day at Amerigo

– $5 CK Mondavi wines from 3-6 p.m. every day at Blind Bear Speakeasy

– $5 select wines, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday at ECCO on Overton Park

– $5 select wines, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.  Tuesday-Thursday at the bar only at eighty3

– $2 off select wines, 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday at South of Beale

– Half-price house wine by the glass, 3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday at Old Venice Pizza


– Half-off select wines (and pizza) at Spindini


– $2 off every glass, $5 off every bottle, 5 p.m.-close at Celtic Crossing

– Half-price bottles of house wines at Jim’s Place


– Half-price bottles of wine at Automatic Slim’s

– A selection of house wines for $3, $5, and $7 each; Master Taster’s Flight for $15 at The Peabody’s Corner Bar

– Half-price reserve bottles at Sweet Grass


– Half-price select wines by the bottle for ladies, 5 p.m.-midnight at both Local locations

Wine Store Specials and Tastings

These aren't all of the liquor stores in town, but this list will point you to a few that offer regular in-store tastings.

Buster’s Liquors and Wines

Doc’s Wines and Liquors (Wine 101 classes, too!)

Gaslight Liquor Shoppe

Great Wines & Spirits

Joe’s Wines and Liquors

Kirby Wines & Liquors

More Wine Fun: Events and Places To Go

– The annual Beale Street Wine Race may be less about wine appreciation and more about a bacchanalian kick-off to Memphis in May, but the tradition of local industry folks racing with trays of wine is worth checking out. Read more about it here.

Memphis Botanic Garden has a monthly Vine To Wine tasting series from March to October. Each event features 8 or so wines, often served with hors d’oeuvres.

– The Brooks Museum hosts a Wine + Food series, which kicks off with Brooks Uncorked in spring and continues with winemaker dinners and other events.

Delta Blues Winery in Lakeland offers five samples for $5 and periodic live music.

Dixon Gallery & Gardens hosts Wine Down events 3-4 times a year with food pairings, entertainment, and access to the galleries and grounds.

Napa Cafe’s dine-in wine cellar isn’t technically underground, but it is a dining room surrounded by hundreds of wine bottles and bathed in candlelight. Ask for the cellar specifically when you make a reservation; it seats two easily and four cozily.

– Drop by Old Millington Vineyard & Winery for samples and to purchase any of the 12 or so wines made on site. They also offer live music on Sunday afternoons during spring and summer.

Drink responsibly, please. With Uber and Lyft so easy to use (and cab numbers easy to remember – 901-577-7777), there’s no reason to drive if you’ve been imbibing.