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History

Opening in April 2005, Sapphire sits inside the body of a jewelry store with a historic past. Kimball’s Jewelry sat inside this building for over 70 years and created the shell that Sapphire now sits in. Dark, deep African Mahogany from the 1940’s line the walls and liquor cabinets, showing the amazing craftsmanship that is so rare today. The building itself was built in 1898 and is rich with history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since Sapphire opened, it has won numerous awards from local papers and publications. Including:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Knoxville’s most coveted award’s poll, the Metro Pulse annual BEST OF competition:

2005
BEST NEW BAR

2007
BEST BAR (runner-up)
BEST DJ, 4matiks (runner-up)
BEST CHEF (runner-up)

2008
BEST BAR (runner-up)
BEST APPETIZER(runner-up)
BEST DJ, 4matiks (runner-up)
BEST CHEF (runner-up)

2009
BEST BAR (runner-up)
BEST APPETIZER(runner-up)
BEST BARTENDER, Amie Synder (runner-up)
BEST DJ, 4matiks (runner-up)
BEST CHEF (runner-up)

2010
BEST MARTINI
BEST BAR (runner-up)
BEST BARTENDER, Amie Synder (runner-up)
BEST DJ, 4matiks (runner-up)
BEST HAPPY HOUR & APPETIZER (runner-up)

2011
BEST MARTINI

BEST BARTENDER, Amie Synder
BEST BAR (runner-up)
BEST DJ, 4matiks (runner-up)
BEST HAPPY HOUR (runner-up)
BEST BLOODY MARY (runner-up)

2012
BEST MARTINI

BEST BARTENDER, Amie Synder
BEST DJ, 4matiks (runner-up)

2013
BEST MARTINI

BEST BARTENDER, Amie Synder
BEST DJ, 4matiks (runner-up)

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Knox-News Sentinel’s EAST TENNESSEE READER’S POLL:

2008-2011
BEST MARTINI
2011
BEST BARTENDER (Ty Blackaby)

 

 

 

 

 

From City View’s BEST OF THE BEST Competition:

2010
BEST SPECIALITY DRINK

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