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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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A weekend in Memphis

Of course you can't visit Memphis without experiencing Beale Street. Most friends recommended we go there. "It is what it is". A few crazies, wall to wall bars, locals playing the... read more

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Of course you can't visit Memphis without experiencing Beale Street. Most friends recommended we go there. "It is what it is". A few crazies, wall to wall bars, locals playing the Blues, and "ok" food. The pricing was fare and the bands were fine. It was a fun experience, glad we did it. We are an older couple but always... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the heart of Memphis, great music and bars, if your visiting you must see this street. Met such brilliant people!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After driving for 12 hours, my wife and I were looking for a nice dinner that was unique to Memphis, we found it. Catherine & Mary. Fabulous meal and ambience. My wife and I shared the oysters, some mafalde pasta and the filet, of course! Everything was superb and definitely worth trying!

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 5 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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