Now is the Time. Memphis is the Place.


New Details Revealed For Ping Pong Bar Coming to Midtown


The (somewhat) mysterious midtown project taking shape across from Urban Outfitters on Central has revealed new info and will be called Railgarten.


Railgarten is a reference to the location’s heritage as Midtown’s railroad substation. The site consists of four buildings across 1.5 acres stretching from Cooper to Blythe along Central Avenue. The buildings will house a boutique ice cream parlor, diner, ping pong emporium and hideaway cocktail bar.

There will also be an outdoor stage for the arts, a volleyball court, wiffle/kick-ball field and space for the German heritage game of hammerschlagen. In addition to all this we are hearing there will be a family-friendly picnic area with a unique playground and some hammocks hung to relax in.

Railgarten will open this April at 2166 Central Avenue.

Rendering: Railgarten

Rendering: Railgarten

This bar brings a new experience to Memphians, and it draws inspiration from the popular AceBounce Bar & Restaurant and SPiN in Chicago. The idea is to create an atmosphere that is reminiscent of an indoor recreation center with late night features like live entertainment, drinks, and beer pong. There will also be an outdoor space in the backyard to hang out, similar to the Loflin Yard outdoor experience.

Blazing Saddle Tentative Floor Plan

Tentative Floor Plan, Click to enlarge


ping pong bar memphis

2166 Central Ave

For updates you can join their newsletter and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Interested in working at Railgarten? Apply here.

Well, ok, not everything, but we try to keep a close pulse on the great things going on in the city, and it is our joy to share those things with you, three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). No spam, cross our hearts.