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About B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis

Established in 1991, 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.

143 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 11am - 12am
Friday - Saturday 11am - 2am
Sunday 11am - 11:30pm

Cross Street:
2nd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(901) 524-5464

Website:
http://www.bbkings.com/memphis/

Entertainment:
We have live music nightly! For a schedule of events please visit www.bbkingclubs.com. BB King's will have you jamming to music inspired by the King of Blues, the Queen of Motown and the Soul of Funk. They musicians will remind you why Aretha demanded R-E-S-P-E-C-T, why Tina left her good job in the city, why Ray has Georgia on his mind and what the Temptations are talking about!

Catering:
BB King's Blues Clubs has catering menus to accommodate a celebration for any size. We offer hot appetizers, cold appetizers, hot and cold dips action stations, buffets and limited menus. Visit www.bbkingclubs.com for our event packets.

Executive Chef:
Seth Krasnove

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
BB King's is known for its special events. We can hold up to 400 seated and have live music nightly. Any group over 15 is given special attention and work with our Sales Manager. They can be reached by e-mailing memphissales@bbkingclubs.com.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year at BB King’s on the world-famous Beale Street! $80 per person + tax & gratuity Includes reserved seating in the mezzanine, 3-course prix-fixe menu, party favors, champagne toast & live music! Seating begins at 7pm. Contact for tickets and info.

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Private Dining

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.

B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (18)
Good for a Date (16)
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Neighborhood Gem (12)
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Happy Hour (9)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We got the ribs and brisket. Service was really slow. We had to request utensils, refills and even napkins. The meat portions were huge but the sides are tiny (as in they come in like 3 oz cups.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We were very surprised that there was a cover charge to get into the restaurant for our dinner reservation. Having just arrived from Nashville, where all bars and restaurants have free entry, this was annoying. We quite happily and generously tip the bands but having to pay for entry, and then seeing that the band had their tip bucket out, I’m wondering who this cover charge goes to?
We got a pretty mediocre table, considering that we made a reservation a couple of weeks in advance. We saw “walk-ins” get much better seats.
The food was very good, and our waitress was also very good.
Music was energetic but MUCH too loud, esp at 7pm. Where would the decibel level go from there?

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Oxford)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great music atmosphere. Food is good American fare we weren't there for a fancy meal - the music was the attraction. Good idea to book ahead to get a good table especially if you only have a limited time in Memphis. Be aware that there's likely to be a cover charge I(c$5 pp) to get in as well as the cost of the food and the tips for the waiting staff and band.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Awesome !!!
I have been visiting Memphis for more than 10 years a few times a year for Work and leisure. I always schedule trip around seeing Memphis Jones . You can not get All a Memphis has to offer without his show. Seek him out. This just happens to be a great restaurant and where I’ve been able to track him down the last few years. Great food great service and AMAZING entertainment. Memphis Jones or
BB KINGS never disappoints.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Arrive early. They gave our table away a although we had reservations.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great time...wonderful waitress..good food...shrimp and grits with a twist

Tags: Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great place highly recommend

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

House band King Beez were great. Good very good and generous.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

We wanted MemphisBlues but got some Motown as well. The chicken and ribs were great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Fun, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The music was fabulous!! They took requests and I asked for "At Last". They hit it out of the park.

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Late-night Find
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Skip the dining and go for the music only or you will be thoroughly disappointed. My friends and I meet at BBKings once a year and stay in Memphis for an all-out weekend. our highlight is always BBKings....until this time. the old Mr. BB King died and this place has rapidly declined in food and service. It is not even close to the standards it used to hold. I wont be back until they correct it and go back to the proper portions and excellent food that made them famous. you can hear the blues anywhere on Beale Street.

Tags: Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

GREAT band, food and service!!! Highly recommend.....GREAT EXOERIENCE!!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Live Music, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 19, 2017

great music great service...went there 2 times during our stay

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

My wife and I, along with our best friends celebrated my wife's b'day at BBKings Blues club in Memphis. The food was outstanding and the music more than lived-up to the Kings standards. Really a lot of fun, highly recommend dropping in when in Memphis.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Fun, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Went there for music and ambience, not disappointed. Cab driver said not the best food but pretty good for us!

