Beale Street has been playing the blues for more than half a century. Named after an unknown military hero in 1841, it acted as General Ulysses S. Grant's headquarters during the Civil War. But, Beale Street's heyday was in the 1920's, when the area took on a carnival atmosphere and gaming, drinking, mystery and voodoo thrived alongside the booming nightclubs, theaters, restaurants, stores, pawnshops and hot music. Its' famous club, The Monarch, was once known as The Castle of Missing Men. No other Memphis landmark has held such mystique, intrigue, fame and infamy over the years.
Today you will find countless Blues joints, barbeque joints, live music and dance clubs. Plenty of your favorite libations along with a late night crowd and all of the revelers to go along.
Beale Street Entertainment District
203 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103