Stopped in on a quiet Monday, half price pints - yes! Big place, and don’t forget about the upstairs Staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and steered me in the right direction with some tactical samples. Didn’t try the food, but would do so next time. Good selection of local stuff.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 Beer list is way outdated and no one seems to care to update it, requiring a trip to the bar to squint at the chalkboard labeled taps.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.
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.