Loved Beale Steet, music, sights, etc. That smoking is allowed in the bars is too much. I will say that they have installed some good fans, blowers, etc. But given the fact that one can go in and out of the bars seems to me that they could keep it outside. Cigars are the worse!
It is really not a place for animals (I have a dog) or young children (been there and done that).