About Us



Boyd’s Jig and Reel



Our mission is to celebrate and preserve our regions’ musical heritage in the only way it can be done: playing the tunes and passing them on from musician to musician. East Tennessee has rich roots in Irish and Scottish music, and they merged here with other influences and evolved into bluegrass and old time Appalachian genres. At Boyd’s Jig and Reel we celebrate our musical past, our present, and future. Come on down, bring your fiddle or instrument of your choice and join in. If you forget your instrument, there are plenty tuned up and ready to play from pianos to a double bass to a harp, and of course plenty of mandolins and fiddles.  Don’t play? Not to worry. We have beer and food for the spectators!


It is our goal for Boyd’s to be recognized as one of the best Scotch whisky bars in the world, and for our staff to deliver an outstanding ‘whisky experience’ to our customers. We aim to represent almost every distillery in Scotland and to share the history and culture of distillation through our monthly whisky tastings. We also share a fondness for American whiskies and we are dedicated to bringing you the best Bourbon and Whiskey selection available to us.

About the Pub

Jig and Reel is an authentic Scottish music and Whisky pub, located in the Old City of Knoxville, Tennessee. We are open six days a week serving delicious meals with a focus on friendly Scottish hospitality.

Our extensive Scotch selection is one of the best in the world and we now have over 800 whiskies on our full list, any of our knowledgeable bartenders will be happy to recommend something new for you to try. Most days there is almost always something musical happening in the bar, feel free to join in on one of our informal pub sessions or enjoy some of our bigger acts in our laid back event room. It is our goal to preserve our musical history and celebrate the Scottish culture of our ancestors.

There really is no other place like Boyd’s Jig and Reel. We invite you down to visit us soon to see for yourself!

What’s a Pub Session?

“A pub session (seisúin in Irish Gaelic) refers to playing music and/or singing in the relaxed social setting of a local pub, in which the music-making is intermingled with the consumption of ale, stout, and beer and conversation. Performers sing and play traditional songs and tunes from the Irish, English and Scottish traditions, using instruments such as the fiddle, accordion, concertina, flute, tin whistle, uilleann pipes, tenor banjo, guitar, and bodhrán.” – Wikipedia