GLOBAL STREET FOOD

+ VINTAGE PHOTO BOOTH

SPECIALTY LIBATIONS

+ SWEET SOUL MUSIC

BOOK

A TABLE

EVENTS

Mary Gagz and her Gaggle of Drags+ BAR DKDC

Mary Gagz and her Gaggle of Drags+ BAR DKDC

May 20, 9:00pm

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

What's there to do on the Monday night, you ask?

Come to the Monday night drag show at Bar DKDC!

Join Mary Gagz + Her Gaggle of Drags and help kick those Monday blues!

YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO

3 interested  ·  4 going
TN Screamers+ BAR DKDC *early show

TN Screamers+ BAR DKDC *early show

May 22, 7:30pm

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

.

3 interested
Danny B. Harvey BDAY Show+ BAR DKDC

Danny B. Harvey BDAY Show+ BAR DKDC

May 22, 10:30pm - May 23, 1:30am

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

Danny B. Harvey (The Head Cat, Linda Gail Lewis, Rockats , 69 Cats ) ANNIE MARIE LEWIS ( Yes , Jerry’s niece) , STEPHEN CHOPEK ( yes ) PIERRE PELIGRIN, &&&&&&& CHAD POPE! WHAT MORE COULD YOU NEED?


YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO!! BE HERE!!!

12 interested  ·  3 going
Big Lazy (NYC) with MarGaSpa + BAR DKDC

Big Lazy (NYC) with MarGaSpa + BAR DKDC

May 23, 10:30pm - May 24, 1:30am

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

NYC’s gritty trio BIG LAZY has flourished for 20 years, playing its singular brand of noir and twang and creating film music. Big Lazy founder Stephen Ulrich is the composer for the HBO series Bored to Death.

Special guests performance by MarGaSpa
Ilene Markell
John Gaskill
Jim Spake

YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO ...JUST BE HERE....
YOU DON’T WANNA MISS THIS!
... See MoreSee Less

129 interested  ·  19 going
Alligator Chomp Chomp + BAR DKDC

Alligator Chomp Chomp + BAR DKDC

May 24, 10:30pm - May 25, 2:30am

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

2 NIGHTS OF WILD NEW ORLEANS FUN!!

35 interested  ·  4 going
Jana Jana + BAR DKDC

Jana Jana + BAR DKDC

May 25, 8:00pm - May 25, 10:00pm

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

Early Show 8pm!

20 interested  ·  1 going
Michael Hurtt and the NOLA Night Howlers + Alligator Chomp Chomp

Michael Hurtt and the NOLA Night Howlers + Alligator Chomp Chomp

May 25, 10:30pm - May 26, 2:30am

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

2 NIGHTS OF WILD NEW ORLEANS FUN!!
FEATURING MICHAEL HURTT AND THE NEW ORLEANS NIGHT

Allons Rock ’n’ Roll!! Known under various murky monikers from the King Creoles to the Swamp Shackers and most especially the New Orleans Night Howlers, Michael Hurtt and his merry gang of Mardi Gras music makers are finally venturing outside of New Orleans — and Carnival Season — to lay their Route 90 sound on you. After years of backing their heroes at countless Ponderosas Stomps, the boys have come up with a style rarely heard beyond that mystical, musical highway that connects the swamplands of South Louisiana to the dance halls of San Antonio: these are songs sung in a heartbreak key and played with a bayou backbeat; tunes with a hint of French Quarter Dixie cut with heaping helpings of St. Roch grease and Creole rhythm and blues; that Ninth Ward rumble that Crescent City bandleader Dave Bartholomew once so succinctly dubbed “Alley Music.”

After a decade of Carnival parades, three cypress floats that rolled until the wheels wore off and a fraternity of Gulf Coat runnin’ partners that began with legendary Southern guitar slingers Jason Goodman and Jimbo Mathus and came to include various Royal Pendletons, Haunted Hearts and Rosaries, this careening cacophony of Congo Mambo, Cubano Jump and Cajun rock ’n’ roll has finally whittled itself down to its leanest and meanest: the twin guitar attack of Hurtt and Mitch Palmer, the pounding piano of James “Junko” Jordan and the effortless rhythm of Roman Aul and Tommy Oliver. Hurtt and Palmer are also co-founders of the Alligator Chomp Chomp Dance Party — itself a dyed-in-the-wool inspiration for the band’s set list — and will join DJ Matty on the turntables for their eminent Memorial Day weekend invasion of Memphis “Rave On” Tennessee!!
... See MoreSee Less

50 interested  ·  9 going
Louder Than Bombs: The Smiths/Morrissey Cover Band + DKDC

Louder Than Bombs: The Smiths/Morrissey Cover Band + DKDC

May 26, 10:00pm - May 27, 1:00am

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

Contrived by fellow Smiths/Morrissey fans, Louder Than Bombs evolved when a couple of Memphis musicians insisted upon a collaboration.

