When you talk about Beale Street do your friends say things like “Uuugh, why would anyone want to go there?” Do you say those things? I don’t understand it.
Beale Street is fun. It’s really fun! There is live music all the time. For free anyone can walk down the street and hear 2 to 7 live musicians that are all really good playing blues and rock and roll all day. Want a beer? Walk in any direction and you’ll probably bump into a counter where you can buy a large beer to drink and carry around with you place to place. Hungry? Despite what most memphians seem to believe there is really good food on Beale too. Mrs Pollys may have the best chicken and waffles in town, Johnny G’s is true good New Orleans creole food, Dyers burgers was featured on the food network for their long tradition of greasy burgers.
There’s even goats! Two live goats have a pen in the Silky O’Sullivans courtyard. Can we put this to rest memphis? I know it’s crazy on a friday or saturday night but that’s like hating the grocery store because you only go there at 5pm on weekdays. There are also a lot of tourists down there… why not meet some and expand your horizons? That’s all. I love Memphis and I love downtown so I had to say something about it. Thanks for reading and have a good day.
This was the second time we stayed here. It’s in a great location, across the street from the Peabody and a short walk to Beale Street. (Be sure to go across the street to the Peabody to see the ducks.) Of course after spending a bit of time in the lobby of the Peabody, the Holiday Inn pales in comparison. But then again, the prices are very different and you can’t judge a hotel just on the lobby. I haven’t been in a room at the Peabody, but the rooms at the Holiday Inn are quite comfortable. For breakfast we had a choice of ordering off the menu or having the buffet. The downside was that the elevators were very slow and in the end we gave up and lugged the bags down the stairs when we checked out.
I love your shots of Beale Street, Its a special place to me and I want to hang up a few pictures of it in my house will you sell me a poster sized or larger print?
I didn’t take these photos but thanks.