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Downtown Grill & Brewery

Not Rated.
Downtown Grill & BreweryDowntown Grill & Brewery

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 7
Beer Ratings: 92
Beer Avg: 3.56

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
very good

33 Ratings
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 8.99%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

424 S Gay St
Knoxville, Tennessee, 37902-1103
United States
phone: (865) 633-8111

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In the Woodruff Building.

(Place added by: schteve)
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Reviews by frazbri:
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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $

I came across Downtown Grill and Brewery as I wandered through Knoxville. I really liked the exterior of the brewpub, it was like taking a step into the past.

The centerpiece of the interior is the large boxed bar in the middle of the room. Tables circled the lower level, and a balcony surrounded the bar from above. Very cool.

Downtown featured about seven beers on tap. They were the brewpub essentials; a good range of beer, but nothing too wild. I liked the stout very well.

The food menu featured pub classics. Sandwiches, salads, and pizza were served along with pasta, burritos and fajitas. I ordered chicken tenders, and I got a lot of tasty food for a very reasonable price.

Service was mixed. The place was hammered, so I can't be too critical. One bartender was super, and the other was super with the couple next to me.

Really cool place, and I got a super good deal.

02-20-2010 02:41:55 | More by frazbri
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

06-30-2014 05:15:15 | More by JIMMER
Photo of jbridge127


4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$

The atmosphere is amazing. Especially during Tennessee football games and March Madness. The bar is beautiful. I had their Beer Sampler ($9 for 7 3oz glasses of their own beers). The food isnt the best I've ever had but still a great place to go and watch a game. My waitress was very friendly and did not push me at all to leave before the game was over! (she got an extra tip for that). One of my favourite places in Knoxville to dine.

03-18-2014 02:37:35 | More by jbridge127
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

01-26-2014 17:55:48 | More by AUGRAD06
Photo of mte1972


3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-05-2013 21:36:31 | More by mte1972
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3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75 | $$

Went to the Grille & Brewery when I was in town for a UT Football game. I really enjoyed the place. The have a selection of 7 different beers that cover a pretty wide range of style. There beers ranged from decent to good. I'd say the White Mule Ale, the Woodruff IPA, and the Alt were the best. I had the Philly Cheese Steak and fries for dinner. It was really good. I would definitely go back.

10-17-2013 03:28:26 | More by BlueMoon10
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3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3 | $$

I joined the mug club on my 21st birthday. I love this place, and as a Knoxville native I find myself here often on Sundays. The two pretzel & ale cheese appetizer is my favorite bar food of any place, and I'm torn between the porter and the IPA as my favorite beer.

Be warned, it's usually jam packed and loud as hell, as the entire restaurant is open. I usually find myself looking to see if the very back table in the back of the top bar is open.

08-09-2013 20:01:42 | More by Pabetism
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3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $

Went to the Downtown Grill and Brewery w/ some co-workers for some late dinner/beer on a Saturday night. The place was jam packed- mostly w/ college age kids, but the atmosphere was pretty good. That is, until the band started to play. Even though we were on the second floor halfway back- it was almost impossible to carry on a conversation it was so loud. That was a major drag. I tried 3 of their beers, the nut brown, the stout and the IPA. All were decent, but not great. I imagine the average person who just wanted a beer would have no problem w/ these beers. The stout was probably my favorite of the 3. Service was good, as was the food. It was a very reasonable priced place as well, which was nice. Overall this was an average place that would've been much nicer if the band had turned down from 11. I've also tried to not let the noise influence my ratings.

03-20-2011 13:33:01 | More by jayhawk73
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4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

My wife and I stopped here back in October 2010 for a quick drink as we were passing through town that evening. The place was packed!! We were lucky to find a corner at the bar (not a stool available anywhere!). It was a Friday night with pleasant weather so I see why people were out.

The bartender that served us was really friendly and helpful. He made his recommendations and we followed. I enjoyed their nut brown so much that we actually decided to get a growler filled with it to take with us on our way out of town. He offered to put it in their fridge behind the bar for us until we left, which he didn't have to do. My wife enjoyed a pint of the White Mule pale ale and I remember it being quite refreshing.

This place was popping for a reason that night. I'd like to go back for a meal sometime if I'm ever in Knoxville again.

03-14-2011 17:42:33 | More by KYBrewgrass
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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$

The atmosphere here is pretty amazing. This is a huge two leve establishment with pool tables in the back, and old english style bar in the middle, which huge coper tanks to 'brew beer in.' There was a band playing the night I was there. The quality of everything was great even the service, except the bartenders- all the beer was sold out they had a couple brews available but the were pretty nasty. Jack Daniels is what I had that night. The server we had, was also a veggietraian so it made it tough to order things from him. Other than that the food was good and prcied reasonably. If your ever in downtown Knoxsville, check it out.

01-25-2011 23:00:16 | More by beersensei305
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Downtown Grill & Brewery in Knoxville, TN
86 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.