Over the next few minutes you will be going on a deep dive into where you can buy wine, liquor, and beer in Knoxville. Our only real goal is to cover as much as we can in this alcohol guide.
Kicking this off will be a list of the best local liquor stores and wine shops in your area. Those that are ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will be filled in first so they can get the party started soon.
Once the stores are out of the way we will get into the best breweries and beer bars, and a list of Knoxville wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards will get a shout out, and we will round this all out by mentioning some of the best happy hours near you to buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for your area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. You are all welcome to check out some of our other blogs on wine, liquor, and beer around the Southeast.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Knoxville
Our favorite liquor stores and wine shops in Knoxville to buy vodka, tequila, a case of beer, or a bottle of wine would be:
- Somi Liquor Store at 2409 N Central St
- Bob’s Liquor at 220 N Winston Rd
- Cristy’s Liquor Store at 4613 Rutledge Pike
- Knoxville Room Service at 10670 Parkside Dr #105
- Fountain City Liquor and Wine at 4860 N Broadway St
- Ez In & Out Wine & Liquor at 6203 Chapman Hwy
- Downtown Wine & Spirits at 407 S Gay St
- Mc Scrooge’s Wines and Spirits at 307 N Peters Rd
- Ashe’s Wines & Spirits at 4534 Old Kingston Pike
- Merchants Wine and Spirits at 112 Cedar Ln
- Corks Wine & Spirits at 116 S Central St
Founded in 1970 Bob’s Liquor has continued to sell a large assortment of wines and spirits at the lowest prices in the region and was voted as Best Wine Store in 2017 by the News Sentinel’s Best of Knoxville. They are open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 9:30pm, Friday and Saturday 9am to 10pm, and Sunday 1pm to 6pm.
Cristy’s Liquor Store offers a growler service with local beers on-tap, a full keg set up for rent, cigars, and always has products available for tasting. They deliver before 7:30pm Monday through Thursday and till 8:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Fountain City Liquor is open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 9am to 10:30pm, and Sunday 11am to 7pm.
You can get 15% off if you buy 12 or more bottles at Downtown Wine & Spirits which is open Monday to Thursday from 12pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm to 10pm, and Sunday 12pm to 6pm. Mc Scrooge’s Wines and Spirits accepts curbside pickup and is open Monday to Saturday from 11am to 7pm and Sunday until 6pm.
Ashe’s Wines & Spirits is one of the top wine and liquor stores near you carrying a fantastic selection of wines, beers, and spirits. Purchases over $50 qualify for free shipping within the local community and orders must be placed before 1pm to be delivered between 2pm and 5pm on the same day.
Breweries & Beer Bars Near You
There are some nice breweries and beer bars in your area like:
- Schulz Bräu Brewing at 126 Bernard Ave
- Knox Brew Hub at 421 Union Ave
- Abridged Beer at 100 Lockett Rd
- Pretentious Beer at 131 S Central St
- Merchants Of Beer at 137 S Central St
- Last Days of Autumn Brewing at 808 E Magnolia Ave
- Albright Grove Brewing at 2924 Sutherland Ave
- Trailhead Beer Market at 1317 Island Home Ave
- Elst Brewing at 2419 N Central St
Schulz Bräu Brewing has a beer garden with an outside bar, fire pits to keep you warm in the winter, and a cutting-edge misting system to cool you off all summer long. The Pretentious Beer is open Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 9pm, Friday 3pm to 10pm, Saturday 12pm to 10pm, and Sunday 12pm to 9pm. Their terrace is spacious with plenty of seating and they also do curbside pickup and home delivery.
Go to Merchants Of Beer to sip on drinks from 3pm to 10pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, 3pm to 12am Thursday and Friday, 12pm to 12am Saturday, and 12pm to 10pm Sunday. Albright Grove Brewing serves a diverse selection of well-crafted beers, an inventive interior tasting room, and an outdoor patio that is accessible for a drive-thru. They operate from 3pm to 9pm Monday to Friday, 2pm to 9pm Saturday, and 2pm to 8pm Sunday.
Elst Brewing concentrates on the process of creating a recipe, obtaining the greatest ingredients, and blending them with precision and science to produce something that can only be fully appreciated when shared with friends and family. Their operating hours are from 3pm to 9pm Monday to Wednesday, 12pm to 10pm Thursday to Saturday, and 1pm to 8pm on Sunday.
Wine Bars In Knoxville
Knoxville wine bars are a great place to relax with friends as well as being good options for a date night:
- The Double S Wine Bar at 129 S Gay St
- Water into Wine at 607 N Campbell Station Rd
- Drink at 215 Brookview Centre Way #107
- Scruffy City Barhop at 32 Market Square
- Lonesome Dove at 100 N Central St
- Connors Steak & Seafood at 10915 Turkey Dr
Water into Wine is open for dine-in and take-out orders from 3pm to 11pm on Monday and 11am to 11pm Tuesday to Saturday. Drink boasts one of the city’s largest collections of distilled spirits and their bartenders are dedicated to pouring the most inventive handcrafted cocktails, spirits, and beers. They have a happy hour from 5pm to 7pm Monday through Friday with daily drink specials, $2 off appetizers and wines by the glass plus $1 off all craft beers.
