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Honest, Darling - Old City Java made me do it...

While probably not the smartest excuse for being late to your own Wedding, anyone who's spent any... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eric S
Love it!

Our son & his girlfriend rent an apartment on Gay street! Very quaint and we loved the... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
JulieMac M
Portland, Oregon
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Rejuvenated section of town with lots of live Jazz, blues and rock music.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Knoxville, TN
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While probably not the smartest excuse for being late to your own Wedding, anyone who's spent any time at Old City Java will understand what you mean! So fear not, Dear Reader, you'll be excused... This hidden gem is located right in The Old City...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Our son & his girlfriend rent an apartment on Gay street! Very quaint and we loved the architecture! Walking around with our dog was great because the city is very pet friendly. Highly recommend.

Thank JulieMac M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

A reviilized part of town with buildings converted to pubs and restaurants. I wasn’t overly impressed but then again we had already eaten. Good part is its serviced by the free trolley

Thank GV27OCMD
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I walked all the way from Market Square and was sorry and tired. Not worth it as they're working on buildings and there just isn't much to see.

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 17 October 2017

There are so many good restaurants and pubs to choose from, and often groups of people of all ages seeking fine dining and shopping from any of the eclectic art shops. There is an authentic Scottish Pub (Scotch Eggs) a creperie and newer upscale corner...More

1  Thank Shannon P
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We entered the Old City in downtown Knoxville and saw that parking was a problem. You need to park on the edge in a pay lot and walk around to the shops and restaurants. There were a lot of interesting little places, but we probably...More

1  Thank Douglas M
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome joint... you "pour" your own drinks (beer/wine). I bet 50 plus beers, 10 ciders and I guess about 10 wines.. I just moved here for a bit and live in the "old city" and it's reminds me of home (Charleston, South Carolina). I'd definitely...More

1  Thank Almost2famous
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I enjoyed taking several minutes to walk through part of Old City Knoxville on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. But, although the area contains a variety of restaurants and shops, much of the area seems either under construction or vacant. The free Knoxville trolley green route...More

1  Thank James G
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Old City is my husband and I's favorite part of Knoxville. We love to visit here and explore all the old pubs in the area.

Thank brittany655
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I've read some of the reviews of old city and feel they are embellished and overly critical. In fact the best two restaurants in the city are here (lonesome Dove and melting pot - read my write ups). I've written reports on trip advisor in...More

1  Thank Expattraveler100
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