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Beale Street

Memphis, TN 38103 (Midtown)
901-526-0110
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Ranked #4 of 57 nightlife in Memphis
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Mysterious Sites
Activities: Nightlife
Description: Renovation and renewal have come to this historic street known as the "Home of the Blues." Flashy music clubs and restaurants abound.
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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This was a fun area but I didn't feel safe to many random folks just standing around watching you. Plus the car lot guy made sure he stressed " he wasn't responsible for breakins!" So we tipped him an then he said " I'll make sure every thing is okay!" So after walking the strip an eating dinner at the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Being from South Louisiana and visiting Bourbon Street a lot, it was fun and different Beale Street was. Somewhat of a cleaner version of Bourbon, so If you like music, alcohol, fun clubs, live music, ppl doing back flips, karaoke & some good food your doing yourself a injustice if you don't visit Beale!!!!!! O yeah did I say DRINKS... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a great place for adults to let loose, listen to some good music, and people watch. However, it is not at all kid-friendly. Not even a little bit!There is waaaay too much alcohol flowing for it to be a kid attraction.

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Louisville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had a blast watching the street performers do their amazing tricks!!! Make sure to bring some cash to reward their efforts- they definitely deserve it!!! There is fun and exciting energy - they let you stroll with a cocktail!!! The police we encountered were funny making us feel happy and safe!!! There are many restaurants and venues that welcome... More

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Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The food was good, the music was good. The stores were interesting. But overall it was dirty, smelled bad and raunchy. Probably a better experience if you see it through beer goggles at 1am.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Decided to head to Beale Sreet when visiting Memphis on a business trip since my hotel was within walking distance and I had never been there before. I arrived before the throngs of people showed up enabling me to explore without conjestion. The choice of live music, restautants and souvenir shops drew me in. I found the live music very... More

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Lansing, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had a chance to spend some time on Beale Street, where you can walk the streets with a drink while stopping in for some Blues at the clubs. The food was all very good no matter where you ate. There are quite a few choices in this three block area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Beale Street is about a 3 block long stretch of great blues honky tonks playing some great music. Getting on the strip can take a while during peak times because security pats down everyone, but once you get past that it is a lot of fun. HINT: Try to buy a wrist band when you get past security. You will... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Famous Beale St. was amazingly short. The taste local culture is among many bars you can still listen some music. Souvenir shops and "tourist traps" everywhere, so you must be "picky". With a company of good weather, for sure you will enjoy the place, and have some fun with friends or girlfriend (especially when you can sing as well) :)... More

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Walking down Beale street was like going back in time to the days of the Blues with BB King! We did eat at the BB King restaurant and the food was good, the waiter was very friendly and accommodating.

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