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'Diablo' is more than your typical Mexican restaurant

Downtown Johnson City welcomed a new restaurant on Cinco de Mayo last year: Diablo, a Mexican bar and grill. Despite the restaurant being new to the city, the owner is not. Owner Vik Vatrana has also owned Sahib Indian Restaurant for over 15 years. His hope for Diablo is that it would be a place for young adults to gather and enjoy themselves with good food, drinks and music. 

Although Diablo offers an extensive food menu ranging from birria tacos to burgers and a uniquely crafted cocktail menu, the appeal of Diablo stretches beyond. The themed events and live music draw many customers in, providing a space of vibrant nightlife. Weekend parties at the restaurant cater to many different groups and are often accompanied by special deals. Since opening less than a year ago, they have hosted dozens of events.  

Due to their focus on late-night events, Diablo is open until 3:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays (Saturday and Sunday mornings). After midnight, the dining room is closed, the neon lights are set aglow, and all attention goes to dancing and enjoying the exciting atmosphere.  


Diablo is located at 216 E Main St. in Johnson City, Tenn. For more information, visit their Facebook page or Instagram @diablo_barandgrill.  


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