United States > Tennessee > Knoxville
Boudicca (671) London, England | March 9, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
A popular bar on the market square with a decent beer list. It’s long and narrow with a stage at the back. There was music on when we last visited so, for the first time in many years, I’ve paid to go into a pub and had my hand stamped with ink that took several showers and hand scrubbings to get rid of. Having said that, the atmosphere was buzzing and the service was very efficient.
(Last visited 5 February 2014).
BeerandBlues2 (624) Hanover, Maryland | November 10, 2004
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Great selection of rare beers, especially those over 6%. The atmosphere is great, but as Trappist said, it basically a hallway.
NachlamSie (575) Denver, Colorado | January 15, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
This is a decent place. They have a mediocre selection of regional brews and one of the best bottle selections in Knoxville. The absolute best thing about this place is $2.50 pints for happy hour with free, yes free, pizza from next door.
Tmoney99 (377) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 27, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Went after Knoxville Brewers Jam and walked from hotel. Easy to find location in Market Square. Remodeled older building with bar on the middle right wall. Coolers of beers under bar and 9 taps. Freindly staff and where quick with a beer. No food but you can order from local shop and they will deliver. Good crowd during beer fest. Enjoyed the visit and will return when in the area.
nearbeer (191) Knoxville, Tennessee | March 18, 2007| Updated August 26, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good shotgun style, downtown pub with nice selection of drafts, and one of the better selections of high ABV (6% and up) beers in bottles. Nice rooftop patio. No food, but you can bring in your own or order from nearby excellent restaurants. Noisy as hell with all close wood and brick surfaces, and gets pretty crowded after 7. Service is hit or miss. The place is pretty good for beer, but is really more about the thriving local and regional live music scene.
Butters (180) Richmond, Virginia | September 5, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Very fun bar. Good music. Great "speakeasy" backroom to try to get into. Beer selection is about as good as it gets in Knoxville i’d imagine. Cool location
Suttree (171) Knoxville, Tennessee | February 2, 2004| Updated December 6, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Named "One of America’s Premier Pubs" by All About Beer magazine, this is a newish urban bar with a focus on beer and live music. The place is small, so conversation is not really possible when a band is playing. They have an excellent selction of beer (over 6% included), and a knowledgible staff. Food, the last time I checked, was aimed more towards the lunch crowd and consisted mostly of box lunches and the like. A significant portion of their profits go the Historic Matket Square Foundation, which aims to preserve Knoxville’s downtown.
lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | June 30, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
I avoid this place when they have a band playing, it gets very crowded. Decent tap list and as big a bottle list as you can get in Knoxville. Have always had good service. No food on certain nights is a little odd but they will provide a pizza buffet or you can just bring your own from somewhere else on Market Square.
SpringsLicker (130) Tennessee | February 23, 2004
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
With a few more taps this place would be one of the better ones in Knoxville. Good selection of beers, but food is not available (go down the street and bring it in). Can be noisy when a band is in and the place is full,
tronraner (109) Walland, Tennessee | August 11, 2006
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Interesting place, though the owner was just arrested for drug trafficking. Decent selection of beers for Knoxville. And, as NachlamSie said, free pizza is available during happy hour (but be quick, each pie dissappears almost immediately). The major drawback is the layout. When it gets busy, it is almost impossible to get around the bar because it is so close to the booths along the weall. And if a band is playing, it takes a battle to get to the restrooms.
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