By Andrew Collins. The Tennessee gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Dolly Parton's unabashedly kitschy Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, and a picturesque city in its own right, with an attractive setting on the Tennessee River, Knoxville population , is also a vibrant university city home to the main campus of the University of Tennessee with a strong arts scene and an increasingly robust farm-to-table restaurant and cafe selection. Downtown and the adjacent, historic Old City neighborhoods abound with hip places to eat and drink, and here in Tennessee's third-largest city after Nashville and Memphis , gay and lesbian travelers will discover a decent-size LGBT community and plenty of gay-popular hangouts, from actual gay bars to mixed bars, eateries, and cafes. Knoxville isn't nearly as liberal or LGBT-embracing as the North Carolina gateway to the Smoky's, Asheville , but it does possess some of that city's vibe. Note that the city hosts a very popular Knoxville Gay Pride festival in June. For a city far smaller than Memphis , it's a bit surprising that Knoxville has nearly the same number of gay bars.
Restaurants Near Market Square, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Downtown Knoxville Restaurants
Balter started out over home brews in our garage. After rehabilitating an old service station in downtown Knoxville, we opened in a February As our dream became reality, we have kept our approach simple to create a welcoming environment that celebrates craft beers and made from scratch food. Every bite and every sip at Balter is crafted daily from scratch, using the freshest ingredients available. We are constantly refreshing food and beer menus to highlight seasonal delicacies.
Tupelo Honey 1 Market Square Southern comfort foods paired with craft beers and delicious, unique cocktails, all with a creative twist. Enjoy wine or specialty beers with your meal, or visit the mezzanine coffee shop. Oliver Royale 5 Market Square American dishes using seasonal ingredients with an eye toward inventiveness.