The Half Barrel Pub & Cafe | Knoxville, Tennessee
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The Half Barrel Pub & Cafe
Good based on 8 ratings
Type: Bar

1829 Cumberland Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee United States 37916 [ print map ]
865 595 4848

Hours: 4pm - 3am daily

Taps: 28 | Bottles: 25

The Half Barrel Pub & Cafe

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8 reviews for The Half Barrel Pub & Cafe
 Ambiance  62%
 Service  78%
 Selection  70%
 Food  78%
 Value  70%
 Overall  71%
 Rating  73%

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
lithy  (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | June 30, 2009
I had skipped this place often because I figured it was typical fare on the strip. The tap selection is nice, the bourbon selection is nicer. Decent looking food though I didnít partake. One of the better bars after Barleyís in Knoxville.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker  (140) Tennessee | August 3, 2007| Updated December 18, 2007
Stop by when itís not so crowded and the juke box isnít blaring. Good selection of beer for a campus oriented place. Update 12/07. The menu has changed. -1 for the food score this time.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner  (109) Walland, Tennessee | July 8, 2007
In the facility where Beer Sellar used to be. Decent place with a long bar and some games in the back room. Respectable selection of beers, especially for campus. Since itís on the strip, it gets large college crowds late at night sometimes, so time visits accordingly. Reasonable prices. I try to stop by periodically.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
SJM620  (5) Tennessee | August 27, 2006
Service definately depends on who is behind the bar. Overall the service is fairly good. This place does have an awesome selection of great beers. For a bar located near campus it doesnít get too rowdy, but it also depends on what night/time you are there. Definately worth checking out.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Likeburning  (9) Franklin, Tennessee | April 2, 2006
I rated the ambiance a little low because it was a wednesday night and there wernít that many people there. The service was also a little weak. I sat in a booth for 15-20 minutes, and finally had to go to the bar to order food. This was not good at all. Granted the place wasnít staffed to capacity, but there were very few people there and the bartender made eye contact with me a number of times. Once I ordered at the bar, things went up. The food was wonderful, for a pub. chicken kabobs were more asian than the decor suggested, and the fried cheese was good as well. As far as selection it was great for a bar so close to campus. About 50 or so and quite a few on tap. Iíll have to re-rate when it;s more crowded, but this place might have some potential.
NachlamSie  (665) Denver, Colorado | January 16, 2006
Good place to grab a brew. Itís a nice simple set up with a large floor space and a lengthy bar. They have an adequate selection for most anyoneís beer taste with a pleasing selection of regional bres. The happy hour is great, in that there are two of them: one during normal happy hour time and another later on. Easily the best place to get a beer down near the campus/ Cumberland area. I didnít eat on my visit.
BeerHawk  (52) Huntsville, Alabama | January 15, 2006
Stopped in for a few after dinner. A large very open bar. I counted 33 taps on the wall, 17 bottles and 2 cans up on a shelf. They carry many locals like New Knoxville, Olde Hickory, and Cottonwood. Very clean and fresh place. We were there early (9 or 10 PM) on a Saturday night before the big collage crowd took over so we had exceptional service from the barkeep. I liked the fact that if I had a question on a beers style or if I wanted a taste without buying a pint they would give you a shot glass sized sample on the house. Got to talk with riverken for a few. A great guy with big expectations for this place. We did not get any food on this visit but weíll be back!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
riverken  (4) Knoxville, Tennessee | November 23, 2005
Ok, I manage this place and I am biased. Perhaps my ratings reflect what we strive for. I will assure you that you wonít find a better maintained tap system or fresher beer in Knoxville. We donít have the most taps, but all of our taps sell and we wonít add taps until itís justified. We are new, but Iíve managed numerous multitaps in Ktown and I believe this is the best. If we can improve your experience, please let me know!

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