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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 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Went here with some colleagues and was very pleased. They have a really good beer selection, and everything we tried was good. The food was good as well, even dessert. Highly recommend stopping in.

Thank aespur
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Love this place, the waitress was very sweet and patient. She made sure all 9 of us were taken care of and the 2nd floor has a great set up.

Thank PeachLady912
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Went there with high hopes for some microbrew beers and good food. It was a neat atmosphere in an old Woolworth's store downtown. The bar was neat and clearly a location frequented by loyal patrons as many beer mugs with identifying numbers lined the bar hooks and overhead bins. The beer was great, but the bartender was not pleasant and... More 

Thank Britt J
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

A friendly wait staff and fine food were what we found when we visited for dinner, and again the next day for drinks. We were with a large party for dinner and the service was a little slow, but not irritatingly so. The beer was cold and the food was hot.

Thank Mike T
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I am so glad I have returned time and time again. Since my last review of this place in March they have kicked it up a knotch and maybe two. This week's visit was at the main bar area with Amanda, she's from the upstairs bar, and what a pleasure she brings to a customer. Top knotch all the way!... More 

Thank JEF G
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
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278 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Spending the afternoon in downtown Knoxville, just popping in and out of shops, browsing thru Mast General Store we were heading back to where the car was parked and decided we needed some dinner. There are so many places to choose from to eat. We picked the Downtown Bar and Grill. Sitting outside at a café table in the warm... More 

Thank pretblueye
Johnson City, Tennessee
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428 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We ate hear on Saturday night. Put our name in for the wait and told it would be an hour wait. We were able to grab a bar table from a couple that was leaving (not sure we were really supposed to but no one seemed to notice or say anything). Our server was great; really on top of things.... More 

Thank MaccaFan1
Nashville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, service, and excellent lunch menu and choices. Everyone enjoyed their lunch. This has become our new go-to when we visit the UT campus.

Thank Edward G
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Good food. Great hangout if you are downtown. Dinner and a movie is a great date night. Great place to go and watch the people.

Thank sandidee5
Columbia, Missouri
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136 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I found this place via a friend. They have all day happy hour on Sunday which means 1/2 price appetizers. you can sample their 7 brews for $7, their pints are solid. The place does draw a lot of locals. I drank for an hour, had an appetizer and didn't spend over $20

Thank Nick P

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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?