11220 Outlet Dr Ste 10, Knoxville, TN | Directions 3793235.904987 -84.154151
Incredible place for a wide range of people – CEJ is great place for a wide range of people. It's got great food for the dinner crowd, and it's got a really fun bar scene for the night owls. But Sunday night is my favorite -- college night. If you want to see 40-60 drop-dead gorgeous college girls in little UT dresses and cowboy boots, go there on a Sunday night. Trust me on this one...
Go to dance, people watch, fun with friends – I've been going to CEJ for around Six years or so, I enjoy going to hang out with friends, people watch and dance. I feel safe there.
The kitchen has great food.
The shoe shine ladies only charge $5.00 to shine your boots.
The wait staff are on top of things, the are friendly, and most think they are easy on the eyes.
The bouncers are an important part of the whole experience, you can rest assured that nothing bad will happen to you because the security guys are always ready to Handle any situation that comes up.
I have visited other dance locations in Knoxville but keep coming back to the best Cotton Eyed Joe's.
They have their regular characters that are fun to watch, always entertaining.
They also have drink specials which you can appreciate in todays economy.
Come on down and we'll see you at the JOE.
Not Impressed – Well what can I say other thanI have been in this bar 3 times and I will never go back. The carpet floors are dirty just looking at them. And if you can notice how dirty they are in the dark I would hate to see the lights turned on. As for the bathrooms, oh my, they are horrible. The front bathroom has no locks on the inside of the stalls and the floor is bad need of replacing. It needs a lot of money invested in this thing. As for the back bathroom, it was flooding the floor and I advised the back bartender (which happened to be a male) he stated he didn't use the womens room so he could care less. Well so much for caring about where you work and 30 gallons + of water running in the hallway. By the way, in the hallway there were exposed metal screws were all along the wall. Here you could get some free acupuncture and who knows who else has already. As for the Music. The DJ calls all the dances which are the same dances all night long. At 9pm it turns into pop music/dance music. I was in there for the Randy Houser concert on March 4th, 2010 and went back Saturday March 6 just too see if the music would be any better in between sets. Well let me tell you, NO! They played 1 new song out by Brad Paisley and 1 other new song out by another artist. The DJ played dance music like juking stuff, electric slide, cupid shuffle etc. I was shocked to find out that this bar is up for the nomination at the ACM Awards 2010. There was no NEW County music songs played. Worst part is they call all the dances no matter what they are and ALLthe linedances are so old. God forbid you know a new dance that can go to the old stuff they were playing. If we knew something different the locals would keep getting closer and closer to you till they kicked, stomped or push you off the floor. What unfriendly people here. Where I come from we enjoy the "new country" songs as well as some old stuff. We love to see people bring new linedances and want to know what they are. But here, oh NO, you are an outsider and treated like one. I am proud to be from the South too and I LOVE where I live and linedance. So don't you worry Cotton Eye, I won't be back. P.S. I know our group spent at least $400 in there in 2 nights on drinks. Take some of that and repair the bathrooms. Hell just a coat of paint wouldn't hurt.
Average 4 country – Although this bar boasts to be a great country dance club, it is at best only average. The DJ is very pro-active and basically calls out each and every dance..this is fine if you know a few dances like the rebel stomp, schottish, barn dance etc. however, if you want to two-step you will find maybe 3 songs every one or two hours. Part of the lack of country dancing can also be attributed to the CEJ playing other formats of music like rap and pop. Leaving those criticisms aside, the bar service is excellent, it draws a nice crowd, has a fake bull and provides the best entertainment that can be found in Knoxville.
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