Clancy’s Tavern and Whiskey House is downtown Knoxville’s premier Irish Pub. Located directly next door to the historic Tennessee Theatre, at the corner of Gay Street and Clinch Avenue. They serve great food and provide a relaxed atmosphere that offers a great place to meet after work for a drink or on weekends when shopping downtown.
Clancy’s Tavern and Whiskey House opened in May 2014 and is owned and operated by lifelong friends Danny Clancy and Josh Turbyville. Both were raised in Knoxville and Danny’s family owned Clancy Optical for 75 years. Danny and Josh recognized a need for a downtown Irish Pub in Knoxville and Clancy’s Tavern & Whiskey House was created.
The building is over 100 years old and has been a bank, JC Bradford, The Shamrock, The Exchange Restaurant (during the World’s Fair), Clancy Optical, and is now Clancy’s Tavern & Whiskey House.
Clancy's Offers a variety of American and Irish cuisine ranging from steamed sandwich's and pizza to bangers and mash and shepherds pie along with 16 draft beers and over one hundred different whiskey's and bourbons. Clancy's often has live music on the weekends and those shows are posted on their facebook page prior to the event. Happy hour occurs every day from 4-7:00 and offers $1 off draft, $1 off wine, $1.50 off well drinks. Every Monday they have live team trivia with gift card prizes, Tuesday is Tuesday brewsday with beer specials all day long, Wednesday is wine Wednesday offering 1/2 off wine and they have $3 Bloody Mary's and Mimosas every Saturday and Sunday.
During your stop at Clancy's on one of East TN Tour's food tours, you'll experience some of the best food you can eat downtown! Here a short slideshow of some examples of foods previous tours have gotten from Clancy's before...
Be sure to check out their website HERE, and BOOK A TOUR soon and get some of this great food on your agenda ASAP!