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Downtown Grill & Brewery

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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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Kershaw, South Carolina
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120 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was getting late and the restaurants were packed . I found this place by googling . We got lucky and got parking nearby . It was busy and they have outdoor seating but this is a huge building . It has an upstairs with pool tables at the back . We had good service and the food was good... More 

Thank Cindy K
Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My family an I ate dinner here a year or so ago, our server was new an not that bright, but he defiantly made up for in hustle. The food was great an very short wait.

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80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food Is delicious the atmosphere is fun you can watch games on huge TV the beer is good they have their on brews!! We has the best service!! Just be prepared to wait!! Don't go in peak times if you're really hungry!!

Thank Carole D
Boone, North Carolina
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for a pre-dinner craft brew. I had an Alt and chose well. A very nice "german-style" dark beer with a gorgeous ruby color. My husband's stout was also very good. Nice vibe, great styling in a restored building ...brick, vintage wood, industrial steal, loft seating available which looks down on the large central bar and plenty of main level... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a group of seven on a Thursday night for dinner. We had to wait about 3 minutes for a table to be arranged. The food was excellent and they had a nice assortment of beer. I didn't hear one complaint about the food or the drinks. I will definitely go there again when I am in town.

Thank Derek E
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great atmosphere menu is a little confusing service was very good food is very good. I don't drink so I didn't try the craft beer

Thank Jason C
Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With my business trip winding down I decided to walk are old town Knoxville. All of the buildings have been refurbished for the next 100 years. The Downtown Grill and Brewery had the southern hospitality you would expect. The menu has taco, burgers, steak, Pasta and it's own brewery. The tables outside let you people watch for entertainment. Stop grab... More 

Thank Freda B
Knoxville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been a while since i've been there but when I worked downtown it was the 'go-to' place! Always packed but the food is worth it.

Thank meljohn999
Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice large restaurant located near the north end of Gay St. can accommodate big parties. Brewery offers a good selection of in house craft brewed beers. My favorite is the Downtown Blonde Ale. The menu here has everything from a Mexican dishes to chicken and steaks--something for everyone. Very nice atmosphere as the building pays homage to old Knoxville with... More 

Thank macdaddydan40
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120 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Uplifting- fun Atmosphere, downtown. All kinds of different menu items everybody can find something that they enjoy. The beer could have been colder. I've been here many, many times- family favorite.

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?