Nightlife: A look back at 2013's best bar concepts

matt ward/special to knoxville.com
In addition to great views, the outdoor fireplaces on the rooftop bar at Burro Loco in Gatlinburg give it a unique vibe.

matt ward/special to knoxville.com In addition to great views, the outdoor fireplaces on the rooftop bar at Burro Loco in Gatlinburg give it a unique vibe.

In 2013, I visited 49 nightlife establishments. They weren’t all bars. They weren’t all amazing. However, I saw something I didn’t see in 2012. Stability. Out of all the bars I covered this year, only two closed their doors for good. The Thirsty Turtle in Maryville barely made it a few months past my review as did The Line-Up in South Knoxville.

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