Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

410 W Jackson Ave
Knoxville TN  37902

Phone: (865) 281-1738

Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

Sweet P's BBQ will be opened a second location in Downtown Knoxville Spring 2015! Headed by front man Chris Ford who shifted his artistic style from music to culinary arts of slow cooked foods, Sweet P's Barbecue and Downtown Dive will bring you the same Smokin' Menu and Soulful Charm folks have come to expect from the Sweet P's name.

Specializing in the art of smoked foods Sweet P’s prides itself on doing things the right way in the tradition of it’s southern heritage...slow and low. The menu is a fresh take on soul food classics turning old favorites into Sweet P’s originals. Everything is made daily using fresh ingredients and the highest quality of meats.

Sweet P's Barbecue and Soul House, opened to rave reviews in the spring of 2009. With it’s family juke joint atmosphere and great entertainment not to mention the award winning food Sweet P’s garnered local praise and national media attention. In 2010 Sweet P’s made their national TV debut appearing on the Travel Channel’s Man Vs. Food. Another milestone for Sweet P's is the opening of it's second location on Jackson Avenue in Downtown Knoxville.

Sweet P's Downtown Dive caters to people who want to enjoy the same great food in the Scruffy City’s ever growing art district, with a great selection of craft beers and an eclectic wine list and a spacious beer garden.

Sweet P’s second location, the Downtown Dive, was born out of our love for classic American dive bars and barbeque joints.

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Payment Options: Cash, Visa, Amex, Mastercard, Discover
Restaurant Services: Walk-ins, Kids-Friendly, Takeout, Catering, Outdoor Seating

Categories: American Restaurant, Barbecue Restaurant, Dive Bar, Southern Restaurant

Hours

Tue: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm



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Past Events

Taste n’ Toast Benefiting The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club

Taste n’ Toast Benefiting The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club
05:00 pm - 03/28/2018

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

With spring around the corner we are proud to partner with the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club and Yee-Haw Brewing Co. to bring you a taste of Texas. We will be serving...

Taste n’ Toast Benefiting The Knoxville Zoo

Taste n’ Toast Benefiting The Knoxville Zoo
05:00 pm - 02/28/2018

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

We will be kicking off our first Taste n’ Toast of the year with the Knoxville Zoo and Pretentious Beer Company. This will be one to remember as we are serving...

Valentines Day at Sweet P's

Valentines Day at Sweet P's
05:00 pm - 02/14/2018

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

Celebrate love with our famous smoked Prime Rib dinner. A 10 ounce cut of smoked prime rib with scalloped potatoes and roasted winter vegetables for $23. Sweet...

Mardi Gras at Sweet P’s

Mardi Gras at Sweet P’s
11:00 am - 02/10/2018

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

Sweet P’s will be celebrating New Orleans biggest party with some Crescent City favorites. Both locations will be serving up Gumbo Ya Ya, andouille sausage and...

Taste and Toast with the Women's Fund of East TN

Taste and Toast with the Women's Fund of East TN
05:00 pm - 10/25/2017

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

Join us on October 25th, 2017, anytime from 5:00 - 9:00pm at Sweet P's Downtown Dive to support the WFET's vision of "Every Woman Self-Sustaining" over a delicious...

Taste and Toast Benefiting the Women's Fund

Taste and Toast Benefiting the Women's Fund
05:00 pm - 10/25/2017

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

Come toast a great community partner and get a taste of some great food! Oct 25th at the Downtown Dive, starting at 5 o'clock, we will feature a bacon wrapped...

Half Priced Wings And $2.50 Tennessee Taps

Half Priced Wings And $2.50 Tennessee Taps
11:00 am - 09/23/2017

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

Half priced wings, $2.50 drafts, best bbq in town, and big TV's. What more could you ask for to come and watch the Vols all season long? If the Vols are playing...

Taste n' Toast

Taste n' Toast
05:00 pm - 09/20/2017

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

Come toast a great community partner and get a taste of some great food! The meal and cider pairing will be $15 with $5 of each meal donated to the Muse Knoxville....

Half Priced Wings And $2.50 Tennessee Taps

Half Priced Wings And $2.50 Tennessee Taps
11:00 am - 09/16/2017

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

Half priced wings, $2.50 drafts, best bbq in town, and big TV's. What more could you ask for to come and watch Vols all season long? If the Vols are playing then...

Half Priced Wings And $2.50 Tennessee Taps

Half Priced Wings And $2.50 Tennessee Taps
11:00 am - 09/09/2017

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

Half priced wings, $2.50 drafts, best bbq in town, and big TV's. What more could you ask for to come and watch Vols all season long? If the Vols are playing than...

Find Waldo in Downtown Knoxville

Find Waldo in Downtown Knoxville
11:00 am - 07/01/2017

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

Downtown Knoxville is putting on the Where's Waldo hunt again this year so put on your striped shirt and black-rimmed specs (optional, of course) and come for a...

Taste and Toast to benefit Ijams Nature Center

Taste and Toast to benefit Ijams Nature Center
05:00 pm - 06/21/2017

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

We are excited to announce that this months Taste and Toast will be in support of Ijams Nature Center. As usual our chef, Josh Russell, has created a great meal...

Taste & Toast for the Bijou! Ft. Tom Bugg as Celebrity Bartender

Taste & Toast for the Bijou! Ft. Tom Bugg as Celebrity Bartender
05:00 pm - 05/24/2017

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

Come & meet us at Knoxville's favorite Downtown Dive for an evening of great food, great drinks, & one great cause: preserving the historic Bijou Theatre! Thanks...

World's Fair Day

World's Fair Day
11:00 am - 05/02/2017

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

Sweet P’s Downtown Dive is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair with food and drink specials at 1982 prices. Bud Light will be $1 and Cherry...

Mike McGill in the beer garden

Mike McGill in the beer garden
07:00 pm - 04/26/2017

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

Join us every Wed in the beer garden of the Downtown Dive with Mike McGill. This series will go on until Sept so don't be a stanger. Grab a beer, grab some Q,...

April Theology Pub

April Theology Pub
07:00 pm - 04/20/2017

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

Theology Pub is an informal gatherng of seekers, questioners, believers, and non-believers who are interested in discussing culture and faith in a PUBlic setting....

Mike McGill in the beer garden

Mike McGill in the beer garden
07:00 pm - 04/05/2017

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

Join us every Wed in the beer garden of the Downtown Dive with Mike McGill. This series will go on until Sept so don't be a stanger. Grab a beer, grab some Q,...

Taste & Toast to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Taste & Toast to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
05:00 pm - 03/15/2017

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

Support Frank Murphy of Classic Hits 93.1 WNOX as he competes in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year - Knoxville campaign and enjoy a great meal...

Ultimate Tennessee Sports Fan March Madness Giveaway

Ultimate Tennessee Sports Fan March Madness Giveaway
10:00 am - 03/04/2017

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

Win the ultimate UT football opener party with Sweet P's Barbeque and Yee-Haw Beer. Fill out your bracket at espn.com using group name "Sweet P's Slam Dunkel" and...

Fat Tuesday Celebration

Fat Tuesday Celebration
11:00 am - 02/28/2017

At Sweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive

We wil be celebrating Fat Tuesday with a house-made boudin and andouille sausage gumbe featuring chicken, okra, and a "swamp-funk" roux served over rice. We wil...

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