The new "Elvis" biopic is out and a downtown Port Byron cocktail bar was born ready for this.

Being an Arkansas river delta kid from only an hour outside of Memphis, I went to Elvis Presley's Graceland a gazillion times growing up. I'm versed in blues, barbecue, and the King, so I had to make sure Baz Luhrmann's new "Elvis" biopic got it right (it did, by the way, it's fantastic).

Before I headed to the theatre, I took a little jaunt to Blue Suede Cocktails & Coffee in downtown Port Byron. Having opened just last year, the cocktail bar matches a modern theme with Elvis decor. But it's not cheesy Elvis decor like you might see in a basic diner. It has the original sheet music to "Blue Suede Shoes" from one of Elvis' band members (marked up, as a good musician does). It has an original guitar, and black and white photos of Elvis beside an enclosed fireplace. It's just very unique.

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Their menu is of course themed on Elvis' songs. I had the Jailhouse Rock coffee, iced (white chocolate & salted caramel), and an Elvis shot (peanut butter + banana liqueur). For bar snackage, they have chips and salsa (or queso), a s'mores charcuterie, and a meat and cheese board.

Blue Suede is about a 27-minute drive from Davenport and it has a river deck you can look out on. Scroll down to see pics of the bar! Meanwhile, for more details and the latest on specials, check out Blue Suede Cocktails & Coffee on Facebook.

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