Nightlife in Knoxville (Self Guided), Knoxville

Knoxville is home to many great bars and clubs to hang out, many of them concentrated in the Old Town district. Take the following tour to discover some of the most vibrant places in the city, including the Sapphire, Hanna's Café, Patrick Sullivan's, Preservation Pub and more.
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Nightlife in Knoxville Map

Guide Name: Nightlife in Knoxville
Guide Location: USA » Knoxville (See other walking tours in Knoxville)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles
Author: Sandra
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Barley’s Taproom
  • The Pilot Light
  • Hanna’s Café
  • Downtown Wine and Spirits
  • Sapphire
  • Preservation Pub
Barley’s Taproom

1) Barley’s Taproom

Barley’s Taproom, opened in 1998, is one of Knoxville’s most popular nightspots. Featuring tasty dishes and a great selection of American craft beers, you will also find live music from local and touring bands here. This exciting bar also offers darts and billiards. Hours of operation: Mon – Thurs 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Fri – Sat 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. and Sun 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
The Pilot Light

2) The Pilot Light

The Pilot Light, located in the Old Town, offers a friendly staff and excellent service. Featuring Pabst Blue Ribbon and underground rock, it is a great place to hang out with friends and catch an occasional live show. This great bar is open Daily from 5 pm to 1 am.
Hanna’s Café

3) Hanna’s Café

Hanna’s Café, located across from Patrick Sullivan’s, is a vibrant place where you can dance, drink and hang out with friends. This trendy spot also has a relaxing patio area. Featuring ‘80s and ‘90s retro dance party weekends, be sure to visit for an unforgettable evening. Hours of operation: Friday, Saturday 9 pm- 2 am.
Downtown Wine and Spirits

4) Downtown Wine and Spirits

Located on South Gay Street, Downtown Wine and Spirits offers a wide range of wines, beers and spirits. Its friendly staff is knowledgeable and can assist in making the right purchase. Definitely worth a visit, it is open Monday through Saturday 11 am- 11 pm; Sunday 12 pm- 7 pm.

5) Sapphire

The Sapphire, located on South Gay Street, is a trendy spot opened in 2005. This modern bar and restaurant is housed in an old building that is rich in history. It serves regional Southern cuisine and wide range of drinks. The Sapphire is perfect for an elegant evening on the town. Hours of operation: Mon-Sat from 4 pm to 3 am, Sun from 5 pm to 3 am.
Preservation Pub

6) Preservation Pub

Preservation Pub, located on the famous Market Square, offers some of the best music in the city. One of Knoxville’s most popular nightspots, it features an impressive selection of beers. To enjoy a cool, eclectic crowd, be sure to visit Preservation Pub. Hours of operation: Mon-Fri from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m.; Sat, Sun from 1 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Walking Tours in Knoxville, Tennessee

Create Your Own Walk in Knoxville

Create Your Own Walk in Knoxville

Creating your own self-guided walk in Knoxville is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Kingston Pike Walk in Knoxville

Kingston Pike Walk in Knoxville

Since the 1790s Kingston Pike, located on Knoxville’s west side, has been the city’s major thoroughfare and commercial district, including many cultural, religious, food, entertainment and retail establishments. The following tour of Kingston Pike includes the thriving Bearden District, the center of Knoxville’s arts community.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 Km or 3 Miles
Art Walk in Knoxville

Art Walk in Knoxville

Art lovers will discover Knoxville full of creativity, with beautiful artwork on display at multiple galleries and the Knoxville Museum of Art. South Gay Street is home to several museums, art venues and shops specializing in local art. Take the following tour to explore Knoxville as eastern Tennessee’s cultural hub.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Places of Worship in Knoxville

Places of Worship in Knoxville

Knoxville is home to over 450 churches of many religious denominations. Situated at the core of the Bible Belt, many of them are Protestant. The following tour highlights the city’s most impressive religious sites, including Knoxville’s first churches and other historically significant ones.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Knoxville’s Historic Buildings

Knoxville’s Historic Buildings

Knoxville County is home to nearly 100 listed historic properties and districts, representing the area’s prestigious and rich history. Check out the following tour of the most prominent historic and architectural gems Knoxville has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
University of Tennessee Walk

University of Tennessee Walk

The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, located in downtown’s west end, draws many visitors to the city. Founded in 1794 as William Blount College, nowadays it covers 550 acres, including over 200 buildings and a faculty of more than 1,400. Take the following tour to discover UTK’s best attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Family Tour in Knoxville

Family Tour in Knoxville

Downtown Knoxville is the best place to take a lovely daytime stroll. The following tour of attractions includes children’s favorites the Candy Factory and Fort Kid and several other family-oriented landmarks and entertainment venues.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles