shops and bars or pubs in knoxville

Discussion in 'South' started by crazedmex, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. crazedmex

    crazedmex Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2011 Florida
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    I am visiting knoxville this weekend is there any shops, great bars, pubs, and good restaurants that are a must to visit?
  2. GameFreac

    GameFreac Disciple (368) Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    I just went last weekend. Suttrees High Gravity Tavern on Gay street ruled.

    There was also a place called the Casual Pint that had lower gravity stuff. They had bottles on sale and a bunch of taps, including their house beer for $3 on draft. Looked cool but I didn't have a lot of time so I just went to Suttrees.
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  3. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Savant (967) Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    TN has some really strange liquor laws, so good luck.
  4. fritts211

    fritts211 Aspirant (210) Feb 19, 2011 Tennessee
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    I grew up in Knoxville. Suttree's is probably the best all around beer bar now in my opinion. Casual Pint is ok, but tends to get crowded. Otherwise...

    Beer stores: Bearden Beer Market (lower ABV selection)
    McScrooge's (Higher ABV/bombers)

    Brewpubs: Only 2
    Downtown Grill and Brewery (not great beers, but can be a fun atmosphere and right across the street from Suttree's)
    Smokey Mountain Grill and Brewery (Appalaichain Pale is probably the best beer there)

    Union Jack (if you smoke and don't mind a semi-dive)
    Sapphire has decent cocktails

    Hard Knox Pizza is the best pizza IMO, wood-fired
    Tomato Head
    Sweet Pea's for BBQ if you don't mind a bit of a drive (at the end of Pellissippi Pkwy)
    Little Bangkok still has some of my favorite Thai food ever. Taste of Thai is really well respected.
    Aubrey's Cafe off of Cedar Bluff (and only the Cedar Bluff one) has some ok taps and all 4 locations have pretty good food.
    Tupelo Honey

    Shops: None to speak of, but plenty of chains.

    There's also a new brewery that opened in Maryville, which is a fairly short drive from Knoxville. Bluetick. Haven't had it, but I'm going down this weekend. Have fun.
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