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Its Coming Back (Again)

The pace including restaurants is improving rapidly. More and more people frequent the old city and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
Fun place to go. Eat, drink or just hang out

There are OFTEN free shows (TV evening for kids), Shakespeare-in-the-park, freelance performers... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Rejuvenated section of town with lots of live Jazz, blues and rock music.
Knoxville, TN
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The pace including restaurants is improving rapidly. More and more people frequent the old city and there is no doubt Kefi has increased traffic to the Old City. Definitely worth the action especially on a weekend evening.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Frosty64
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are OFTEN free shows (TV evening for kids), Shakespeare-in-the-park, freelance performers, farmers market and several unique stores and places to eat/drink, even a few roof-top venues. Since UT is not far away there are always young people making the place feel friendly and active....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

We took a trip to the Old City to eat, drink, see the sights and celebrate my daughter's birthday. It was a little chilly, so we walked briskly. The only problem we had was all the cigarette smoking that was being done on the street....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 71douglasm
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We walked around and shopped in small shops. There are several places to get food or just coffee. Historical buildings to see as well as the old cemetery . If you enjoy historical parts of old cities this is a great place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank davidswearengins
Reviewed 2 October 2018

On the downhill side right now, building up again. It goes through cycles. Jig and Reel had really good food, several other selections around also. May liven up for late night.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DH512
Reviewed 7 August 2018

There were so many things to do there, food,activities, everything was so close and if you were looking for somewhere to eat or shop it was all there, I will go back again and the next time it will be for a longer stay two...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank kalalove
Reviewed 30 July 2018

It's like a carnival on the street corners. Full of fun entertainment and street performers. Aerialists, hoopers, unicyclists and food vendors. Lots of excitement.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank eagoodale
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The Old City is just that. An Old City in Downtown Knoxville that has lots of great restaurants, bars and dancing. The food truck park is awesome when they host it each month as well. Old City is worth the visit!

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank jamiesmithtn
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Old City is fun with lots of good restaurants and entertainment. Crown and Goose is wonderful! Jig and Reel is fun also! Nightlife is fun in Old City. Watch for events!

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

great time on week ends , several music venues , shops , old renovations of buildings and architecture . great cafe foods with draft beers and out side style seating on side walk patio"s , safe , and yet off the beaten path . would...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Martin S
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