The Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar” once was served up at Earnestine and Hazel’s

Earnestine and Hazel’s

531 S Main St
Memphis, TN
(901) 523-9754
Classic Delta cooking, Burgers, Dive bar

During the civil rights era the sisters, Earnestine and Hazel ran a soul-food-serving juke joint downstairs, and a brothel upstairs. Rumor has it the the Rolling Stones were so inspired by their visit to the ladies, that they wrote “Brown Sugar.” The White Stripes shot a video here, Robert Duvall danced a tango.

Come for the Soul Burger, stay for the haunted jukebox.

Open Mon-Fri, Sun 11 am – 2 am, Sat 11 am – 3 am

Check out “Eat Drink Delta – A Hungry Traveler’s Journey Through the Soul of the South” by Susan Puckett for more tasty and offbeat eats.

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