Have you recently caught yourself longing for the carefree days of the 60’s and 70’s? Wish you were surrounded by bold patterns, vibrant colors, maybe even some classic wood paneling? Look no further than Knoxville, an artsy-kinda-town that has some hidden gems to sweep you right back into those disco days. Grab your bell bottoms and throw up a peace sign, this is your official guide to a groovy day in Knoxville!
Located in South Knoxville, this feel-good restaurant serves up a classic breakfast that tastes just like Mom’s. The nostalgic decor, wood paneling walls, and marquee menu board make this down home diner feel like you stepped back in time to your childhood. If you can’t make it for breakfast, Roundup also serves lunch, dinner, and ice cream seven days a week.
Whether you’re looking for a desk & chair, a cool retro lamp, a vintage hat, a kitschy tablecloth, a mirror, or that must-have memory from your childhood, come take a peek inside Four Seasons Vintage. Their friendly staff works closely with each customer to ensure that you find that one-of-a-kind, perfect item. If they don’t have what you are looking for, Four Seasons has a Wish Book where you can leave your phone number and a request. If you are visiting Knoxville during the Holiday season, make sure to check out their event page as it often features seasonal events.
For afternoon refreshments, stop by Tonya Rea’s Tea Room in North Knoxville for a cup of herbal tea, lemonade, or a tea latte. Each product in the cozy shop is handmade with the finest ingredients in hopes that it brings some relief or a little bit of joy to the consumer. Enjoying your beverage in-store? You can pick out your own vintage mug or glass for your beverage! The retro decor and smell of steeping tea are sure to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Retrospect is your one stop shop for everything vintage! This store specializes in retro furnishings, pop culture, antiques, vintage clothing and all things good. You name it, and Retrospect has it! With new treasures coming in daily, there is always something to find. It is located right across the street from Raven Records and Rarities and there are many other great spots to check out along North Central Street.
Since 1985, Raven Records and Rarities has been Knoxville’s source for new and pre-loved vinyl with thousands of LPs and 45s in stock–from budget to desirable classics to the rare and collectible. Raven also features some of the coolest pop culture goodies and film memorabilia, including magazines, VHS and DVD movies, toys and the largest selection of vintage movie posters in the southeast! Browse through their curated collections and find your favorite funk, disco, or rock album!
Situated in the heart of Old Sevier, this vintage store is a haven for those seeking a touch of nostalgia and timeless style. Picture yourself meandering through the doors, immediately enveloped in a vibrant tapestry of colors and textures, immersing yourself in the world of vintage. Mood Ring Vintage has quickly become a favorite destination for both seasoned collectors and curious newcomers alike. With the collaboration of twenty unique vendors, this store is a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind finds, each item lovingly selected to showcase the beauty and diversity of vintage fashion. Whether you're searching for a unique piece of clothing, home decor, or simply want to experience nostalgia, Mood Ring Vintage has something for everyone!
This 70’s inspired bar located in the heart of SoKno offers a hand-crafted menu of cocktails, snacks, and more. Fly By Night’s bartenders and creators take classy-casual-classic drinks to their limits, always with a flourish. They often feature events like Karaoke, DJ sets, Drag Bingo, and dance nights. Conveniently located next door to Mood Ring Vintage, you can put on your favorite psychedelic print or groovy earth tone and dance the night away under the disco ball. This bar is also sister to Tern Club, which serves up tropical cocktails in downtown Knoxville.
Post written by Fall Marketing Intern, Kacey Cannon