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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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“beale st” (508 reviews)
“police presence” (161 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-526-0117
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Reviewed yesterday

First off, we were concerned after reading numerous articles about how dangerous and unsafe Memphis is but I was never once uncomfortable or worried for our safety in this area of town. However we did take the advice of an employee at our hotel to...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beale St is so much fun! Live music up and down the street, neon lights/signs, and lots of energy! Happy people enjoying themselves. Good food and drinks. Wow!! What a great city!

Thank Laura Z
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beale street has a vibe of its own. The streets were blocked off making it a safe area to go from performance to performance. The food and music was great.

Thank Jaco G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Like the Bourbon street but much more short and much more intense , I enjoyed the music and beers at the BB king club , really nice

Thank CristianS954
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to visit and spend an evening. Good food, good music, good street / bar entertainment. Very fun

Thank mroberts77
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday afternoon and most places did not have any live music until after 6 PM. After going to Nashville; we were expecting the music to start around lunchtime. A number of the places do not have live music. We cut our...More

Thank scottc9876
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Certainly not a place for children even young teens. Loud music; loud people. Lots of smoking observed. Glad to have walked up and down both sides of street. Didn't make a purchase. Places appeared rather scary to this small town midwestern gal!!! Do not need...More

Thank Claudia R
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's been about 20 years since my last visit and maybe I'm just old but the place seemed seedier that in the past. Too many panhandlers. The music was still good.

Thank Norm_Nice_Guy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the final evening of the BBQ fest and it was manic! Wall to wall people as far as the eye could see - great atmosphere and even greater music. Visited too many venues to list them all but it really was an amazing experience...More

Thank Tigersouthernbabe
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beale St is Party!! I enjoyed the live music, the food, the drinks and the atmosphere is so amazing. i want to go back soon, an experience i never had.

Thank tenishamcclain10
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Hi, Joell. What would you like to know about this attraction? We are passing through town for one afternoon/night, is Graceland tour worth the price? Is Beale street worth it if you're under 21? Safe for Mom and 3 college girls?? Thanks!
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
How long are tours?
30 May 2017|
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Response from Steven H | Reviewed this property |
It depends upon which one you are talking about. Graceland was somewhat self guided but we spent about 90 minutes. The museum only takes 30 minutes. Sun Studios was about 1 hour. The Gibson guitar factory was about 45... More
How about the Hilton? proximity?
14 May 2017|
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Response from Trevor_J58 | Reviewed this property |
It's about 8 blocks from the Hilton to Beale street