R.P. Tracks is your stereotypical college hangout. They are so close to The University of Memphis, I always assumed they were on school property. They have terrible-for-you-but-oh-so-good bar food, pint nights, 18-25 year olds, pool tables, big TVs, a patio, and that relaxed but fun atmosphere.
The fact that they are situated right by those pesky railroad tracks, that all University of Memphis students love, plays into their quirky trademark. Every time a train runs by, shots are heavily discounted. Though I have never been around to participate, I have heard many accounts of this. They do not announce it, but make sure to ask!
I never really made it out to Tracks while I was in school, only maybe once or twice. It just wasn’t in my list of regular hangout spots. However, I did wind up there last week with my cousin/roomie Aaron and his friends Cameron and Adam. We went for a beer or two, and it just so happened to be pint night. $2.50 pints of Yuengling? Yeah, I’ll take two.
I had also heard from several people that their BBQ Tofu nachos are killer, so ordering those was also a must. Guys, I believe I just found my new favorite late night snack. They flew right past their expectations and landed right in the middle of my heart. I always say that tofu is only good if cooked the right way, and Track nailed it. Mix it with some tortilla chips, black bean or meat chili, cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and jalapenos, and you are in your own little Vegetarian-Mexican world. These nachos are huge, and I couldn’t eat even half of them. It is best to either share with someone or get just a half-order. Either way, you need to try these.
Though I have grown past the college kid/sorority girl inside of me, I can say I will be back for these nachos, and perhaps another drink or two. I do not think it will become one of my regular spots, but it is definitely worth coming back.