1. A. Schwab trading co.
Established in 1876, A. Schwab is an authentic Memphis mercantile experience complete with an old-fashioned soda fountain.
3. MEMPHIS ROCK 'N' SOUL MUSEUM
Curated by the Smithsonian Institute, the Rock 'n' Soul Museum
tells the entire Memphis music story chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of that famous "Memphis Sound".
5. HARD ROCK CAFE
The Memphis location
of this national chain offers lunch and dinner and serves as a live music venue with occasional all-ages shows.
7. B.B. KING'S BLUES CLUB & GRILL
Open for lunch, dinner and shopping before it begins carding at 10 p.m. For family-friendly live music, stop by B.B. King's
for an afternoon or early-evening show.
9. SILKY O’SULLIVANS
is so underage-friendly, they offer a kids’ menu. They’ve got a huge outdoor patio and the occasional live show during the early evening and don't forget to say hi to the live goat that lives in a tower.
11. DYER'S BURGERS
Back in 1912, Elmer "Doc" Dyer opened his own cafe and created a secret recipe. The "secret" was Doc Dyer's ageless cooking grease, strained daily, continues to produce juicy Dyer's Burgers
for almost a century that you just have to try.
2. MEMPHIS MUSIC RECORD SHOP
This record store
offers a collection of CDs, cassettes, videos, DVDs, gifts and apparel celebrating genres from blues and gospel to classic rock and jazz.
4. beale street flippers
A Memphis treasure-turned national sensation on America’s Got Talent, the Beale Street Flippers
defy gravity with their amazing acrobatics down the center of Beale Street.
6. BEALE SWEETS SUGAR SHACK
Get that sweet tooth fix at the Sugar Shack
. You'll find some of the best fudge on either side of the Mississippi along with an assortment of modern and nostalgic treats for kids of all ages.
8. THE ORPHEUM THEATRE
Get a little culture or fun at The Orpheum
with Broadway shows, a family series, concerts at the intimate new Halloran Centre for Performing Arts and Education and summer film screenings.
10. MEMPHIS MUSIC HALL OF FAME
Found right next to the Hard Rock Cafe, The Memphis Music Hall of Fame
pays tribute to the Memphis icons who started genres and changed the world with their music.
The home of both the University of Memphis Tigers and the NBA Grizzlies, Memphis’ biggest arena
also hosts concerts and special events. Oh, and see those colorful bollards out front? Kids will love the brightly painted "balls," illustrated by two Memphis artists, that tell the story of Memphis' musical roots!