Beale Street Historic District

Type: Attractions, Free Attractions, Historic Sites, Sightseeing



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Once the center of black-owned businesses and nightclubs, Beale became the home of the blues at the turn of the 20th century - a waypoint along the trail from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago. W.C....  Read More



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  • Historic Sites: "Families are welcome on Beale Street, and generally, any of the restaurants with live music allow children as long as they are accompanied by adults. But once evening falls, most clubs and some restaurants limit their clientele to the 21-and-up crowd – this isn't the place for kids after 9 p.m."
  • Romantic Things to Do: "Our favorite destination on Beale for lovebirds is the hidden-away Itta Bena, the romantic restaurant above B.B. King's."
  • Free Things to Do, Best Attractions & Activities, Sightseeing, Attractions near FedExForum: "Families are welcome on Beale Street, and generally any of the restaurants with live music allow children as long as they are accompanied by adults. But once evening falls, most clubs and some restaurants limit their clientele to the 21-and-up crowd – this isn't the place for kids after 9 p.m."
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: Beale is historic both for its musical influence and its African American history.
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: There are plenty of clubs on Beale where you can get your grove on with your lover.
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: You can feel the vibe of Beale without spending a dime, simply by walking down the street.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Beale is the epicenter of Memphis nightlife, and one of the country's best live music districts.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Beale Street is integral to the city's history - musical and otherwise.
  • Best for Attractions near FedExForum Because: The Forum practically sits on Beale Street, and it's a throw-down option for a quick meal before an event or game.

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