Sweet P’s Downtown Dive

Sweet P’s second location, the Downtown Dive, was born out of our love for classic American dive bars and barbeque joints. Located in Downtown Knoxville the 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 you can sit outside and enjoy what we think is Knoxville’s best beer garden.

Mardi Gras @ Sweet P’s

February 10th, 11th and 13th 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 chicken gumbo, as well as Andouille Po’ Boys, our in house made andouille sausage on french bread with cajun slaw and creole mustard. Enjoy $2 beers from Abita and NOLA Brewing Company all weekend long. If you can’t be at the party, be at Sweet P’s.

Valentines Day @ Sweet P’s

Wednesday, February 14th at both locations

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 Heat Chocolate Porter Cupcakes will also be available to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Taste n’ Toast

@ The Dive, Wednesday, February 28th

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 Personal Butts! You have to see it to believe it, your very own half pound Boston butt for you to pull and eat. Served with ancho chili roasted sweet potatoes and bacon wrapped haricot vert bundles. We are also very excited about partnering with our neighbors at Pretentious Beer Company. They have just released some exciting flavors and we will be pairing the night’s offerings with a pink peppercorn Belgian golden ale. The event starts at 5:30 and ends at 9. The cost for the meal and beer pairing is $15 with all proceeds going to the Knoxville Zoo.

Food and Drink News!

Downtown Dive Drink Specials and Offerings:

  • Thursdays, every bottle of wine is half-price.
  • $3 Mimosas all the time!

Half-off Happy Hour – Weekly, Tuesday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., Downtown Dive, 410 W. Jackson Ave.

Sweet P’s Barbeque will pour half-priced beer and wine during happy hour every Tuesday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. Sweet P’s also will offer half-priced pimento cheese and fried pickles, in addition to a happy hour menu that features new specials each week.

Daily Specials

Tuesday: BBQ Burritos, Nachos or Quesadillas your choice – $7

Wednesday: Red Beans and Rice – $7.50

Thursday: Smoked Meatloaf with your choice of 2 sides – $10

Friday: Smoked Andouille Sausage plate with your choice of 2 sides $9

Saturday & Sunday: Featured Item


Ample parking is available. And the lot across the street from us is FREE after 6pm on weekdays and all day on Saturday and Sunday! Guests can reach the entrance to our large parking lot, which is free on nights and weekends, by turning onto West Jackson Avenue from Gay Street.


410 W. Jackson Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902
Map & Directions


(865) 281-1738


Business Hours

Tuesday11am - 9pm
Wednesday11am - 9pm
Thursday11am - 9pm
Friday11am - 10pm
Saturday11am - 10pm
Sunday11am - 9pm


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