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Blues Hall Juke Joint

174 Beale Street, Memphis, TN
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Ranked #2 of 57 nightlife in Memphis
Type: Blues Bars
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I wasn't exactly visiting Beale Street for drinking purposes, but rather wanted to encounter the true Blues experience. Several places offered this, but to me one in particular stood out...the Blues Hall Juke Joint. The atmosphere was exactly as you'd expect for a Blues joint in Memphis. The staff was friendly and patrons were having a fantastic time. The band... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

There was a 5$ cover charge but that includes the Rum Boogie cafe. The live band were good. Bar service was quick and the choice of beers good. My problem was that as a non-food bar smoking is allowed - after several smoke-free years in bars at home and elsewhere I found this to be a problem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I stopped in on two different nights while visiting Memphis and this place was great.The bands that playhere are very talented and can they get you into the music.This was my favorite bar on Beale Street.It can get pretty crowded and most people had to stand but the bar is quick to serve you a cold drink and you have... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

I had a great time and I think Natalie James has a great voice that draws the crowds in and can put on a good show,but I wouldn't buy her personal Cd's for $20 they are very homemade you'll be disappointed, unless you consider that tipping the band.otherwise she is awesome!

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Dallas, Texas, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The band was awesome. They played every song we requested and well. They took the time to make our friend's birthday special. The lead singer was so friendly and talented. The bar has a great atmosphere.

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New England
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Dr. Feelgood Potts gave us a real Memphis blues experience in this small, dark bar. Perfect. Stop in and enjoy.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

A real blues and Beale Street experience. Love the atmosphere, dark, dingy, true "hall", plaster falling off the walls, old dusty pictures and guitars hanging up; love the American Flag hanging over the stage! The band we saw this past Friday evening with the McDaniel's Band and both Chris McDaniel and Natalie James were awesome! Stopped in again last night... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This is a great spot for live music. It is intimate, dark with cozy brick walls and lively. The band the night we were there (Chris McDaniel) was awesome - we could have listened to this talented (authentic) blues band for days. We enjoyed this place so much that we returned the following night. If I were in the Memphis... More

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Leander, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Kind of a hole in the wall joint. We spent over three hours listening to live music by the Ghost Town Blues Band. The band was really energetic. We were looking for a true blues band but could not find it anywhere on Beale street. This band is very good. I thought the beer and drinks were a little high... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This bar is amazing, we must have visited 3 or 4 times and the blues was always amazing. Once we sat there for 2-3 hours without even noticing, I really can't fins the superlatives to describe how good the bands were! We saw 3 or 4 different bands and they were ranged from brilliant to amazing, one time we visited... More

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