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.
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.
Our misguided hotel staff suggested this place over another nearby beer destination, and we regretted it. Don’t get me wrong, this place isn’t awful, but it really depends on what you’re looking for. As a brewpub, this place is borderline, with just a few, ordinary offerings. Instead, this place seems to be more focused on being a general downtown speakeasy, with an emphasis on well drinks and a social environment. The menu is pretty vast, if ordinary American bar fare. The servings were gigantic and well-priced, but didn’t exactly blow our socks off from a culinary point of view. The staff was swamped, but attentive and friendly, and even bought me a beer for being a veteran (thanks!). But for the traveling beer geek, if good beer is the objective, this isn’t the primary target. Brewery #790.
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.
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.
Visited on a Sunday around noon. Street parking is available, but limited. It’s 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 weren’t hungry. Would probably skip if visiting town again, but am glad I did visit the one time.
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.
nearbeer (250) 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. Don’t go here for the beer. In fact don’t go here at all; there’s a dozen places with much better food and atmosphere within easy walking distance of this place.
Suttree (222) 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.