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Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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200 E Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915-1005
+1 865-521-0092
11:30 - 02:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Barley's is fun with the live music and on trivia nights, but other than that there is nothing great about this place to me. The food is good, but not great and the service has been lacking every time I have been.

Thank SamanthaK16
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Barleys for years and it never disappoints. The pizza is an all time favorite. We rarely leave without getting the garlic knots.

Thank Jennytheelf
Knoxville, Tennessee
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The pizza is really good, the location can be a bit dicey, but there is lots of free parking. They have bands playing a couple of nights a week, great beer and drink selections. Loud, lots of energy, a fun place to have pizza and a beer.

Thank TjttTraveller
Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy Barleys! They have a huge draft beer selection and great food. I usually order the pizza and always love it! If you want great pizza, beer, and a chill atmosphere you need to try Barleys!

Thank PharmMac76
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The pizza was good however the restaurant/bar was very dirty looking. There was a very dirty smell in the hostess area. The whole atmosphere feels like a dirty old bar. It was dark and hard to see the stairs to go up to the banquet room. I was very disappointed. The outside has some new paint and looks nice but... More 

Thank rhbikebum
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I went for a friend's birthday in May and it was delicious, we ordered every single different kind of pizza, the one I specifically remember is the one with spinach and artichokes on it. It was delicious. Being from NY, I know a good pizza when I eat it and Barley's definitely had one of the best tasting pizzas I've... More 

Thank Renrey16
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on our way home from vacation bc my daughter really wanted pizza. The restaurant itself is super cool- in a historic trendy area and the interior matches that as well. To be fair, we did go on a Saturday when they were very busy BUT service was awful. Refills on drinks were non existent, and my husbands beer... More 

Thank Mlb4u31
Maryville, Tennessee
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Barley's has been in the Old City for a long, long time. They have been consistent over the long run...decent "bar food"...not fine dining by any means. The service is typical pub style...nothing fancy. If they are not busy you can develop a working relationship with your server and all is well. If they are very busy...it's different. The place... More 

Thank AEP97
Seattle, Washington
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381 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I came for a group event one evening and enjoyed their pizza and salad. The crust is firm and crisp but not tough and the toppings were fresh and the pizza not greasy. We were in the back room with several long tables and puffy white clouds hiding the overhead lights. The main room upstairs had pool tables and games... More 

Thank GoAlong2
Erwin, Tennessee, USA
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180 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Went here after the vols game and had a great time. Love the upstairs it's the place to be. Very nice selection of brews. Tons of room to hangout and great location from the stadium. The pizza in my opinion is just avg. Not a fan of their sauce. I would go back and try something different though. We had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 E Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915-1005
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-521-0092

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