Flight Network

January 2018


72 Hours of Blues, Brews and Barbecue in Memphis

by Jessica Vincent

"An Irish pub, restaurant, live music venue, and late-night dancefloor, this place certainly knows how to please its punters. The best bit? The kitchen continues to serve pub classics- think beer-battered cod with chunky chips and fried pickle spears- way into the early hours of the morning."

Read the full article here.


Memphis Daily News

August 2017

Guest Column: How To stand out from the competition

by DJ Naylor, owner of Celtic Crossing


DJ & Lloyd Celtic Crossing

"With Memphis continuously expanding, it’s easy for your business to get lost in the shuffle. If every business owner focuses on remaining authentic, adapting to changes and maintaining patience in growth, there’s plenty of room for everyone to succeed in this great city."

Read the full article here. 

The Food Network

July 2017

Featured in The Food Network's Where to Eat in Memphis

"...Weekend mornings mean sausage-laden brunches, but fish and chips, soda bread and Galway Bay mussels are all-day favorites. Dance if you please, but don’t get in the way of the wait staff."

Celtic Crossing Mussels Food Network

cityCURRENT Radio Show

July 2017

DJ and Jamie Naylor cityCURRENT

Owners, DJ & Jamie Naylor discuss how they met, pub philanthropy, food and more with host Jeremy Park.

 Listen to the entire segment here. 

Memphis Business Journal

A Conversation with Dj Naylor, Owner of Celtic Crossing

May 2017

DJ Naylor Celtic Crossing owner

"DJ Naylor, a native of Ireland, moved to Memphis in 2000 from Boston. After spending more than a decade in the broader business arena, Naylor decided to get back to his roots and develop one of the few things Memphis seemed to be lacking: an authentic Irish pub."

Read the full Q & A here.

Memphis Business Journal

May 2017

Celtic Crossing Video Spotlight: Small Business Awards


WREG News Channel 3 Memphis

Corned Beef Sliders with Chef Will Renick

March 2017

Get the full text recipe here.

Kim Chaney of Local Memphis

Celtic Crossing hosts St. Patrick's Festival Parade in Cooper-Young

March 2017

Celtic Crossing Hosts Its Annual St. Patrick's Day Party In Cooper-Young Friday

Friday in midtown Memphis, Celtic Crossing is hosting its annual day-long St. Patrick's Day celebration. This as Cooper-Young hosts its second annual St. Patrick's Day parade.

Local Memphis Live with Amy Speroupolos

 Chef Will Renick & Owner DJ Naylor

March 2017

Local Memphis Live | Midsouth - Memphis | LocalMemphis

It's a great way to get in shape and feel good about yourself. We get a demonstration of several style of yoga. It's a great way to get in shape and feel good about yourself. We get a demonstration of several style of yoga.

video Block
Double-click here to add a video by URL or embed code. Learn more

All About St. Patrick's Day

At Overton Square, there's green beer and Jameson at Bar Louie, Irish drink specials at Lafayette's, Irish whisky specials at Local, Shamrock whiskey sours at Babalu, green shakes at Belly Acres, and more. * eighty3 will have Guinness and cheddar dip, bangers & mash, and corned beef and cabbage sliders.

Susan Ellis of The Memphis Flyer

 All About St. Patrick's Day in Memphis


March 2017

Holly Whitfield of I Love Memphis Blog

40 Places to Enjoy Patio Weather in Memphis

updated: April 2017













Andrea Lisle of Memphis Flyer

Taste of the Irish

March 2017

Memphis Patio List: 40 Places To Enjoy Patio Weather In Memphis

IMPORTANT Ed. Note: This post is from 2015. For the extensive, updated 2017 patio list (100+ patios listed), click here. For details on several of those awesome patios, keep reading! ******* Before you tell me what's been left off of this list, check out the NEW list of patios right here.

Hello, World!

Taste the Irish

Bring on the amateur whiskey drinkers - St. Patrick's Day is this Friday. The city's annual pub crawl is a thing of the past, but there are still dozens of options for wetting your whistle with uisce beatha (Gaelic for "the water of life") in Memphis this weekend.

Owner, DJ Naylor's Guest Post for Memphis Daily News:

The Importance of Giving

Home VOL. 131 | NO. 260 | Friday, December 30, 2016 The holiday season is the most popular time of year for businesses to give back to a charity of choice. In fact, the National Center for Charitable Statistics reports that more than 50 percent of nonprofits polled in a recent study received a quarter of their contributions between October and December.

