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“Night time in Market Sq.”
Review of Preservation Pub

Preservation Pub
Ranked #3 of 41 Nightlife in Knoxville
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Just kinda stumbled in after a long day of travel... band was going on at 9pm, and another at 10pm. Cover was $3 (both nights I went) and the drink prices were modest. The food, pretty good, especially the pizzas, but be hungry or have someone to share with. There are 3 levels, 1st floor band and bar (smiley) 2nd floor... craft beers and shuffleboard (a bit more intimate) and 3rd floor ... roof top patio.

Try it you'll have fun, don't let the cover scare you off.

Thank Bbunde
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

I generally avoid negative reviews, but did not have a great experience here. I understand places having a cover charge, but there was nothing at this location to really justify why it should be paid other than the band (and not to be a jerk, but $5 would be generous to pay for what I was hearing).

The rooftop lounge area is pretty cool, but apparently everyone else thought so too, so it felt more like a mosh pit than standing room only, even a friend of mine who enjoys the place and that kind of atmosphere started feeling claustrophobic and had to get out.

All of that can be forgiven in the bar scene though as long as there are good drinks right? That was the cardinal sin here though it didn't even have that. Not that great a selection of items on draft, basic offerings of bottles and cans the same price as draft, and when we did get some drafts, everyone's drinks were warm and flat...not just once, but every round bought.

I like supporting local, and like I said, the general consensus is the place is great from people I know and on here, so maybe we hit it on an off night, but to pay a cover and the price of all the drinks...I can't afford to go somewhere with good and bad days.

Thank Casey G
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to hang out for a few drinks and dinner. Great staff always very helpful. This will recommend the best food for your choice. Always had a great time, everytime.

Thank kier00
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

I love this place. It is small and intimate while loud and fun. There is a dancing floor, a free flowing bar and many booths. The atmosphere is for enjoying music and they always have great bands of many different varieties. This is a great place to go and listen to music in Knoxville. You old folks may want some ear plugs. And parking is real close and free in the State Street Garage.

Thank Aaron M
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

Relaxing and fun beer on the rooftop patio. We were able to people watch on Market Square below. Decor was fun and festive. Staff was friendly.

Thank TennesseeTony
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