Downtown Grill and Brewery | Knoxville, Tennessee
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Downtown Grill and Brewery
Good based on 39 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

424 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee United States 37902 [ print map ]
865 633 8111 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Su-Thur 11am-12mid; Fri-Sat 11am-1am

Mayor: decaturstevo (1) | Taps: 7 | Bottles: 30

Downtown Grill and Brewery

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Beer Available At Downtown Grill and Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Downtown Grill Woodruff IPA 46, Downtown Grill State Street Stout 66, Downtown Grill New World Porter 45, Downtown Grill Nut Brown Ale 37, Downtown Grill Alt 43, Downtown Grill Downtown Blonde Ale 17, Downtown Grill White Mule ESB 32, Downtown Grill Kilt Lifter
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39 reviews for Downtown Grill and Brewery
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  69%
 Selection  50%
 Food  72%
 Value  73%
 Overall  66%
 Rating  67%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr  (2122) Washington, Washington DC | November 17, 2014
Large characterful building. Square bar is up front, tables all around and on the second level. Pizza oven in back. You pass the mash tun (still warm to the touch) on the way to the restrooms. Service was friendly and attentive. Beers varied, but the stout was the stand-out. Apps were pretty standard but tasty. Worth a stop.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2  (846) San Diego, California | June 11, 2005
Great place to enjoy a meal and some brews, especially if the weather allows a patio sitting. Nicely decorated interior also. They had 7 brews available at the time of my visit. I highly recommend the State Street Stout. Good selection of food.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
NachlamSie  (667) Denver, Colorado | January 13, 2006
This is pretty much just a place to go eat that happens to have a brewery. Most of their beers taste oddly similar to each other and they are constantly out of their seasonal brew and/or stout. The bar itself is rather small so I always end up having to sit at a table upstairs. The food is pretty awesome though.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99  (519) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 28, 2005
Stopped here on my way to HOG National. Located a block away from the Tennessee Theater. Nice street level outdoor seating and downstair and upstairs bars. I went upstairs and asked for a sampler. Server was very freindly and offered bar listing of the brews. The menu was good pub food and was served well. Beers were good and had eight. Great visit and will stop on my way south.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje  (355) Enghien, Belgium | July 26, 2009
In downtown Knoxville. Places gets very crowded for lunch. 5 beers selection on tap and some good pub food, fairly priced. Service was good, very corporate feel and atmosphere is just a lot of crowd noise. Good place but nothing exceptional.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 11/20
JStax  (275) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | November 13, 2015
Visited on a Sunday around noon. Street parking is available, but limited. Itís in downtown, so I would advise parking in a garage and walking. Knoxville is fairly navigable, so not a big deal to walk. The bar area is located right inside the door, and my wife and I were lucky enough to find seats, although they were the last two that were beside each other. The bartender at the time was very friendly and took my order quickly. They had 9 beers the day I visited, with none of them really being standout. Seems to be more of a tourist bar than a serious craft beer brewery. Prices were great. I did not order food, but the people beside me did, and what they ordered at least looked good. A local did recommend eating here, but at the time, we werenít hungry. Would probably skip if visiting town again, but am glad I did visit the one time.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39  (249) Montana | April 8, 2011
Very nice setup here. Decent beer and good food.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer  (219) Knoxville, Tennessee | August 8, 2007| Updated August 11, 2013
The setting is one of the nicer historic downtown store-turned-brewpubs that I have visited. Food is decent-to-above average. Brew selection is weak and all seem to favor British yeast and no bold flavors. Stick to the porter and stout if you are forced to try the beers in this establishment. Nice sidewalk patio and bar area. Waitstaff is generally the interchangeable, working-through-college types who will always vary from the knowledgeable hit to a sad miss. The "seasonal" brew has been the Alt uninterrupted for at least the last 8 years. Donít go here for the beer. In fact donít go here at all; thereís a dozen places with much better food and atmosphere within easy walking distance of this place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree  (194) Knoxville, Tennessee | February 2, 2004| Updated October 25, 2005
Fresh beer and an extensive menu - a great combination. They serve their own beer, plus a few macros, but no other craft beer, and their brews are above average. The staff is attentive and for the most part, fairly knowledgeable.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Butters  (185) Richmond, Virginia | December 26, 2008
I really liked the semi-classy atmosphere. The copper bar added a nice touch {i bet it is a bitch to clean though}. Unfortunately, it altered the appearance of the beers which made rating a tad difficult. I went here for an early lunch, and even though it was empty when I walked in, it was pretty busy by the time I left. The two bartenders were happy to just let me sit down and rate. Even though they did not really know anything about the actual brewing process, they had a good idea about the differences between each of the beers {which ranged from a little worse than average to a little better than average}. Didnt try the food.

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