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A. Schwab

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Old Fashioned General Store, Soda Fountain, and museum founded in 1876 on Beale Street in Memphis full of delightful regional merchandise and memorabilia- everything from nostalgic toys, cast iron, fine hats, and local made candles to regional...more
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163 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
+1 901-523-9782
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All reviews soda fountain step back in time t shirts dry goods store beale street soda counter great store for sale wood floors general stores old fashioned ice cream funny hats root beer float mini museum small museum worth a stop piece of history
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A. Schwab is a large store with lots of different an unique items - things you just don't see anywhere else. You can easily spend an hour or two walking around, just browsing. I bought cupcake-flavored lip balm. The lunch counter is a throwback to...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have seen several of these types of shops in different tourist areas and they all have that "buy my junk" to them, but this one has a great soda fountain in it, and the ice cream looked wonderful. I opted for a ginger ale...More

Thank dgbg100106
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to go inside this iconic old store to look around. Better yet, grab a seat at the soda fountain and have a shake. Actually, we had a chocolate peanut butter malt each. They fill you glass then give you the “extra” in the...More

1  Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very reasonable drinks, sodas and ice cream. Lots of novelty items from years ago. Small museum upstairs. Clean toilets. Very good air con

1  Thank Angela S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t believe they had all of the toys I once played with! This place makes me so happy!!! If you go in you may be there for a while!

Thank Tyierra W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neat place to see. Ice cream great. Items for sell a bit overpriced. But I would go back to see the stuff that they have

Thank Jennie1970
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We heard about A. Schwab on a City Tour and decided to come back to browse and shop. I love the old fixtures and shelves, and the museum-quality displays throughout the store are very interesting. Oh, and they have things you can buy too. We...More

Thank jayares2015
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Throwback alert! If you saw it when you were a kid or wanted it when you were a kid or bought it when you were a kid … you will find it here! Almost more a museum than a general dry goods store, it’s easy...More

Thank Kairho1
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Stopped into A. Schwab while wandering Beale Street; enjoyed spending some time walking around and perusing the collections of seemingly-random but still awesome stuff. I even fell in love with a bourbon-scented candle. The hat shop upstairs is a special hidden gem. Ice cream shop...More

Thank Courtney W
Reviewed July 25, 2018

After walking around Beale Street in the heat, Schwab's offers a cool retreat in more ways than one. You can get out of the sun, but it is also 'cool' in the variety of gifts and food that is offered. Check out the soda fountain....More

Thank Jenny W
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January 5, 2018|
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Response from Sharon C | Reviewed this property |
For a gift package? Apparently you aren't talking about from the soda fountain. I think the 6 packs were around $6