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Top bar recommendations from locals

Burger Restaurant
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“If you’re in the mood for an excellent burger, I highly recommend this restaurant. Though there may be a long wait at times, it is totally worth it. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Best Sushi in Knoxville. Located downtown. 1/2 price sushi on Monday and Thursday.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“We love their brunch on weekends. They have 1 dollar mimosas. If you go for lunch or dinner, their potato chip nachos are a delicious appetizer. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
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“Listen to traditional Irish and Scottish music Live while you enjoy a drink and a meal. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
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“Great flats, salads, chicken wings and beer. Patio in the back. Relaxed atmosphere. Walk half a mile in the historic neighborhood.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“This speakeasy is charming and you won’t want to leave. Secret entry door and amazing drinks. One of My favorites in town. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
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“They have Live music every night! Note that this is a smoking bar so non-smokers should go next door to Scruffy City Hall, the non-smoking alternative. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Excellent German beer. Great place to meet with friends. Less than a mile away, 16 min walking.”
  • 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! ”
  • 16 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.”
  • 17 locals recommend
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“If you're into high gravity beer or have never tried it before, I would recommend trying this place. They also serve ramen.”
  • 19 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.”
  • 17 locals recommend
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“Amazing dinner menu and fun mixed drinks. Limited seating, we recommend getting reservations. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
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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”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“Great bar and lounge with a high level of detail taken with their signature drinks. The staff are all pros and the vibe is definitely commensurate with a big city spot. Nice scene for the fist stop of the evening.”
  • 15 locals recommend