At the heart of every great relationship in life is food. And not just any food—the “you have to try this,” camera-eats-first kind of food.
Whether it’s a shared bite on your first date or a full spread at a formal event, good food is often tied to great memories. At Dead End BBQ, we’re all about creating moments that become special memories, and a big part of how we do it is through our award-winning BBQ and a few of our most beloved brews.
Our team of BBQ and brew aficionados agree: the best barbeque satisfies the hanger and leaves you craving more. We’re here to help. All you need to do is come find the right pairing for you…
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Find the BBQ & Brew for You
Check out some of our team’s favorite pairings for some delicious inspiration when planning your next date night at Dead End…
BBQ: Smokehouse Stew or Hillbilly Chili
Why we love it: Available from October – March, our Smokehouse Stew and Hillbilly Chili are warm, flavorful, and pair well with a dark brew like Guinness on a chilly day. This rich, malty beer is known for its bold flavors (coffee and chocolate, among others) and complements beef dishes like our seasonal soups well. The best part? Guinness is always on draft at Dead End.
BBQ: Rebel Yell Burger*
Brew: Bearden Brewhouse Sour
Why we love it: This is the perfect pairing for anyone looking to support our local community! This sour beer (made right here in Knoxville) is a great addition to any burger—but our Rebel Yell Burger is especially love-worthy. Topped with crisp bacon and fried onion strips, the saltiness of this all-beef burger makes a refreshing sour beer a must. But if you’re still looking for a reason to try this salty-sour combo, Dead End BBQ proudly donates $1 to West High School for every Rebel Yell Burger purchased. Go rebels!
BBQ: Smoked Hummus Appetizer + Wings or Nachos
Brew: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Why we love it: Nachos, tot-chos, wings… A light, citrus-y Sierra Nevada Pale Ale goes great with it all. But to truly take advantage of the wide variety our menu offers, we suggest trying it with a light appetizer, such as our hummus or an order of sweet potato fries. Follow it up with a tray of wings or nachos your way for a filling meal that’ll send you and your date home happy!
BBQ: Build Your Own BBQ Tray
Brew: Local Beer Flight (Albright IPA, Woodruff IPA, BBM Seasonal, YeeHaw Dunkel)
Why we love it: The best way to celebrate any day is with a build your own BBQ tray! Have it your way this Valentine’s Day when you and your plus one choose from a wide selection of award-winning meats, house-made sides, and fresh breads. Perfect for one or a taste for two, our local beer flight is packed with flavor. This flight of four offers everything from earthy to chocolatey, so don’t miss out next time you’re in!
Pro tip! Make sure to stop by Monday-Friday from 2-6 pm to take advantage of our Happy Hour pricing on select brews and spirits.
Show Sutherland Ave Some Love
Looking for a local spot to spoil your loved one with a delicious meal? Dead End BBQ is the place for you!
Conveniently located in the Pond Gap community off Sutherland Avenue, Dead End offers a unique dining experience in a cozy, friendly environment that pays homage to our local roots. Come join us to make it a memorable holiday or keep us in mind for you next date night!