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Featured In This Issue Mellow Mushroom ..................................... 20 The Dwell Hotel .......................................... 21 Southside Social .......................................... 22 Brewhaus ..................................................... 23 Bar & Nightclub Guide ............................... 24

Bluewater Grille .......................................... 28 The Press ..................................................... 29 Splitz Bar & Grill ....................................... 30 New Amsterdam Vodka .............................. 31



Mellow Mushroom W

ith its funky interior, tasty food, and laid-back atmosphere, Mellow Mushroom is one of the best places in Chattanooga to grab a bite with friends. Of course, Mellow’s pizzas are its main draw, and for good reason. Their flavorful, spring water crust and fresh ingredients make for a quality pizza experience. But even if you’re just in the mood for a drink and a quick appetizer, Mellow is a fantastic choice for a night out. Tuesday nights are Pint Night at Mellow. Diners can enjoy select draft beers for just $3, and Mellow’s rotating selection keeps things exciting week after week. Wine is just $2 all day every Thursday, so whether it’s girls’ night or date night, celebrate it at Mellow! Mellow is also the ideal Sunday destination. Their craft cocktails are just $5 each all day every Sunday, and mimosa carafes are just $10. They’re perfect for sipping on the patios. One standout cocktail is the Blue Moon Rising, a refreshing blend of Patrón Citrónge orange liqueur and house-made sour topped with a splash of Blue Moon Belgianstyle witbier and fresh lemon. With spring just around the corner, lighter meals are a great option, and Mellow’s got you covered. You can try their Greek Salad, their Caesar Salad paired with all-natural grilled chicken, or their Enlightened Spinach Salad, featuring fresh spinach topped with dried cherries, apples, house-

made candied pecans, and feta cheese. Some of the favorite patio pies are the Kosmic Karma (Mellow red sauce topped with feta cheese, mozzarella, spinach, sun-dried roasted tomatoes, and roma tomatoes finished with a pesto swirl) and the Great White (an olive oil and garlic base with sun-dried roasted tomatoes, provolone, feta, seasoned ricotta, fresh basil, mozzarella, roma tomatoes, and onions). Try them on Mellow’s thin crust! Pizza restaurants can be a bummer for gluten-free or vegan diners, but not Mellow. With the best gluten-free, dairy-free pizzas in town, it’s a place anyone can enjoy. Of course, Mellow’s locations are hard to beat. Their downtown location, sitting right by the Chattanooga Aquarium, the riverfront, and downtown movie theatre, is the perfect dinner destination if you want to take a walk downtown before and catch a movie after. Mellow’s Hamilton Place location is also a great option. It features a lovely outdoor patio, and is just a few blocks away from all the shopping options of Hamilton Place. All these in-restaurant drink and dining options are great reasons to choose Mellow, but don’t forget that they offer catered meals as well. If you want the taste of Mellow Mushroom at your next event,


check out their brand-new catering menu. You can order any of their handcrafted, stone-baked pizzas along with salads, pasta, sandwiches, desserts, and munchies for any occasion. Don’t forget that they offer vegetarian, vegan, calorie-conscious, and gluten-free options, too. The full catering menu is available at Next time you’re looking for the right place for date night, Sunday lunch, after-work drinks, or anything in-between, you can count on Mellow Mushroom.

The Scoop

Funky, art-filled chain pizzeria featuring craft beer, calzones & creative stone-baked pizzas. Mellow Mushroom Two convenient locations 205 Broad St. (423) 266-5564 2318 Lifestyle Way (423) 468-3737


The Dwell Hotel

Following a month of renovations,

Chattanooga’s midcentury-inspired gem, The Dwell Hotel, has opened a completely reimagined drinking and dining space. The Solarium, a café and cocktail bar, boasts colorful decor, botanical touches, and both indoor and outdoor seating. Large windows bring a refreshing airiness to the space, capturing the look and feel of a retro sunroom. The Solarium creates a perfect contrast to Matilda Midnight, The Dwell’s “starlit” cocktail bar. Both lounges will share the same menu and hours, serving brunch, lunch, tapas and small plates every day from 7 a.m. to midnight. New cocktail menus play on the day and night contrast between the two bars. The Day Cocktails menu features six newly developed drinks, including “Daydreaming”, a mix of Pimms, Dry Curacao, Cocci Rosa, Red CurrantInfused Dark Rum, and Cucumber Bitters. The drink has a fruity lightness, perfect for sipping on the Solarium patio.

