First Thursday Night Out in Cooper Young

The first Thursday of every month is a fun, filled evening in your favorite Midtown hot spot – Cooper Young!!  Gather with your friends at the corner of Cooper Street and Young Avenue to enjoy live music by local Memphis solos and groups.  Stroll around the neighborhood to enjoy discounts on everything from high heels and sushi to antiques and tattoos. Join us to see why the American Planning Association named Cooper Young “one of the Top 10 Great Neighborhoods in America” in 2012!

First Thursday Night Out in Cooper Young is when area independent business owners stay open late and dish it all up.  Live music can be found at the Neighborhood Gazebo located at the corner of Cooper Street and Young Avenue and in other restaurant venues up and down the street.  Browse and enjoy refreshments at local antique and retail shops while you are here. Be sure to sign up for drawings and giveaways.


Cooper Young July Night Out –

The CY First Thursday Night Out kicks off on Thursday, July 3 from 5 to 9 pm. Celebrating our sixth year, Night Out is when people of all ages get moving to stir up some fun in the historically hip area of Midtown called Cooper Young. The party starts at 5:00 pm with art shows, live music, drawings, free refreshments and discounts on everything from massages and chocolate to co-workspace and sushi.

At the gazebo, enjoy the talent of local musicians, Jeff Hulett and Chad Nixon. This year, First Thursday Night Out music is sponsored by Central Automotive located at 2189 Central Avenue.

Make it a point to bring your friends out to see why Cooper Young was named “One of the Top Ten Neighborhoods in America” by the American Planning Association. Below are shop specials, dining discounts, art shows, drawings and other fun things to get into on this night.

940 South Cooper
Happy Hour between 4-7 pm with special prices on
Select Wines, Specialty Cocktails and Domestic Bottled Beer

Allie Cat Arts
961 South Cooper
Art Show featuring new work by Barry Joyce, Karen Capps,
Lisa Lumb and Kenny Hays plus new clothing, jewelry, art and
Pottery by local artists. Special savings on select artwork

Arthouse T-Shirts
706 South Cox Street
Get Special T-shirt prices at their display at the gazebo

964 South Cooper
Small Plates and Drink Specials (changes monthly)

Beauty Shop Restaurant
966 South Cooper
Special Appetizer Menu & Specialty Cocktails

Burke’s Book Store
936 South Cooper
$1 Book Sidewalk Sale

Café Ole Restaurant
959 South Cooper
Charvey McLemore Live on the Patio from 7–11pm
$25.00 Beer Bongs and half off bottles of Wine starting at 5pm!

Celtic Crossing Irish Pub & Restaurant
903 South Cooper
Official Patio Grand Opening Night!
$3.30 Yazoo Beer and Beer of the Month!
Buy One Sandwich, Get One Half Off
Bluff City Backsliders at 5:30 pm on the Patio
Plus all the regular Happy Hour prices and specials!

Central Automotive
2189 Central Avenue
Meet the gang at the Gazebo for coupons good on repairs
Drawing for a free oil change!

2156 Young
$1 off all Cocktails and Beer, Discounts on select Wines

Happy Hocker Pawnshop
975 East Parkway
20% – 50% off all Vintage and Antique Jewelry

House of Mews
933 South Cooper
50% off Approved Cat Adoptions
20% off Retail Purchases

Imagine Vegan
2299 Young Avenue
Free appetizer with purchase of two entrees!

Java Cabana
2170 Young Avenue
Open Microphone Night / Poetry Readings 8-10pm
Happy Hour on Lattes- ½ price 5-7pm

Jay Etkin Gallery
942 South Cooper
Recent Work by Gallery Artists!

Memphis Fitness Kickboxing
2183 Young Avenue
Open House – Meet Trainers, Tour our facilities!
Sign up for your first week free Kickboxing

Mulan Bistro
2149 Young Avenue
$3.00 House Margaritas and $1 off premium Frozen Drinks
CYCA members get $2.00 domestic bottle beers and $3.00
Premium Beers from 6–9 pm when you show your card

Phillip Ashley Chocolates
798 South Cooper
Sample & Shop…..Taste our newest designer chocolate
Receive a 10% reward on your purchase. Receive 15%
Off if you bring in an empty Phillip Ashley gift box to refill

Soul Fish Cafe
862 South Cooper
1 Kid’s Meal Free with Purchase of 1 Regular Entrée

Sweet Grass/Next Door
937 South Cooper
SG – Throwback Thursday – 3 courses of Ryan’s family recipes – $25
ND – Happy Hour menu and prices until 9:00 pm

The Art Factory
777 South Cox
Open Studio on July 3rd from 5pm-8pm
Get a glimpse into our spaces, We will have painters, potters, and jewelry makers. Maybe a demonstration or two.

The Growler Memphis
921 South Cooper
$4.00 pints of all Tennessee beers – Large Selection on
Memphis Made, High Cotton, Ghost River, Wiseacre and Yazoo!

The Polish Bottle
2163 Young Avenue
Manicures and Martini’s starting at 4pm!

Young Avenue Deli
2119 Young Avenue
$3.00 Special Pint Beer / Trivia Night
Kid’s Eat Free with Purchase of Adult Entrée