Eat. Drink. Play.

Jim Martin

The bowling alleys and arcades of yesteryear have nothing on our picks for this issue. We found four establishments where Knoxvillians can let their hair down for some good old-fashioned fun and games with stellar grub to match, like the Wild West Burger from Main Event pictured above. Whether you’re ready to hit the lanes, revisit arcade games and pinball machines from your past, or play a board game with friends, we have you covered. So, embrace your inner-child and gear up for an exciting night out!

Maple Hall

Occupying a beautifully renovated space in the Penney’s building on Gay Street, Maple Hall challenges the traditional bowling alley concept and elevates it with a stunning menu and delicious craft beer and cocktails. With 11 lanes and a comfortable lounge, it’s the perfect venue for a unique night out with friends.

  • 414 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 3902
  • (865) 249-8454
  • Monday – Thursday 4PM-12AM
  • Friday 4PM-1:30AM
  • Saturday 11AM-1:30AM
  • Sunday 11AM-12AM

Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern

Established by husband and wife Matt Pacetti and Anne Ford, Suttree’s has been a downtown staple since it opened its doors in 2012. They offer a full-service bar with an impressive beer selection on 32 rotating taps. Connected to the tavern proper, is Harrogate’s Lounge which hosts foosball, darts, arcade games, pinball machines, as well as a Skee-Ball machine.

  • 409 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
  • (865) 934-3814
  • Monday – Thursday 3PM-1AM
  • Friday – Saturday 3PM-2PM
  • Sunday 5PM-11PM


Don’t be afraid to unleash your inner geek at Token Game Tavern. Token offers a wide range of gaming options to suit almost any preference. From arcade games and pinball machines to board games and tabletop role-playing games, this establishment has hours of entertainment at the ready. 

  • 213 N. Seven Oaks Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922
  • (865) 770-3870
  • Monday 11AM-12:30AM
  • Tuesday – Thursday 11AM-12AM
  • Friday-Saturday 11AM-1PM
  • Sunday 11AM-12AM

Main Event

For family-friendly fun, Main Event caters to gamers of all ages. Bowling, laser tag, billiards, air hockey, and more are all housed in this sprawling venue. Main Event also features a full-service restaurant and bar. Private rooms are also available to host private parties and events.

  • 9081 Kingston Pike,
    Knoxville, TN 37923
  • (865) 351-5000
  • Monday 10AM-12AM
  • Tuesday – Thursday 10AM-11PM
  • Friday 10AM-1AM
  • Saturday 9AM-1AM
  • Sunday 10AM-11PM
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