After a day exploring Elvis Presley’s hometown of Tupelo, you deserve an evening of soul-satisfying food and some toe-tapping rocking music. That’s when the Blue Canoe, a blend of burger shack, beer hall, and blues joint, fills the bill. Owner Adam Morgan has fashioned the ideal place for food, music, and good times.
Morgan books all the acts, and he has a knack for picking out folks just before they make it big. Alabama Shakes and Gary Clark Jr. are examples. Blue Canoe’s website displays a schedule of who’s playing next, and even if you don’t recognize a group, come on out. The act could be the next big thing.
Shows typically start early on weekdays – around 7:30 or 8 p.m., and there’s no cover charge while you dine. On weekends, the bands kick o_ around 9:30 p.m. While listening, choose from more than 100 brews on tap, including most Mississippi flavors and beers from the best small breweries around the U.S.
The burgers are filling and decadent. However, don’t pass up other menu favorites such as fried avocado wedges topped with crawfish and gouda chili sauce or the lightly-fried black-eyed peas. You can get chicken and waffles, too, a dish we know would have left Elvis all shook up!
So, come hungry, sit back, take in a show, and tip your hat to Morgan’s idea of a great spot.
BlueCanoeBar.com, Tupelo.net and VisitMississippi.org