Since I moved to Knoxville TN 2 years ago I’ve found it difficult to find a decent neighborhood pub. Having the right combination of location, draft beer selection, food, and environment is something you all can relate to. Too far and it’s inconvenient, limited draft selection and what’s the point, bad food and you won’t go back, and the wrong environment will drive everyone away. So last night I decided to give a new sports bar in the area a try. Double Dogs opened its doors on December 13th here in Knoxville.
They are located at 10639 Hardin Valley Rd. near the Pellissippi Parkway. When I arrived the parking lot was packed, a good sign. The building supports numerous glass roll-up garage style doors so I assume in the summers there will be a nice open air feel. The table area is surrounded by walls of flat screens with every imaginable sports programming playing. The bar travels the length of the room and faces not only a wall of flat screens but a nice selection of draft beers. Of course the standard American mass produced lagers are there but they also have a decent selection of smaller regional brews. Included in the draft beers are Yuengling, Fat Tire, Purple Haze, Killians, Sam Adams Seasonal, New Castle, Guinness, Blue Moon, and Stella Artois.
Their bottle selection expands even further. The food menu seems fairly diverse with chicken pot pies, to peel and eat shrimp, salads, nachos, and burgers. The quality is very good and service is quick. The servers are all very friendly and the patrons are a mix of sports fans to families looking for a quick meal.
If you’re tired of fighting the Turkey Creek crowd and are looking for a neighborhood sports bar then give Double Dogs a try. For the West Knoxville crowd it a nice alternative to the typical.