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Beale Street

Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-526-0117
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Renovation and renewal have come to this historic street known as the "Home of the Blues." Flashy music clubs and restaurants abound.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-526-0117
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Not the best place for music performance, it's a hot spot for local to party on friday night. It's impresive to see all the afro-american having a night out and having a goodtime. A kind of a tourist trap be aware.

Thank Alain H
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I can't express what a positive energy there is. Beautiful people. And 2 gals adopted me and now I have two sisters and a mama, oh, almost forgot, I got a papa too.

Thank sandyvanderwolf
Reviewed 12 October 2016

There was plenty of bars and places to eat. The bands were playing of an evening. There are no cars allowed in Beale street so it is easy to walk around.

Thank Smiley1944
Reviewed 11 October 2016

It's a big block party of early rock and blues in the city where a lot of it originated. A lot of food Memphis is famous for.

Thank magsprr
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Beale street did not disappoint. Awesome place. Spent a few nights here. One Tuesday night was hot rods on Beale and was so cool. We even bumped into Richard Rawlings which made my husbands night. We were advised to avoid Beale by a local uber...More

Thank nicsypixie5
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We visited during the afternoon and it wasn't what we expected. Mostly bars serving food and some souvenir shops. BB King shop was good but almost everything else was tacky Elvis or Memphis stuff. Night time might have been better but locals told us not...More

Thank Joy M
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We stayed two nights in Memphis and spent both evenings hanging around Beale Street. Love the music and people watching while drinking a cold one.

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had a great time on Beale. Went here three out of the four days we were there. Our favorites were Silky O'Sullivans, Blues Cafe and Rum Boogie. You can drink in the street. Some bars don't have covers, they are just as good.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 11 October 2016

A couple of blocks of wall-to-wall bars and restaurants with lots of live music blaring out. Some establishments (with entertainment) have a cover charge, but many do not. It can be crowded and very noisy at night, but the street is blocked off to cars,...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Beale Street has a lot of live music, reminding me a lot of Nashville but for the Blues. We went earlier in the day and I was glad. As we were leaving, things were starting to liven up. We are not really into the drinking...More

Thank purplehuntress
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Deborah S
11 July 2017|
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Response from perse534 | Reviewed this property |
No you don't. It's a famous street in Memphis. Just park a couple blocks away and walk to enjoy it!
7 July 2017|
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Response from Tina C | Reviewed this property |
It's a very short walk from the Peabody Hotel hands-down the nicest hotel in the area. Good food good cocktails and you can watch the Famous Duck March and have a cocktail in the Lobby.
30 May 2017|
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Response from MegLark289 | Reviewed this property |
I think Graceland is worth it. You might NOT want the splurge for the VIP tickets that include costumes, gold records, cars and airplanes....the house is both an Elvis tribute and a piece of history....what very wealthy home... More