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Wild Bill's

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Address: 1580 Vollintine Ave, Memphis, TN 38107-2942
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+1 901-726-5473

Old-fashioned blues bar with great drinks and lots of ambiance.

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Always a great time!

Wild Bill's is in an up and coming yet still sketchy area of town. I recommend an uber or lyft. Taxis are terrible here. Music is always fun and ranges from classics to dance... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
cy w
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Wild Bill's is in an up and coming yet still sketchy area of town. I recommend an uber or lyft. Taxis are terrible here. Music is always fun and ranges from classics to dance to, jammy blues, and even local originals. BYOB for liquor and just pay for setups (southern dive bar speak for mixers and ice). Cover is usually... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. Good music, good people, faaaaaar away from the Disney sheen of Beale Street. BYOB!!! If I am ever in/or around Memphis, I will always make this a destination. If Beale St. is your thing, Wild Bill's is obviously not for you. Too authentic. Too Memphis. Too Black. Too Incredible. Fin

Thank earllee
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

we really loved this place! the music is great, with a (house)band playing and different people that were in the audience coming up to perform, many of them very impressive. we felt like joining in on a regular saturday evening of very talented friends that come together to make music and dance. I read some reviews of people who say... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

For some of that old school Memphis blues club, good time you must stop by this place, especially on a Friday or Saturday night. Show runs from 11PM until 3AM. It's a non-stop swinging, good time. Cover charge $10 and all they serve are 40's. Awesome house band and if you're lucky Miss Nickki is holding down the fort. No... More 

Thank Steve H
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a true juke joint experience with down home blues, look no further than Wild Bill's. It's a about three miles from downtown and the music doesn't start until 11 and goes until 3 am. The neighborhood may put off some folks. You can always stick to the Beale St environs if you like your blues a... More 

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Montclair, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Let me start off by saying this was my favorite place in Memphis. This is where you go if you want a real Memphis experience. Beale Street is fine and fun but get away from it and find a real juke joint. And this is the best of those. My first time in the place was just great. It is... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

This was like showing up to a friends house and having a keg party. The coldest 40 oz beer if ever had and probably the most second hand smoke since partying at the Goat bar in Mammoth Lakes, California circa '95. This place is definitely all about sharing good music in an incredibly informal setting. Happy to pay the $10... More 

2 Thank mike c
Cordova, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Wild Bill's is the quintessential hole in the wall club. It will have you saying, " Let's go to the hole in the wall... I had my best time y'all at that hole in the wall." The Kitchen selection are limited... The wing were fresh hot and very good. Either, love you some domestic beer or bring your own liquor... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

We dropped into Wild Bill's in the hope of finding something a bit more authentic than Beale St. Whilst the music wasn't quite as good as other places we've visited, the singer was great and carried the rest along. The atmosphere was fantastic, owners very welcoming, and plenty of locals there too. Drinks are good value and the wings were... More 

1 Thank James F
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

VERY disappointing--especially for a Saturday night. Was hopping for an alternative to Beale Street -- not what I got. Band was okay but appeared to have not played together before--and they surely weren't any different from the stuff on Beale Street. The people were nice enough but I felt like I walked in to a tourist trap--and they knew it.... More 

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