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Index to Advertisers TerraMáe Appalachian Bistro . ............................. 4 The Big Chill & Grill . ............................................. 5 The Honest Pint ...................................................... 6 Beast + Barrel . ........................................................ 7 Hair Of The Dog . ................................................... 8 Moccasin Bend Brewing Company ...................... 9 Chattanooga Brewing Company . ....................... 10 212 Market Restaurant . ....................................... 11 Ziggy's .................................................................... 12 SturmHaüs Beer Market ..................................... 13 The Office ............................................................... 14 Mexiville ................................................................ 15

Georgia Winery . .................................................. 23 Sing It or Wing It .................................................. 24 Raw Dance Club Bar & Grill ............................... 25 Southern Burger Company . ................................ 26 Heaven & Ale ........................................................ 27 On The List Catering ........................................... 28 Bonefish Grill ........................................................ 29 Mike's Hole In The Wall ..................................... 30 The Bitter Alibi ...................................................... 31 Tap Wagon . .......................................................... 32 MoonPie Moonshine ............................................ 33 1885 Restaurant . ................................................. 34 • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 21

TerraMáe Appalachian Bistro

TerraMáe Appalachian Bistro Sophisticated Regional Cuisine featuring local ingredients. 122 East 10th Street (423) 710-2925

When you order a cocktail from TerraMae Appalachian Bistro, you get more than just a glass of alcohol mixed with some complementary ingredients. You get a taste of Southern culture served with a side of history. Head Bartender Justin Stamper elevates the basic Bourbon bar by experimenting with different ingredients to prepare delicious craft cocktails that evoke a sense of the season. The drink list offers a variety of flavors that create a unique experience and recall sensations such as eating smoked foods at a neighborhood barbeque. His drink inspirations come from many sources, naming a mid-year cocktail after a summer constellation visible in the Southern sky, or from the names of songs heard on the radio while lost on backroads trying to find his way back from bartending a wedding in Alabama. “Ramble,” for example, is a cocktail he envisioned while listening to the Allman Brothers’ classic “Ramblin’ Man” in his car on such a drive. TerraMae’s restaurant, led by Executive Chef Shelley Cooper, is known for frequently changing its menu based on the availability of fresh ingredients, as well as inspirations derived from her experiences traveling the globe to taste the foods of other cultures. Stamper keeps this in mind when developing the cocktail platform. He says the restaurant experience with Cooper is the best he’s ever had

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because of the inherent responsiveness to the best ingredients available and the constant reinvention of classic dishes. If a customer asks for a recommendation, his first question will be, “What are you are planning to eat?” Every cocktail on the drink list aims to complement a flavor profile. TerraMae cocktails accent the restaurant’s familiar cuisine with a worldly twist while also highlighting its culture and history. When you order a margarita, you won’t get something contrived from a pre-packaged mix with too much sugar to mask a cheap liquor. Stamper will describe how bartenders historically prepared the cocktails in a way that is deeply informed yet never pretentious, and the cocktail itself will be infused with its origins. The staff prides itself on product knowledge and sharing stories to advance the cocktail culture, one sip at a time. Stamper says, “Creativity, accessibility and palatability are the key concepts driving the bar operations at TerraMae.” First and foremost, it is a Bourbon bar, but it transcends that simple description, incorporating botanical ingredients plucked from the patio or fresh melons from TerraMae’s dedicated farm outside of Nashville. Put simply, it’s a place where you can feel comfortable enjoying a cocktail with friends on a long, hot summer day but also leave having experienced new and inspired flavors.

The Big Chill & Grill When it comes to drinks, The Big Chill and Grill has a multiple-page menu that covers—well, just about everything. Yet mixed drinks aren’t the only specialty of the bar. The Big Chill and Grill is the place to go if you’re looking for some Southern comfort food. Now located on Cherokee Boulevard, The Big Chill and Grill has not only has grown in size, but also features extended food offerings. The “semi-famous” Chicken Salad Melter, a house-made chicken salad sandwich served on sourdough bread with melted cheddar on both sides, is a popular choice. The menu also features items like country-fried streak, chicken-fried chicken, and fillets served with hollandaise sauce. Everything is homemade, including their sauces and gravies. Three popular beverages are their sangrias, the Bush Whacker, a frozen cross between a White Russian and a Mudslide, and the St. Croix Joy, made with pure grain alcohol. Featuring 15 flavors, from strawberry to mango, The Big Chill and Grill also specializes in delicious frozen daiquiris. The Big Chill and Grill also caters to beer drinkers. With 20 drafts, their beer selection includes a variety of lagers,

porters, IPAs, and craft beers like Left Hand Milk Stout and Sweetwater 420. After a long day at the office, stop by The Big Chill and Grill and chill. Happy Hour is every day from 4-8 p.m. Domestic beer bottles are $1.50 on Wednesday night and Miller Light drafts are $1 on Sunday night. Summer’s in full swing, so there’s always something going on at The Big Chill and Grill. If you’re in the mood for music, try karaoke on Tuesday nights, a DJ on Friday nights and live music on Saturday nights. all at 10 p.m. Music isn’t the only event happening at The Big Chill

and Grill. On Thursday nights, at 8 p.m., try your hand at trivia with Club Quiz. And the Big Chill and Grill isn’t just a place to go at night. Now nonsmoking customers can bring their families for lunch or brunch. Lunch is served Monday through Friday at 11 a.m., and brunch is served Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. If you’re looking for late-night snacking, food is served until 2:30 a.m. No matter if you’re in the mood for food or a drink, The Big Chill and Grill has always been, and remains, a bar that serves really good food.