Scruffy City Barhop features daily live music with more than 300 beers and over 500 libations. Lonesome Dove combines classic and contemporary tastes with locally inspired dishes and beverages that highlight the creative use of robust flavors and trademark wood-fired cooking techniques alongside a comprehensive wine program. They host a lot of activities like corporate meetings, wedding receptions, graduation celebrations, and fundraisers.
If you want to have a private dining experience for large groups Connors Steak & Seafood is a great option. Big parties, corporate events, family gatherings, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, graduation celebrations, and other events are all welcome.
Wineries & Vineyards In Your Area
Head to one of these wineries or vineyards near you to see how the sausage gets made:
- Blue Slip Winery at 300 W Depot Ave
- The Winery at Seven Springs Farm at 1474 TN-61
- Tennessee Valley Winery at 15606 Hotchkiss Valley Rd E
- Mountain Valley Vineyards at 2174 Parkway
- Tennessee Mountain View Winery at 3345 Wears Valley Rd
- Apple Barn Winery at 220 Apple Valley Rd
- Hillside Winery at 229 Collier Dr
- Spout Spring Estates Winery and Vineyard at 430 Riddle Ln
Blue Slip Winery presents unique flavors of quality wines made from locally grown fruits that range from dry to sweet allowing everyone to find the perfect drink for their taste buds. Tastings are available during regular business hours.
The Winery at Seven Spring Farm conducts events such as quiz nights and has a gift shop where you can create custom gift baskets to meet any budget. Join the VIP club to receive a 15% discount on three-bottle shipments, 25% off on six-bottle, 30% off on 12-bottle, and 10% savings on all in-store purchases as well as first access to and special prices on limited-edition drinks which includes sparkling wines. They are open Monday to Wednesday from 9am to 6pm, Thursday to Saturday 9am to 8pm, and on Sunday 12pm to 6pm.
Tennessee Valley Winery is one of the oldest family-owned and operated wineries in your area and they have garnered over 800 awards over the years. There is a free tasting given where you may sample wines that are guaranteed to suit any palate. Mountain Valley Vineyards has been producing some of the most distinctive wines in town since 1991. Their daily operating hours are from 10am to 7pm with complimentary tastings available every day and all in-store wine sales discounted by 15%.
Tennessee Mountain View Winery club members receive three of their favorite wines shipped right to their door every month and all purchases are 25% cheaper. During in-store visits you can enjoy a 10% discount and free premium samples. Apple Barn Winery takes a unique approach to producing beverages by handcrafting wine on-site using locally harvested apples. Book a VIP private tour to gain extra samples, exclusive deals, and a personalized experience to cherish or become a club member to receive a 15% off on all in-store transactions.
Hillside Winery grants free tastings every day from 10am to 7pm and they can ship your drinks right to your door. Joining their club will give you the privilege of earning 15% savings on in-store wine and gift purchases. Tasting reservations are not required at Spout Spring Estates Winery and Vineyard although advance notice for large groups is appreciated. They have a covered pavilion and a number of other amenities where you can relax while drinking wine and admiring the beautiful scenery.
Best Local Happy Hours
You can buy cheaper alcoholic drinks if you know when and where the best Knoxville happy hours are:
- Balter Beerworks at 100 Broadway SW
- Downtown Grill & Brewery at 424 S Gay St
- Finn’s Irish Restaurant & Tavern at 9000 Kingston Pike
- Connors Steak & Seafood at 10915 Turkey Dr
- Chesapeake’s Seafood Restaurant & Raw Bar at 9630 Parkside Dr
- BucketHead Tavern at 8039, 5458, Ray Mears Blvd
- Parkside Grill at 338 N Peters Rd
Visit the Balter Beerworks for daily happy hours from 3pm to 6:30pm. Downtown Grill & Brewery is a restaurant and brewpub providing special deals on craft pints or mugs, margaritas, and Long Island iced tea for $3 plus house wine for $4. They have a great local happy hour from 4pm to 8pm.
The happy hours at Finn’s Irish Restaurant & Tavern are from 4pm to 7pm Monday through Friday including $2 off house wine, $5 off selected cocktails and martinis, and $1 off all imported beers. Come for happy hours at BucketHead Tavern from 12pm to 7pm every day. The Parkside Grill has daily happy hours from 2pm until close with special bargains on quality beers for $3.75, local drafts for $3.25, premium bottled beer for $4, domestic bottled beer for $3.50, house wines for $4.25, and well liquor beverages for $3.50.
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Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Knoxville
We wish we had more to share but we will try to keep this page as up to date as we can. Hopefully you learned at least a little something about all of the local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours in your area.
Don’t be afraid to let us know if you found anything incorrect on this page in the comments, we want to keep this info as accurate as we can. Now go have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Knoxville.