Where is the best nightlife in Knoxville?

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Katy Koontz

Knoxville nightlife ranges from tony, (Baker Peters in west Knoxville, touting a cocktail and cigar lounge in a Civil-War-era mansion), to toned-down (Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria, with billiards and darts in a former hardware and feed store downtown).
For live down-home mountain music, try any of the establishments in historic Old City, a former downtown warehouse district turned into a funky entertainment scene. Another great place for live music is on Market Square, where gifted musicians perform outside in the square.
If you’re in the mood for dancing, go to Sassy Ann’s in north Knoxville, located in an old Victorian house with two floors and a mezzanine level. If country western dancing is more your thing, trot over to Cotton Eyed Joe to line dance on its enormous dance and belly to one of its two large bars.

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