Night Cocktails menu standouts like “Luminary”, with its exquisite balance of spicy, bitter, and smooth—a mix of Ancho Reyes, Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur, Bombay Sapphire, Paxton, and chocolate and barrel-aged peychauds bitters—is ideal for evening hours at the Matilda Midnight bar. “Like Matilda Midnight and The Dwell Hotel, The Solarium will exceed the expectations of our local and outof-town guests, offering a menu and experience that they can’t find anywhere else,” said owner Seija Ojanpera. “While the dining options are the same for Matilda Midnight and the Solarium, the two spaces are completely different: guests can choose between The Solarium’s bright, café-like atmosphere or Matilda’s evening-inspired ambience—no matter the time of day.” With a menu inspired by international cuisine, drinks designed by masterful mixologists, and ingredients sourced from local farms and businesses, you’re bound to fall in love with the lounges at The Dwell Hotel, where lively meets luxury. THE PULSE • SPRING DRINK • MARCH 15, 2018 • CHATTANOOGAPULSE.COM • 21


Southside Social


outhside Social, the downtown Chattanooga favorite for group games and lively atmosphere, is reopening after a brief hiatus with a refurbished space and a reimagined menu. The “new” Southside Social will still have all the features that made the first place a success—ten lanes of bowling, lounge seating with flat-screen televisions, pool tables, skee ball, ping pong, shuffleboard, and giant jenga. The outside courtyard has casual seating, fire pits, a bocce ball court, horse shoes, and corn hole. Now, arcade games have been added to the upstairs lounge area, including two pinball machines and one multicade game machine. Southside has spent time during the revamp ensuring that the bar is a safe place for anyone to come enjoy a night of games, music, drinking, and socializing. Now closing at midnight instead of 2 a.m., and closing the streets alongside the front entrance, Southside promises


a carefree time in a game-focused environment. With new music venue, The Signal, right next door and the warmer months right around the corner, Southside is the perfect place to come sip a drink from the new cocktail menu while playing a game of corn hole with friends. A standout on the new menu is the Tennessee Twist, a fruity, bold mixture of JW Kelly bourbon, Triple Sec, orange juice, and grenadine syrup. Southside still offers some of the best drink deals in the city, with $2 mimosas and $5 award-winning Bloody Marys at Saturday and Sunday brunch, and $2 domestic drafts available all night on Thursdays. There’s no place in Chattanooga quite like Southside. It’s the only place that offers so many options for entertainment, and with its refocus on the games that made it such a hit when it first opened, Southside is a perfect destination for those in search of a good time.


Brewhaus BrewPub S

itting in a prime location on Frazier Avenue on Chattanooga’s North Shore is the unique German– American gastro pub, Brewhaus. With a relaxed and homey feel, Brewhaus is a great place to grab a hearty portion of some very unique food. When walking inside, you can’t help but be blown away by the stunning view of the Walnut Street Bridge and the Tennessee River. At Brewhaus, they treat you like family and are never eager to rush you out the door. You are greeted with friendly faces, who immediately make you feel as if it’s your home

away from home, where you can sit back, relax and enjoy some good food and drink.” Kick off the week on Mondays with $3 half liter draft beers all day and end the week with industry happy hour on Sundays with $4 wells and $1 off beers. On Tuesdays, join us for team trivia starting at 7:30 p.m. and a chance to win a variety of prizes. And on Wednesdays you can enjoy the live music of Dan from Danimal Planet. April 21st is a big date for Brewhaus. Dog Fish Head is sponsoring the “Dog Fish Record Store Day

Nation Wide Release Party” for up and coming record releases. This event includes live music, food, and of course, plenty of beer, including the 2016 Dogfish 120min IPA. David Sherril, the general manager at Brewhaus, is all about bringing in the springtime with his focus on atmosphere and the incredible view and scenery that accompanies

its patio area. For him, “a city like Chattanooga, being more an outdoor city, is perfect for people who enjoy staying active given its masterful scenery. As one looks out from the patio at Brewhaus, to our local Coolidge Park, Tennessee River, Aquarium, and Lookout Mountain, they will understand why.


