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Address: Knoxville, TN
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Rejuvenated section of town with lots of live Jazz, blues and rock music.

Rejuvenated section of town with lots of live Jazz, blues and rock music.

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Eclectic mix of shops

The Old City in Knoxville has a great, eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and bars. Best breakfast in Knoxville is at Oliver in the old city. Lonesome Dove is a very high end... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Holiday, Florida
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ended up in Old City by accident. It consists of old buildings that have obviously been converted into Lofts and shops. It looked to be very trendy and Young. You can take a trolley around town, and it will drive you through Old City.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

music, jazz, sports, and "pick-up" cafes and bars. Could be ffun for a night of bar hopping. Small area served by free trolley so drink all you want.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old City in Knoxville has a great, eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and bars. Best breakfast in Knoxville is at Oliver in the old city. Lonesome Dove is a very high end steakhouse. Wish parking was a little better.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love to go to Old City when in Knoxville. Have lots of bars for late night hours with bands and music. There is a Scottish and English Pub and they both serve food. Last Friday night the Scottish pub was hopping more than the English one. Lots of very good restaurants to choose from if you need a filling meal.... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you have never been to Knoxville then this small district won't take long to explore. And you will find some good places to dine while there. It has tailed off a bit over the past few years because so much has come into play near Market Square and downtown Knoxville which is a few short blocks away.

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Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were in the Old City last month and were pleasantly surprised at all the new options for shopping and dining. So many mew place that I want to try. There's construction going on, and it's exciting to see all the new life being breathed into this one tired area.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This was a joy to see as Knoxville has figured out a way to maintain the past. There are interesting stores and restaurants. The best part is walking and looking at the buildings.

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3 Thank RusPat_704
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Old City is a trendy area with hipsters, great bygone architecture, and cool shops and bars/restaurants. We walked around Old City, taking pictures of the buildings, shopping and hitting some of the local drinking establishments. It was a great way to spend the afternoon.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Knoxville's Old City area is becoming more diverse by the week. New and interesting and upscale restaurants are opening each month. Pair that with intriguing beer and wine places that are so much more interesting than the several tired nightclubs that have been there for a decade. New stores and activities are opening also. Lots more to do than just... More 

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Beachwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We love this area! It always so much fun! Great restaurants and entertainment, nice people.... and great bands !

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