Knoxville drinking and nightlife

Microbrewery in Knoxville

Alliance Brewing Company

Popular with outdoorsy types coming back from the Urban WIlderness, dog-friendly Alliance's SoKno taproom offers 12 taps, some of which are devoted to resurrecting dead styles such as Kottbusser (brewed with oats, h…
Cocktail Bar in Knoxville

Peter Kern Library

This marvelous speakeasy, named for a former Knoxville mayor, sits inside a cosy space that served as the library in a former iteration of the Oliver Hotel. Thick-bound books double as drink menus and the craft cock…
Microbrewery in Knoxville

Crafty Bastard Brewery

This nano-brewery taproom occupies historic building space in NoKno's Emory Pl district. The rustic, dilapidated, chipped-concrete warehouse vibe augments a defiantly independent mentality that carries over to its 1…
Beer Garden in Knoxville

Bearden Beer Market

Part beer garden, part beer store, this no-frills place in western Knoxville epitomizes the best of Scruffy City. The 'garden' – dotted with various tables and chairs on cracked concrete slabs – is tucked tight behi…