Seven Unique Party Venues in Memphis

Located in the heart of Midtown and including two acres of outdoor space, three unique buildings, two stages, seven bars, an ice cream shop, a volleyball court and a playground, Railgarten is the ultimate party spot. With so many different areas spread across such a large space, we can easily accommodate groups of any size. Because we have so much “inventory” of space, it’s usually surprisingly inexpensive to host a party with us. We typically do not charge a venue rental fee, as long as we agree on food and beverage options for a set number of guests. With a full bar program and a truly original take on traditional American diner fare, Railgarten is a blast any time of year. Closed Mondays (but of course available for private events), Railgarten is open Tuesday through Sunday at 11 am and stays open late.


Located in the Broad Avenue Historic Arts District, Rec Room / Civil Axes Throwing merges the best of active entertainment with great food and beverage options. Part of a large warehouse complex, Rec Room features a large front deck and tall ceilings which accommodate six “living rooms,” each with its own 25-foot hi-def projection screen and the ability to display sports, presentations, movies or even play video games (everything from original Nintendo to Playstation and the newest online games). Additionally Rec Room has dozens of vintage arcade games, ping pong, air hockey, board games and other active entertainment. Sharing the space with Rec Room (but with its own separate area and entrance) is Civil Axe Throwing. “Like playing darts with axes,” Civil Axe Throwing features five lanes each containing two targets. Certified instructors teach guests to safely and accurately throw a variety of axes. It’s fun. I mean, why wouldn’t it be? Rec Room is open weekdays at 5pm and on weekends at noon and always open late, Rec Room is also available during the weekdays for corporate, non-profit, and team-building fun as is Civil Axe Throwing, which is open to the public Thursday through Sunday.

Loflin Yard is a back-yard rural oasis in the Downtown Memphis’ South Main area. Built around a spring-fed stream, historic barn and corner store, with an expansive outdoor space hosting yard-games in the summer and bonfires in the winter, Loflin Yard is like nowhere else in Memphis. Decidedly lo-fi, Loflin Yard features intricate seasonal cocktails and barrel-aged classics with a rustic menu cooked mostly on the screen-porch wood fireplace and smoker. The barn (or “Coachhouse”) has a large stage for music and other live events, as well as its own separate bar, restrooms and backyard space.The barn’s covered front deck overlooks the main public yard of Loflin and takes you back to a simpler time when you sit there in a rocking chair or play the ring game on its cedar posts. The “Safehouse” was originally built a century ago as a corner store with owner’s residence above. In the 1950’s it became a lock and key shop under ownership of the Loflin family. Now it houses our kitchen, main bar and seating area, opening up to a covered bridge-deck straddling the stream with a view of the waterfall. Loflin is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays (but available for private events always), and open at 4pm Wednesday through Friday and at 11am for brunch on the weekends.

Located in a historic two-story building in the Broad Avenue Arts District, Bounty is an award-winning restaurant featuring farm-to-table cuisine with a global influence, served family-style. Accommodating up to 200 people, Bounty also has separate private dining for groups of 10-20 and 20-40. Under Chef Russ Casey, Bounty is the crown jewel of our restaurant group for its food. Extremely imaginative dishes all look beautiful and taste even better. A great place for guests with food allergies or specific dietary preferences, Bounty specializes in gluten-free and plant-based cuisine. Bounty is available for private catering, including at any of the restaurants in our group. Bounty is open daily for dinner (except Sunday nights) and for brunch on the weekends.


Located on the Highland Strip adjacent to the University of Memphis, Maciel’s Highland is a modern take on traditional Mexican cuisine. The building formerly housed a pool hall, but has been transformed into a hip kitchen and bar with a massive covered patio for outdoor dining seating nearly 100 guests and large main dining room capable of seating another 100 guests. The patio is a great place for private events, with its audio/video system and window to the kitchen. Maciel’s Highland has an extensive catering menu that’s very affordable. Free delivery is also available for orders over $100 and we’re happy to offer our tacos at any of our other venues as part of the food and beverage menu.

Hayley Milliman