Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern | Knoxville, Tennessee
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Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern
Excellent based on 11 ratings
Type: Bar

409 S Gay St
Knoxville, Tennessee United States 37902 [ print map ]
865 524 9463 | facebook

Hours: Mon-Thurs 1500-0000; Fri-Sat 1500-0200; Sun 1500-2100

Mayor: nearbeer (19) | Taps: 24 | Bottles: 50+

Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern

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Beer Available At Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern (arranged by most recent)
Abita Select Imperator , Brooklyn Hammarby Syndrome 79, Straight To Ale Hellfire Belgian Style Quadrupel 65, Rivertown Imperial Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Stout 81, Foothills Jade IPA 97, Terrapin Full of Balarney 80, Abita HopGator , Calfkiller Scorched Hooker , Foothills Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout 100, Straight To Ale Barrel Aged Laika Russian Imperial Stout (Bourbon) 91, Victory Red Thunder 94, Straight To Ale Monkey’s Uncle IIPA 89, Straight To Ale Barrel Aged Laika Russian Imperial Stout (Cabernet) 92, Straight To Ale Montesano Maibock 45, Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA 99, Samuel Adams Rebel IPA 77, Abita Grapefruit Harvest IPA 76, Foothills Cottonwood Frostbite 85, Straight To Ale Brown Porter , Straight To Ale Black Friday Black IPA
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11 reviews for Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  79%
 Selection  78%
 Food  57%
 Value  76%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  85%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Boudicca  (617) London, England | March 9, 2014
I didn’t take many notes at Suttree’s as I was too busy enjoying myself but I had an impression of a long narrow bar with lots of wood and high top tables. Second only to the excellent company (Phil, Wendy, Barbara and Chris) was the beer list, which was terrific, and next time I’m in Knoxville this will definitely be my number one go-to place. (Visited 5 February 2014).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
Fredflinstone  (1) , | November 12, 2013
I went in on a Monday so not sure what the bar is like during the weekend. But was very happy with their beer selection. Service was great and they have a rotating tap system which I love.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
gsteph  (13) knoxville, Tennessee | April 4, 2013
Nice place. I like the darkened wood, low-light, and chalkboard menu lit up with street lights. The barkeep was attentive. I didn’t order any food but the guy beside had a sandwich and it looked pretty good. The selections are pricey. $5 for an IPA in a tulip...I don’t think so. I like the place an the staff...if they would lower the prices some I would frequent more.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
TN_Gabe  (14) Tennessee | February 4, 2013
I’ve been in several times now and it’s hit or miss. They do get beers that aren’t available anywhere else in the area, but they also serve them ice cold, in very full glasses, and with no head. Food is pretty minimal. Still the best place to get a beer in Knoxville.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Booze_Traveler  (1) Knoxville, Tennessee | November 21, 2012
While their food selection may not be the biggest in the world, it is by far better fare than most bars. Offering a good selection of taps, Suttree’s gets some beers that you just can’t seem to find anywhere else in Knoxville. It’s a short walk from The Casual Pint, just across the street from the Downtown Brewery, and the people there are friendly. You’ll get your fair share of beer snobs there, but that only speaks to the quality of their offerings. I really enjoy the atmosphere. If I lived closer it would be one of my two main haunts downtown. As it is, I live about 10 miles away, so I’m limited to one or two beers when I go, depending on the ABV of the brews.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
Tnkiwi  (1) , | November 3, 2012
Best bar in Knoxville. Beers constantly change. Selection is unbeatable.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 1/20
Hoppysnob  (3) , | September 15, 2012
Disappointing. I suggest the Casual Pint...much friendlier staff and better beer selection.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Brewticular  (19) , | August 12, 2012
Though a little cramped, great atmosphere and a nice list of beers. If you are looking for late night eats, this is not your place as you will likely find chips or sausages only. Looking forward to going back!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (550) Denver, Colorado | July 22, 2012
This is the best addition to the Knoxville beer scene since the Bearden Beer Market. They have picked the beer lineup very well. Mostly American styles are available with emphasis on high alcohol stuff, but I’d say a third or more <6% make up the selection. Having Green Flash and Moylan distribute out here really helps things. This is probably the first place in town to serve beer in a snifter. The ambiance is classy and open making for a great place for conversation over a fine beverage. I had the meatloaf sandwich and sadly was not impressed. I’ll have to try other things on the menu. I’ll probably be back here almost every time I visit downtown.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer  (178) Knoxville, Tennessee | June 9, 2012| Updated March 3, 2014
Small, remodeled shotgun-style bar typical of many downtowns. Better ambiance than most, with no TVs blaring and just faint background music in the daytime. The conversation is what this place is about and that’s a big plus. 24 taps and a decent bottle selection, but usually pretty low on the high gravity drafts. Service is hit or miss, and mostly depends on if you’re in with the hipster, pretend-artist/bartender who might deign to look your way between eating or rehearsals. They try to know about the beer, but are mostly into their personal drama. Food is only the bare minimum for having an alcohol license in the City, but that’s OK, I’d never order food here anyway. This is the best place for over 6.2% abv draft beer in Knoxville; but after all it’s still only Knoxville.

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