Gay and Lesbian Nightlife
Many gay and lesbian clubs don’t get going until late in the night, after other clubs have closed.
Metro Memphis (1349 Autumn Ave., 901/274-8010, cover varies) is a gay bar and dance club that attracts both gay and straight patrons. The city’s largest dance floor may be found at Backstreet Memphis (2018 Court Ave., 901/276-5522, cover varies), a midtown club that has light shows, drag shows, karaoke, and other high-energy entertainment.
A nightclub institution in midtown, J Wags Bar (1268 Madison Ave., 901/278-4313, cover varies) doesn’t usually get going until the wee hours, after other mainstream clubs have closed.
Attracting mostly women patrons, Madison Flame (1588 Madison Ave., 901/278-9839, cover varies) has a popular karaoke night.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Tennessee, 5th Edition