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Making a major comeback - well worth a visit

They have put a major effort into bringing the old city back to life. There are lots of artists... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
1goofybird
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Pasadena, California
Lots of fun walking around this part of the city.

Like many other cities, the old parts that had been dilapidated are being reborn, and this one is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
funlonghorn
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Austin
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“melting pot”(5 reviews)
“bar hopping”(2 reviews)
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Rejuvenated section of town with lots of live Jazz, blues and rock music.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have put a major effort into bringing the old city back to life. There are lots of artists, along with lots of bars and restaurants.

Thank 1goofybird
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like many other cities, the old parts that had been dilapidated are being reborn, and this one is too. There are lots of interesting places (e.g., a glass blowing factory coupled with a bar) and restaurants. Just a few minutes walk from downtown, you'll enjoy...More

Thank funlonghorn
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This was our first time actually exploring Knoxville, as we had always passed through, or driven around the city. Between our lodge in the mountains of Virginia, and our arrival at one, south of Knoxville, nestled against the Great Smokey Mountains, we decided to do...More

3  Thank The_Loup_Garou
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This was at one time a must go to area when in Knoxville, but not so much any longer. The quality restaurants left and the area is very eclectic and trendy in a hipster sort of way. If you like the artsy feel of small...More

1  Thank sanman54
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

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

1  Thank Eric S
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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
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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

1  Thank GV27OCMD
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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
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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
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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 71douglasm
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