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Beale Street

Neighborhood: Midtown
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Address: Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: 901-526-0110
Activities: Nightlife
Description: Renovation and renewal have come to this historic street known as the...
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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Gotta try it at least once.

All over the country there are certain streets in cities you just have to visit, usually tourists traps..but usually lots of fun. There often known for certain things and Beal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

All over the country there are certain streets in cities you just have to visit, usually tourists traps..but usually lots of fun. There often known for certain things and Beal Street is known for being the place to catch some of the best blues around. Now me, not a huge fan of the blues but I still wanted to try... More 

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Tralee, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It was a cold February so it was probably quiter then usual About 8 bars and some eaterys and shops Little else there Some good piano and blues bars alright Be careful parking as they are ticketing everyone for easy money A day or two would be enough

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I recently went to Beale Street after 4 days in New Orleans. I was expecting so much more from Beale Street. While there are some great bands playing on Beale (Will Tucker, Barbara Blue, Delta Project) most of the bands just play cover songs, giving the feel of a tourist trap. I am a live music enthusiast,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I have always wanted to see Beale street just because of its notoriety. My husband humored me and we went...for about 20 mins. We walked from one end to the other. Looked up reviews and went into one of the least shady bars we could find (which was difficult), got one drink, and then left. The area seemed extremely unsafe.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Visited Memphis after a long haul. Beale is still Beale even after years. Loved the vibrant atmosphere.

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Road Town, Tortola
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a must-go for any Memphis visit. Truth be told it isn't that great, it has the feel of a tourist trap. Having said that some good bars and restaurants, great atmosphere.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I didn't mind Beale Street. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. I think it's worth going to, but I don't know if I'd go again. We went in the middle of the afternoon, so it wasn't that busy and not much was open.

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This street is blocked off to cars,so you walk in the st,.Beale st has every kind of restaurant ,but mostly BBQ.If you are here with small kids visit Beale st in the daytime because you have to be 21 to enter at night.Here on Beale st you will hear and see some great bands play the blues you just walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I found Beal street a much more enjoyable experience than Bourbon street. Beal was cleaner, and not as crowded.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Very colorful, lively, cool, musical place... Tons of good live music, shops and restaurants. The place to spend quality time. We enjoyed BB King food and music. Perfect. And Hard Rock Cafe.

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