lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | June 30, 2009
This place is not significant for beer anymore. This used to be our college hangout 5 years ago. The tap selection and bottle selection has dwindled to nothing more than servicable with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Highland St. Teresa’s on tap and the bottle list which used to have Delirium and Stone is just macro bottles of what they already have on tap...why? Food is cheap and ok. The patio is nice in the late spring early fall though. Plus no matter what is going on in Knoxville, if every other place is packed, there is room for you at Urban.
I’m not entirely sure that this is a notable beer destination in Knoxville. I go here for the extensive happy hour, the lively atmosphere, the delicious hamburgers, and the fact that they are open very late. The beer selection is serviceable with a Gaelic Ale tap and a Left Hand tap or Arrogant Bastard in the bottle. Nothing else of any note is usually available.
Urban has a reasonable selection of beers, both bottle and draught. Some regional micros, like Highland, Catawba, New Knoxville, and that lot. Most importantly, it is open later than most other things in the Old City. Many are the times when we have closed down Barley’s and retreated to Urban for an Arrogant Bastard and a hamburger. I remember their hamburgers always being awesome, but I don’t think I’ve ever had one sober.