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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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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Beale street was amazing! we were only in town for one night and one of the regular visitors at our hotel recommended this to us. The street is closed off by police at both ends and has lots going on! there are live music acts, artists and more in the street. Also lots of outdoor bars where you can buy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Heard about it, walked it and enjoyed several bars. No cover charges - you just tip the musicians. Not terribly crowded during the weekdays. Nuts at night!

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Pea Ridge, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We walked along the street. Loved the eclectic feel, live music, friendly people. Felt safe. We would love to go back and spend more time on Beale Street.

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Scottsburg, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Not much to say about Beale St except it's a lot of fun and we enjoyed ourselves very much. People and live music everywhere.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I'm sure there are other reasons folks go to Memphis but Beale St with its blues music, BBQ and beer is really what makes the visit. Even on a rainy day it is so worth going to this area. So much fun!

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Lansing, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you like food drink, and music - especially music - then Beale Street is the place for you! By day a two block stretch of stores and restaurants, at night Beale Street becomes Party Central! The police block off the street so that it becomes kind of a walking mall, and every bar and restaurant has a live band.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Felt we must visit Beale St as we were in Memphis. Probably used to be an amazing place in its day but now seems very tired. Very brash and in need of a revamp without losing its history not sure how this could be achieved !!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

In all of the music calls the volume was so loud you really didn't want to go into them. The restaurants we didn't try because also the music was so loud in them. Beale street is over rated. At least in the French Quarter, you can enjoy a superior meal and hear your companions' conversation.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Beale street is only 2 blocks long. Cobblestone streets and very "sticky". Smell of vomit or sewer gas and slight mold smell in the bars and restaurants (hot humid area). BUT the music is great - hard working bar and restaurant servers. You can hear music outside and numerous places sell beer that you can walk the street with. We... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Beale Street is old, but that,s the allure. BB Kings has great soul, jazz, and blues live music. The restaurant on the third floor of BB Kings (I can't recall the name. It is named after BB,s Hometown.) Is very good and quite unique.

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