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A. Schwab

163 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
+1 901-523-9782
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Old Fashioned General Store, Soda Fountain, and museum founded in 1876 on Beale Street in Memphis full of delightful regional merchandise and memorabilia- everything from nostalgic toys, cast iron, fine hats, and local made candles to regional souvenirs related to Elvis, Sun Studio, Stax, and Ardent Studio. And then there's A. Schwab t-shirts, Mojo hands, jinx remover oils, fine incense, blues and R&B albums, local art, old fashioned candy, funny hats, canned goods, A.Schwab coffee mugs, pedal cars, dresses with vintage flair, bowling shirts, men's classic pajamas and nightshirts, warm hats and gloves, A. Schwab shot glasses, leather belts, hand crafted brooms, specialty soaps, sterling silver Jewelry, vintage tablecloths, hand made aprons, Barbecue sauces, music oriented cookie cutters, historical post cards, A. Schwab wooden nickels, regional cookbooks, guitar shaped spatulas, local made cigar box guitars, real ukuleles, regional books, union suits, suspenders, A. Schwab t-shirts, and LOVE POTIONS!
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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163 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
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"soda fountain"
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"step back in time"
in 27 reviews
"t shirts"
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"beale street"
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"dry goods store"
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"soda counter"
in 10 reviews
"great store"
in 8 reviews
"for sale"
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"wood floors"
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"general stores"
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"old fashioned ice cream"
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"funny hats"
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"root beer float"
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"mini museum"
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"small museum"
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"worth a stop"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped into A. Schwab while wandering Beale Street; enjoyed spending some time walking around and perusing the collections of seemingly-random but still awesome stuff. I even fell in love with a bourbon-scented candle. The hat shop upstairs is a special hidden gem. Ice cream shop...More

Thank courtney w
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After walking around Beale Street in the heat, Schwab's offers a cool retreat in more ways than one. You can get out of the sun, but it is also 'cool' in the variety of gifts and food that is offered. Check out the soda fountain....More

Thank Jenny W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place to stop on Beale Street. Walking around the shop was great. They have been there over 100 years. There is a lot of history there and they sell great products. There is a great ice cream shop too and I heard...More

Thank melissa328
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here today after a hot sticky walk down Beale Street. It had delicious ice cream with about 16 different flavors to try. I had the Whiskey Pecan and it was amazing. My children were very pleased and it was very affordable. The store...More

Thank ajanderson1078
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Trip Advisor friends, You are on Beale street, duck into this store. at first it seems like many other stores. as you take some time, you see some stuff thats like one of a kind. Tucked in the corners. some very STRANGE things for sale...More

1  Thank DrClaeys2
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Something you have to see. A little bit of everything odd ball hard too find stuff, memorabilia, preserved old office set up. Right in the the thick of Beale street. Old fashioned ice cream fountain and some of the customers are as interesting as the...More

Thank MikeJennyQ
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

The ice cream here is so good. I tried the Peach and Banana Pudding flavors and both were amazing. In fact, my whole family only had good things to say! It's a neat shop with all kinds of old-fashioned candy and cute gifts. I'm so...More

Thank Emily S
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This is a neat place to visit; it feels like you’re stepping back in time. I love the different items they sell, some of which I’ve never seen being sold in other places. The staff was also very friendly and helpful, which added to its...More

Thank Kelly H
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We stopped in this place on Beale while looking for ice cream for our kids. Not only did they have ice cream, but it was excellent ice cream. Actually some of the best I've had in the US. They also have old fashioned sodas, shakes...More

Thank Kerry M
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We loved this place and visited twice. Beale Street needs a few more places like this. Great for a couple of drinks and a nosey around the shop with loads of quirky gifts and friendly staff. Well worth visiting.

Thank Shanesoph
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Christi_McHale
5 January 2018|
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Response from Sharon C | Reviewed this property |
For a gift package? Apparently you aren't talking about from the soda fountain. I think the 6 packs were around $6
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