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Lots of restaurants and entertainment

Old City is fun with lots of good restaurants and entertainment. Crown and Goose is wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Susan S
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Maryville, Tennessee
draft beers , music, blues , country ...jazz . several cafe style with outside patio . alternative to same old beat.rest

great time on week ends , several music venues , shops , old renovations of buildings and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin S
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hot springs, United States
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Rejuvenated section of town with lots of live Jazz, blues and rock music.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“melting pot” (5 reviews)
“lonesome dove” (2 reviews)
“fun shopping” (2 reviews)
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Knoxville, TN
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Old City is fun with lots of good restaurants and entertainment. Crown and Goose is wonderful! Jig and Reel is fun also! Nightlife is fun in Old City. Watch for events!

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

great time on week ends , several music venues , shops , old renovations of buildings and architecture . great cafe foods with draft beers and out side style seating on side walk patio"s , safe , and yet off the beaten path . would...More

Thank Martin S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went down to the Old City in Knoxville on Saturday. The atmosphere seems to have changed over the years. Many of the upscale shops and restaurants have left and he place looked a little worse for wear. Apparently most of the tourists seem favor...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Surprised by the empty storefronts. Shops come and go along with art galleries. Restaurants are the mainstay. Parking is pricey. Some construction limits parking and free parking on the side of the road. But, it is a trade off if you want to park at...More

Thank Andy D
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

They are in the process of renovating many stores so I'd say that you might want to check back in a few months. The free trolley makes a stop here. If you are touring on the trolley, you might want to get off. There are...More

2  Thank Maypo20
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

They have put a major effort into bringing the old city back to life. There are lots of artists, along with lots of bars and restaurants.

Thank 1goofybird
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Like many other cities, the old parts that had been dilapidated are being reborn, and this one is too. There are lots of interesting places (e.g., a glass blowing factory coupled with a bar) and restaurants. Just a few minutes walk from downtown, you'll enjoy...More

Thank funlonghorn
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This was our first time actually exploring Knoxville, as we had always passed through, or driven around the city. Between our lodge in the mountains of Virginia, and our arrival at one, south of Knoxville, nestled against the Great Smokey Mountains, we decided to do...More

3  Thank The_Loup_Garou
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This was at one time a must go to area when in Knoxville, but not so much any longer. The quality restaurants left and the area is very eclectic and trendy in a hipster sort of way. If you like the artsy feel of small...More

1  Thank sanman54
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

While probably not the smartest excuse for being late to your own Wedding, anyone who's spent any time at Old City Java will understand what you mean! So fear not, Dear Reader, you'll be excused... This hidden gem is located right in The Old City...More

1  Thank Eric S
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