Arts & Culture

10.22.14 Arts Five
Hannah Cather • The Daily Beacon

Five Bar's dining room is lit by an eclectic variety of chandeliers.

New downtown restaurant limits choices, welcomes diversity

Yet another restaurant has opened its doors in downtown Knoxville, but Five Bar promises to be a little bit different.

Five Bar is downtown's newest eat and drink venue at the corner of Gay Street where Arby's once stood and a block from Market Square. It is part of a restaurant group of other Five Bars scattered throughout the south in college towns like Athens, Gainesville, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. The menu is small with only five entrees, appetizers, drinks, wines and beers, hence the bar's name. However, Cris Eddings, one of the owners, says the menu is ...