Much more than just a beverage – craft beer is a critical component of our social, economic, and political well-being and has played a central role in nearly all cultures, past and present. In fact, that there is convincing evidence that the development of agriculture: widely regarded as the foundation of civilization, was actually based on the cultivation of grain for beer – not bread.     Beer is the staff of life!

Hammer & Ale…

Throughout human history, the drinking-place has been regarded a special environment. A separate social world with its own customs and values; a socially integrative, welcoming environment – whose primary function is to facilitate social bonding.

We strive to be that place that binds people together – encouraging & reinforcing social hospitality through beer culture.

Though concise, our food menu was designed to complement our beverage selection. While we are not a full-service restaurant – food was certainly not an afterthought. Intended to be shareable and light, but substantive; we offer something for everyone.

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hours:   Tue-Thu 2p-9p   //   Fri+Sat 11a-10p   //   Sunday 1p-6p

Over the years Hammer & Ale prides itself with constantly rotating our curated selection of craft beers while offering pints, samplers, and growlers; we maintain a balanced and evolving selection on 24 draught taps + limited & seasonal release options when available.  We do our best to keep the list updated on a daily basis.  Beers may sell out throughout the day, so call ahead if you are visiting us for something specific. Keep an eye on the chalkboard.

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why it matters

921 S COOPER | MEMPHIS TN |38104

First and foremost Hammer & Ale provides individualized customer service. Every guest is unique and our knowledgeable staff is here to ensure that you get the most from your visit – whether it’s your first time in, or you’re a regular

We offer a carefully curated selection of local & regional beers and a well-crafted food menu in a warm, friendly, atmosphere.