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Alumni Reunions

Universities attending the conference are encouraged to set aside time to hold an alumni reunion. Because of the extensive programming on Thursday and Saturday nights, we encourage you consider holding evening reunions on either Wednesday March 18th or Friday March 20th. While a full listing of venues may be found consulting Yelp.com for Knoxville, below are some good options close to conference events to consider. Please contact these establishments directly to make arrangements for your group. Once a reunion has been set, you can have this added this to the Sphere website by sending the date, time, and location to: sgci2015@gmail.com, with the subject heading: "Alumni Reunion - Your institution".

Scheduled Reunion Events

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Wednesday March 18, 2015, 10:00pm
Icon Ultra Lounge, level 5 of the Sunsphere, World¹s Fair Park

Arizona State University
Thursday, March 19, 9:00pm 
Crowne and Goose, 123 South Central St.

University of Georgia
Thursday, March 19, 9:00pm 
Barley Taproom, 200 East Jackson Ave

Indiana University
Thursday March 19, 2015, 9:30pm
Downtown Grill and Brewery, 424 South Gay Street

Brookhaven College
Friday, March 20, 2015, 6:00 pm
Downtown Grill & Brewery, 424 Gay Street

University of Iowa
Friday March 20, 2015, 8:30pm
The Casual Pint, 421 Union Ave.

University of Alberta
Friday March 20, 2015, 8:30pm
Sunspot Restaurant, 2200 Cumberland Ave.

University of Wisconsin, Madison
Friday March 20, 2015, 9:00pm
The Public House, 212 West Magnolia Ave.

Texas Tech University
Friday, March 20, 9:00pm 
Crowne and Goose, 123 South Central St.

Potential Reunion Locations

Market Square Mall

Tomato Head, 12 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-637-4067, Website: http://thetomatohead.com/
Wonderful and affordable food, beer and wine. Considered by most to be Knoxville’s best pizza. No separate bar. Good for medium to small groups.
Preservation Pub, 28 Market Square Mall, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-524-2224, Website: http://preservationpub.com/
Three floors with smoking on level one, a non-smoking speak easy on level two, and a roof  patio. Full bar and many beers, but no food.  In association with Scruffy City Hall where R. B. Morris will be performing Friday night.

Gay Street

Downtown Grill and Brewery, 424 South Gay Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Phone: 865-633-8111, Website: http://www.downtownbrewery.com/
Full brewery on site with beers on $3/pint ($2 during happy hour). Extensive affordable dining options. Koichi recommends their fish and chips. Can accommodate larger groups.
Suttrees High Gravity Tavern, 409 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-934-3814, Website: https://suttreestavern.wordpress.com/ 
Named in honor of Knoxville native Cormac McCarthey’s book about Knoxville in the 1950s. An extensive selection of craft beers. No food, but can accommodate medium size groups. 
Cru Bistro and Wine Bar, 141 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-544-1491, Website: http://crubistroandwinebar.com/
Full bar with a great selection of small plates. Can take smaller groups. Note, not to be confused with their west Knoxville location in Turkey Creek.

Old City Area

Boyd’s Rig and Reel, 101 South Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-247-7066, Website: http://jigandreel.com/ 
A Scottish Pub with a full bar and menu. Green room is available for rental for group up to 30 people. Live music performed weekend nights.
Crowne and Goose, 123 South Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-524-2100, Website: http://www.thecrownandgoose.com/
A British Pub with a beer garden and an extensive menu.

Barley Taproom, 200 East Jackson Ave., Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-521-0092, Website: http://barleystaproom.com/ 
An extensive selection of beers, with super pizzas. Great for larger groups. Music weekend nights. Private room upstairs available for rent.
The Public House, 2012 West Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone: 865-247-4344, Website: http://www.knoxpublichouse.com/
A favorite haunt of Knoxville artists, the Public House is conducive to meeting with friends.  Full bar and gourmet popcorn. No music or television sets. Outside area is great to congregate when weather permits.