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Downtown Grill & Brewery

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$$ - $$$
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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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Concord, Ohio
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you walk in the building is very open with great decor. One you expect of an old Knoxville building that had been refurbished. A little history as well. A very good varieties of beer as well as a fairly extensive menu. A very cool place. Relaxing. The service was very good as was the food and the time spent... More 

Thank 19Danny56
Ormond Beach, Florida
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a group of seven for a late lunch after my son's graduation. The lunch menu was fairly extensive and moderately priced with enough variation to satisfy all at the table. They have a good selection of local brewed beers as well. A little loud due to the concrete floors and hard surfaces but a fun hangout place.

Thank WesOrmond
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
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128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know if this place has kicked it up a knotch because of the new competition growing in the area or it could be they just want to be known as the best. Whatever it is it's glowing. You can see it with the staff, like Rachael at the downstairs bar, it's the food, tasty as you can get,... More 

Thank JEF G
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a great atmosphere. We went on a sunday afternoon and they had a jazz band playing. Food was good. No real complaints.

Thank ejones0626
Marietta, Georgia
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132 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met some music fans prior to the Jason Isbell show at the Tennessee Theater and then went back for drinks after the show. Food prices are good and the drink prices are surprising inexpensive (well liquor drinks were like $5.50 - 6.) Grilled ribeyes were tasty, side dishes were good and the service was good even though the place... More 

Thank identicaltwin
Knoxville, United States
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here several times. The appetizers are large and very good. The dinners and service great. The atmosphere is what you would expect. Definitely a place to try.

Thank George S
Kershaw, South Carolina
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121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 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 21 April 2017 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 20 April 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Grill, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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?