United States > Tennessee > Knoxville
Tmoney99 (375) 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.
Butters (169) 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 iíd imagine. Cool location
whaleale (5) Athens, Tennessee | August 29, 2009
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Good bottle section, limited taps (less than 10) overall OK, not the best in town
padgemw (11) | July 24, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Preservation was a welcome addition to Knoxville in general and market square in particular (if you recall the lack of anything after 6pm that existed 8-10 years ago). The pluses are a nice bottle selection and a great locaiton on the square for people watching. The minuses are too loud if bands are playing (great if youíre there for the music, hard to have a conversation if not). Kudos to them for bringing people (and good beer) back to the square.
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.
dolemite77 (10) Maryville, Tennessee | February 23, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Nice pub... it does get crowded if anything is going on... I like it better if itís just an afternoon before anything gets going in town. Pretty good selection of bottles... taps are a little limited, but you can still get a couple of great beers on tap usually.
nearbeer (176) 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.
shendrix (7) Waukesha, Wisconsin | October 19, 2006
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
The only thing really wrong with this place is how damned smoky it gets, but overall, one of the best pubs Iíve set foot in!
SJM620 (5) Tennessee | August 27, 2006
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
When packed this place is definately rockin. Live music pretty much every night of the week. Service is usually fairly good. Decent selection of good beer.
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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