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Preservation Pub

Address: 28 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone Number: (865) 524-2224
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Ranked #1 of 28 Nightlife in Knoxville
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 3:00 am

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Paducah, KY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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142 reviews 142 reviews
24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

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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293 reviews 293 reviews
82 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We were in Knoxville on a Friday and didn't venture out for dinner until quite late. The Market Square was really busy and none of the restaurants had an outdoor table for us. We spotted the Preservation Pub's roof top terrace and opted for bar snacks instead of dinner. It was a cool, happening place - the Moonshine Bar. We... More 

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Danville, IL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I love Market Square in downtown Knoxville. We went to the Preservation Pub on a Friday night, the doorman told us it was Blues so we paid our $5 and entered, only to hear music so loud you couldn't talk that sounded heavy metal to me. But on the bright side they have 2 more floors. We sat on the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We were in town on St. Patrick's Day and stumbled into Preservation Pub because all the eateries in Market Square had hour-long waits for dinner (why?!). They had great bar food and excellent beer. After the Knoxville Ice Bears hockey game, we wandered back to the Pub for the Talking Heads tribute band and Highland Blessed beer all night long.... More 

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