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Must-Drink on Beale Street?

brattpowered Jul 26, 2007 06:34 AM

If you were passing through and could only stop at one Beale Street bar, where would you go to get a feeling of what Beale Street (and Memphis) is all about?

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    laurendlewis Jul 26, 2007 12:52 PM

    Silky's with the goats is quintessential for me. Doesn't have the music that you can get at other places, but it brings back fun memories.

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      Clarkafella Jul 26, 2007 12:59 PM

      Go to Blues City Cafe (corner of Beale and Main- can't get much more Mephis than that!) and have some tamales, then duck into the little bar in the back for a couple of ice cold beers...

      Blues City Cafe
      138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103

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        jcr05 Jul 26, 2007 02:20 PM

        I second the Blues City Cafe for tamales and beer!

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          steveindurham2 Jul 27, 2007 07:57 PM

          Go to Dyer's - have a beer and watch burgers being made in the 100 year old grease. Amazing event for chowhounds!

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        tennreb Jul 28, 2007 03:52 PM

        I would go to Silky O'Sullivan's, especially if it is at night and the piano players are there. Be sure to feed the goats some beer.

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