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Best bars in Knox County

Burger Joint
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“Out of this world burgers, duck confit French fries and more than 70 bourbons to chose from. ”
28 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“This is a very classic spot where you can count on it to be good every single time you go. They have about 8 beers they do really well and have a full bar. Food is incredible, try the nachos for a starter. Moderately priced, this is a must hit during your trip!”
21 locals recommend
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“Huge selection of Scotch whiskey and great food. They often have live music but we suggest you check their Facebook page or website to confirm dates and times.”
26 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Amazing Sushi....location with patio right on Gay Street...in the heart of everything happening downtown.”
23 locals recommend
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“Right down the street! Wings, salads, sandwiches and flat bread pizzas. Good food and a patio with live music on Sundays during warmer weather.”
19 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This place is seriously cool! Awesome German beer and a beer garden and they even made the outside look like a castle!”
16 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Delicious southern COMFORT FOOD in downtown with a super creative menu. Everything here is fantastic and you can't go wrong! ”
15 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“They have phenomenal drinks - but it's location is what really sets it apart. It's a speakeasy in the first floor of the Oliver Hotel. I'd highly recommend it.”
23 locals recommend
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“DGB not only has super cool brewery feels, but it also has incredible food at a reasonable price. I would highly recommend the pretzels and beer cheese to accompany your brew of choice.”
18 locals recommend
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“Amazing rooftop bar that I spent over a year helping to build. In the heart of downtown knoxville on market square. Definitely a must see spot if you're downtown....especially at night!”
20 locals recommend
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“One of the most unique bars in town. This place has great beer, awesome decor and atmosphere. They have a BARCADE next door with and super fun arcade games! ”
17 locals recommend
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“Great taproom with the best outdoor space and best bartenders in Knoxville! Go play some BOCCE!”
14 locals recommend
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“This is our favorite outdoor bar. The drinks are fancy without being too pricey. You can also get an ice cold PBR and enjoy the dog friendly covered patio. There's an inside space if a storm breaks out. Tell Franklin that Richard and Janine said hello.”
16 locals recommend
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“Amazing dinner menu and fun mixed drinks. Limited seating, we recommend getting reservations. ”
16 locals recommend
Cafe
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“We love to sit outside and enjoy brunch here on a Saturday morning. The Farmers Market takes place here and it is great people watching and dog watching too”
11 locals recommend
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“Inspired by the outdoors, Elkmont Exchange provides Knoxville a flavor-driven craft beer and dining experience. Local art and materials curated from the mountains of East Tennessee make this spot a dining must! ”
11 locals recommend