BB King's Blues Clubs

B.B. King's Blues Club

Jazz Club and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
Downtown Memphis, Memphis
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  • Laurie T.
    "The Will Tucker Band is absolutely amazing."(4 Tips)
    Aileen M.
    "Great night out with a great blues band playing."(3 Tips)
    Josh D.
    "The fried pickles are amazing!!"(7 Tips)
    Michael H.
    "The Memphis dry rub ribs are tasty and BB's Blues Brew pairs well."(8 Tips)
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  • Niyah W.
    Niyah WilliamsJune 5, 2014
    I had a great time at this place! Seating took a while but boy was it worth it! Baby back ribs,sweet potato fries, baked beans are great what I didn't like: the coleslaw was bland.
  • Bina W.
    Bina WadeMay 24, 2016
    I love this place! Whenever I come to Memphis it's usually one of my first stops!! Great music potent drinks and fantastic food!!
  • Val M.
    Val MortensenMay 29, 2014
    Memphis Jones band plays GREAT covers of Memphis music! And adds local stories about the songs and artists. Food and service were great (530 pm show).
  • Cristina G.
    Cristina González AlcaláSeptember 22, 2016
    Wow those shrimps n grits! Unbelievable! Spicy, earthy, buttery comfort! Also fried pickles were quite good. Perfectly fried, thinly sliced, on point pickling.
  • Taylor B.
    Taylor BrozNovember 11, 2013
    Some of the best food my family has had in a long time. The boys say these are the best ribs they've ever had. We will definitely be back!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HerndonAugust 24, 2014
    The Memphis dry rub ribs are tasty and BB's Blues Brew pairs well. For dessert, try the bourbon pecan pie.
  • Erin W.
    Erin WillisAugust 17, 2014
    This place is my FAVORITE on Beale. Live music is incredible. Ribs are the best in town. Definitely recommend!
  • Gavin A.
    Gavin AndersonNovember 12, 2015
    Very loud — but I guess that's what people go here for. I will say that the food is good. Anyway, here for a business dinner, so not much say in the matter.
  • Laurie T.
    Laurie TuckerSeptember 4, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The Will Tucker Band is absolutely amazing. 5-8:30 Friday and Saturday. He may be my son, but he really can burn up that blues guitar. I won't lead you wrong!
  • Nick G.
    Nick GeorgeDecember 26, 2014
    Lively, great food. One of the few places that's breads their own chicken and it tastes good.
  • Nancy M.
    Nancy M.August 7, 2014
    Great BBQ and music! Definitely a great place to start your Beale Street experience!
  • Christine S.
    Christine SnyderOctober 12, 2012
    This place is amazing. Awesome food and the house band is the bomb. Don't miss this place.
  • Bina W.
    Bina WadeMay 24, 2016
    The ribs are fantastic, love the fried fish and the burgers!
  • Nikki S.
    Nikki S.July 20, 2013
    Great atmosphere! I was shocked you have to pay a cover charge in addition to buying your food. Service was not too good but food and atmosphere were.
  • NY Mets Katie ❤️⚾️✈️
    Loved watching the eight man jazz band while there. Truly authentic and interesting.
  • Seismic Audio
    Seismic AudioDecember 21, 2011
    Sounding like a professional musician when you are on a budget is tough. Seismic Audio Speakers gives you high quality performing gear at rock bottom wholesale prices! www.seismicaudiospeakers.com
  • Carrie B.
    Carrie Brown-SmithJanuary 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The famous beer chili is pretty good. If you check in on 4sq with multiple friends you get a free app.
  • Dianne H.
    Dianne HocutJuly 6, 2015
    The Shrimp & Grits are absolutely the best I've ever had!
  • feepes 8.
    feepes 87July 1, 2011
    If you are staying in the Peabody, the hotel con. can give you a coupon so you don't have to pay the cover charge. Only $5 but still a saving.
  • Kerry C.
    Kerry CrawfordMarch 13, 2012
    B.B. King's is a very short walk away from Tom Lee Park. Stop in if you need a break from Memphis in May.
  • Wyntress F.
    Wyntress FayeJuly 28, 2013
    Get here early for dinner or call before to make reservations :) Good music!
  • Ann Marie B.
    Ann Marie BrubakerJuly 30, 2011
    Go in the afternoon for good food/service, and the evening for good music. These can NOT happen simultaneously.Our waiter told us it was "too confusing" to not have bacon on the salad!NO SUBSTITUTIONS
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel Bastardo BlancoDecember 23, 2015
    If you want to hear blues, have fun and dance, BB King's Blues Club is the place.
  • Alex V.
    Alex VFebruary 28
    The best BBQ ribs I tried so far
  • Liliana D.
