B.B. Kings on Beale St has great music, and their restaurant UPSTAIRS is very good. They don't advertise it, so ask, or walk on up. Not the same stuff you get when you eat downstairs. Also really like Rendevous ribs, located in the DT area. Don't expect a really friendly server, though...the BBQ is their strong point! The Marriott DT is a super property; do stay there if you can still get in. Schwab's Dry Goods is a fun, kitschy place to hang out looking at interesting stuff you never thought you'd need! Pearl's is also a very good restaurant, just a short walk from the Beale Street area, but ladies might be advised to drive there instead of walking. Last thing, weekend nights on Beale can be very crazy, lots of security but also lots of drinking and certainly a place to keep your wits about you.