B.B. King's Blues Club
Type: Bar, Live Music
In the ranks of Memphis's most famous nightspots, B.B.'s is one of those rare places that you must visit if you spend any time in the city at all. Featuring an amazing nightly repertoire of blues,... Read More
In the ranks of Memphis's most famous nightspots, B.B.'s is one of those rare places that you must visit if you spend any time in the city at all. Featuring an amazing nightly repertoire of blues, along with great food and cold beer, the bar is a popular destination for tourists. The house band is incredible, and count us as the most pleasantly surprised of locals to say that. We were expecting a tourist trap, and discovered a real hometown treasure. A lot of young blues artists find their way to this stage, which we have to point out is nothing like the New York version. However, when word gets around that the man himself is in town (with Lucille), locals know exactly where to head. It doesn't happen often anymore, but it is always a treat.
Hours:Due to COVID-19, please check with the business for the most recent updates to their opening hours.
- Cover Charge: Free - $10; Cover Charge Applies After: 6 PM
- Best for Live Music Because: B.B. cut his teeth on Beale Street - and his club is authentic despite being touristy.
- Best for Downtown Memphis' Best Nightlife Because: B.B. King's house band alone is worth a visit.
- Best for Early Entertainment Because: Early shows are offered daily at 5:30, and on Sundays at 12:30 and last for a few hours.