    Liliana DomOctober 19, 2014
    Live music is incredible!!! You never get bored of this place... *Extremely recommended.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WagnerJuly 27, 2016
    Eat drink and be merry. Good venue for live music!
  • Jeremy M.
    Jeremy MaloneMay 10, 2013
    Kevin is the man to see at the bar. Best bartender on staff.
  • Laurie T.
    Laurie TuckerOctober 18, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Lots happening down here tonight. Looking forward to WTB music!
  • Alberto H.
    Definitely THE place! Great live music!
  • Dianne H.
    Dianne HocutJuly 6, 2015
    The Fried Green Tomatoes are a must!
  • Amy P.
    Amy PattersonMarch 23, 2013
    Great place!! Will tucker is amazing!
  • Andy G.
    Andy GloverDecember 21, 2009
    Great Music and Great Food, a killer combo. One of the best places to visit on Beale. Just make sure you wear loose fitting clothes, lol Read more
  • Sam (@HandstandSam) E.
    Use the Foursquare special for a mystery shot. I ended up with Jim Beam. Only $3!
  • Tim A.
    Tim AugustinJuly 2, 2012
    I have been here 5 minutes the food smells amazing and the music is killer, sold!
  • Sara .
    The original for blues music! Drinks Are really affordable.
  • Barry A.
    Barry Austin2 weeks ago
    The best place in Memphis for ribs, music and Yuengling beer !
  • Drmzrmythang
    DrmzrmythangAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out Will Tucker and his acoustic set Fri. & Sat. 5:00pm..... Awesome musician!.....
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfFebruary 1, 2016
    It was all soul ballads, v limited blues, when I went sadly but damn they could play! Fun night!
  • Cathy S.
    Cathy S.December 4, 2012
    Food was delicious even though it was cold. BBQ sauce was spicy but ohhh so good.
  • Russell W.
    Russell WarnerSeptember 12, 2013
    Great place but pretty sure they hires people to dance and get others to dance during the bands. Weird.
  • TheDL
    TheDLDecember 5, 2015
    Big stage is surprisingly intimate. Cheap cover. Cheap drinks. 👍
  • Stacey M.
    Stacey MarvelSeptember 4, 2011
    Agree that will Tucker was great. Food was only ok and mashed potato were cold. Walked in on cane and while first floor was near empty still took us to 2nd floor. Service was not so good.
  • Nivek
    NivekJune 27, 2013
    Hickory chicken sandwich is a must have!!! Real good:)
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole SpahnApril 24, 2012
    Defiantly the best fried pickles I've ever had ... From IN to TN n all the way down!!!! Amazing!!!!
  • Josh D.
    Josh DietrichMay 27, 2013
    The fried pickles are amazing!!
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew A.October 29, 2012
    Beware: The waitress warned that there are no substitutions when it comes to items on the menu. (As of 10/29/12)
  • Vermeka W.
    Vermeka WilliamsFebruary 2, 2015
    That brisket was SOOOOOO tender!!! The BEST!!!
  • Karen J.
    Karen JohnsonSeptember 28, 2014
    Great food and music-- traditional Blues and Soul music
  • Joel S.
    Joel SMarch 15, 2013
    Good music, horrible everything else...It took 45mins for appetizers and just as long for meals. Food is overpriced and barely average bar-food. Soiling the good name of BB King.
  • Monte C.
    Monte CarverOctober 21, 2012
    Great food and entertainment... best band on the street!
  • Erin D.
    Erin DouglasMarch 8, 2015
    Awesome live band, atmosphere, and food!
  • Reashun G.
    Reashun GladneyJuly 26, 2016
    The home of the best blues music. I love this place.
  • Tony B.
    Tony BlackburnJune 19, 2014
    They hand out numbers to get a table and you watch a screen waiting for your number to show up. When I asked about my number they lied and said it had to of been on the screen as it was marked off.
  • Krista S.
    Krista SwanMarch 27, 2014
    Great live music and great food.
  • Álvaro L.
    Álvaro LensSeptember 7, 2013
    The best resident band on Beale St. for sure!
  • Susan S.
    Susan ShrodeNovember 25, 2013
    Great music, delicious ribs. Painfully slow service, worst I've received anywhere in a long time. And this was on a Sunday night; the place was not busy at all. Too frustrating, I won't return.
  • Mike L.
    Mike LangfordMay 7, 2012
    Order the Gumbo Ya Ya. It is fantastic.
  • Ken C.
    Ken CampMay 6, 2016
    Don't miss the fried pickles. Awesome!
  • none n.
    none noneMay 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    See Memphis Jones! He drives a tour bus by day and gives the history of the music he's playing.
