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Downtown Grill & Brewery

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
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424 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
+1 865-633-8111
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is excellent, the atmosphere is fun and lively. The drink selection and the beers on tap are second to none.

Denver CO USA
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337 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For all intensive purposes this place has the making of a great brew Pub. The atmosphere is very nice and it's a very large establishment that obviously garner's a lot of attendance. The place was packed when we arrived at 7 p.m. on a Friday night. It took about 45 minutes to be seated, which is what can be expected.... More 

Thank JJBlondie
Mission Viejo, California
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us had lunch here in early February and it was delicious! Great portions, great prices, good brew and AMAZING service!! I will definitely be sure to stop by here when I am in Knox in August!

Thank Breebarb1
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beer cheese Mac and cheese had no taste and actually cost $1.50 more than the happy hour half pizza (philly) which was delicious. The house ipa was ok. Happy hour drink specials are nice. Place was crowded.

Thank Mike M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing, burgers and fries were incredible! Highly recommend. I had the "drunk jerk" burger and fries.

Thank Elizabeth K
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

such a good place for any occasion. great service great food. can't complain about much here. definitely will visit again.

Thank Angela L
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great Beer at a reasonable price! I think we paid $3 per beer which is amazing! The food was decent for a bar setting. They have happy hour so make sure you get there before 7pm

Thank JillNewsomMackey
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84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We met friends for a Jazz Brunch, ..... we didn't really experience any Jazz and the food was good, but the service was lacking. When the food arrived, they asked about our wants and if our order was good, I requested a refill of my drink because it had taken quite a while for our order to arrive, .... and... More 

Thank MoneyPennyGarden
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Friends were visiting from out of town so we hit Gay Street downtown and had a 45min wait. The five of us were seated outside at a table big enough for two. The menu has lots of variety so we went all in and tried a lot of this Americana themed pub-style menu. Our chairs were squished but we had... More 

Thank ec0adventurer
Knoxville, Tennessee
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoy their food & their beer. They have a great selection of beers, and we have a habit of embibing of their seasonal brews, and haven't been disappointed yet. I tend to enjoy a darker brew, and my husband enjoys variety. They have a select variety any time of year.

Thank 4knots

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-633-8111

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?