Downtown Grill and Brewery | Knoxville, Tennessee
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Downtown Grill and Brewery
Exceptional based on 36 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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

downtownbrewery.com

Hours: Su-Thur 11am -12 mid; Fri-Sat 11am - 3 am


Mayor: tnkw01 (2) | 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 49, Downtown Grill White Mule ESB 34, Downtown Grill State Street Stout 69, Downtown Grill New World Porter 49, Downtown Grill Nut Brown Ale 39, Downtown Grill Downtown Blonde Ale 19, Downtown Grill Alt 45
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36 reviews for Downtown Grill and Brewery
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  68%
 Selection  50%
 Food  72%
 Value  71%
 Overall  66%
 Rating  67%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2  (584) Hanover, Maryland | 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.
50
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
NachlamSie  (550) 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.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99  (376) 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.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje  (274) 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.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39  (248) Montana | April 8, 2011
Very nice setup here. Decent beer and good food.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Butters  (180) 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.
56
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer  (178) 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.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
markwise  (165) North of Tampa, Florida | March 21, 2008
Visited for lunch on a Friday. The service was good, but the waitress could not tell me very much about the beer, except that the IPA was hoppy. I liked the food, but not the beers. They have typical sandwich/ pub fare, but with a few extra touches.
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree  (158) 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.
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
lithy  (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | April 2, 2009
Really mediocre brewpub beer. Nice brunch and dinner menus though. Great place to eat, I just wish theyíd get a bit more adventurous. I mean isnít the point of a brewpub to rotate your taps at a blinding pace? As long as Iíve paid attention in the past year the seasonal has been the Alt. The others have likewise not changed. Can get insanely crowded on busy nights

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