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Beale Street

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Address: Memphis, TN 38103
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+1 901-526-0117
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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Busy, busy Sunday night

We stopped here walking on the way back to the hotel after eating dinner (BBQ). Road was blocked off and they checked and scanned ID's on the way in and also used hand metal... read more

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

In just those few blocks, you can see all sorts of activity. We were there on the Sunday night before Memorial Day and there must have been thousands of people milling about and having a wonderful time in the blocked off streets. Music of all sorts can be heard from a variety of bars and outside venues. Buskers are doing... More 

Thank Doug B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped here walking on the way back to the hotel after eating dinner (BBQ). Road was blocked off and they checked and scanned ID's on the way in and also used hand metal detectors. Lots of police presence. The street was quite full of people with lines into every establishment. A little too crowded in the street with many... More 

Thank Brooks T
Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's fun to walk here at night and choose a blues venue. The music is wonderful! There is history here.

Thank Robb1n419
Quartz Hill, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the World Championship Barbecuing Contest and had to walk along Beale St to get there. The street was closed to vehicle traffic and pedestrians roamed the streets. People walking around, visiting, having a great time, with some really great rock and blues bands playing inside the bars could be heard from the streets. We had our 80 year... More 

Thank Chris K
Memphis, Tennessee
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Some good restaurants on Beale. But after a certain time of day there is too much crime. Really try to avojd after dark. Could walk down during day with kids, but otherwise just a bar scene.

Thank Dede H
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6 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everything was good. Can't wait to go again hopefully the Trolley will be running next time! Loved the different types of atmosphere in one place!

Thank Kathryn B
St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The magic of this area has long since passed. bunch of people dressed like it's Halloween. Place after place with overpriced drinks and poor music, just loud not good, not like the old days.

Thank jonlargo
Brazil, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

First trip to Memphis and Beale St. wasn't what we thought it would be by night. It was extremely dirty, lots of vagrants hanging around, there was a very heavy police presence, which would maybe make you feel safe, but we wondered what we'd gotten into when we saw 4 police cruisers per block and 6-9 officers on horses, plus... More 

Thank Heather S
Jefferson City MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and entertainment are excellent! The piano player is unbelievably good. We come here every time we make it to Memphis. Highly recommend!

Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I admit I did zero research on Beale Street. I mean, I know about the blues, a huge fan of it and whatnot. I like to be surprised and one thing the internet does is take that away. Before the internet it was word of mouth , brochures or discovery. I like the latter. It was a discovery all right.... More 

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