This is the BLUES! Memphis IS home of the blues! I love Beale street!
I can't make a list and not include Beale. The history is incredible. Now it's mostly neon and bars. Lots of bars, restaurants, and live music that they think tourists would like. I go maybe once or twice a year. You can have an open container on the street and I think they serve til 5 or 6 AM…
Because you’re in Memphis. Stop over to listen to live music, have a beer (any bar), diver (silky’s), or super woman (wet willies)
Because...THE BLUES!! This is Memphis in a nutshell. Night life, electric environment!
The Bourbon St. of Memphis (a little cleaner though.) Even locals still visit Beale Street for any of the festivals in Memphis and before and after Grizzlies games! You can catch live Jazz music at a number of the bars/restaurants on Beale. I recommend Silky O'Sullivans for a giant beer and Dyer's…
“Whether you are an Elvis fan or not, you cannot come to Memphis and not visit Elvis' home - Graceland! Self guided tours in his mansion and also the outdoor area including his airplanes, cars and bikes. ”
“A complex of museums and historic buildings, its exhibits trace the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the 17th century to the present. The museum is built around the former Lorraine Motel, where Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Two other buildings and their adjacent property, also connected with the King assassination, have been acquired as part of the museum complex.”
“The Zoo is within walking distance from the Magnolia House making it a great option for families while visiting Memphis. the Zoo is rated as one of the nations' top 10 zoos. Also a great option for evening strolls at the end of the day. ”
“The historic Peabody Hotel’s Downtown rooftop offers sweeping views of the Mississippi River, and it’s certainly one of the best places to catch a sunset. During the summer months, the hotel hosts weekly rooftop parties on Thursday nights, with cocktails and live music. And don't forget about the daily ritual of the elevator duck ride between the rooftop to the fountain to the lobby.”