13 Memphis Happy Hours to Wet Your Whistle

Happy hour should never take the day off, right? Heck, no! From Monday straight through to Sunday, here come 13 food and drink specials to indulge in any (and every!) day of the week. We're talking Greek olives and soul burgers, sweet sangrias and local craft beers - all delicious ways to end the work day or celebrate with friends.

Where To Watch The EURO Soccer Finals

Ed Note Part I: EURO Finals! : The main point of this post is to tell you to go watch the EURO finals at Celtic Crossing this week and next because it's fun and there are great food and drink specials.

Experience Ireland with Celtic Crossing's Irish Whiskey Flights

The short version: Celtic Crossing is now offering Irish whiskey flights. You can go try some of the very best of Irish spirits for incredibly reasonable prices. The long version: If you're anything like me, when you think of Ireland, you probably think of Guinness.

50 States Series: Irish Pubs Worth Traveling For - The FlipKey Blog

Still thinking about how much fun you had last month on St. Patrick's Day? Was there lively Irish music that had you practicing your Irish step dancing moves, or did the taste of that perfectly poured pint of Guinness remind you how much you like the smooth stout after all?

Celtic Crossing's Cornish Hen and Dressing

It's November and that means it's time to start planning for the holiday. Thanksgiving will be here in a little over three weeks! Celtic Crossing Chef Will Renick stopped by to show us how to do dressing the Irish way.

100 More Things To Eat In Memphis (2015 Edition)

One of the most popular posts ever on this blog is the original "100 Things To Eat in Memphis [Before You Die]" list, published in 2012. Since then, these kinds of food bucket lists have popped up all over Memphis sites and food blogs with good reason: determining the absolute 100 "must eat this before you die" menu items is a pretty monuments (and sometimes controversial) task.

Top 5 Memphis Neighborhoods You Need to Know About

Do you ever visit a city and feel like you have to explore 'off the beaten path' to really experience what the destination has to offer? This is exactly how we like to travel but sometimes it is difficult to find these hidden gems, especially when you have time constraints and want to experience everything the city has to offer.

Memphis Outdoor Dining Restaurants: 10Best Restaurant Reviews

Find the best outdoor dining restaurants in Memphis. Read 10Best local expert reviews for the best restaurants to dine al fresco in Memphis.

The 12 Best Brunches in Memphis

Brunch: it's between meals, anything goes, and best enjoyed on a patio with friends. It saves you from your hangover. It defines relationships (brunch together the morning after means you're basically engaged) and mends friendships (that tipsy spat doesn't matter once you're sharing hash browns).

12 Must-Hit Happy Hours in Memphis

Happy hour: whether at the bar, on the patio, at a big table surrounded by 10 friends when you're drinking specialty cocktails, wines by the glass, or pints (or liters!) of beer, you can't go wrong.

Celtic Crossing's 10th Anniversary Celebration 6/26-6/28

Celtic Crossing, located in the heart of Cooper Young, is preparing to celebrate their 10th anniversary by throwing a 3 day long party. After surveying their patrons and coming up with some really great and new ideas, they will be closing their doors on June the 22nd to undergo renovations, all to lead up to their grand reopening as the smoke-free, newly designed, coolest place on the block!

Gallery: Where to Eat in Memphis: 7 Delicious Spots in the Cooper-Young District: Serious Eats

Whenever people come to Memphis, most of them just want to eat barbecue non-stop. And I'm proud to show off some of our local smoked pork and soul food restaurants. But when real food lovers come to town, I take them directly to the Cooper-Young District.

Midtown Destinations: Otherlands and Celtic Crossing

By Claire Richard Being born and raised in Dallas, I have just finished my proverbial holiday voyage to the city that is becoming increasingly foreign to me. Over the holiday's I had an overwhelming desire to read just one non-school related book with a nice cup of joe.

365 Things to Do in Memphis, #22: Irish Brunch

It might seem a wee bit crazy to suggest that you sit on a porch on a Sunday morning in January, but I'm going to do it anyway. Assignment #22 is to have an Irish brunch at Celtic Crossing.

Irish stew recipe warms up the New Year

Ring in the New Year with a little luck of the Irish! Celtic Crossing Irish Pub & Restaurant is hosting an 80's and 90's-themed party on New Year's Eve to benefit the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County. DJ Tree will kick off the party at 10 p.m.

10 British Things About Memphis, TN | BBC America

Memphis, TN has personal ties to royalty ... the King of Rock n' Roll that is. While Elvis Presley has "left the building," his former stately home, Graceland, is open to the public. In addition to this kingly legacy, let's check out 10 things British about Memphis here: 1.