Our Story


The Brass Door is the creation of friends Seamus Loftus and Memphis natives Meg and Scott Crosby. After several years of playing and coaching soccer around the world, Loftus moved to Memphis where he met the Crosby’s some years later. Sharing a mutual affection for soccer and genuine Irish pubs, a friendship began to foster. The new friends soon found themselves romanticizing about Irish pubs, and it wasn’t long before those conversations led them to the open the Brass Door.

While it may be located in downtown Memphis, The Brass Door was created to reproduce what is commonly known in Seamus’s hometown of Killala, County Mayo, Ireland as a public house; somewhere you can have an engaging conversation with good company and receive welcoming hospitality. It is upon these three pillars that the Brass Door was built.

The Brass Door currently occupies the old Marx and Bensdorf building which was designed by the prominent architectural firm of Jones and Furbringer and erected in 1913. Together with local artisans and craftsman, the building was carefully and lovingly restored to its state today.