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Cool Beans Bar and Grill

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1817 Lake Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-3007
8655226417
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12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 am

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  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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it has music, drinks, people and it is so much fun! the best place to hang out around the University. It has many games (which makes me like it even more) and when you don't have tv, then you should go there to watch some football.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
EstelaAltoe
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Vila Velha, ES
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Vila Velha, ES
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81 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it has music, drinks, people and it is so much fun! the best place to hang out around the University. It has many games (which makes me like it even more) and when you don't have tv, then you should go there to watch some football.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Lots of fun memorabilia on the walls and ceiling and fun games and things to do. They've got a beer pong table, darts, foosball, fun electronic games, trivia night, and all sorts of other stuff to keep you entertained. The outdoor patio is nice, and there's almost always a great group of people there. I've had some of their food,... More 

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Thank Jacob S
Knoxville
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A college bar, situated perfectly between Ft. Sanders and campus. Despite the unassuming presence it delivers a big punch! Don't let the corn hole and dart boards fool you, their kitchen can push out some tasty treats. Great prices, delicious food, good service. Personal favorite to get on Sunday Fundays - the tater tots with cheese, sour cream, and bacon,... More 

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Thank KnoxvilleFoodie
Vila Velha, ES
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It's definitely one of the best options in Knoxville to hang out. Yu can dance, drink and talk.. good music is always playing

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Thank Bárbara A
Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This place is a local pestilence. I have seen my share of fun dive bars and college bars, and this place just doesn't measure up. It's a big fat failure. Here's the problem: The place is dull. How can a bar filled with drunk college kids be so damn lame? The food was greasy and gross. My friend got to... More 

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Thank NomadicLizard
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The waitress took my card number and ran it and wrote in her own tip (unauthorized). BBB now has them as a zero rating. Old broken down tables, musty beer smell, overpriced food, and rude workers. I didn't tip and even told them why and they ripped me off...

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Thank Dougey
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Tried this place out yesterday. Don't waste your time. We walked in and we weren't acknowledged by the bartender but we saw people seated and eating outside so we went out there. Waited over 15 minutes for service ( so we thought) a server or food runner came out to deliver there food,as we still sit and wait,eventually my sister... More 

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Thank Terri L
Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2009

Fun college atmosphere with great drink prices. Probably one of the best burgers under $5 that I've ever had.

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Thank cbhowie
Alexandria, Virginia
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2009

A great late night bar on the strip. $2.50 Jim Beam and Coke's......awesome! Always packed and always fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2008

Great bar. Get the cheese fries if you come during happy hour.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1817 Lake Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-3007
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 8655226417

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am

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