Downtown Grill and Brewery | Knoxville, Tennessee
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Downtown Grill and Brewery
Good based on 38 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: DrSilverworm (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 Kilt Lifter , Downtown Grill White Mule ESB 33, Downtown Grill State Street Stout 66, Downtown Grill New World Porter 45, Downtown Grill Nut Brown Ale 38, Downtown Grill Downtown Blonde Ale 17, Downtown Grill Alt 43, Downtown Grill Woodruff IPA 47
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38 reviews for Downtown Grill and Brewery
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  68%
 Selection  50%
 Food  72%
 Value  72%
 Overall  66%
 Rating  67%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Dansting  (114) Overland Park, Kansas | June 29, 2007
I went on a Saturday around 1 PM for a late lunch. Not crowded at all. They had six beers in the sampler, but they gave me seven (an extra IPA) as one of the seasonals was gone, which I thought was good business. The beers were below average to really good. It seemed like the darker the beer, the better the quality, which is odd since Iím more of a pale ale guy. The building is beautiful and spacious. Parking wasnít the easiest, but they did have a garage in the back. They were very accommodating as we had a 14-month old baby with us. Food was above average, although a little pricey. The pretzels with beer cheese were okay, but the beer cheese didnít have much beer flavor to it. All in all, it was a nice little visit and the place is very nice looking and clean. The waitress was very nice, although not the most knowledgeable in regards to beer. Iíd definitely go back, and I bet during the school year on a Friday night, this place is probably a good place to hang out
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
beaver02  (1) , | September 18, 2013
The Downtown Nut Brown is great.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
N0AH  (10) Pennsylvania | January 29, 2011
Sitting in downtown Knoxville with a great priced craft beer in a brewpub can only mean Downtown Grill & Brewery. There really is only one downside - the selection. The beers are solid and consistent, but rarely change. Everything else is top-notch. The brewers and staff are personable and have spent many a long conversation explaining their process or talking about yeast. Donít complain because itís crowded - itís crowded because itís good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
furious  (1) South Carolina | June 30, 2009
Iíve been here twice. I enjoyed it both times. The food is good but I wouldnít say great. I enjoyed their beer sampler to try out the different kind of beers they brew. Eating outside at sunset is a great atmosphere in downtown Knoxville. I love it.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Braincage1  (4) Cary, North Carolina | March 3, 2007| Updated March 10, 2007
One of my favorite locations in downtown Knoxville because it has such a lively and healthy atmosphere. Nice settup inside with an old wooden floor and bar and there is even a working brewery setup. The service has always been amazing even when it is really busy on friday nights and they all seem to be fond of the microbrews and will talk to you about them. One time after some conversation my waitress even brought me a home brew that only the staff knows about. The menu offers a good variety. The fish and steak entrees are superb and a friend said that the best burger he ever had was from here. Your missing out if you live in Knoxville and havent hit up this place yet.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
markwise  (175) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
awebster  (10) Knoxville, Tennessee | October 30, 2005
I love their microbrews, which are the only beers available on tap. They have a pretty good variety on micros, but often times they run out of a particular one, and you have to go with something else.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr  (1870) 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.
decaturstevo  (150) decatur, Tennessee | August 16, 2006
A nice spot in downtown Knoxville. Six craft beers on tap. My server (Jessica) had tried the taps and could talk to you about them, she was friendly though busy. Service was prompt. All the beers I had were good not great but all were quality brews. Everyone in the place was drinking draft beers not a bottle of macro to be seen. That alone should tell you that the beers were good. Joey one of the brewers came over and chatted with me for a minute about the beers as well. I will eat when I go back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker  (138) Tennessee | February 23, 2004
The barley wine is good as is the Woodruff IPA. The sampler does it all. Food is well prepared and generous portions. Catch dinner and few brews and take a stroll down to the Bijou for a show. Nice place in the Old City.

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