Beale Street

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Beale Street

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With iconic landmarks, historic buildings and live music venues, Beale Street, "the Home of the Blues" is Memphis as it was at the turn of the 20th century.

Spanning several city blocks in the heart of downtown Memphis, Beale Street is a hub of music, entertainment and history. Louis Armstrong, B.B. King, Elvis Presley and Johny Cash all played here at various times, helping to develop the musical style known as the “Memphis Blues.” Today Beale Street is packed with nightclubs, concert venues, restaurants and galleries, making it a great place to wander.

Explore decades of music history at the Memphis Rock ‘n Soul Museum. Commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution, this exhibition showcases stories of the artists that influenced the blues movement.

Grab a meal and a drink at the Hard Rock Café. The site was once a recording studio for emerging musicians but today it serves as a time capsule of the rock ‘n' roll movement. Even if you don’t make it to Graceland, the restaurant’s top floor is filled with Elvis paraphernalia that will give you a glimpse into the life and career of The King.

Save room in your suitcase for souvenirs from A. Schwab Dry Goods Store. Since 1876, the shop has been a focal point in the neighborhood and is Beale Street’s oldest store. Browse the shelves for everything from trinkets to household goods. Afterward, head to nearby Dyer’s Burger, one of Memphis’s most famous restaurants since it was founded in 1912.

Beale Street also has a thriving contemporary music scene. Visit some of the small clubs which showcase unsigned artists or watch one of your favorite current artists perform in an intimate venue.

Walk along the length of Beale Street to take in the neon lights, historic landmarks and modern clubs. The iconic strip ends at Tom Lee Park. Located on the banks of the Mississippi, the park is an ideal place to finish your exploration of the area. Every May, the park hosts the Beale Street Music Festival, an event that showcases both world-renowned artists and emerging talent.

Beale Street is one of Memphis’s most-visited tourist attractions. It also serves as the gateway to other destinations around the city. The Peabody, Memphis Botanical Garden and Graceland are all within a 20-minute drive.

Top Hotels Close to Beale Street

Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis
Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis
3.5 out of 5
33 BEALE STREET, Memphis, TN, 38103
The price is $158 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Memphis. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (366 reviews)
"As soon as you walk in there is a welcoming atmosphere. The most beautiful table right in the center of the lobby. A bar to the right with some delicious drinks. Straight out the back doors a beautiful pool with many lounging chairs or tables to choose from."

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis
Hotel Indigo Memphis Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Hotel Indigo Memphis Downtown, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
22 N B.B. King Blvd, Memphis, TN, 38103
Fully refundable
The price is $161 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Memphis. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (918 reviews)
"Clean and comfortable."

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Hotel Indigo Memphis Downtown, an IHG Hotel
The Westin Memphis Beale Street
The Westin Memphis Beale Street
4 out of 5
170 Lt Geo W Lee Ave, Memphis, TN, 38103
The price is $191 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Memphis. Enjoy 2 bars/lounges, breakfast, and WiFi. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (976 reviews)
"Close to Beale street activities plus Sheppard provided awesome valet service."

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

The Westin Memphis Beale Street
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Beale Street

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Memphis Downtown
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Memphis Downtown
2.5 out of 5
310 Union Ave, Memphis, TN, 38103
The price is $139 per night from May 30 to May 31
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Memphis Downtown
Hotel Indigo Memphis Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Hotel Indigo Memphis Downtown, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
22 N B.B. King Blvd, Memphis, TN, 38103
The price is $161 per night from May 30 to May 31
Hotel Indigo Memphis Downtown, an IHG Hotel
The Westin Memphis Beale Street
The Westin Memphis Beale Street
4 out of 5
170 Lt Geo W Lee Ave, Memphis, TN, 38103
The price is $191 per night from May 22 to May 23
The Westin Memphis Beale Street
Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis
Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis
3.5 out of 5
33 BEALE STREET, Memphis, TN, 38103
The price is $158 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis
Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Beale Street
Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Beale Street
2.5 out of 5
175 Peabody Pl, Memphis, TN, 38103
The price is $184 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Beale Street
Hu. Hotel
Hu. Hotel
4 out of 5
79 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN, 38103
The price is $169 per night from May 22 to May 23
Hu. Hotel
Canopy by Hilton Memphis Downtown
Canopy by Hilton Memphis Downtown
4 out of 5
164 UNION AVENUE, Memphis, TN, 38103
The price is $178 per night from May 30 to May 31
Canopy by Hilton Memphis Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis Downtown
4 out of 5
185 Union Ave, Memphis, TN, 38103
The price is $167 per night from Jun 13 to Jun 14
DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Memphis Downtown TN
Hilton Garden Inn Memphis Downtown TN
3 out of 5
201 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN, 38103
The price is $177 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
Hilton Garden Inn Memphis Downtown TN
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.