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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
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
knoxville tn
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love eating here and suggest their fish and chips, pizza, or fajitas!! They have a great selection of burgers and lots of crafted beer to choose from. It's a fun place to eat but ask to sit downstairs because some of the new waitresses serve upstairs and aren't as friendly or knowledgeable

Thank nicolansam
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here with friends 12/27/16 for lunch. To say the least we were not welcomed very well. One hostess there was polite but then there was another that was annoyed and ranting. She seated us while grumbling, came back with our silverware threw it on the table and said she was done with this place and... More 

Thank Sbs724
Sevierville, TN
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128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here for a bite to eat on News Years Eve 2016 waiting for a movie and the festivities in Market Square. Was hungry so we ordered dinner. I 100% realize this establishment is more for their craft beer than food, but I figured it might at least have good food. I had a ribeye and my wife had... More 

Thank TripTaker83
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely recommend this place for lunch. They have a huge menu and I have never had a bad meal there. Service is always decent to great and the wait time after order is never very long. Night time this place comes alive. They have a bar upstairs and down with live music upstairs on calendar. It does get loud in... More 

Thank Jeff W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always great. ..I live in Iowa but have been to Knoxville a lot over the years and stop here every time. It was great the first time and every time after, What more could you want from a restaurant . I could go on but you get the point.

Thank Mike W
Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a few times when I'm downtown and never am I disappointed. Highly recommend, price is fair.

Thank Washingtonsteven

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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, Cheap Eats, Groups, 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?