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Gay Knoxville

Smoky Mountain Marvelous

Located on the banks of the Tennessee River, Knoxville is a small town that feels like a neighborhood of a big city. Home of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is rather liberal for its southern location and is currently experiencing a revitalized downtown district full of art, dining and cultural experiences. The moderate weather and the nearby Smoky Mountains lend a picturesque background for the bustling activity of this college town. Knoxville is home to authors Alex Haley and Cormac ...


Bars & Clubs
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Club XYZ

 (50 Ratings)

Setting higher standards

This local favorite is known for dancing, karaoke, drag shows, strong drinks, and good vibes.

North Knoxville · 1215 N Central St, Knoxville

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Baker Peters Jazz Club

 (3 Ratings)

Live jazz music in a historic mansion

One of Knoxville's premier date locations, Baker Peters is a sophisticated steakhouse with live music every night. The...

Cedar Bluff · 9000 Kingston Pike, Knoxville

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 (12 Ratings)

Local comfort food

Aubrey's is popular for casual dinners and comfort food classics. This local chain gives back to the Knoxville...

West Knoxville · 6005 Brookvale Lane, Knoxville

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Tomato Head

 (3 Ratings)

Knoxville loves Tomato Head

This Knoxville landmark features build-your-own pizzas, great weekend brunches and one of the best patios in town....

Downtown · 12 Market Sq, Knoxville

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Cafe 4

 (15 Ratings)

Hip urban cafe with a unique menu

Cafe 4 is like the cafe version of Knoxville itself: Southern comfort favorites made with a twist, served in a stylish,...

Downtown · 4 Market Sq, Knoxville

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Bistro at the Bijou

 (7 Ratings)

Sophisticated specials at the Bijou Theatre

This bistro has wonderful ambience and excellent daily specials. If you can only make it for one meal here, come for...

Downtown · 807 S Gay St, Knoxville

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Nama Sushi

 (3 Ratings)

Big city sushi

Knoxville isn't known for its sushi, but this restaurant is top notch. It's a tiny restaurant, so expect a crowd.

Downtown · 506 S Gay St, Knoxville

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Sunspot Restaurant

 (3 Ratings)

Healthy comfort food

Sunspot serves up a great menu of Southwestern, Caribbean and Latin American inspired dishes, but the best reason to...

UT/Fort Sanders · 1909 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville

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Time Warp Tea Room

 (5 Ratings)

Vintage motorcycle-themed coffee shop

One of Knoxville's most unique venues, Time Warp offers a great alternative to the bar scene for people who hang with...

Downtown · 1209 N Central Ave, Knoxville

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Altruda's Italian Restaurant

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Family Italian eatery

This Italian restaurant is popular with locals for its classy atmosphere, friendly service and yummy food. The garlic...

Cedar Bluff · 125 N Peters Rd, Knoxville

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Crowne Plaza

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Walking distance to Market Square

Crowne Plaza has a truly perfect location for downtown Knoxville. Plus it is budget friendly.

Downtown · 401 W. Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville

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Hilton Knoxville

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Pridefest host hotel

Not only is this the hotel of choice during Knoxville Pride, it is also one of the nicest hotels in downtown Knoxville....

Downtown · 501 West Church Avenue, Knoxville

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 (5 Ratings)

Popular local store

Bliss is one of those stores that has a little bit of everything, but it is mostly known for unique home furnishings...

Downtown · 445 S Gay St, Knoxville, Knoxville

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 (4 Ratings)

Vintage and antique mall

With over 30 dealers, Nostalgia has some of the best vintage and retro finds in town.

West Knoxville · 5214 Homberg Dr, Knoxville

Arts & Culture
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Tennessee Theater

 (24 Ratings)

Beautiful historic theater

This gorgeous theater is the place to see musical theater, popular singers and bands, plays, ballet and more. The...

Downtown · 604 South Gay Street, Knoxville

Carpet Bag Theatre

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Telling stories of empowerment

This African-American theatre company does performances that give voice to many oppressed groups. The group is...

Downtown · 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville

Emporium Center

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Cutting edge performing and visual arts center

The Emporium Center houses artists studios, rehearsal spaces, performance spaces and two art galleries. This is a great...

Downtown · 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville

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Bijou Theatre (Closed Temporarily)

 (15 Ratings)

Great music venue

Bijou is a beautiful theatre that hosts great bands and other performing arts programs. The building is the fourth...

Downtown · 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville

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