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B.B. King's Blues Club

#12 of 1,199 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713 (2nd)
+1 901-524-5464
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Didn't have any food here, just came for the music and was not disappointed. The band are very talented and really know how to get the audience up on the dance floor. They do a broad collection of 'blues' from traditional to Doobie Brothers to a wild version of Purple Rain by Prince. It is loud and infectious in its... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went there last night straight from my flight from LA. I loved it. The food, the music and atmosphere. The only only only downside is that they don't serve hot links, aside from this, it's a winner :)

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BBKingBluesClub, Manager at B.B. King's Blues Club, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and highlight the things that you enjoyed about your experience at BB King's! We think you're a winner too and can't wait to serve you again! More 

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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Live acts, great menu and full bar. We had shots to kick off the happy hour and then settled in for the evening's entertainment. Worth stopping by for a drink.

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BBKingBluesClub, Manager at B.B. King's Blues Club, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your review and sharing your experience at BB King's! We are so happy that you were able to enjoy yourselves in our establishment and can't wait to see you again! More 

Wausau, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you love the blues and love sweet heat barbecue then this is the place for you! Check the schedule to see who is playing.

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Brisbane
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84 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went here at 5pm for music and food before a basketball game. Great place as you can take teenagers in to enjoy some music as well and a dance. Geoff our waiter made our night. My teenagers were so engaged by his humor and conversing.

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BBKingBluesClub, Manager at B.B. King's Blues Club, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your thoughtful comments! Geoff will be very pleased to hear your feedback! We appreciate your feedback and can't wait for the opportunity to serve you again. More 

Brighton
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Club and duly paid our $3 for the music. Great value and no problem paying. Sad that the musicians then have to come around to ask for tips ! A management scam perhaps ! The money should go to the musicians. We enjoyed the food - usual BBQ fare - definitely not above average. The waiting staff... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandered into the club looking for food and had the great experience of listening to some great blues. We stayed a lot longer than expected due to the great music.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent and service was good.We got the ribs and they were very tender.We would go back to this place.

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BBKingBluesClub, Manager at B.B. King's Blues Club, responded to this review

Thanks for the amazing comments! We can't wait to have you back for another order of ribs. See you soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in on a Monday evening. It's surprising how busy it is for a weekday evening. Got to see Memphis jones who really puts on a good show....good music and a little history lesson mixed in. Also the BBKing all star band was really good to watch too. Drinks are pretty overpriced but I guess that's to be expected in... More 

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BBKingBluesClub, Manager at B.B. King's Blues Club, responded to this review

Thank you, Jenifer, for your wonderful review! We are happy that you were able to see two shows during the night of your visit and get a varied taste of our lineup. We can't wait to serve you again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We listened to a band called King Beez and they were amazing! Great music to listen to or dance to. That's why I rated this place 5 stars. Plus, we lucked into a table up close so we had excellent seating. But others were not so lucky. Standing room only by 9:00. The nachos we ordered were very soggy so... More 

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Thank you for your wonderful review and taking the time to share a few details about your visit with the rest of the TripAdvisor community. The music is always a big hit and we're glad that you were able to enjoy it as well. Thanks again for the feedback and we can't wait for the next opportunity to serve you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Cajun & Creole, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
    (2nd)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-524-5464
Description
This is the original B.B. King's Blues Club located in Memphis, Tennessee, the home of American blues music, legendary musicians, famous barbecue, historic landmarks and great basketball. With live entertainment every night of the week - from authentic blues to classic soul and rock and roll - and a menu full of Southern favorites, the club is a popular destination spot on Memphis' historic Beale Street. The club offers a full menu comprised of a variety of the South's most delicious comfort foods influenced by flavors from New Orleans all the way to the Mississippi Delta, including authentic Memphis-style barbecue. You MUST stop in for our award winning ribs that are some of the best in town - which says a lot for a town known for the world class barbecue! Open daily for lunch, dinner and late night meals, the intimate restaurant and live music venue has some of the finest local entertainment in town live on stage nightly as well as national touring performers. B.B. King's offers several creative options to meet your event needs. With a unique layout, the club has several different areas available for booking that perfect venue space for a variety of events - from birthday parties and family reunions to wedding receptions and corporate events.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?