Bar & Nightclub Guide 1885 Grill 3914 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 485-3050 3rd Deck Burger Bar 201 Riverfront Pkwy. (423) 266-4488 Abuelo’s 2102 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-7400 Acropolis Mediterranean Grill 2213 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-5341 AGM Restaurant & Lounge 1622 Dodds Ave. (423) 508-8107 Alan Gold’s Discotheque 1100 McCallie Ave. (423) 629-8080 Alchemy 801 Pine St. (423) 531-4653 Alimentari Cucina e Bar 801 Chestnut St. (423) 498-3190 Alleia 25 E. Main St. (423) 305-6990 American Wings 4011 Brainerd Rd. (423) 475-6212 Amigo Mexican Restaurant 5794 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-5435 5450 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-8049 1906 Dayton Blvd. (423) 870-9928 3805 Ringgold Rd. (423) 624-4345

We strive to make our listings accurate, but things change. We recommend you call in advance or visit websites before visiting any restaurant.

6701 Hwy. 58 (423) 710-8970 Applebee’s 5606 Brainerd Rd. (423) 553-9203 356 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 875-8353 2342 Shallowford Village Rd. (423) 499-1999 Aretha Frankensteins 518 Tremont St. (423) 265-7685 Back Inn Café 412 E. 2nd St. (423) 265-5033 Backstage Bar 29 E. 14th St. (423) 629-2233 Bar Louie 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-4155 Barley Chattanooga 253 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 682-8200 Basecamp Bar & Restaurant 346 Frazier Ave. (423) 803-5251 Beast + Barrel 16 Frazier Ave. (423) 805-4599 Beef O’Brady’s 5958 Snow Hill Rd. #100


(423) 910-0261 Big Chill & Grill 103 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 267-2445 Big Don’s Bar & Karaoke 306 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 755-0041 Big River Grille 222 Broad St. (423) 267-2739 2020 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 553-7723 Bluewater Grille 224 Broad St. (423) 266-4200 Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar 1459 Riverside Dr. (423) 622-0122 Boccaccia Restaurant 3077 S. Broad St. (423) 266-2930 Bonefish Grill 2115 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 892-3175 Bourbon Street Music Bar 2000 E. 23rd St. (423) 475-5118 Brewhaus 224 Frazier Ave. (423) 531-8490 Bud’s Sports Bar

5751 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-9878 Buffalo Wild Wings 120 Market St. (423) 634-0468 5744 Hwy. 153 (423) 877-3338 Carrabba’s Italian Grill 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 894-9970 Charlie’s Restaurant & Lounge 8504 Dayton Pike (423) 842-9744 Chattanooga Billiards Club 725 Cherry St. (423) 267-7740 Chattanooga Billiards Club East 110 Jordan Dr. (423) 499-3883 Chattanooga Brewing Company 1804 Chestnut St. (423) 702-9958 Chili’s 408 Market St. (423) 265-1511, 5637 Brainerd Rd. (423) 855-0376 1921 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 892-6319 123 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 877-4344 Christy’s Sports Bar 3469 Brainerd Rd. (423) 702-8137 Clyde’s On Main 122 W. Main St. (423) 362-8335 Community Pie

850 Market St. (423) 486-1743 Conga Latin Food 26 E. Main St. (423) 201-4806 Den Sports Bar & Lounge 1200 E. 23rd St. (423) 475-6007 Diamond Billiard Club 3600 Hixson Pike (423) 877-5882 Diamonds & Lace Showbar (Babes Sports Bar) 115 Honest St. (423) 855-1893 Dorado Cuisine & Spirits 801 Pine St. (423) 531-4653 Dos Amigos 3208 Amnicola Hwy. (423) 495-1802 Easy Bistro 203 Broad St. (423) 266-1121 Edley’s BBQ 205 Manufacturer’s Rd. (423) 498-2772 El Meson 2204 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 894-8726 248 Northgate Park (423) 710-1201 Eleven and H20 Bar DoubleTree Hotel 407 Chestnut St. (423) 756-5150 Empire Distributors 3794 Tag Rd. (423) 899-3962 Feed Table & Tavern 201 W. Main St. (423)708-8500 Firebirds Wood Fired

