Over the next few minutes we will be taking a deep dive into drinking at the best bars in Chattanooga. From a tall glass of beer and a shot of vodka to local drink specials and singing karaoke we are going to try and cover it all.
The best wine and cocktail bars near you will get the ball rolling. Once they have been discussed in full breweries and sports bars to watch the big game or maybe play some pool and throw some darts will get a shout out.
Those who want to get the party started right after work or just buy some cheaper drinks will learn about the best drink specials in your area next. After they are out of the way we will move on to bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights around town.
Bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music will wrap this all up. Be sure to check out our Chattanooga bar map that has every place we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
And you are all welcome to compare the scene here to other cities around the region at this link if you want.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
Many would agree that the best Chattanooga cocktail and wine bars are:
- Public House Chattanooga at 1110 Market St
- Barley Chattanooga at 235 E M L King Blvd
- Unknown Caller at 715 Cherry St
- Whiskey Thief at 102 Walnut St
- Mary’s Lounge at 2125 McCallie Ave
- JMac’s at 608 Georgia Ave
- Look Out Winery at 11848 Highway 41
Barley Chattanooga is a local taproom and cocktail bar that focuses on art, board games, and community.
Unknown Caller has an alley patio outside and their cocktail menu is constantly being updated as new cocktails are added every week. They have all the classics as well as their constantly changing creations like slushee cocktails, volcano bowls, cheap local beer, wine, cheese boards, mac and cheese, and ramen.
Whiskey Thief is at the top of The Edwin Hotel and offers small plates bursting with Appalachian flavor paired with the highest quality libations like artful cocktails featuring Tennessee’s signature spirits.
JMac’s offers 75 wines by the glass and craft beer in your area along with cheese boards and vintage music.
Look Out Winery has the most outside seating in Chattanooga and other notable features are its covered balcony, covered patio, and newly opened deck overlooking the Tennessee River. People always admire its river view, three-state mountain top views, and special wine served at their bar.
Chattanooga Breweries & Sports Bars
You and your buddies will have a great time watching the big game at these local sports bars and breweries:
- Big River Grille Downtown at 222 Broad St
- WanderLinger Brewing Company at 1208 King St
- The Tap House at 3800 St Elmo Ave #114
- The Terminal BrewHouse at 1464 Market St
- Naked River Brewing & BBQ at 1791 Reggie White Blvd
- Miller’s Ale House at 2119 Gunbarrel Rd
- Bud’s Sports Bar at 5751 Brainerd Rd
- Trish’s Sports Bar at 4762 Hwy 58 #116
- The Honest Pint at 35 Patten Parkway
Big River Grille & Brewing Works offers creative cuisine, award-winning ales and lagers, and a large outdoor patio. Rhythm & Brews is Big River’s music venue and offers championship billiards as well as live entertainment and the restaurant has a working brewery, a bar, and semi-private dining areas for groups and parties.
WanderLinger Brewing Company has some of the best beer on tap near you and its mission is to provide a space for artists of all types to gather and share their work. It is for the painters and musicians to the chefs and brewers who meticulously prepare their food and beer from scratch.
The Tap House has a tap room with 30 draft beers, domestic cans, ciders, kombucha, wine, sake cocktails, coffee, pub snacks, and burgers.
Jack and Claire Miller opened the first Miller’s Ale House in 1988 and they serve delicious steaks, boneless chicken zingers, unique pasta dishes, abundant salads, hearty sandwiches, delectable desserts, and a variety of appetizers.
Their full-service bar makes some of the most exotic cocktails in your area like the watermelon margarita, a good wine selection, and over 75 craft, seasonal, and domestic beers. They are a place where you can watch sports showing everything on one of their wall-to-wall screens whether it’s a game, a match, a battle, a race, or a tournament.
Bud’s is a veteran-owned and operated local sports bar and restaurant known for its delicious food, refreshing drinks, large televisions, and lively atmosphere. They also have live music, events, non-smoking areas, smoking areas, a dog-friendly terrace in addition to karaoke every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 8pm.
Trish’s Sports Bar is a family-owned and operated establishment that provides free Wi-Fi, pool, darts, karaoke, live music, and plenty of tasty beers.
Local Drink Specials
There are plenty of good bars with drink specials in your area and you can get great value if you time your visit properly:
- Flying Squirre at 55 Johnson St
- Community Pie at 850 Market St
- Frothy Monkey at 1400 Market St
Flying Squirrel offers fantastic local drink specials from 5pm to 10pm every day of the week except for Monday. Tuesdays are half-priced wine, Thursdays are $3 pints, Fridays are 25% off bottled beer, and Saturdays are $5 select cocktails.
Community Pie offers a mug of beer for the price of a pint during their drink specials from 3pm to 6pm from Monday through Friday and Saturdays are 40 taps offering $3 sangrias.
Frothy Monkey believes in happy five hours which run from 2pm to 7pm from Monday through Friday in addition to $5 cocktails and 2-for-1 draft beers and house wines.
Trivia, Quiz & Game Nights
Check out this list of bars with trivia, quiz, and game nights near you:
- Tremont Tavern at 1203 Hixson Pike
- Wanderlinger Brewing Company at 1208 King St
- Tap House at 3800 St Elmo Ave # 114
Tremont Tavern first opened its doors in 2006 and they serve food and wine as well as host an eclectic bar trivia night in Chattanooga with topics ranging from sports to politics and a final cinema round on Mondays at 8pm.
Wanderlinger Brewing Company offers live music and hosts a free local bar trivia night on Mondays at 7pm.
Join Tap House for free live team trivia every Wednesday at 7:30pm where you can enjoy some beers while putting your knowledge to the test.
Sky Zoo and Trish’s Sports Bar from some different lists have pool tables also.
Dance, Karaoke, & Live Music
Dance, listen to live music, or sing karaoke at these fun bars around town:
- The Social at 1110 Market St
- Bar Watson Chatt at 6925 Shallowford Rd #202
- Regans at 24 Station St
- Sky Zoo at 5709 Lee Hwy
Fresh drinks, wines, cocktails, drink specials, Friday ladies’ night, hump day hacienda, and live music are available at The Social.
It’s like having multiple venues in one at Bar Watson Chatt because they have three bars, two dance floors, live music, karaoke, one of the best DJs in town, and weekly shows. They allow smoking on their two large patios and welcome ages 21 and up for unique cocktails, an eclectic selection of wines, live, and a poker night at the bar.
Regan’s Place first opened its doors in 2016 and they offer half-priced bourbons and wine bottles from 9pm to 10pm every Friday. Regan’s hosts the retro weekend dance parties in your area every weekend featuring all your favorite dance hits from the 1980’s, 1990’s, and early 2000’s.
Sky Zoo features live music, 6 pool tables, seating, a full-service bar, and a jukebox for your entertainment needs every Friday and Saturday.
Bud’s Sports Bar, Trish’s, and Rhythm & Brews are more bars with live music near you who we have mentioned in some other lists.
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Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Chattanooga
There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke near you. Hopefully we were able to fill you in on some valuable info that will make your next night out a little better.
Please use the comments to let us know if any spots have closed down or if any new cool places have opened up in your area so that we can keep our lists fresh. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Chattanooga.