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Blues Hall Juke Joint

174 Beale Street, Memphis, TN
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Ranked #3 of 57 Nightlife in Memphis
Type: Blues Bars
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Nashville, Tennessee
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136 reviews 136 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stumbled upon this place while walking up Beale STreet. It's very tiny but the music and atmosphere were 'legit'. The band that was playing was fantastic and really got the crowd going.

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Bedford, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The most authentic blues music of our annual visit, the band was fantastic, Queen was the lady singing with the band and she could belt out anything she wanted, it is really small, I'm sure different nights are much different based on band and crowd but the night we were there the crowd was a dancing and singing machine and... More

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We liked the location--right on Beale Street. It offered great people watching. However, the drinks were served in plastic cups-- even the wine. The music was good, if a little too loud. We are used to clubs in New Orleans, and this place was like a mid-level N.O. place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We walked into this place because it looked like a good blues joint. The atmosphere is just a little across the line towards a dive bar, which makes it feel “real,” and the band was tight. The singer went around with a tip bucket, to which I contributed. The singer told us not to leave until we’ve heard him sing... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Lancashire
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174 reviews 174 reviews
80 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
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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Akron,Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
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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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29 reviews 29 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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