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Suttree's High Gravity Tavern

409 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

409 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 934-3814
Region: Downtown

This downtown pub offers craft beers of "high gravity," in the European style.

Fun Fact: Cormac McCarthy’s Knoxville-based novel, Suttree, is so realistic that several characters appear by their real names, sometimes at their real addresses in 1951, when the novel in set, and in one case with a real phone number.

Although the character in Suttree whose phone number is referenced, Jim “J-Bone” Long, actually visited Suttree’s just after it opened, and just before he died, and was proud of it.