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Beale Street

Address: Memphis, TN 38103 (Midtown)
Phone Number: 901-526-0110
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Ranked #4 of 57 Nightlife in Memphis
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Mysterious Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Clubs
Activities: Nightlife
Owner description: Renovation and renewal have come to this historic street known as the...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Mysterious Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Clubs
Activities: Nightlife
Owner 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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

It was a strange night, full of bikers and we did not feel out of place nor unsafe. The bars were lively and had great music. Distrust your instincts and go there

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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We were visiting the Belz Museum and decided to walk over to Beale Street, which was close by. We were there in the afternoon, it was very pleasant, and we felt safe. We were surprised at how small of an area it is - Beale Street was just a few blocks long. So, aside from eating and listening to music,... More 

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Got to Memphis on a cold and rainy Monday. Unlike the typical weekend experience, Beale St. was virtually empty and easy to take in. The food was decent, the drink was good, the music was KILLER! Stopped in about 4 clubs that had live music...given it is much quieter on a Monday. Things were a little slow to get going,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

October 17, 2014 - This was our second visit to Beale Street; we visited two years ago. This time, we had our British friends with us. We started at the top of Beale Street and walked the four or five blocks looking in souvenir stores and listening to the loud, indistinguishable music coming out of the bars, Two years ago,... More 

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A few blocks long, blocked off so you can walk in the street. Wouldn't go a long way to spend time here - yes, historic but now just a lot of bars with music. There is a great song by Cher, "Walking in Memphis" but this place probably is well past its prime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ofmu1woW1zQ It's worth a little but there... More 

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Cleona, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Had heard much about Beale Street prior to visiting Memphis. We visited on a beautiful, warm Sunday afternoon and were disappointed to see mostly empty bars, very little music and lots of kitshy souvenir shops. Very, very few people wandering around - perhaps more of an evening hotspot?

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Now don't get me wrong we visited some decent bars while visiting Beale (I've reported on them separately) but I just didn't get what all the fuss was about because it's only a couple of blocks long and the bottom end was dead. That said it could have been to do with it being mid-week and the crappy rainy weather... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Bb kings, blues cafe, music and entertainment. I like dancing and I love good food. Definetely stop by here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We have enjoyed Beal St Memphis 4 different times now. Each time it was great! Great music Great food Great drinks street performers if you visit Memphis do not pass up the chance for an eve on Beal street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beale Street is a definite must see in Memphis. There are a variety of bars and restaurants. It is more of an adult attraction so get a sitter. The street blocked to driving traffic so you have to walk. Wear comfortable shoes. Ladies wear flats it is a lot of walking. I recommend trying Itta Bena above BB Kings. It... More 

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