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Downtown Grill & Brewery

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424 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
865-633-8111
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 170
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Brew Pub

The Downtown Grill & Brewery is a great place for a bite & pint. With a fantastic Gay Street location, it offers very good beer and food (a full service bar offers most anything you'll want to drink). Very professional and friendly staff...you'll feel right at home. The Brew Pub is highly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was our first meal in Knoxville, and it has really set the tone for this visit. Honestly, I loved everything about it. It is big, and a bit noisy, but the tables are set far enough apart, that the noise is just an ambient thing, rather than a trying to talk over others type of thing. I really loved... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent place for after work or business lunches. My favorite time is Sunday after Church. Simple menu. Great burgers. Good wings. Some of the best Fajita's in town. Lots of beer selections including their own which is pretty good in its own right. Video games, pool tables also upstairs. One of my favorite places in Knoxville.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Downtown Grill & Brewery is a great place for a bite & pint. With a fantastic Gay Street location, it offers very good beer and food (a full service bar offers most anything you'll want to drink). Very professional and friendly staff...you'll feel right at home. The Brew Pub is highly recommended.

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Pensacola Beach
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food was very good, I had the Grilled Pork Chops. Service was prompt and efficient. The building is quite interesting with the large copper vats for the Brewery. Prices were reasonable.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food is great. The atmosphere is fine if you go when it isn't busy. Because of the acoustics in the building, if you go during lunch or when it is busy, it is very loud and hard to hear the person you are dining with.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Yesterday, some friends and I went to Brunch for this first time here at this location. And it was great! Also service was awesome! They had jazz music playing, the atmosphere was awesome and so was the food. I had the Red Pepper & chicken Omelette, it was good, the only thing I wish they had was bottomless. Mimosas. The... More 

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Hernando, Fl
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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Had an unexpectedly fine meal at a place that seemed more of a,bar. Was seated immediately and served by a very helpful young waitress who answered litany menu questions with a smile. The ahi tuna, which was done exactly right, was served with a lot of excellent choices of sides. The beer was well priced, as was the tuna. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Get place to eat and hangout with friends and coworkers. Prices are great and the food is awesome. They have a upstairs and downstairs. Great to go if you are around the downtown area or in Knoxville Tennessee.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I enjoy sitting outside dining and watching the people at Downtown Grill and Brewery. They have good salads and burgers which is what I normally get here. I was a little ticked off when my burger came with a tiny piece of tomato and when I ask the server for a larger slice she said it would e a dollar... More 

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Knoxville
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118 reviews 118 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We ate there with a friend for their breakfast brunch. The food was plentiful, the service good, but it is in an old department store/warehouse setting with an open second floor with seating and when it is crowded, which is often, the noise level is such that you can barely hear the person across the table from you. There is... More 

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Additional Information about Downtown Grill & Brewery

Address: 424 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
Phone Number: 865-633-8111
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisine: Grill, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 424 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865-633-8111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Grill, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?