Enjoy Crosstown Concourse with the whole family! Swing by Lucy J’s Bakery for delicious homemade cinnamon rolls and then to French Truck for a coffee before heading to the outdoor main plaza to play in the fountains or practice your biking or roller skating skills on the smooth pavement. If you’d rather have a more relaxing experience, wander over to the vegetable and flower garden and meditation fountain across from Crosstown Brewing Co. and enjoy the hummingbirds flocking to the feeders. Then wander through the Crosstown Arts galleries, which are always free and open to the public. For lunch, there are multiple unique options for everyone’s palette, from Farm Burger’s “Lil Farmers” menu and authentic Neapolitan pizza at Pizzeria Trasimeno to Abner’s “pigskin” baked potatoes and junior plate. And don’t forget to top off lunch with a frozen treat from MemPops! You can walk off all of that energy with a spirited scavenger hunt race (find the Concourse hunt online and at the front desk in the central atrium) or a tour of the public murals throughout the building, each accompanied by a video of the artists who created them. Wrap up your day with freshly popped Pop-A-Roos popcorn, some light reading on the giant library stairs in the central atrium stocked with books for all ages, and a throwback session listening to your favorite albums at the Memphis Listening Lab. With over 50,000 records in their collection, you can listen to your favorite classics, and the kids can hear a vinyl record – maybe for the first time! What a day!
Can’t agree on where to go with your friends this weekend? Come to Crosstown Concourse where you can do it all! Grab a to-go order of Wolf River Brisket’s irresistible brisket chili nachos, and enjoy it at Crosstown Brewing Company over a flight of seasonal beers, alongside a spirited game of giant Jenga. Next, head over to Gloss Nail Salon and get yourself one of the best pedicures around. Go the traditional route, or be more adventurous with a CBD volcano treatment (you read that right!). Once you’re nice and relaxed, walk your superstar feet over to the WYXR community radio HQ, where you can try on awesome radio gear and meet local DJs, and explore the Crosstown Arts galleries. All of that fun is hungry work! Global Café has you covered with a one-of-a-kind international cuisine experience, accompanied by some of the best margaritas in town. Your last mind-blowing stop of the day is an archive of over 50,000 records at Memphis Listening Lab that you can research, check-out and listen to on turntables in the lab!
It’s Friday night and the feeling is right, so grab that special someone and have a ball at Crosstown Concourse. Begin with a seasonal cocktail at Art Bar at Crosstown Arts and enjoy the vintage vibe in a tucked away space in the building’s tower. Next, take a romantic selfie under the neon “Today and Always” sign on your way down to Pizzeria Trasimeno, the best Neapolitan pizza in Memphis. Be sure to try the wood oven roasted olives appetizer and a “diavola” (she-devil) pizza. For desert, check out Sweet Magnolia Gelato nearby, where gelato is taken to another level of quality and uniqueness. Finally, treat yourself to a live music performance in the Green Room or Crosstown Theater, where there are live music performances multiple times a week from some of the most exciting acts in the country in all genres.
You’ve come to the right place for a dose of work day motivation! May we suggest you start with an order of avocado toast and freshly roasted coffee from French Truck Coffee? Now that you’re all fueled up, head on up to the fourth, fifth or seventh floors in the central atrium, the second floor balcony, or under the massive fans in the main plaza canopies for quiet spots (and outlets for charging) to get some work done. After a few productive hours, mosey down to Curb Market for a chopped salad that you can enjoy at indoor or outdoor picnic tables. Take advantage of that change of scenery to reset your focus and work a few more hours until you feel you’ve earned a fresh blowout at Hero and Sage salon! What a day! You deserve a stiff Global Café margarita with a friend and a $5 Crosstown Arthouse Film Series movie at Crosstown Theater!