Kingston Alley Alley Grille and Ale House: Late night eats and entertainment
If you're up late in Knoxville (as I was, getting used to the difference between Pacific and Eastern time), and crave a bite to eat or some entertainment, check out Kingston Alley. Out in West Knoxville on Kingston Pike, this place has multiple big-screen TVs to watch sporting events, has entertainment most nights, and features 2 great bars and some wonderful food. Try one of the sandwiches. You won't be disappointed! Also, there is a large patio, and curbside service is available. Open LATE... I believe until 3 a.m. Also, for the drinkers there are 2 happy hours: 3-7 p.m. and 11 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Dress Code: Casual attire
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Baker Peters: Martinis
Baker Peters is a somewhat upscale restaurant that features jazz/blues bands. It's set in an historic brick building (supposedly haunted) near the corner of Peters Rd & Kingston Pike in West Knoxville. It's a pricey place, but they do have a pretty good happy hour, so give it a try before 7:00pm. Right now, martinis are half price, and they have good specials on other drinks as well. They have an upstairs bar and deck and a lounge area with couches. The bands tend to be a bit mediocre, but there's the occasional bright spot. The crowd is usually a bit older and a bit affluent, but fun.
Dress Code: None in the bar area, but people tend to wear nicer clothes. Shorts are fine, especially on the patio.
Preservation Pub: Market Square
This is a fun place with a good jukebox and live music most nights. The bands can be rock, alternative, blues, bluegrass, etc. but they're always good. The prices are reasonable and the crowd covers most age groups, so all should feel comfortable. It's also a good place to hit whenever there are events going on at Market Square.
Currently there are some unfortunate charges against the owner, so the future of the place is up in the air. Rest assured, the place is safe, clean, professionally run, and the owner is very welcoming. Give it a try!
Dress Code: None
Cotton Eyed Joes: Two-steppin'
Dancing and Dining with Entertainment, DJ's, Restaurant and Drink Specials
#1 Club in Knoxville
Large dance floor, over 25,000 sq.ft.
Usually jam packed on wk'nds.
Kareoke held on Tuesdays and Thursday nites.
Dress Code: Usually casual dress, western wear if desired*
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Knoxville's premier 'Meat Market' . . . Every town has one! . . . Host's the usual bikini contests . . . Live bands . . . Great food . . . Dance floor . . . Valet parking . . . Karaoke on Monday . . . Lots of fun
Dress Code: Casual to dressy
Copper Cellar West: Copper Cellar West
Knoxville's version of the bar 'where everybody knows your name' . . . Lots of locals . . . Happy Hour 5 to 7 . . . Lounge seating and lots of bar seating as well . . . Bartenders are always warm and friendly . . . Some of them even supply us with entertainment from time to time . . Like Matt in this photo . . . Stay for dinner . . . You won't be sorry
Dress Code: Happy hour crowd, so work attire is the norm . . . All other times, casual to dressy
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