  • CRMSNTD
    CRMSNTDOctober 15, 2011
    This place rocks! Tip your bartenders & waiters/waitress !
  • Martha M.
    Martha McCaslandMarch 30, 2013
    If you don't do anything else, make it down to see Will Tucker Band.
  • Barry B.
    Barry BroughtonAugust 18, 2013
    Will Tucker Band ripped it! That kid can play!
  • Randy F.
    Randy FosterMay 11, 2010
    If you can, get a table upstairs to enjoy your burger and watch the bands ... nothing better!
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SumnerNovember 19, 2010
    the ribs are some of the best I've had and their fries are amazing!! YUM!!
  • Bailey D.
    Bailey DowellMarch 26, 2012
    DON'T USE THE SPECIAL FOR A FREE APPETIZER, NO ONE WILL KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.
  • Phyllis S.
    Phyllis SmithOctober 22, 2014
    The food, music and the people are friendly
  • Basar K.
    Basar KutluOctober 3, 2011
    Ribs are fabulous and try love on the delta!
  • Aileen M.
    Aileen McKennaSeptember 29, 2011
    Great night out with a great blues band playing.
  • Jim R.
    Jim RossNovember 9, 2014
    Live band and ribs are to die for!
  • Seismic Audio
    Seismic AudioDecember 13, 2011
    Attention all musicians, before you spend a ton of money on PA gear, check out Seismic Audio!
  • Michael M.
    Michael McDougalSeptember 28, 2011
    Have to try the Carolina BBQ salmon.
  • Nathalie W.
    Nathalie WoutersJuly 8, 2013
    Sweet soul music and good food!
  • Gary D.
    Gary DavisMarch 4, 2012
    Nice Blues Band they have playing in here.
  • Phantomluvr L.
    Phantomluvr LuvaOctober 24, 2010
    A great place to hangout. Try the Cajun Carbonara.
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CesarSeptember 25, 2015
    Everything is delicious !!
  • Sergio T.
    Sergio Torres1 week ago
    Nice life music and food
  • Liana "Li" E.
    Liana "Li" EvansSeptember 29, 2012
    They don't honor the "unlock" special you get when you check in!!
  • Hillary
    HillaryNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Sweet potato puffs...trust me.
  • Rick D.
    Rick DoesburgAugust 28, 2015
    Hop on by when you're around.
  • Lenell W.
    Lenell WhiteNovember 22, 2014
    You do the math!
  • Bridget W.
    Live music and friendly staff
  • mayra
    mayraMarch 1, 2015
    Nice food, awesome music
  • Ibrahim M.
    Ibrahim MalickNovember 27, 2012
    Must try fried pickles
  • Harold C.
    Harold CoxMarch 2, 2014
    this gumbo is stickin' its skin all in me
  • Steve C.
    Steve ClatterbuckJuly 19, 2012
    The BBQ is sub par... music is good though!
  • Christopher J.
    Christopher JenkinsApril 29, 2012
    Hostess was rude. Said making a reservation 4 hours ago on open table doesn't leave enough time to get in. Blehhh
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SamuelJanuary 12, 2011
    Deep fried dill pickle chips. Need I say more?
  • Aoife B.
    Aoife BradyOctober 17, 2011
    Great burgers & live music
  • Chelsey M.
    Chelsey McComasJuly 29, 2011
    Best place eve love memphis!!
  • Drmzrmythang
    DrmzrmythangDecember 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Jazz club?.....what tha?......lol
  • Brian D.
    Brian DayJune 6, 2013
    Sam Adams is considered an import at this bar
  • Simone W.
    Simone WernerApril 13, 2014
    Uhullllll c
  • Susie P.
    Susie PozgayJuly 8, 2014
    Expect a wait. REALLY. Slow. Service
  • Travis M.
    Travis MillerAugust 19, 2014
    Live blues band!
  • GUY EDDY
    GUY EDDYJanuary 29, 2012
    Pretentious Tourist Bar. Horrible food, overpriced drinks, decent music...too bad it ain't original...everthing Memphis isn't...have fun!
  • Betsy C.
    Betsy Campbell-NansonMarch 31, 2012
    Light on Memphis culture, overly commercialized and retail driven, food is good not great. We had terrible service.
  • Max E.
    Max ErleweinJuly 24, 2013
    Hickory burger!!
  • SPORTIQE
    SPORTIQEMay 11, 2012
    Get a B.B. King T-Shirt. Read more
  • Brett T.
    Brett ThomasJuly 9, 2016
    Music, food
  • Chris
    ChrisJuly 24, 2010
    Trying to hold down my dinner at the front bar while watching two rotund women grind to the Black Eyed Peas. My tip - avoid this bar after eating.
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