The idea was to produce songs which were always instantaneous and listenable whilst also provoking deep thought; emulating Morrissey's vocals with Marr's music in a sound which, above all, would stand apart without being inaccessible or esoteric. The guitar-based songs would blend melody without havoc, as the words - born out of absolute physical necessity - would tug at the strape of cultural straightjackets. Christened as an antidote of a prevalent idea that modern groups would need only far-reaching, multi-syllable name, to authorise their artistry.

As a live group, Louder Than Bombs believe that it is possible to replenish appetites of both the soul and the pelvis simultaneously. They are urban, but never bleak; there is humor in tragedy, solace and unity. The voice is the collective rage of all suppressed hysterica.

Always Memphis-based, Louder Than Bombs contend that 'One has to live somewhere....' and plan to rewrite the history of their city.
... See MoreSee Less

127 interested  ·  16 going
Mary Gagz and her Gaggle of Drags + BAR DKDC

Mary Gagz and her Gaggle of Drags + BAR DKDC

May 27, 9:00pm

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

What's there to do on the Monday night, you ask?

Come to the Monday night drag show at Bar DKDC!

Join Mary Gagz + Her Gaggle of Drags and help kick those Monday blues!

YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO

2 interested
The Woolly Bushmen (Orlando) + BAR DKDC

The Woolly Bushmen (Orlando) + BAR DKDC

Jun 1, 11:30pm - Jun 2, 2:30am

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

Celebrating GONER RECORDS anniversary andl after party for 5678's

26 interested  ·  12 going
The Let's Go's (Tokyo) + BAR DKDC

The Let's Go's (Tokyo) + BAR DKDC

Jun 2, 9:00pm - Jun 3, 12:00am

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

Celebrating GONER RECORDS anniversary!!

218 interested  ·  24 going
Turnstyles w/ Chris Ruest, Mike Buck & Eve Monsees + Bar DKDC

Turnstyles w/ Chris Ruest, Mike Buck & Eve Monsees + Bar DKDC

Jun 4, 9:30pm - Jun 5, 12:00am

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

Austin meets Memphis! Chris Ruest, Mike Buck and Eve Monsees team up with Turnstyles at Bar DKDC.

Mike Buck has played with everyone from the Fabulous Thunderbirds to Doug Sahm to the LeRoi Brothers. He also played with Jack Yarber and Jeffrey Evans as the drummer for South Filthy.

Growing up alongside Gary Clark Jr, guitarist Eve Monsees has been a fixture on the Austin music scene for years. In addition to her own band Eve & The Exiles, she plays with the Bluebonnets and LeRoi Brothers. She and Buck also co-own Antone's Record Shop.

Chris Ruest moved from the northeastern United States to Texas, where he soon began working with the top talent in Dallas and Austin, and cultivated solid connections to Texas blues and rock and roll history through friendships with Sam Myers and Ray Sharpe.
... See MoreSee Less

6 interested  ·  2 going
Mark Edgar Stuart & Keith Sykes+ BAR DKDC early show

Mark Edgar Stuart & Keith Sykes+ BAR DKDC early show

Jun 7, 8:00pm - Jun 7, 10:00pm

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

Mark Edgar Stuart with special guest Keith Sykes

31 interested  ·  1 going
Mark Edgar Stuart & Grace Askew+ BAR DKDC early show

Mark Edgar Stuart & Grace Askew+ BAR DKDC early show

Jun 21, 8:00pm - Jun 21, 10:00pm

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

Mark Edgar Stuart with special guest Grace Askew

54 interested  ·  6 going
Dana Ives (NOLA) / Grandpa Grew Trees / TBA

Dana Ives (NOLA) / Grandpa Grew Trees / TBA

Jun 21, 8:00pm - Jun 21, 11:00pm

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

First night of the New Orleans Post-Punk outfit, Dana Ives' Summer Tour
Accompanied by Memphis' very own friend and artist - Grandpa Grew Trees
--------------------------------
Dana Ives
danaives.bandcamp.com

Grandpa Grew Trees
grandpagrewtrees.bandcamp.com

7 interested  ·  2 going
Jana Jana + BAR DKDC

Jana Jana + BAR DKDC

Jun 22, 8:00pm - Jun 22, 10:00pm

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

Early Show 8pm!

5 interested
Stephen Chopek and guests at Bar DKDC

Stephen Chopek and guests at Bar DKDC

Jul 11, 9:00pm - Jul 11, 10:30pm

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

My latest album 'Begin the Glimmer' was chosen by The Flyer as one of the Best Memphis Albums of 2018, saying "It sports one perfectly crafted tune after another; the end result is a shimmering folk-pop gem that leaps from the speakers."

