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Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria

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Barley's Taproom & PizzeriaBarley's Taproom & Pizzeria
BA SCORE
88
very good

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.29%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

200 E Jackson Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee, 37915-1005
United States
phone: (865) 521-0092

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @barleystappizza

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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

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JIMMER, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of Pabetism
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%

For big groups in Knoxville, this place is much mor amenable than downtown grill and brewery, and of course they have the standard selection of beer and then some, and then even more in the bar upstairs. This is the second bar I went to on my 21st birthday, and I don't regret it.

Unlike some may say, the parking here is not limited. There is a huge parking lot a block away, under the Hall of Fame bridge, impossible to miss, and if that fills up (Friday, Saturday nights after 6 or so) there are gravel lots around the bridge parking. But don't forget, all city-run parking (including metered parking) is free nights and weekends in Knoxville.

I ordered a Hop Project last time I went, and they brought out the wrong beer--either that or there was something wrong with the tap--as the beer they brought me was mild, hardly hoppy, nearly flavorless. I've never had a problem otherwise.

Pabetism, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of mbdaniel
2.6/5  rDev -32.5%

This place is a bit off the beaten path in the Old City. Owned by the Aubrey's people. Dark and dank, with below average service. Few windows. Decent selection of beer-maybe 40 taps including the usual mass production beers-nothing very unusual. When last at Barley's, my tab was $7.50. I gave a $20 and the server asked me if I wanted change!!!
Pizzas and food are ok. Location is not convenient and parking can be limited. Room for improvement here in many respects. Better options abound nearby in downtown Knoxville.

mbdaniel, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Schwarzwald
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

Great place to try in Knoxville. A little on the musty side and a little dank at times, but overall a great place to get a beer and have some pizza. The beer selection is excellent and the food is top notch. When I say top notch, I mean, for a beer and pizza place. I have been with some friends and have also taken the family, either is fine with this place. A lot more manageable once they ditched smoking inside. Also, they have some excellent beer brands on tap, they seem to change them out quite a bit.

I enjoy Barley's a lot! Give it a try.

Schwarzwald, May 25, 2010
Photo of bushwhacker
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

I thought the selection was respectable and pricing on par with others in the area. Seemed to rotate the kegs out regularly. The selection included a favorite of mine (my limited dark beer experiences)that I thought had died out "Shakespeare Stout", but they had it on tap; good job. Some other national and regional micros on tap with a comparable bottle selection. The food menu seemed ok but I think their pizza menu is notable. Biker bar atmosphere in a good old worn 100 year old building and bar of equal age.

bushwhacker, Jul 14, 2009
Photo of Photekut
2.42/5  rDev -37.1%

Stopped by for the first time with some friends on Friday and had some mixed feelings about the place. Not sure I am going back with some of the other options in the area.

The atmosphere itself was nice, wasnt loud, comfortable, etc.

The quality was OK ( mislabeled beers etc )

Service sucked. Charged for a beer that was mislabeled ( Locker Stock is NOT a stout and def. not an imperial stout ).
OR they labeled the tap wrong and continued to rip people off.

As our group arrived, we moved from the bar to sit at a table and had to continually go to the bar to get refills even though we were told a server was going to take over. I sever saw him or her. Not sure why I tipped now that I think about it.

Good thing that we were having a good time catching up with friends and were not there for a meal.

Selection is decent for TN, but the Cigar bar right around the corner had a better selection hands down.

Photekut, Apr 05, 2009
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Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria in Knoxville, TN
88 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.