Grill 2107 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 308-1090 Fireside Grille 3018 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-9898 FIVE Bar 200 Manufacturer’s Rd. (423) 777-4120 Flying Squirrel Bar 55 Johnson St. (423) 602-5980 Frothy Monkey 1400 Market St. (423) 680-6343 Fuji Japanese Steak & Sushi 2207 Overnite Dr. (423) 892-2899 5437 Hwy. 153 (423) 531-3183 Gail’s 2555 Harrison Pike (423) 698-4123 Georgia Winery 6469 Battlefield Pkwy. Ringgold, Ga. (706) 937-9463 Hair of the Dog Pub 334 Market St. (423) 265-4615 Harley House 3715 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-7795 Heaven & Ale 304 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 602-8286, 9431 Cambridge Square Ln., Suite 101 Ooltewah, TN Hennen’s Restaurant 193 Chestnut St. (423) 634-5160

Hooters 5912 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-8668 Hutton & Smith Brewing Co. 431 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 760-3600 Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 5621 Brainerd Rd. (423) 892-0404 5035 Hixson Pike (423) 875-0473 5425 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-0404 IL Primo 1100 Hixson Pike (423) 602-5555 I’m Game 110 Jordan Dr. (423) 394-0390 Images Showbar 6005 Lee Hwy. (423) 855-8210 J. Alexander’s 2215 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 855-5559 J & J Lounge 2208 Glass St. (423) 622-3579 Jax Liquors 216 Market St. (423) 266-8420 JJ’s Bohemia 231 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 362-5695 Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint 818 Georgia Ave. (423) 682-8198 Jay’s Bar 1914 Wilder St. (423) 710-2045

Jefferson’s 618 Georgia Ave. (423) 710-1560 Jimmy D’s Sports Bar & Grill 3901 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-2624 Kanpai of Tokyo 2200 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 800-8193 La Altena 314 W. Main St. (423) 266-7595 615 Commercial Ln. (423) 877-1447 8644 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 893-9047 La Fiesta Mexican Grill 8523 Hixson Pike (423) 843-1149 Lakeshore Grille 5600 Lake Resort Terrace (423) 710-2057 Lamar’s Restaurant 1018 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 266-0988 Las Margaritas 1101 Hixson Pike (423) 756-3332 4604 Skyview Dr. (423) 892-3065 3100 Cummings Hwy. (423) 825-0304 7015 Shallowford Rd. (423) 553-8686 Lawrence’s Lounge 1201 E. 37th St. (423) 867-0079 Leapin’ Leprechaun 101 Market St. (423) 777-9097 Local 191 191 Chestnut St. (423) 648-6767 Logan’s Roadhouse


2119 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 499-4339 3592 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-2948 504 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 875-4443 Lookout Winery 11848 Highway 41, Guild, Tn. (727) 499-8974 Lupi’s Pizza Pies 406-A Broad St. (423) 266-5874 2382 N. Ocoee St. (423) 476-9464 5504 Hixson Pike (423) 847-3700 1414 Jenkins Rd. (423) 855-4104 9453 Bradmore Ln. (423) 602-7499 Maggie G’s 400 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 757-7722 Marsha’s Backstreet Café 5032 Brainerd Rd. (423) 485-7911 Mary’s Lounge 2125 McCallie Ave. (423) 493-0246 Mash & Hops 168 First St. Cleveland, TN (423) 667-9245 Mayan Kitchen 507 Broad St. (423) 682-7835 Mayo’s Restaurant & Lounge 3820 Brainerd Rd. (423) 624-0034 McHale’s Brew House 724 Ashland Terrace (423) 877-2124 Mellow Mushroom

205 Broad St. (423) 266-5564 2318 Lifestyle Way (423) 468-3737 Memo’s 430 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 267-7283 Mexiville 811 Market St. (423) 805-7444 Mexi-Wing VII 5773 Brainerd Rd. (423) 634-8899 Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant 3029 Rossville Blvd. (423) 805-4443 Mike’s Hole in the Wall 538 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 475-5259 Mitch’s Sports Bar 2555 Harrison Pike (423) 698-4123 Moe’s Original BBQ 221 Market St. (423) 531-6637 Mojo Burrito 3815 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 822-6656 1800 Dayton Blvd. (423) 870-6656 1414 Jenkins Rd. (423) 296-6656 Molcajete Mexican Restaurant 6231 Perimeter Dr. (423) 760-8200 Mountain City Club 729 Chestnut St. (423) 756-5584 North River Pub 7001 Middle Valley Rd. Suite #101 (423) 385-8918 O’Charley’s


