The Knoxville Bar Guide
While Knoxville and Eastern Tennessee boasts an abundance of home-grown breweries — plus several noteworthy wineries and distilleries — Maker City also offers exceptional watering holes. And whether you’re looking for an intimate hotel cocktail bar or a lively rooftop lounge, Knoxville delivers. To help you narrow down the next place to wet your whistle, we’ve scouted our local favorites.
SCOUTED | 1406 Wilkinson Pike, Maryville | @therestaurantatrtlodge | From RT Lodge and Chef Trevor Stockton of The Restaurant at RT Lodge comes The Morningside Room, a gorgeous setting for a post-dinner drink. Open Monday-Saturday at 3pm, The Morningside Room seats on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are neither necessary nor accepted.
SCOUTED | 230 Court Ave, Sevierville | @thepinesdowntown | In the heart of Sevierville’s Downtown Historic District and in a building home to Sevierville’s unforgettable entertainment roots, The Pines re-opens its doors for more history to be made. An atmosphere of gaming, lounging, and competition, you, your friends, and family can enjoy indulging in great fun, food, beverages, conversation, and overall entertainment.
407 Union Ave, Knoxville | @peterkernlibary | The Peter Kern Library is a gem of a speakeasy perfect for a pre-dinner drink. You can find it tucked inside the historic Kern Building behind The Oliver Hotel.
530 S Gay St, Knoxville | @fivethirtylounge | Five Thirty Lounge is a go-to on sunny winter days. Or, come cooler climes, grab an igloo on the rooftop or take in the stunning views of Downtown Knoxville and the Smoky Mountains through 15ft glass windows.
531 S Gay St, Knoxville | @thevault_knoxville |The Vault is our go-to for a night cap. Located in a vault of the former Holston Bank, it exudes Old Hollywood speakeasy vibes.
POST MODERN SPIRITS
205 W Jackson Ave Suite 205, Knoxville | @postmodernspirits | Post Modern is a fun, interactive option for drinks. Sign up for a distillery tour to learn how they make their signature gin, then enjoy a tasting to decide which spirit is your favorite.
28 Market Square, Knoxville | @preservationpub | The perfect place is to head when we’re having too much fun to go home. Dance your heart out (and dinner off), because there’s live music 365 days a year!
Don’t forget to tell them Scout sent you!