The third installation to the “Best of Knoxville – College Bars” Series highlights the “Best Live Music Bar” and the “Most Diverse Bar Experience” of the UT bar scene, Tin Roof.
Humans instinctively crave five things; breathing, eating, sleeping, interaction with other humans, and partying on the weekend. All of these (except sleeping) are readily available at Tin Roof.
On the slowest nights on the Strip, you can always bank on seeing a few familiar faces at Tin Roof. Tin Roof may be the most consistently populated bar on any given night due to the fact that is attractive to any bar-goer in some way. Once you get through the line that rivals those at Disney, you enter into the most diverse bar in Knoxville.
The front portion of the bar tends to house the relaxed bar-goers who are looking to have a few drinks in an atmosphere made for easy conversation. With lots of picnic tables, rails that open to the sidewalk outside instead of walls, patio access, and corn hole, it has a relaxed, outdoorsy feel. This are is perfect for hanging out and having a drink without having to yell over music.
The middle portion houses the main bar which serves nearly 360 degrees and is the most popular spot in Tin Roof. The bar, which on weekends is surrounded by a crowd, deep of thirsty people all the way around, is surrounded by tables and is a great place to see friends or meet new people. Near the main bar is the most popular perch in Tin Roof, the booths that overlook the dance floor and band. The most prime seating in the bar is on the tops of these booths, sitting on top of the backs with your feet on the seats. This seat is the perfect spot to see and be seen as it makes visible nearly everything happening around Tin Roof. You can see the band on stage, the people dancing, and the action around both the front and the back bar.
The back portion of the bar, which is always less crowded than the hectic middle area, has abundant seating, a less busy bar, and a great view of the stage. This location is perfect for someone who wants to watch the stage.
The stage area has a dance floor directly in front of the stage, which never fails to be filled with people eager to dance and enjoy to the great live music that Tin Roof tends to have. “The Best Live Music Bar” is known for having the top live music the Strip has to offer on a consistent basis. The music is everything from rock bands, to country bands, and even the occasional DJ spinning Top 40 music.
Tin Roof has a little something for everybody, making it the Knoxville college bar scene’s “Most Diverse Bar Experience”
1915 Cumberland Ave
Knoxville, TN 37916