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
Author: Sandra
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Sapphire

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.
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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.
Knoxville’s Historic Buildings

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Family Tour in Knoxville

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Kingston Pike Walk in Knoxville

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km
Museums Walk in Knoxville

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.2 km
Places of Worship in Knoxville

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km