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Cool Beans Bar and Grill

American, Bar
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1817 Lake Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-3007
+1 865-522-6417
11:00 am - 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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Awesome pre-football game place to be! A little bit off the beaten path to find but recommend by the hotel we are staying at. Bartenders outside friendly. Good beer. Good food. Good atmosphere. Good crowd.

Thank sadiekost
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113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

The place was full at the time we went, which is great to meet new people but the decor could improve a lot, so is service and the cleanliness of the place. Bathrooms are far too small to serve that much people.

Thank Arnoldo84
Vila Velha, ES
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84 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

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.

Thank EstelaAltoe
Tampa, Florida
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121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Jacob S
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank KnoxvilleFoodie
Vila Velha, ES
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Bárbara A
Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank NomadicLizard
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles 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...

Thank Dougey
Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Terri L
Knoxville, TN
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2009

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

Thank cbhowie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1817 Lake Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-3007
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-522-6417

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