knifebird is a neighborhood wine bar serving a selection of carefully curated wines, cocktails, and snacks to the midtown memphis community.


where we’re located

2155 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN, 38104
United States


tues-thur 4pm-11pm
fri-sat 4pm-12am
sun 4pm-11pm
closed mondays



Give us a shout!

Fill out this form for all general inquiries, job inquiries, questions, or just to say hello. We’re probably indulging in a beautiful glass of french wine at the moment, but we’ll get back to you ASAP! 

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What’s with the name? 

We get it… it’s kind of a strange name.

While living in London, Kate got a tattoo of a bird on her arm. Over the years, it’s become clear that this bird also resembles a knife. So we gave the tattoo a nickname. Fast forward and we’ve adopted Knifebird as our mascot (and spirit animal). 

Do you take reservations? 

We do take reservations for groups of 6 or more and they are highly recommended! Feel free to give us a call to inquire about reservation availability.

We are a small space and cannot guarantee that walk-in groups will be accommodated without reservations. Plan ahead, folks. 

Smaller groups are all first come, first served. 

What about large parties and/or private events? 

Great question! Our largest table can currently hold up to 8 guests comfortably seated. We can also host large groups of up to 15 guests in a standing cocktail reception style setting. 

For private events, please contact us to discuss options & availability. 

What kinds of payment do you accept? 

We accept all major credit cards - including AMEX, Visa, Mastercard and Discover. We do not accept cash or checks. 

What? No cash? 

You read that right. We’re all about protecting the safety of our employees and guests so we’re taking a stand and making the move towards credit/debit only payments. We sincerely apologize for those that this affects and please plan accordingly when visiting us.

So, it’s a wine bar. Does that mean you only serve wine? 

We’ve been getting this question a LOT. We have a full bar, including some killer specialty cocktails, as well as a rotating beer & cider list. So, it’s a bar. Our focus just happens to be on a larger wine list because wine is fun and we like it a lot. 

What about food? 

We do have food available! Our food menu is focused around the three most important food groups: cheese, meat, bread. We serve cheese & charcuterie boards and a small selection of snack items. That being said, please think of us as a bar with great snacks instead of a full service restaurant.