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Beale Street

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Address: Memphis, TN 38103
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Renovation and renewal have come to this historic street known as the...

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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Blues!

We were there over the weekend and the evenings were busy with entertainment and people out enjoying great music, amazing food and fantastic people watching.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Brian P
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From a historical standpoint, the Beale Street music scene can't be beat! We ended up at The Tap Room 2 nights in a row, after brief visits to other bars. Both nights The Tap Room had outstanding blues bands - this hole-in-the wall joint took precedence for us over the more popular Rum Boogie Cafe and BB King's Blues Club.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In fairness, I visited mid week in February, so not the height of the tourist season, but, nevertheless, the street was mostly empty so not much of a party atmosphere. Locals warned me it is not a safe area but I did not have any problems.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought Beale St would be crazy but I think our midweek visit let us down. It was very quiet! However we had a great Thursday night at the Blues Hall seeing The Memphis Blues Masters who were AMAZING- seriously check them out- anyway- this venue was great but get there early for a seat. That said, you have to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there over the weekend and the evenings were busy with entertainment and people out enjoying great music, amazing food and fantastic people watching.

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Thank Brian P
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bars after bars after bars , great music , great place to be . Friendly and entertaining. Loved Beale Street it's so lively . This has got to be on your bucket list if your in memphis it's not to be missed .

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beale Street is worth experiencing for a night or two but that is about it. You can easily hit all the nice bars in 1 night as it really is only 2 or 3 blocks wide. Good Ribs all around! Be careful as you get a block or two off of Beale street as it seems to be pretty sketchy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Because of safety reasons, we typically only visit Beale now during the day, but let me just say that the night life is jumping! If you like live music and cold drinks, don't pass up Beale!

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Waterloo, Iowa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Overrated...... drinking and eating establishments and that's about it. Go one time and experience it and be over it.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great place! We visited early evening and so enjoyed strolling the streets and pausing to listen to the music from the various venues. Be sure to stop in where the music draws you. Have a drink and enjoy the sounds. BUT, don't then drive anywhere! We were alerted by numerous locals that ticketing for drinking and driving is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed close by Beale Street and were lucky to be here during the International Blues Challenge and heard some very good music.

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