Go early stay till you feel you need to go . Most places don't have a cover till later even though there may be someone sitting outside . Look closely some of the best places look like nothing. You can walk freely with your drink...More
About Beale Street
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Beale street is such a vibrant and eclectic small part of Memphis. Lots of history lives here. The music spits are great, but I love love love the street musicians, believe me they play great music. I came Wednesday and there were around 300 motorcycles...More
Well this is the spot to be for great love music and awesome food. Take the trolley, grab dinner, and a drink and enjoy.
We visited during the day. Felt safe walking around. Unique, odd stores. Did have a homeless man approach us for money. Spent maybe half hour here, not impressed. Maybe it's different at night. We wouldn't return.
You know the annoying kiosks at malls where people harass you to buy junk you don't want or need? Picture that in front of every restaurant, bar and store. Then add a bunch of panhandlers, con men and drunks and you have Beale Street.
Beale street is fun... when you're out drinking. Walking during the daytime, you may catch one of the bars playing "Walking in Memphis." Otherwise, it's a moderately big area for panhandlers and smells like urine.
We enjoyed this very authentic experience in Memphis. Cool. Not a huge place to wander around in, but lots of great music spewing from the bars.