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Peter Kern Library

407 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2112
+1 865-521-0050
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Unique library bar, fun place to visit

We stopped at the bar last evening for a pre-dinner drink. It was about 6 o’clock and we were very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wayne J
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Knoxville, Tennessee
via mobile
Best Old Fashion in town !!

Peter Kern in an eclectic bar featuring craft cocktails ! Truly some of the best cocktails I have... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
wwfrench
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Dallas, Texas
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407 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2112
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the bar last evening for a pre-dinner drink. It was about 6 o’clock and we were very lucky to be able to find seating for four. The staff were very efficient and we’re on hand to take drink orders and keep the...More

Thank Wayne J
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Peter Kern in an eclectic bar featuring craft cocktails ! Truly some of the best cocktails I have ever had!! It’s a speakeasy which makes it even more fun!! Great place for couples or friends catching up! Bourbon is their specialty but they can make...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

We had friends ask us to meet them here. You wait in this dimly lit sketch entrance hall marked with a red light. We waited and waited. It was at capacity (40) and we had several people in front of us. After time our friends...More

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Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Just once in your life you should check out a Speak Easy. Peter Kern Library is a cool place to visit if you’re in Knoxville. Dark, cozy & comfy couches to enjoy incredible craft cocktails with friends. Expect a wait on Wednesday - Saturday. My...More

1  Thank J David H
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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

The Peter Kern Library is an awesome speakeasy located in the Oliver Hotel. It is behind a hidden door off the lobby of the hotel. If you are a guest, which we were, you can enter through there. If not, there is an unmarked door...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Came from the alley into a cozy space decorated as a library. Excellent service by a knowledgeable staff with an interesting selection of craft cocktails. A bit pricy but definitely a treat.

Thank Roger1154
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

This is a gem of a place just off Market Square. You can enter through the Oliver Royale, but it's more fun to go via the alleyway around the corner. The drinks here are really outstanding. It's a classy joint, and I'm sure the ingredients...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2017

Perfect place to grab a drink and people watch before dinner at the Oliver Royal restaurant, with a nice small speak-easy vibe.

Thank Kristi G
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Reviewed June 9, 2017

My co-worker took me to this place. He raved about the rye drinks they offer here. The location of the bar is in the Oliver access behind a rolling wall or in the alley by the red light. The place is dark wood and softly...More

Thank Carol D
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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Great drink menu. Excellent service. Neat atmosphere. Right in the heart of Knoxville. Enjoyed a cozy evening with friends trying new drinks with good suggestions from server and bartender. We went on a Monday evening around 8. It was not very crowded but was starting...More

Thank S M
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About 4PM ... shortly before our grand-daughter's dance recital nearby
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