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Blues Hall

174 Beale St, Memphis, Tennessee 38103 USA

42 Reviews
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Closed Now
Opens Fri 4p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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“Best Juke Joint on Beale Street”

Located inside the popular Rum Boogie Café, it offers live music seven nights a week. Barbecue is one of the customer favorites. Open for dinner 7 p.m.-midnight, seven days a week. Mr. Handy's Blues Hall is the last real juke joint on the street. It's small, it's old, and once you squeeze your way in you won't ever want to leave. Located next door to and connected with Rum Boogie Café, Blues Hall hosts some of the best local blues artists nightly. Dr. Feelgood Potts and his band hold down the house gig Friday through Monday. The good Doctor is an encyclopedia of blues history and will tell you all about it in between singing and blowing harp. Smaller than most of the other clubs on the street, the walls are adorned with historic family photos from the W.C. Handy family and other blues memorabilia. At Blues Hall though, the draw is the music, and for musicians, it seems to be a lucky place. Watermelon Slim got a record deal after Fred Litwin from the Northern Blues record label heard him play there. Shortly after, Slim was nominated for a record tying six Blues Music Awards including Artist, Entertainer, Album, Song, Band, and Traditional Album of the Year. Several years prior to Slim's fortuitous gig the North MS All Stars caught the ear of Tone Cool Records in Blues Hall and went on to, among many other accolades, a Grammy nomination. So stop in, grab a seat (if you can find one), enjoy a Beale St. Big Ass Beer, and listen to the best blues on the street 7 nights a week!

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Sheila S.

We were at Blues Hall on Sunday evening, The Band we saw, the Bluff City Groove, was absolutely phenomenal!!! The lead singer was so good, that we stayed all afternoon... during breaks we went... Read more

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Dean L.

If no one is smoking, this place has a great vibe. I had a Budweiser. My wife had a watermelon-something cocktail, and thought it was delicious. The band was cool, so make sure you have some cash... Read more

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Chris M.

Blues Hall is the best place to hang out if you appreciate gritty awesome music. Be sure to get there early to claim your seat. The food is excellent and staff is really cool. Read more

Blues Hall

174 Beale St
Memphis, Tennessee
38103 USA
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  • Sun - Thu: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Fri, Sat: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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