The Liberty Bowl is both an actual stadium - home field for the University of Memphis Tigers - as well as one of the post-season NCAA Football bowl games, pitting teams from the Southeastern and Big 12 Conferences against one another in late December.
Both the University and the Liberty Bowl are located in hip Midtown Memphis, but the stadium does not sit on the campus proper – it’s about a mile away, abutting the swanky east side of town. (That means there is no walk from the bookstore to the stadium –but worry not, you can pick up game gear throughout the stadium). Because the Liberty Bowl is centrally located, your choice of nightlife options for post-game frolicking are boundless, from downtown to Midtown and beyond.
Cooper Young is one of the city's best little nightlife neighborhoods, with a variety of bars and restaurants that cater to almost every whim - from the sports bar-ish Next Door to the swank Alchemy. Overton Square - easily reachable from the stadium as well, or park in CY and take to 'Roo' shuttle - is chock-full of dining and bar options that stay open late.
Whether you're in the mood for a quiet drink following the game, or a spot that puts you right in the center of the post-game action on Beale, there's a bar with your name on it within a quick drive from the Liberty Bowl.