Dive bars, like diving boards, are best approached with a cool attitude, a flashy swimsuit, and the careful avoidance of belly flops at all costs. Make a social splash with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of drinks at Backdoor Tavern. A popular neighborhood bar, Backdoor Tavern (formerly Toddy's Back Door Tavern) serves up a wide variety of bottled brews ($2–$9) and a bevy of draft beers ($1.75–$5). The pleasant, low-frills attracts laid-back barflies, thirsty tavern spiders, and bookworms looking for a study break. Backdoor Tavern’s flat-screen TVs broadcast sporting events while patrons throw darts, toss horseshoes in the outdoor pits, or kick out jams on the jukebox. Those who utter the secret catchphrase "I'm hungry" get treated to free hot dogs and popcorn.
- The interior always looks like there's one too many pieces of furniture packed into a tiny room, but there's something cozy about it. – Greg Wood, Knoxville.com
- This is a great place to just hang out, drink beer and watch a game. Excellent atmosphere, very relaxed and friendly. – overmountainman, Citysearch
4951 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919Get Directions