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Beer Available At Barley’s Tap Room and Pizzeria (arranged by most recent)
Samuel Adams Grumpy Monk 84, Sam Adams Golden Yuzu , Samuel Adams Escape Route 45, Brooklyn Fire & Ice 91, Sierra Nevada Weizenbock 96, Southern Tier Blackwater Series: Warlock 98, Highland Przybyszewski Black IPA , Yazoo Barrel-Aged SUE , Victory Ranch (Centennial) 97, Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager 92, Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA 95
haddon90 (29) Denver, Colorado | February 8, 2004
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
A nice "chill" bar in Knoxville. Great selection, nice pizza, and fun to play pool upstairs in the Old City and drink some beer. Highland is the local beer we have on tap, with Dogfish Head, Cottonwood, and others on tap as well.
Chudwick (106) Cincyucky, Kentucky | December 27, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Bummed they don’t do flights. Found two great beers. Awesome food. Cool interior in the rustic sort of way. Again, wish they did flights. Friendly service.
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 (721) 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 (180) 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 (181) Knoxville, Tennessee | March 18, 2007| Updated March 11, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Good selection and decent 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 fairly 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.
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