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Beale Street

Memphis, TN 38103 (Midtown)
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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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Anaheim, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Good food, music, and drinks. I was only in Memphis one night and glad I made it out to Beale street!

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Tavares, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Beale Street is pretty amazing. So much history. Birth place of The Blues. Great clubs and restaurants. Free music playing everywhere. It's a street party every night! Awesome place for my favorite past time.. People watching. I really love Biker Wednesday. Live music and motorcycles just make sense. Beale Street is definitely worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Loved loved Beale street, although its born out of making money, it has a nice vibe, people were great, the bars we cover free and drinks at the bars were very reasonable prices.Love the Neon signs and music playing all down the Street.We felt safe.

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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This should be the number one thing to do in Memphis, if you enjoy live music then this has to be on your list of places to go. There are multiple bands to choose from playing blues, bluegrass or country, and many are on the street or in the park and don't cost anything. Drinking in public is allowed (at... More

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Oceanside, California
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288 reviews 288 reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I totally didn't do any "research" on Beale Street before I went. I have always heard what a fun place it was and that is where all the bars are so I planned to go. So, this is why it may sound stupid of me but - I didn't realize that you could drink on the street! Love it!!! All... More

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Concord, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I kept hearing that Beale Street is a family-friendly version of Bourbon Street. And I can agree with that opinion. You have your music venues and the usual tourist magnets, but people I have encountered here just seemed so genuinely friendly. And it was clean! What makes me recommend this place, though, is this is where A. Schwartz is, which... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

this is our second time back to Memphis and nothing has really changed which is actually pretty awesome. love the atmosphere. Not overly crowded. Plenty of fantastic music, food and drinks to be had. love the fact that you are in a safe enviroment with no traffic in Beale street. a classic place to visit

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Montverde, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I stayed around the corner of Beale Street and was greeted with some hard core blues playing live and sweet smell of BBQ from over the fence from the parking lot of the hotel. I'm a music lover, not a partier so parts of Beale were a bore. Getting drunk and stumbling around aren't my thing, but hearing some hot... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My girlfriend and I went to Beale Street in January 18, 2014. We really enjoyed ourselves that night because we visited damn near all the numerous bars and took in some great music. The temperature was in the 30s and it was night time, but there was still great amount of people on Beale Street, despite the frigid temperatures. Some... More

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

After a brilliant visit to STAX, we stumbled across this bustling few blocks of neon lights, great music, tourist stores and local characters. We enjoyed leisurely shopping for trinkets, bot records and listened to great music. With our lil one with us, wasn't entirely family friendly but we were glad we experienced it. Honestly, a lively and heartfelt conversation we... More

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