It's said that the soul of Memphis lives on Beal Street, and after a walk down this iconic thoroughfare, you're likely to agree. Home to the city's most iconic live music venues, best restaurants, and liveliest bars, Beale Street and the surrounding district is a must for anyone visiting Memphis for the first time. Take a tasting tour of some of the world's best barbecue, catch an evening Jazz performance, and dance the night away to live Rhythm & Blues. There's absolutely no better place to experience the best that Memphis has to offer, and the Beale Street restaurants, bars and clubs are all right around the corner.
Prices vary by venue
Beale Street is liveliest at night, from 7:00 pm to 3:00 am
International Blues Challenge
Memphis Holiday Parade
Kix On Beale
What time do bars close on Beale Street?
Most bars on Beale Street stay open until at least midnight, with many staying open as late as 3:00 am on weekdays and 5:00 am on weekends. Note that after 9:00 pm and during certain events, all visitors must be over the age of 21 or accompanied by a legal guardian. After 11:00 pm all patrons must be 21 years of age or older and be carrying a valid I.D.
Where can I park on Beale Street?
Street parking is plentiful around Beale Street, with metered spaces available within the surrounding blocks. For indoor public parking, the 250 Peabody Place Parking Garage is a good option, and is located near Fourth Street and Rufus Thomas.