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Down Home Blues

Real deal authentic juke joint. Cold beer, good food, smack talking, awesome music and very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dixons Mills AL
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Must go to: LAFAYETTES MUSIC ROOM, then go to ERNESTINE & HAZELS, and then top it off with WILD... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Robert G
Pasadena, California
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Old-fashioned blues bar with great drinks and lots of ambiance.
1580 Vollintine Ave, Memphis, TN 38107-2942
+1 901-409-0081
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Real deal authentic juke joint. Cold beer, good food, smack talking, awesome music and very "friendly" local crowd. BYOB open Friday & Saturday 8 till late. You truly won't be disappointed.

Thank master_m357
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Must go to: LAFAYETTES MUSIC ROOM, then go to ERNESTINE & HAZELS, and then top it off with WILD BILLS! What I am describing will create an unforgettable music experience MEMPHIS. WILD BILLS is a venue like you've never seen before. Great authentic Memphis blues,...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a great spot to sit down, relax, and focus on the music. No distracting drunkards. Just top rate musicians in a small and friendly venue. We loved it.

Thank marciadaft
Reviewed October 30, 2017

This chicken-nudgets-and-beer place is the one place to go in Memphis if you want to experience some real blues. It seems to remain a well kept secret, there were mainly locals there when we went (on a Saturday night - entrance fee was 10$). There...More

2  Thank phaedra o
Reviewed August 27, 2017

If you are looking for something a little more authentic than Beale Street and a genuine 'bad' (meaning 'good') blues venue then look no further tha this excellent venue. By the end of the evening (1am!) we had celebrated the blues and made friends with...More

1  Thank FreqTravW
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Wild Bill's is in an up and coming yet still sketchy area of town. I recommend an uber or lyft. Taxis are terrible here. Music is always fun and ranges from classics to dance to, jammy blues, and even local originals. BYOB for liquor and...More

Thank cy w
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. Good music, good people, faaaaaar away from the Disney sheen of Beale Street. BYOB!!! If I am ever in/or around Memphis, I will always make this a destination. If Beale St. is your thing, Wild Bill's is obviously not for you....More

Thank earllee
Reviewed August 24, 2016

we really loved this place! the music is great, with a (house)band playing and different people that were in the audience coming up to perform, many of them very impressive. we felt like joining in on a regular saturday evening of very talented friends that...More

Thank fonkdrspock
Reviewed July 7, 2016

For some of that old school Memphis blues club, good time you must stop by this place, especially on a Friday or Saturday night. Show runs from 11PM until 3AM. It's a non-stop swinging, good time. Cover charge $10 and all they serve are 40's....More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a true juke joint experience with down home blues, look no further than Wild Bill's. It's a about three miles from downtown and the music doesn't start until 11 and goes until 3 am. The neighborhood may put off some folks....More

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March 27, 2017|
Response from jeffmgarland |
We went last night, a Friday and they had Cash McCall sitting in for the regular house guitarist. Joyce Houston rocked the place.
September 13, 2016|
Response from mikejefe23 | Reviewed this property |
It's in a suburb of Memphis. Plenty to choose from there.