Photos: Amanda Hill
Railgarten is a new multi-experience destination located at 2160 Central Avenue, across from Urban Outfitters.
Railgarten is a reference to the location’s heritage as Midtown’s railroad substation. The site consists of several buildings across 1.5 acres stretching from Cooper to Blythe along Central Avenue. The buildings house an ice cream parlor, diner, ping pong emporium and a hideaway cocktail bar.
There is also an outdoor stage for the arts, a sand volleyball court, wiffle/kickball field and space for the German heritage game of hammerschlagen. In addition to all this, there is a family-friendly picnic area with a unique playground, a tire swing, and some hammocks hung to relax in.
The Diner and Ice Cream Parlor are open from 11:30am to 12am Wednesday and Thursday, and 11:30am-2am Fri-Sat. The Ping Pong Bar is 21+ only after 6pm and no one under 18 is allowed in the Ping Pong Bar without a guardian.
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 rec center with late night features like live entertainment, drinks, and beer pong.