Knoxville Happy Hour Guide

While there’s never a bad time to treat yourself, there is an ideal time: that special window where bars beckon with libations and light bites, happy hour. To steer you to the best sips (and specials) in town, we’ve scouted the Knoxville’s Happy Hour Guide featuring watering holes locals love come happy hour, from downtown haunts with half-priced pours, breweries boasting discounted drafts, or neighborhood coffee shops with cost-effective caffeine fixes.

Couple enjoying happy hour draft beers at RT Lodge.


412 S Gay St | @babaluknox | Not only does modern, bohemian-style haint have an incredible Happy Hour at their bar on Monday – Friday from 4:00 – 6 p.m., they are serving up even more rotating specials on their Latin-inspired eats from Monday – Thursday like $5 classic margaritas for Margarita Monday and half-priced oysters plus $5 bubbles and martinis on Oyster Thursday. View full list of rotating specials…


807 S Gay St | @bistrobijou | For nearly two centuries, the speakeasy at Bistro at Bijoux has been the eclectic watering hole of choice for generations of Knoxvillians. Perfect for a midday sip or pre-brunch buzz, their Happy Hour runs every day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. featuring special prices on classic imbibements from micheladas to morning mules. 


109 Willow Ave | @fintwoknox | Stop into Fin-Two Japanese Ale-House for Happy Hour on Monday – Thursday from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. to partake in traditional Japanese tavern fare like $1 nigiri and specials on yakitori small plates paired with discounted sake, soju, wine, and local brews. 


530 S Gay St | @fivethirtylounge | While the glamourous ambiance, glittering views, and luxe rooftop patio – complete with cozy fire-pits, no less – are enough to make Five Thirty Lounge a favorite spot for sunset sips, their daily Happy Hour from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ups the appeal with half-off rotating local brews, craft cocktails, and gourmet small plates.


1138 N Broadway + 3 Locations | @knoxvillebrew | A local go-to for caffeine fixes and ultra-fresh bagels, KBrew’s Power Hour from 5:00 – 6 p.m. on Monday – Friday offers the perfect post-work pick-me-up in the form of $1 drip coffee and cappuccinos, plus single bagels for $1 or a baker’s dozen for $6. 


1147 Sevier Ave | @landinghouseknox | The perfect compliment to their delicious menu of Cambodian and Chinese dishes – think favorites like fried rice, pho, and egg rolls – Landing House’s Happy Hour features $1 off house wine and draft beers available all day on Monday and from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. 


103 W Depot Ave | @monkeysbarknox | A fan-favorite for their lively ambiance and mixologist-crafted libations, sidle to Monkey’s Bar for Happy Hour every Tuesday – Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. for $1 off draft beers, house wine, or step out of your comfort zone with a $7 rotating monthly!


506 S Gay St | @namaknoxville | Consistently voted the best sushi in Knoxville since 2004, Nama Sushi Bar is an essential Happy Hour haunt offering half-price on select rolls every Monday and Thursday from 3:00 p.m. till close. Expect fantastic fresh fish offerings and a spacious patio to complete the laid-back atmosphere.


1210 Kenesaw Ave | @theplaidapron | Relax inside or pull up a seat on the patio at this locally-focused, from-scratch eatery during Sequoyah Hour on Wednesday – Saturday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. to swig down $7 tasty craft cocktails and snack on bar snacks like gourmet popcorn and pork rinds. Bar snacks only available from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.


1020 Ebenezer Rd | @pointbknoxville | The perfect place to transition your afternoon into your evening, Point B is a fresh and modern eatery serving Happy Hour light bites and libations from a semi-upscale digs and aesthetically pleasing patio space. Available Monday – Friday from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., come for $3 off spirits, $2 off beers, 20% off glasses of wine, in addition to small plates like baked brie and oysters. 


906 Sevier Ave | @redbudkitchenknox | Red Bud Kitchen is a tried-and-true favorite for fuss-free, ultra-flavorful fare and their Happy Hour is no different! Available Monday – Friday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., pair $5 bites like pickle chips or tots and queso with boozy beverage specials including $5 pours on select wines and craft cocktails and $1 off wine bottles and draft beers. 


3325 North Broadway St | @senortacobroadway | From tacos to tostadas, fajitas to flautas – not to mention a lengthy list of delicious house-made margarita iterations – Señor Taco has been a Knoxville staple for authentic Mexican staples since 1998. And since they celebrate Happy Hour all day, everyday, you can score specials on sips whenever you stop in!


135 S Gay St | @ternclub | A vintage-cool tiki oasis serving lush libations bursting with fresh, tropical flavor, Tern Club is a super-fun Happy Hour hang. Sidle up on Thursday – Sunday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. for $1 off drafts, wines, and well spirits and $7 cocktails including mojitos, palomas, and tamarind whiskey sours. 


5018 Kingston Pike | @knoxfarmacy | The Farmacy serves up a Southern spin on farm-to-table fare from casual, upbeat digs. Enjoy the airy ambiance inside or imbibe al fresco during Happy Hour while snacking on half-priced appetizers, $5 house wines and frozen sips, $3 house draft, or toast to the end of the workday with $2 bubbles available Monday – Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. 


745 N Broadway | @yeehaw_knoxville | With over sixty local brews on tap, elevated pub grub, ample outdoor seating, and a variety of entertainment, this laid-back beer garden has a Happy Hour that is sure to cure your weekday blues. Available Monday – Friday from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., swig down $4 pints and refuel with $8 smash burgers and grilled chicken salads.


3726 Sevier Heights Rd | @71southknox | Serving modern American fare craft and craft cocktails are from a re-imaged century-old church nestled in the heart of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, 71 South offers a rotating Happy Hour specials every day of the week like specials like our personal favorite featuring $1 boozy floats from 3:00 – 10:00 p.m. on Fridays. View full list of rotating specials…

Still thirsty? Browse our guide to Knoxville’s Favorite Sips. Don’t forget to tell them Scout sent you!