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Address: 28 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone Number: (865) 524-2224
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3:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 3:00 am

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Best pub downtown

This place has three floors to give you the experience you desire. First floor often has a band. Second floor is quieter with lots of tables for conversation. The roof offers a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Bristol, Virginia
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Bristol, Virginia
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This place has three floors to give you the experience you desire. First floor often has a band. Second floor is quieter with lots of tables for conversation. The roof offers a great view of the square and downtown. Beer is priced well and the service is good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This was an unexpected stop on my road trip. My girlfriend and I stopped there on a Sunday night. This bar has three levels. On the first floor there is a full bar and a live band performed that evening. The third floor is a rooftop bar that has a very limited selection. On Sundays there is an open mic... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The crowd isn't really that terrible to deal with, but the cigarette smoke is out of control. If you don't have a headache while you are there from it, you will soon catch one from the embedded smell from your clothes and skin. Kind of gross and enough to make me not want to go back or recommend.

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Paducah, KY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This pub has a very good vibe but there is smoking on the first floor. We didn't go to the second floor but perhaps we should have. We had a few beers and the bartenders were nice. The music was good and the crowd was friendly. This pub would be a lot better without the smoke. It was by far... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Read about Preservation Pub on TripAdvisor so while in Knoxville we decided to check it out. First floor allows smoking (gross), second floor does not, third floor is rooftop (closed for the season). We paid the $5 cover and headed to the second floor (no smoking) but the music was horrible. So we headed back to the first floor (smoking... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We visited the pub not really knowing what to expect. The advertised 'Comedy Night' wasn't that well known - we'd asked at our hotel, and in another bar we visited and no one knew about it. So ever the intrepid explorers we to the risk and went upstairs. We were not disappointed. From our first encounter with the barkeeper -... More 

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Powell, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Some of the best pizza I have ever had. The rooftop is fabulous when weather permits. When it is hot outside they have misting fans on the rooftop. Love the view over Market Square.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Love the staff, atmosphere and beer. Food isn't that great. I guess at 12am and after 6 or 7 beers it's okay. Its definitely my favorite place to go downtown.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Although is seems to be a "where everybody knows your name" kind of atmosphere, as an out-of-towner I enjoyed it as well. I will probably return on my next visit to Knoxville. I will say the service was very slow, and on the borderline of treated as a visitor (slightly different than the obvious regulars). Atmosphere is quite festive with... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My wife rented the Speak Easy (2nd Floor) on a Friday night for my 40th birthday and it was a great venue. The food was fresh and tasted great. A shout out the staff for making sure our guests always had full drinks. There is a fine selection of beers on tap and they have a large selection of high... More 

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Additional Information about Preservation Pub

Address: Address: 28 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone Number: (865) 524-2224
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Monday 3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Thursday 3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday 3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday 3:00 pm - 3:00 am

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