5301 Hixson Pike (423) 877-8966 2340 Shallowford Village Dr. (423) 892-3343 Odd Story Brewing Co. 336 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 682-7690 Old Chicago Pizza 250 Northgate Mall (423) 877-3450 Outback Steakhouse 501 Northgate Mall (423) 870-0980 2120 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-2600 P.F. Chang’s 2110 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 242-0045 Pickle Barrel 1012 Market St. (423) 266-1103 Pin Strikes 6241 Perimeter Dr. (423) 710-3530 Poblano’s Mexican Cuisine 551 River St. (423) 490-7911 Porkchops Bar & Grill 6727 Ringgold Rd. (423) 296-2571 Porter’s Steakhouse 827 Broad St. (423) 643-1240 Provino’s 5084 S. Terrace Plaza (423) 443-4927 Public House 1110 Market St. (423) 266-3366 Red Bank Wine & Spirits 3849 Dayton Blvd.

(423) 877-1787 Regan’s Place 24 Station St. (423) 667-3775w Rodizio Grill 439 Broad St. (423) 777-4999 Rumors 3884 Hixson Pike (423) 870-3003 Ruth’s Chris Steak House 2321 Lifestyle Way (423) 602-5900 Sekisui 1120 Houston St. (423) 267-4600 Shogun Japanese Steak & Sushi 1806 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 296-6500 Sigler’s Craft Beer & Cigars 1309 Panorama Dr. (423) 485-3271 Sing It or Wing It 410 Market St. (423) 757-9464 Sky Zoo 5709 Lee Hwy. (423) 521-2966 Slick’s Burgers 309 E Main St. (423)760-4878 Sluggo’s 501 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 752-5224 Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill 2225 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 893-7850 Sofa King Juicy Burger 1743 Dayton Blvd.

(423) 490-7632 Solarium 120 E. 10th St. (423) 267-7866 Southern Burger Co. 9453 Bradmore Ln., Ooltewah (423) 825-4919 Southside Pizza 612 E. Main St. (423) 498-2193 Southside Social 1818 Chestnut St. (423) 708-3280 St. John’s 1278 Market St. (423) 266-4400 Sticky Fingers 2031 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 899-7427 420 Broad St. (423) 265-7427 Sushi Nabe of Kyoto 110 River St. (423) 634-0171 Sweet Basil 5845 Brainerd Rd. (423) 485-8836 T.MAC 423 Market St. (423) 267-8226 Taco Mamacita 109 N. Market St. (423) 648-6262 Taconooga 207-A Frazier Ave. (423) 757-5550 8174 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 475-6192 Taco Roc 6960 Old Lee Hwy. (423) 653-1001

We strive to make our listings accurate, but things change. We recommend you call in advance or visit websites before visiting any restaurant. Taqueria Jalisco 1634 Rossville Ave. (423) 509-3430 850 Market St. (423) 362-8056 T-Roy’s 2300 Glass St. (423) 629-8908 Teasers Bikini Bar & Grill 1401 E. 23rd St. (423) 622-6734 Terminal Brewhouse 6 E. 14th St. (423) 752-8090 Terra Nostra Tapas & Wine Bar 105 Frazier Ave. (423) 634-0238 Texas Roadhouse 7016 Shallowford Rd. (423) 899-8293 The Backstage Bar 1400 Market St. (423) 629-2233 The Bitter Alibi 825 Houston St. (423) 362-5070 The Blue Plate 191 Chestnut St. (423) 648-6767 The Brew & Cue 5017 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-9402 The Casual Pint 5550 Highway 153. Suite 103

(423) 800-5990 The Comedy Catch 1400 Market St. (423) 629-2233 The Chop House 2011 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 892-1222 The Dwell Hotel 120 E. 10th St. (423) 267-7866 The Fix Lounge 825 Houston St. (423) 362-5070 The Foundry Chattanoogan Hotel 1201 Broad St. (423) 424-3775 The Honest Pint 35 Patten Pkwy. (423) 468-4192 The Meeting Place 1278 Market St. (423) 266-4400 The Office Inside City Café 901 Carter St. (423) 634-9191 The Palms 6925 Shallowford Rd. (423) 499-5055 The Press 168 First St. Cleveland, TN (423) 584-6077 The Social 1110 Market St. (423) 266-3366 The Tap House 3800 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 682-8234 Tipoff Sports Bar & Grill 830 Dodson Ave. (423) 622-2900 Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria 212 High St. (423) 265-5033 Totto Sushi & Gril 330 Frazier Ave. (423) 508-8898 Tremont Tavern 1203 Hixson Pike (423) 266-1996 Tupelo Honey 1110 Market St. (423) 779-0400 Underground 2503 Westside Dr. (423) 485-3873 Universal Joint 532 Lookout St. (423) 468-3725 Urban Stack Burger Lounge 12 W. 13th St. (423) 475-5350 Westbound Bar 24 Station St. (423) 498-3069 Wine Down 9431 Bradmore Ln., Ooltewah, Ste 109 (423) 531-9463 Ziggy’s 607 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 265-8711



