Clancy’s Tavern & Whiskey House

602 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

About Clancy’s Tavern & Whiskey House

4.5 / 5

from reviews

    Clancy’s Tavern and Whiskey House is downtown Knoxville’s premier Irish Pub. We are located directly next door to the historic Tennessee Theatre, at the corner of Gay Street and Clinch Avenue. We serve good food and provide a relaxed atmosphere that offers a great place to meet after work for a drink or on weekends when shopping downtown.

    Hi it's Christi & Mikey
    August 25, 2023

    Omg! The best little Irish pub! We were in town for a comedy performance at the Bijou. Clancy's was just up the street, on the corner next to The Tennessee State Theater. We had excellent service from Hunter and the other bartenders. The food and service were excellent! We'll definitely be back when we're in Knoxville again! They got really busy because Kansas was in town and performing next door, but they handled it beautifully from my perspective.

    Dave Johnson
    April 04, 2024

    Went to Knoxville for the weekend. Found Clancy's, great decor, nice bar, service etc. Food, mmmh not so much. The Ruben looked great. I decided on Bangers and Mash. What I got could only be described as a bowl of slop! And the Cottage/Shepards pie wasn't much better. A focus on better food presentation, taste and value is in order. Drink but don't eat here.

    Haley Knight
    February 18, 2024

    We will definitely be back. Randomly chose this spot for our date night and was pleasantly surprised. Best fish and chips I’ve ever had. Chelsea provided the best service we’ve had in a while! We loved their selection of whiskey and bourbons.

    March 18, 2024

    Went to Clancy’s, Knoxville last night (17th March 2024) and to say I was disappointed would be an understatement. I ordered a pint of Guinness, and on the waitress’s recommendation ordered the bangers and mash. So, first things first, the Guinness was mediocre at best, and served in a plastic cup. I guess it was in plastic due to it being St Paddy’s day. The cup was about 14oz tops. The bangers and mash, when served, could best be described as slop. Mashed potato, served in a plastic bowl, topped with sliced sausage and smothered in gravy. It looked dreadful and tasted no better. Someone asked me if t was the Irish stew it was so bad. After 3 mouthfuls I refused to eat any more and asked the waitress to take it away. I did tell her it was the worst bangers and mash I’d ever had in my life. As a Brit, I’ve eaten a lot of bangers and mash so would consider my self more than familiar with the dish and my expectations. In fairness to the waitress she said she wouldn’t charge me for the food, but when I asked for the bill, the receipt said “Guinness 20oz”. Now, I’ve drunk a lot of mediocre Guinness in the last 40 plus years, but I’ve never been served 14oz and charged for 20oz. I can put up with the beer not being the best, but I can’t do with being ripped off , by being under-served and over-charged. And at $7 to boot. In the UK this would be illegal, maybe it is in the USA, I don’t know. What I do know, however, is that it’s unacceptable, and cashing in on an event day. It would be interesting to know how much was sold that day, and how much extra revenue this produced. I wish there was somewhere here to post the picture of what I was served for evidence. I travel to Knoxville three or four time a year, but it would be fair to say that I will never visit this place again.

    Cyndi Splann Smith
    January 24, 2024

    One of my all time favorite places to go! I love the coziness of the bar, I love how you can go in a stranger and leave knowing people. It can get crowded but, it is totally worth it! The food is good, although there is much on their menu I have not tried. The drinks! The drinks are handcrafted and the bartenders are friendly. If you are in Knoxville, you gotta go to Clancy's!!!

    Clancy’s Tavern & Whiskey House

    Our Address

    602 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

    Visit Clancy’s Tavern & Whiskey House!

    Clancy’s Tavern and Whiskey House offers all the traditional Irish fare that you have come to expect, while boasting a multitude of options beyond that. The highlight of the tavern, however, is our extensive drink menu.

    We offer a relaxed and intimate experience that sets us apart from the rest. Located on the safe, clean and bustling Gay Street of Downtown  Knoxville, Clancy’s Tavern and Whiskey House is a unique setting and the perfect place to spend the evening.

    Clancy’s Tavern & Whiskey House

    602 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

    (865) 219-1266


    Monday to Wednesday:   3pm-2am
    Thursday – Sunday:  11am-3am

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