"Beale Street" Beale Street Tip by peach93

Beale Street, Memphis: 9 reviews and 18 photos

  Gibson Guitar Factory, Beale Street, Memphis
by peach93

If you go out at night in Memphis Beale Street is the place to go. The short stretch of road is blocked off to traffic and home to at least half a dozen night clubs and several restaurants and bars. Live music is everywhere on this street, even in the public park, and you can get a wristband for around $10 that will allow you to get in to all of the street's venues. Among the businesses on this street is a a version of New Orlean's famous Pat O'brien's restaurant and bar, as well as BB King's Blues Club and the Blues City Cafe. Any night of the week there is something fun to do here. Our only complaint was that many of the businesses seem to try too hard to emulate the atmosphere on New Orlean's Bourbon Street, offering hurricanes, jambalyah, oysters, and other Big Easy fare. We felt it would be far better if these places concentrated on the unique food and culture that Memphis has to offer, after all if people want New Orleans they should go there instead.

Address: Beale Street, Memphis, TN
Directions: Downtown
Theme: Live Music

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 3, 2004
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