Bluewater Grille T

he Buewater Grille operates with a chefdriven menu, meaning, everything is hand selected. Market fresh fish is served every day for every order. Located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, Bluewater Grille showcases a bar with an open air concept perfect for the rapidly approaching springtime weather. Joining the Big River family in 2006, their reputation and local reach have grown ever since. Kane Weathers, General Manager, states, “Bluewater may have been here for twelve years, but there is still plenty of room for growth.” Their Saturday and Sunday brunch make it ideal for a meal with friends and family while enjoying the $5 bloody mary bar or a $2 mimosa. Every day one can enjoy craft beers, brewed right next door, as you help yourself to anything from hand-cut filets to their seafood-stuffed trout. You can even enjoy the musical performance of Maria Sable and Tyler Martelli, a duo that puts on anything from jazz to new age pop, every Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. However, don’t stop there. Happy hour starts at 4 p.m. (M-F) and their drink selection is all-encompassing. If you make your way to the bar, there are two main craft beverages 28 • THE PULSE • MARCH 15, 2018 • SPRING DRINK • CHATTANOOGAPULSE.COM

to look for, both infused on location: Barrel Aged Boulevardier and the Garden Collins cocktail. Each batch of the Boulevardier is composed of Campari, Vermouth and Chattanooga Whiskey aged for thirty days in an oak barrel that can be seen by patrons atop the bars upper shelving. This is served on the rocks with a burnt orange peel for enhanced flavor. As for the Garden Collins, the Lass & Lions Vodka is infused inhouse with cucumber and basil for three days to attain a nice floral flavor. Next, house-made lemonade and a splash of club soda garnished with a cucumber and basil leaf. The results, a great spring and summer cocktail. It’s these in-house elements, unique to Bluewater Grille, which in the words of Mr. Weathers, “keeps everything local as much as possible.”


The Press


or the past several decades, craft beers have been all the rage when it comes to connoisseurs of interesting alcoholic beverages. But now, a first of its kind bar in Cleveland has opened and is offering something both very old and very new: hard ciders, intriguing wines, and meads. The Press, at 169 First Street in Cleveland (next to the Mash & Hops craft beer store) is greatly expanding your beverage choices. Co-owners Rob McGowan and Beth Finnell have put together an exciting new destination for both the curious and experienced consumer. “It just made sense to me have a wine bar next to a craft beer store,” explains McGowan. “The really complement each other.” The Press features a wide selection of regional wines, ciders and meads, many of which are made in Eastern Tennessee and Western Kentucky. And if you aren’t familiar with mead,

you are not alone. “A lot of people have never heard of mead before, or even know what it is,” McGowan says. “When I tell them it’s a honey wine, they ask, ‘how sweet is that?’ They’re really curious. And no, it’s not that sweet.” And there’s more to The Press than just ciders, wines and meads. They also offer a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu with lots of daily specials to choose from. Some of the most popular dinner items are the tapasstyle meat and cheese plates, which pair up perfectly with the beverage selections. They also have a tantalizing desert menu, perfect for that after dinner end to a night out with a special someone. If you stop in this weekend, be sure to try their special barrel-aged rose cider. McGowan says it’s unlike anything you’ve ever had before. In fact, he’s always on the lookout for something new to share with customers. THE PULSE • SPRING DRINK • MARCH 15, 2018 • CHATTANOOGAPULSE.COM • 29


