The Lost Tavern in Market Square

Knoxville’s Noir Bar is open for
business! Happy hour specials and
$5 craft cocktails and $4 draft beers.

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(865) 524-2224

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The Lost Tavern

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Summary

The amazing gastropub menu was designed by Justin Holleman (aka Chef Noir). “I really like the idea of the speakeasy, prohibition style. The food fits the theme. The salmon takes four days to prepare, twenty hours goes into the pork.”

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About The Lost Tavern

“It’s smoky, but the only smoke found in The Lost Tavern on Historic Market Square, Knoxville is the entertaining smoke found in the food, drink and the noir-themed atmosphere.

Whereas the other West Family establishments on Market Square focus on televised sports or live music, this one is much more about the experience and the cocktails, with some very good food rounding out the experience… Photos lining the wall and surrounding the dual bars reference the romantic era of cinematic noir and they intermingle with sensational true-crime stories from Knoxville’s mysterious history. Bartenders dress in a dapper style reminiscent of that bygone era.

In addition to classic cocktails and house barrel-aged drinks, several of the libations are served in a smoker (Old City Old Fashioned, Great Smoky Manhattan) and the aroma fills the bar. Other popular drinks include the Red Widow (who may or may not have killed her husband), the White Lady (ghost?) and Corpus Delicti (no body, no crime). Creator of the aforementioned cocktails, mixologist Blake Faircloth says all the juices used are fresh squeezed and you’ll find high-end ingredients whether you come during happy hour or later.”
— Alan Sims/ Inside of Knoxville

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Business Hours

Monday -
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The Lost Tavern Special Offers

$5 Craft Cocktails

Experience happy hour at The Lost Tavern from 4pm to 8pm (Tuesday thru Friday). Sample the wide selection of $5 Craft cocktails.

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$4 Draft Beers

Looking for a trendy happy hour spot that serves ice cold beer? Visit The Lost Tavern for happy hour and get draft beers for only $4.

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Sunday Brunch

Treat yourself (and bring a friend) to Sunday brunch at The Lost Tavern. Try the Tavern Bloody Mary, which comes with three brunch skewers.

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The Lost Tavern

Our server, John, was incredibly personable and took excellent care of us. The cocktails were fantastic and were presented beautifully. We can't wait to come back!
Stopped in here trying to find a rooftop bar and spoke to Hank who kindly directed is to where we were going but also suggested we try a drink from their bartender Tommy while we were here. Very glad we did! Had a smoked old fashioned which was the best version I've had so far. Highly recommend The Lost Tavern for any whiskey fan.
The Lost Tavern is a charming tribute to a noir aesthetic. The menu is cleverly written with cocktail names that will please any true crime or film noir fan.

If you enjoy anything spicy, the Red Widow is the cocktail for you! They also have a delicious hot sauce that I paired with their French Fries appetizer.

The one critique I walked away with is that their menu isn't very allergen friendly. But that just means for me personally that I'll most likely utilize The Lost Tavern as a wonderful pre or post dinner cocktail spot rather than the main course.
This place is fun, with good drinks, great music, and the fish is really amazing.

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