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“A lot of fun”
Review of Preservation Pub

Preservation Pub
Ranked #3 of 42 Nightlife in Knoxville
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We landed here after asking for recommendations from our server at another restaurant. We went to the second floor bar for a little while and then downstairs to watch the band. Excellent drinks, service and atmosphere.

Thank Lauri J
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

It is oh so pleasant to sit on the roof, with the swamp coolers successfully blowing away the cigarette smoke. The breeze up here is so nice late at night. This is a wonderful last stop for the evening. Knoxville is unique and friendly, and this place is a delightful part of the weekend night scene. The was a band inside down below. If you want to be on the deck, get ready to go up many stairs.

1  Thank Bingostar
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Loved listening to the open mic night musicians. They have a good selection of tap beer. There was a cover charge on the night we were there which was a little disappointing, but still worth it. Bathrooms are upstairs so if you're there for any length of time - and drinking - expect to have to walk up steps each time. Not easy if you're disabled.

Thank Chrystal2016
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Just kinda stumbled in after a long day of travel... band was going on at 9pm, and another at 10pm. Cover was $3 (both nights I went) and the drink prices were modest. The food, pretty good, especially the pizzas, but be hungry or have someone to share with. There are 3 levels, 1st floor band and bar (smiley) 2nd floor... craft beers and shuffleboard (a bit more intimate) and 3rd floor ... roof top patio.

Try it you'll have fun, don't let the cover scare you off.

Thank Bbunde
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

I generally avoid negative reviews, but did not have a great experience here. I understand places having a cover charge, but there was nothing at this location to really justify why it should be paid other than the band (and not to be a jerk, but $5 would be generous to pay for what I was hearing).

The rooftop lounge area is pretty cool, but apparently everyone else thought so too, so it felt more like a mosh pit than standing room only, even a friend of mine who enjoys the place and that kind of atmosphere started feeling claustrophobic and had to get out.

All of that can be forgiven in the bar scene though as long as there are good drinks right? That was the cardinal sin here though it didn't even have that. Not that great a selection of items on draft, basic offerings of bottles and cans the same price as draft, and when we did get some drafts, everyone's drinks were warm and flat...not just once, but every round bought.

I like supporting local, and like I said, the general consensus is the place is great from people I know and on here, so maybe we hit it on an off night, but to pay a cover and the price of all the drinks...I can't afford to go somewhere with good and bad days.

Thank Casey G
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