Memphis nightlife among nation’s finest

What does Memphis have in common with New Orleans, Las Vegas and New York City? Some of the nation’s finest nightlife scenes, of course.

Memphis is on a roll recently, with numerous national restaurant rankings, Grizz being named the Mascot of the Year, 38104 being dubbed a “fun, affordable” hotspot, and even being selected as one of the nation’s top places for home buying.

Its newest claim to fame: No. 15 on America’s Best Cities for Nightlife.

“The city has plenty of reasons to sing the blues, according to voters: it came in last place for romantic getaways, attractive locals, and even for being green,” Travel + Leisure reports. “But that great music (not to mention a soul-nourishing dinner of top-ranked barbecue) apparently made voters want to drown their sorrows with gusto.”

Nashville also made the list, coming in at No. 8.