If you are looking for a place to dance, then go inside. On the weekends, they usually have a good band that plays a variety of music.
The prices for drinks are about equivalent to everywhere else on Beale Street. But Silky's does have one thing that nobody else does... the Diver. If you go to Silky's, you have to try it--it is big enough for a group (don't try to drink it yourself), and the taste is original. Then you can keep the bucket as a souvenir (if you will ever use it again).
Be fair warned, though--the restrooms here are a little gross, so I wouldn't suggest them. In addition, this place is a fairly large college/young adult hang-out during the warmer months. So if you aren't interested in drunk college kids, I wouldn't come here.
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February 22, 2005
From journal Walking in Memphis
New York, New York
November 10, 2004
So we bluffed our way past the bouncer (I think that, unless you'd paid cover earlier, you weren't allowed in?) and resumed drinking. The best part-they had a dance floor, where we danced to a few tunes before this bar too closed up and booted us out. I may have also possibly bummed a cigarette from a testy Red Sox fan, but that is debatable (the cigarette part, since I clearly remember him being testy). Anyway, in summation: a worthy spot on the pub crawl. In fact, you may want to come here earlier in the evening, as it seems to be a very popular spot and may contain a fine crowd if you get there before testy Bostonians chase the fine ones all away.
From journal This One's for Elvis
St. Paul, Minnesota
August 15, 2002
From journal Home of the Blues