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A. Schwab

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“beale street”(94 reviews)
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...more
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163 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713
+1 901-523-9782
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All reviews soda fountain step back in time beale street dry goods store unique items soda counter great store photo booth general stores for sale old fashioned ice cream mini museum small museum tee shirts worth a stop piece of history souvenirs
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This 100 year old plus location is full of history, unique gift items and more. Take the family and spend some time looking around. Stop in at the soda fountain for a shake!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dtw1969
Reviewed 1 week ago

A.Schwab is absolutely belongs to Beale street. In 2011 when we were in here, we were not sure what would happen to this shop. Now we're back in 2018, thanks god that A.Schwab is still there, though it has a cafe inside. It's a nice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in on Beale Street on a Thursday night with kids. They loved the ice cream, we loved all the fun boutique novelties. It has a great old-fashioned store vibe.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Wonderful store on Beale Street selling everything you wanted to own as a child but perhaps didn’t. We filled our basket with everything from a wooden catapult and tin wind up toys to tee shirts and sweets. Sit at the counter and enjoy a lovely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Millymolly77
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Lots of bars and bbq on Beale, this is just a break from the norm. We had the sampler soda where you get a small amount of 6. These are not super strong so don’t worry about that, but they are bubblier to me. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank tjeason
Reviewed 27 October 2018

The store is interesting, to day the least. All the things that you wanted to buy as a kid and didn't, now is another chance. The fountain drinks were rich and delicious. Reminded us of soda fountains many years ago.The upstairs "museum" cum store is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
Reviewed 27 October 2018

A. Schwab's is listed as a general store. It has been located on Beale St since the late 1800's and hasn't changed much over the years. The main reason that we went looking for it is that we seek out old, historic soda fountains, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ATW33
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

My mom and I stopped in for some souvenirs but this place is so much more. She loved the old authentic feel and seeing the metal toys hanging in the store front. The soda fountain side was beautiful. We were going to order a banana...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Melanie N
Reviewed 14 October 2018

A. Schwab is a large store with lots of different an unique items - things you just don't see anywhere else. You can easily spend an hour or two walking around, just browsing. I bought cupcake-flavored lip balm. The lunch counter is a throwback to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 748JamesB748
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We have seen several of these types of shops in different tourist areas and they all have that "buy my junk" to them, but this one has a great soda fountain in it, and the ice cream looked wonderful. I opted for a ginger ale...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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