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

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I just love going down to the Old City, there are so many place to eat and throw back a few, a great place to go, so come on down and bring your friends..

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The old city is small but has lots of nice restaurants to eat at and unique stores to shop in. It also has live music venues as well as theaters. Knoxville may be a small city but has a lot to offer.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

If you want to get out on the weekend and drink and dance until last call you can find just the place in the old city. Sprawling from the intersection of Jackson and Central there is a great selections of bars and restaurants. Also a late night cereal bar hidden in all the hubbub just for laughs. Definitely the spot... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Gets cranked up after dark. Great little clubs and venues. Start on Gay street then venture down here. During the day there are a couple of nice restaurants open, but not much. Remedy Coffee is one of the best coffee shops in USA.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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203 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Explored the Old City yesterday and so much enjoyment doing so. Lots of stops for foods & drinks. The area is very vintage and the buildings gorgeous. Driving through is nice but if you have the time, park and walk awhile. You will not regret.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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156 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I just love going down to the Old City, there are so many place to eat and throw back a few, a great place to go, so come on down and bring your friends..

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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192 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This area of town is in transition in it's clean up and evolve progress. It shows great promise and the old vintage buildings are worth a drive through this area. In this locale you will find The Melting Pot, Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria, and The Crown and Goose for dining. There are bars and a night life in the area.... More 

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East TN
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147 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I like the old world feel in the restaurants as well as the street itself. Many places, such as the Crown and Goose, Barley's and Boyds Jig and Reel have the exposed brick, architechture and feel of the original building, bringing out the character and setting them apart from modern, monotonous chains. You can park with relative security and fairly... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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179 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This area gives you a great variety of bars and restaurants to choose from to get away from the college crowd on the strip and the swarms of people that end up in Market Square. They've done a really great job of reviving this part of downtown.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We recently ate at a restaurant in the Old City. On the way into the establishment, we were "hit up" for money from a beggar, then again on the way out (a different vagrant). It is very discouraging to try to help the businesses there by patronizing them, only to have the local vagabonds detract. Come On, City of Knoxville,... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Nice part of town to drive though. Too many homeless begging for me to want to walk it. Every time I have been in the Old City someone has asked me for money! They need a better parking area too. There is a really nice winery there and English style pup but, again the beggars keep up away from that... More 

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Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville

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