Balter Beerworks

Top choice gastropub in Knoxville

From the communal tables on the patio to the standing-room-only bar to the buzzing dining room, this convivial joint – a former gas station – exudes a welcoming vibe. The pub fare is delicious, and options range from the Gouda-topped burger with sriracha steak sauce to cheesy shrimp and grits with andouille sausage. The easy-drinking house beer is brewed on-site.

It may be busy, but solo travelers should feel welcome, especially at the bar.