Ten Cooper-Young restaurants will offer special canine-themed drinks for the evening, which will be available from 6 to 9 p.m. during the Pup Crawl. Pup Crawlers are encouraged to follow this schedule and visit each participating restaurant:
6:00 – Celtic Crossing Irish Pub: The Irish Setter
6:20 – The Growler Memphis: Murphy Beer
6:40 – Tsunami: Gin Tin Tin
7:00 – Alchemy: Hound Dog Drink
7:20 – Next Door: Ruff Punch
7:40 – Young Avenue Deli: Junk Yard Dog
8:00 – Cafe Ole: Hairless Mexican
8:20 – Greencork: The Speckled Pup Drink
8:40 – Mulan Asian Bistro: Red-Eyed Pekingese Drink
9:00 – Beauty Shop: Priscilla’s Pink Poodle
The event will feature live music by Jeff Hulett and Chad Nixon in the gazebo. An HSMSC dog will serve as an outdoor greeter at each participating restaurant, so attendees will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with some of Memphis’ finest adoptable canines. The restaurants, as well as presenting sponsor Memphis Animal Clinic, will help sponsor the cost of adoptions at HSMSC as part of the organization’s ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge campaign. All 10 restaurants will also have HSMSC Bark Banks available to take donations starting on Thursday, June 5.
“Cooper-Young is such an animal-friendly neighborhood,” said Tamara Cook, director of the Cooper-Young Business Association. “The Pup Crawl is a fun way for people to enjoy our walkable neighborhood and the creative libations at our best restaurants, all while helping injured and abused animals at the Humane Society.”
Make your way to the corner of Cooper and Young in Midtown Memphis and you’ll have arrived at a place both traditional and trendy, cosmopolitan and casual. You’ll discover boutique shopping and specialized retailers alongside sophisticated restaurants and happy-hour hangouts. It’s where art, culture, cuisine and commerce intersect in a fabric that weaves its way throughout this historic neighborhood to create a lifestyle district all its own. That’s the everyday magic of Cooper-Young. Whatever your age, no matter your background, you’ll love the vibe that is uniquely Cooper-Young.
About the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County
The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County has worked in the Memphis community since 1933 to give injured and abused dogs and cats a second chance at life. The organization provides a safe place to recover; nutritious food; and outstanding veterinary care for an average of 300 animals at a time. HSMSC staff and volunteers
provide training, affection and socialization to the animals in their care to help them be adopted successfully into new and loving homes. HSMSC’s funding comes exclusively from private donations. For more information, visit www.memphishumane.org, call 901- 937-3900 or visit the facility at 935 Farm Road.