Memphis is known for its iconic Beale Street, Graceland and Peabody Hotel ducks but did you know it has other eclectic and charming districts that tourists should definitely check out? One of those districts is the hip Cooper Young area. Our Air BnB was located within the Cooper Young area and we were able to stroll through our quaint neighborhood onto the intersection of shops and cafes.
One particular restaurant and bar was called The Beauty Shop which used to be just that!- a beauty shop that was actually the first co-ed beauty shop and barber shop all in one. Now transformed into a restaurant with the hairdryers still in place, we got to sit in the booth where Priscilla Presley used to get her beehive coiffed.
The menu was impressive and the ambience was purely retro. Totally fun! After a glass of rose wine and a healthy salad and yummy sides, we took a short stroll through the area and back to our Air BnB. Victorian houses, craftsmen bungalows and other charming houses filled the neighborhoods.
A short ten minute or so uber drive to Beale Street made this a nice area for lodging. Overton Square is another revitalized area to check out. For my second trip to Memphis, these “finds” were nice to add to the famous Beale Street. Check them out!