Pin Strikes Splitz Bar


here’s nothing better than picking up a ten-pound ball, lobbing it 60 feet as fast as you can, and perfectly knocking down ten unsuspecting pins in front of your friends. What’s even better than this feeling? Doing the exact same thing with a delicious craft cocktail, a combination only available at Pin Strikes in Chattanooga. One of the coolest things about Pin Strikes of Chattanooga isn’t the groovy space themed bowling lanes, the huge selection of arcade games, the bumper cars, or even the laser tag arena. Recently, it’s has been the host of an emerging craft cocktail selection, featuring a diverse selection of Harry Potter inspired concoctions that are sure to satisfy the spirits of any and every patron. Reviewing the list of drinks, one of the first beverages that immediately catches my eye is the Polyjuice Potion, a balanced mixture of kahlua, 30 • THE PULSE • MARCH 15, 2018 • SPRING DRINK • CHATTANOOGAPULSE.COM

vodka, baileys, and amaretto. It’s a cocktail perfect for any occasion, though it’s effects are slightly different than its fictional counterpart. However, if you’re looking for a drink that’s more to the punch you might want to give the Amortentia a try. It’s a combination of Godiva White Chocolate Liquor, Tequila Rose, Frangelico, and White Luster Dust that is sure to give you the extra edge when bowling. If those drinks sound exciting, ask for an Elder’s Wand, Phoenix Feather, or Mule Ball, all of which are worthy of their own lavish descriptions but equally as worthy of a night out at Pin Strikes to discover on your own. The hours of operation for the Pin Strikes bar, also known as the Splitz Bar and Grill, can be found on the Pin Strikes website, as well as their schedule of events and plethora of activities that make the venue such an exciting night out.


New Amsterdam Vodka: It's Your Town N

ew Amsterdam Vodka is five-times distilled from the finest grains then filtered three times. It’s so smooth you can create a perfect cocktail or drink it straight, making it one of the best vodkas available. Our premium process makes our distilled vodka as iconic as the cityscape on the bottle. Our flavors are crafted using our award winning original 80-proof vodka. And as good as the Original Vodka is, New Amsterdam has an entire line of great tasting flavored vodkas, perfect for any occasion or specialty cocktail. Peach vodka refreshes your drink with a subtle sweetness that helps summer come early and stay late. This peach-flavored vodka mixes perfectly with your favorite cocktails. Pineapple vodka stays crisp and fresh under situations of extreme pressure, like doing the limbo. For the weekend, try our pineapple-flavored vodka. Mango vodka adds a subtle tropical flavor to your drink without demanding a frilly, little umbrella. Liven up your drink with a splash of our mango-flavored vodka. Red Berry vodka creates bold cocktails that take your night where it’s always wanted to go. Explore our blackberry, strawberry & raspberry vodka infusion on your next evening adventure. Coconut vodka brings the smooth island vibe to your drink but leaves the clanging steel drum behind for better beats. Find your rhythm with this coconut-flavored vodka. Orange vodka offers sweet citrus

flavors to give your cocktail complexity that goes down easy. Brighten up your drink with our refreshing orange-flavored vodka. Citron vodka stays smooth while infusing the tang of New Amsterdam’s most popular supporters: lemon and lime. This lemon vodka will add the perfect amount of zest to your liquid concoction. But there’s a lot more to New Amsterdam Vodka than just premium taste. The master mixologists at New Amsterdam have created a number of tasty cocktails for you to make on your own for dinner parties or just to impress your friends Amsterdam Mule • 2 parts New Amsterdam Vodka • 3 parts ginger beer • ½ part simple syrup • ½ part fresh lime juice • Sprig of mint Pour vodka over ice. Add simple syrup & lime juice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Spank mint sprig (to release aromas) & add as garnish.

Serve in Amsterdam Mule mug or metal mug. Peach Sunrise • 2½ parts New Amsterdam Peach • 4 part orange juice • 1 part pineapple juice Shake ingredients together in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Strain into a martini glass and serve or strain into a classic highball glass filled with ice cubes and serve. Black Diamond • 2 parts New Amsterdam Vodka • ½ part sweet vermouth • ½ part fresh lemon juice • ½ part maple syrup Shake ingredients very well with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with lemon peel. So the next time you’re at your favorite vendor of fine spirits, pick up a bottle of New Amsterdam and experience premium vodka taste without having to pay premium prices. New Amsterdam. It’s your town.


The Pulse » Spring Drink 2018  

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The Pulse » Spring Drink 2018  

Chattanooga's best way to find what to drink and where to drink it.