More recently, I release an EP called 'Songs of Shane, Vol. 1'. Inspired by my love for the work of Shane MacGowan and the music he made with The Pogues and The Popes. I made a video too...
youtu.be/JaeGrqu0W4g
... See MoreSee Less

19 interested  ·  3 going
Mark Edgar Stuart & Will Sexton + BAR DKDC early show

Mark Edgar Stuart & Will Sexton + BAR DKDC early show

Jul 12, 8:00pm - Jul 12, 10:00pm

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

Mark Edgar Stuart with special guest Will Sexton

9 interested
Impala + Bar DKDC

Impala + Bar DKDC

Aug 3, 10:00pm - Aug 4, 1:00am

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

Impala. A rumbling guitar, a honking sax, the type of drumbeat that liberated strippers from their spangled costumes, and a steeped-in-Memphis tradition bass line. The kind of nervous energy that could propel a sensible Catholic schoolgirl into the arms of a dangerous man, make a sailor catapult off the mast into a stormy sea, or cause a veteran gunslinger to fire madly into the air before plunging over a rocky cliff. The 'party now, because we're gonna pay later' attitude that pervades the Southern consciousness, from Tennessee Williams' plays to Jerry Lawler's ringside antics.

When Impala surfaced on the Memphis garage scene in the 1990's local audiences hardly knew what hit them. The group built a sonic time machine that, once you paid the cover charge and crawled on board, might deposit you in 1955, 1967, or 2239. With just one song, they could turn gritty, dumpy Barristers into West Memphis' time-honored Plantation Inn, the home of their musical ancestors like the Mar-Keys, the Pac-Keys, and the Royal Spades. Another tune would drop you into Ennio Morricone's wasteland desert scapes; still another would transport you to a New Orleans whorehouse, on a magical night when all the girls were turning tricks for free.
Cram this Clark Kentish quartet into a phone booth – or more likely,pour an alcoholic elixir down their throats – and somehow, Impala emerged growling. In those early days, the all-instrumental group was the joyful yin to the Oblivians' furious yang. Frantic, yes, angry, no – just hellbent on having a damn good time. Light bulbs were dimmed, or broken out, as hot chicks stood atop barstools, aiming flashlights at the stage. We danced, we drank, and we partied down Memphis-style, gorging on beer and groping each other until our eyes glazed over, our guts gave out, or both.
YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO..... JUST BE HERE.
... See MoreSee Less

5 interested  ·  2 going
Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward + BAR DKDC early show

Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward + BAR DKDC early show

Oct 23, 8:00pm - Oct 23, 11:00pm

BAR DKDC
964 South Cooper in the Cooper Young Hood
Memphis, TN  38104 Map

Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward are known for excelling in different genres, yet the two veteran musicians have been running in similar circles before pairing up for touring in 2018. With a career spanning 16 years and almost 20 albums, virtuoso guitarist Charlie Hunter has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, and D’Angelo. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight – string guitar and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms. Lucy Woodward has been blazing her own path since the 2003 release of her Top 40 radio hit “Dumb Girls”. Not settling for the pop industry standards, she later released albums on the legendary jazz Verve label and on Snarky Puppy label, GroundUP Music, after much collaboration with the band. She has sung live with with Pink Martini and WDR Big Band and has sung background vocals for icons such as Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, and Barbra Streisand. Charlie and Lucy toured much of 2018 and rounded with a drummer, they recorded an album based on pocket-heavy renditions of vintage pop and classic standards ranging from Blind Willie Johnson to Terence Trent D’Arby to Nina Simone (2019 release).... See MoreSee Less

42 interested  ·  11 going
Load more

ABOUT

DKDC

At BAR DKDC, we’ve paired Chef Karen Carrier’s eclectic tastes with the essence of local cuisines — international street food. The soul of the street, Our menu of small plates reads like an global backpacker’s food diary. Oaxacan Mexican to Shashlik from Israel. Spanish Tapas to the spices of the Caribbean. Plus, we change it up every five weeks. Relax in our intimate space with textiles from India, masks from Cuernavaca and Taxco, furnishings from our own Southern Delta, and music from all of the above.

Order a cocktail that matches the mood and travel with us.

It was a chance encounter in the restroom of a trendy New York City Bar. A struggling art student mentioned her love of cooking and lack of money. The other woman was a caterer in need of workers. The two exchanged names and Chef Karen Carrier never returned to graduate school. Instead she has enjoyed a varied career in food and has never regretted her decision to swap palette for palate.

Like all good southerners, she eventually returned home to Memphis in 1987 to start a family and plant the seeds for a restaurant empire.

KAREN CARRIER

Carrier launched Another Roadside Attraction Catering, the stunning revival of downtown Memphis with Automatic Slims Tonga Club (which she sold in 2008), The Beauty Shop Restaurant, Do Sushi, Noodle Doodle do, The Mollie Fontaine Lounge and her newest venture—Bar-DKDC Social Club.

Critics have applied descriptors like daring, exuberant, eclectic and risk-taking to her restaurant ventures – words that apply equally well to the fanciful fusion food, the funky décor and chef—owner Karen Carrier. Her ambitious cooking combines big Southern and international flavors—it’s what Food & Wine described as “in your face” cooking: imaginative, well-prepared, and full of surprises.

CONTACT

INFORMATION

svg icon 964 S. COOPER (COOPER-YOUNG DISTRICT)
MEMPHIS
svg icon 901-272-0830
svg icon info@bardkdc.com
svg icon 5PM - 3AM
Top