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great place to hang out and hear top notch music the place packs in early and is the most popular place on Beale street ! It has great character and food. Well worth trying! Just plan ahead so you can get a reservation we could only get in on Monday !

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great place for live music and dancing - food great enormous portions

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Had a great time! Food was good, band was great! Good service

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 12, 2017

As always, it was great! The dry rub ribs and music are the best

Tags: Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Went on the Magical Mojo Bus tour and returned for dinner. Menu had good value and variety. The King Beez were the nights entertainment and very good.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

I had an overall wonderful 1st time experience for my 40th Bday..I can't wait to visit again.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Fun, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great music, fantastic atmosphere food and drinks a bit pricey.... Definately return again from UK.

Tags: People Watching, Live Music
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 (London)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Fun place in the heart of the Beale Street music/diner area. Food and service were ok but not great - what you'd expect for a tourist attraction. Band was Memphis Jones and they were very good, lead singer also local historian so lots of anecdotes and very friendly chat. Good evening out overall. Suggest you'll have probably had enough after a couple of hours and want to move on somewhere else.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Doing the tourist thing in Memphis. Hubby wanted famous BBQ so we picked BB's for the ratings. I was happy to find grilled chicken for my healthier eating! Amazing band! Plus the biggest plus NO CIGARETTE SMOKING!! I don't know what TN law is so we may have gotten lucky but it was the cherry on top to be smoke-free!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Live Music
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Awesome music!! Great food! Servers were having as good a time as we were!

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Authentic, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Live Music, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great atmosphere, we visited on a Sunday listen to two bands just an amazing place food was great.... really enjoyed the facility

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Awesome atmosphere, service and food. We loved the live music. The food was amazing. The staff was amazing to the ladies I brought who had a few disabilities. They accommodated us as need. We will be back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The energy was great. Fantastic entertainment. Good service. Food was good, but not remarkable.

Tags: Fun, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Might be touristy but service and food are good as is the music,no rush on you to vacate table when meal is finished so you can sit and listen to the band.Look for a table upstairs on the edge of the balcony where you have an unhindered view of the stage.

Tags: Spicy, Fun, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

ON Jazz trip to Memphis and New Orleans, Great Jazz show, The ribs and drinks were way above average, On the list for next time

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The band was amazing. The ribs were the best fall off the bone yummy. It was my 50th bday celebration and I was more than pleased. Our party loved the apps too.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We got there 10 minutes late and was told by the hostess that our table had been given away. She was a bit rude until the other hostess told us that she could seat us. The attitude was not necessary. We had a great doe fierce after that-good food, great music, and great service.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Legendary name with great atmosphere and food. Enjoyed dinner before attending a production at The Orpheum.

Tags: Spicy, Cozy, Good for Groups, People Watching, Live Music, Good for a Date, Casual, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Wonderful place for eating and listening music live 🍺🍴🎶🎼🎸🎤

Tags: Local Ingredients, Live Music
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

This was a great place for ribs and music! Don't pass up this local, and not so local , famous restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

We really loved the BBQ. It wasn't too spicy. The live band was a blues band and was absolutely fantastic. The cover charge was really cheap too. All in all it was a very wonderful way to spend the evening!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Live Music
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Was very good and definitely great place for great memphis blue's. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They were very knowledgeable with the history of music and area. Would recommend this place when visiting Memphis.

Tags: Live Music, Fun
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

First off. No one said nor did I read that you had to pay a $5 cover charge to hear a band. Second the band played 3 songs then went to break. When we left they still hadn't returned. The food was GREAT.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent service and the bbq ribs were great. And I'm from Texas, so I know something about great bbq. The music was a little loud but, it's a club and you expect loud music. The artists were very good and we enjoyed them very much. I recommend BB KINGS very highly.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was amazing!!!! Service was just ok. The entertainment was awesome too!

Tags: Fun
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