1282 Airways Blvd. Located just below the highway.   

1282 Airways Blvd.
Located just below the highway.

 

 1282 Airways Blvd. Located just below the highway.   

1282 Airways Blvd.
Located just below the highway.

 

 Gandys_Prime_Time 2160 East Person Avenue In the Castalia Heights Neighborhood   

Gandys_Prime_Time
2160 East Person Avenue
In the Castalia Heights Neighborhood

 

 Big "S" Grill and Lounge opened it's doors in the 1960s. Located in a residential neighborhood just down the road from STAX Records. 1179 Dunnavant Street   

Big "S" Grill and Lounge opened it's doors in the 1960s.
Located in a residential neighborhood just down the road from STAX Records.
1179 Dunnavant Street

 

 Bottoms Up Lounge 2014 Lamar Avenue South of the Cooper-Young neighborhood

Bottoms Up Lounge
2014 Lamar Avenue
South of the Cooper-Young neighborhood

 Bottoms Up Lounge 2014 Lamar Avenue South of the Cooper-Young neighborhood

Bottoms Up Lounge
2014 Lamar Avenue
South of the Cooper-Young neighborhood

 Earnestine & Hazels 531 S. Main Street Located in downtown Memphis.  Around the corner from the infamous Lorraine Motel. Formerly a Brothel in the 1930s.   

Earnestine & Hazels
531 S. Main Street
Located in downtown Memphis. 
Around the corner from the infamous Lorraine Motel.
Formerly a Brothel in the 1930s.

 

 The bar is covered in records and posters of local musicians such as Patsy Cline, Elvis and BB King.   

The bar is covered in records and posters of local musicians such as Patsy Cline, Elvis and BB King.

 

 As you approach the stairwell to the second story, a reminder has been painted on the fuse box by the management.   

As you approach the stairwell to the second story, a reminder has been painted on the fuse box by the management.

 

 The upstairs rooms, formerly used by the ladies of the Brothel, are filled with left over furniture.  This room comes with a defunct 1950s refrigerator, a gutted Seeburg jukebox and a pinball machine depicting movie and television stars from back in the day.   

The upstairs rooms, formerly used by the ladies of the Brothel, are filled with left over furniture.  This room comes with a defunct 1950s refrigerator, a gutted Seeburg jukebox and a pinball machine depicting movie and television stars from back in the day.

 

 The long corridor leads to a myriad of rooms with left over furniture and bathtubs.   

The long corridor leads to a myriad of rooms with left over furniture and bathtubs.

 

 1580 Vollintine Avenue Located in a residential neighborhood. Wild Bills was opened in the 1960s by Willie Story, who passed away in 2007.  When the new owners took over, they repainted the sign to honor it's founder, Willie.   

1580 Vollintine Avenue
Located in a residential neighborhood.
Wild Bills was opened in the 1960s by Willie Story, who passed away in 2007.  When the new owners took over, they repainted the sign to honor it's founder, Willie.

 

 A cork board hangs in the club with snapshots of patrons celebrating New Years Eve in 1999.   

A cork board hangs in the club with snapshots of patrons celebrating New Years Eve in 1999.

 

 Old black and white photos of Willie, various receipts and bills are pinned to the wall.   

Old black and white photos of Willie, various receipts and bills are pinned to the wall.

 

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 Leron, a loyal and longtime patron of Wild Bills, sits next to a photo of himself from twenty years earlier.   

Leron, a loyal and longtime patron of Wild Bills, sits next to a photo of himself from twenty years earlier.

 

 Friday 7p.m. Customers start drifting in after work for a game of cards with friends and a 40 oz. beer.  Leftover birthday decorations hang from the ceiling.  The Christmas lights are a permanent fixture at the bar.   

Friday 7p.m.
Customers start drifting in after work for a game of cards with friends and a 40 oz. beer.  Leftover birthday decorations hang from the ceiling.  The Christmas lights are a permanent fixture at the bar.

 

 'Cowboy' celebrates his birthday at his favorite watering hole.

'Cowboy' celebrates his birthday at his favorite watering hole.

 MC of Soul, Charles Cason.

MC of Soul, Charles Cason.

 Shirley comes out to celebrate the owners' 50th Birthday.

Shirley comes out to celebrate the owners' 50th Birthday.

 Friends of the new owner, Michelle, come out to celebrate her 50th Birthday.

Friends of the new owner, Michelle, come out to celebrate her 50th Birthday.

 The Diva, Joyce Henderson, and the Wild Bills Band.

The Diva, Joyce Henderson, and the Wild Bills Band.

 Saturday 2am, patrons drinking 40s and dancing to the Wild Bills Band.

Saturday 2am, patrons drinking 40s and dancing to the Wild Bills Band.

 Saturday 3am, friends of the new owner, Michelle, come out to celebrate her 50th Birthday.   

Saturday 3am, friends of the new owner, Michelle, come out to celebrate her 50th Birthday.