Type: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Specialty Shops
We find it utterly ironic that a man who didn't drink has a line of wines named after him. You can buy Jailhouse Rock Merlot, King of Rock 'n' Roll Cabernet, Blue Suede Chardonnay and Blue Hawaii... Read More
We find it utterly ironic that a man who didn't drink has a line of wines named after him. You can buy Jailhouse Rock Merlot, King of Rock 'n' Roll Cabernet, Blue Suede Chardonnay and Blue Hawaii Riesling at Busters; we think they should have named the Riesling Private Presley, since he served his time in the Army in Germany - but no one asked us. Buster's is a one location, family-owned operation that runs like clockwork, has a friendly staff and the fastest check-out in town --and opens at 8 a.m., which was a real surprise when we hit the store on the off chance on the morning before Thanksgiving. What a treat to load up on wine before anyone else was out of bed! The store is laid out with wines to the left and liquor to the right as you walk in; wines are arranged mostly by country and then by appellation. Being in a central location right on the East Memphis / Midtown border, there's hardly ever a down time at Buster's, but these folks know how to staff for peak hours and around the holidays. There's always someone nearby to answer a question or point you in the right direction. Prices are reasonable if not better than most spots in town, and there is a discount for case purchases - including mixed cases.
- Elvis Shops: "Through no fault of its own, the parking at Buster's is tricky - narrow, narrow, loads of traffic. Best to park on the side of the strip center and hoof it."
- Best for Elvis Shops Because: Buster's is a music-loving liquor store; it carries the Elvis Presley wines as well as Justin Timberlake's 901 tequila.