Dive Bars Memphis dive bars are by far the best way to become intimately acquainted with the city. Sure, they may not have cocktails with cute names or doors on the bathrooms, but these dives have character. Older regulars mix with students trying to get a cheap beer and everyone seems to get along. Alex s Tavern is one of Memphis best known dives. It looks like it could be a condemned building from the exterior, but inside is what really counts. An incredible jukebox, delicious burgers and cheep beer keep patrons coming back for more. Other notable Memphis dives include but are definitely not limited to Earnestine and Hazel s, R.P. Tracks, Murphy s and Yosemite Sam s. All of these Memphis dives keep the drinks cheep and the music going all night long. When in the River City, make sure to rub elbows with wise old regulars in these dive bars that keep the spirits high and ever flowing.