United States > Tennessee > Knoxville
Brewticular (19) , | August 12, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Had a blast here playing pool and drinking lots of good beers at good prices.
DiarmaidBHK (712) Pennsylvania | July 16, 2012| Updated August 5, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 12/20
Located in a beautiful old building in the old city part of knoxville’s downtown. Visible from the interstate. Cavernous room with a stage near the bar area. They also had an upstairs area that I didn’t visit. They had 40 taps but a lot of crap. I’d say 1/4 was BMC or it’s equivalent. They had some regional and national craft but I was hoping for more locals. The pizza was bland. The only real plus are the half price drafts they seem to have for lunch during the week.
Butters (172) Richmond, Virginia | September 5, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Poked my head in here the friday night before Septemberfest. A $7 cover which I opted not to pay made for a very short stay, but I could tell I was a place I would hang out in if I lived here. Fun bar area with a good number of draft beers, though again, nothing extremely rare or unexpected. Didn’t have the pizza, but it looked decent. I would go back, but not on a friday night.
whaleale (5) Athens, Tennessee | September 1, 2009
38 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 5/20
Dumb blonde waitress didn’t know Octoberfest was on tap when I asked, so i never got one. Had a delicious Rogue Brown Ale. Pizza was OK, not as good as Mellow Mushroom. Taps were numerous but
nothing special. Still looking for best in town.
teemorton (10) Louisville, | August 3, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great consistency at this place. Beer not always the freshest because of the number of taps. Fun times with live music. A must stop if in downtown.
lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | April 2, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Best tap selection in Knoxville really, especially with the rotating Rogue John’s Locker Stock tap. Great pizza, much cheaper than Mellow Mushroom. Can’t really beat this place on 2 dollar pint night, nice old warehouse building with pool upstairs, they’re always doing a band or movie or something. I’ve had varying service experiences.
rievler (2) Knoxville, Tennessee | December 8, 2007
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
One of two best tap selections in Knoxville along with Sunspot (owned by same people, I believe). Barley’s is the much bigger of the two. Two floors provide different experiences. Pool tables, seating, private banquet room, bar and big screen TV upstairs. Larger bar with full tap selection, seating, stage and outdoor patio on the first floor. I frequent this place especially on Mon & Tuesday for $2 drafts. Sunday often finds RobinElla playing on stage. My biggest gripe with the place is lackluster service. Beer list is way outdated and no one seems to care to update it, requiring a trip to the bar to squint at the chalkboard labeled taps. Often out of key beers. Table service can be spotty.
Tmoney99 (376) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 27, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Directly on Jackson Street in Old Town with parking lot on the side. Clean brick and wood older building with bar on right and tables in front and on the left. Thrity plus taps with list on chalk boards. All were drinkable brews with a Rogue Johns Locker Selection. Freindly bartender with some knowledge. Interesting selection of distilled products. Interesting location.
nearbeer (175) Knoxville, Tennessee | March 18, 2007| Updated November 21, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent selection and food. Just like every other place in America that serves alcohol, it can get crowded after 9. Family friendly before then has pool tables and darts upstairs, nice patio outside, and usually a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Best place in Knoxville for real beer, although they are often out of 5-10 of the good taps after a heavy weekend.
illinismitty (279) Nashville, Tennessee | March 15, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I was also at Barley’s Tap Room and Pizzeria in Knoxville, TN on 3/10/2007 for the Tennessee Spring(ish) Tasting. Jim did a wonderful job of accomodating us for our tasting. There two very wide open levels. Wood floors, brick graffiti filled wall, and pool tables upstairs. Crowd is a mix of locals and college kids. The tap selection was decent, and included regionals like Duck Rabbit and Catawba. The beer is written on a chalkboard directly above the tap, cool idea. Bottle selection was small but good.On weekend nights, it can get load and smoky. The pizza was above average, but not mind blowing. Overall, I had a good experience, and would not hesitate to grab a pint next time I am in town. The only complaint I had was with the bouncers. Upon leaving, we had asked for help in getting a cab (as we had been drinking). They shrugged their shoulders and were no help at all. You would think that staff at a popular college bar would be trained on how to get cabs. Go figure.
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