The Big Chill & Grill Food, fun and frozen adult beverages. 103 North Cherokee Blvd. (423) 267-CHIL (2445) • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 23

The Honest Pint More irish whiskey More irish beers on tap

More local music More feasting and fun times The Classic

Irish Pub reinvented

OPEN MONDAY - SUNDAY 11AM - 2PM 35 patten parkway | | 423-468-4192

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One of four local haunts (along with Hair of the Dog, Terminal Brewhouse, and the brand-new Beast + Barrel) owned by Ryan Chilcoat, Geoff Tarr, and Matt Lewis, The Honest Pint is, as Lewis calls it, “an Irish pub in a New World setting.” That setting is the former Parkway Billiards space on Patten Parkway. Lewis and his partners transformed the former dive-y poolhall into a gorgeous pub, replete with custom woodworking, bold balconies and dueling grand chandeliers. Foodies, beer lovers, whiskey lovers, and, of course, hibernophiles pop into the Pint for a touch of Dublin in the Scenic City. The Pint’s menu is filled with Irish-influenced modern dishes, from the colcannon, boxty, and pimento cheese fritters, to house corned beef—found in both the scrumptious Sully’s nachos and one of Chattanooga’s best reubens—and the otherworldly pomme tots, which are fried in duck fat and served with three dipping sauces. The full (and then some) bar features an impressive selection of Irish whiskeys and Irish draft beers, a 22-oz. bomber list, house-infused liquors, specialty Bloody Marys on the weekends, proper pours, and a

professional bar staff who can make any classic or neoclassic cocktail you’ve ever heard of—and many you haven’t. Well drinks are always $4, and you can get PBR on draft for $2.50. Lewis and co. are strong supporters of local music, and have strived to pair the city’s premiere local acts with the likes of Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Features, Dead Confederate, and other top regional and national artists who’ve graced the stage at the Pint. “We truly appreciate being able to offer local musicians a place to play and build their audience,” says Lewis. “We want to help them succeed and we hope that will help us succeed also.” You can catch live music at The Pint every Thursday night at 9 p.m., live dinner music Sundays at 7 p.m., open mic Wednesdays at 7 p.m., and test your knowledge at pub quiz on Sundays at 4 p.m. Seriously, though, try the tots. And take your time. The kitchen doesn’t close until 1:30 a.m. The Honest Pint 35 Patten Pkwy. (423) 468-4192

Beast + Barrel

Owners of the Hair of the Dog, the Honest Pint and the Terminal recently introduced a new venture to Chattanooga: Beast + Barrel. Opened in April, Chattanooga’s first gastro smokehouse offers an atmosphere and menu that are both impressive and unassuming, providing Chattanoogans with an “elevated” pub experience, as co-owner Matt Lewis describes it. The space—with décor that incorporates industrial, modern and luxurious elements—is at once elegant and relaxed. The owners have managed to create a space in which both tux and cut-off jeans (patrons’ choice) seem appropriate. Beast + Barrel’s best asset, however, is the menu. As the name suggests, the unique, French-influenced menu is focused on charcuterie and craft spirits, beer and wine. Matt believes that bartending is a notable profession to be taken very seriously—and they do. “Our bartenders enjoy crafting drinks,” he says. True to the belief in craft products, there are several spirits aging in-house, a long list of craft cocktails consisting of both “old-school, preProhibition-style” drinks and modern variations, and all juices and bitters are made fresh. The substantial beer

list includes 12 beers on tap, six of which are from Tennessee, as well as many bottled domestics and imports. An equally extensive list of more than 50 wines also includes six wines on tap. The talented kitchen staff is no less passionate, says Matt. All meats are cured in-house and as many locally sourced ingredients as possible as used. Even condiments are made from scratch. Like the décor, the creative menu is a blend of class and comfort, offering an array of delicious and unique dishes, such as roasted marrow, a pastrami salmon BLT and a chickpea burger (yes, even vegetarians are at home here). “We want people to come in with high expectations and to want to know what we’re doing,” he says. To top off the many reasons to visit Beast + Barrel, there is Happy Hour Monday through Thursday from 3 to 6 pm, during which time selected drinks and food items are more than 50 percent off, and guests in the bar area get their fill of the “popcorn of the day” for free. So why wait? Come. Eat. Drink. And be merry. Beast + Barrel 16 Frazier Ave. (423) 805-4599 • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 25

Hair of the Dog Hair of the Dog Pub is a bit of a dichotomy. It’s a quintessential Englishstyle neighborhood pub, yet it’s set on the corner of Market and 4th streets, smack dab in the middle of one of the most touristy parts of town. It’s also, as Matt Lewis, one of the pub’s owners, points out, “both masculine and refined” and “clean but with a worn-in feel.” Above all else, though, Hair of the Dog is very homey, welcoming, and affordable. A diverse range of folks ages 21 to 91 come from all over— whether to just chill for a minute over a cold beverage or to spend the night hanging out on the back patio. The staff is quick and knowledgeable. Not sure which beer you want? They’ll walk you through the choices. Want to buy a round for some friends upstairs? They’ll send it up on the (very cool) dumbwaiter. Hair of the Dog has a full bar with a great domestic craft and import beer selection, a small (but good) wine selection, and premium liquors. They offer mixed draughts, half-priced wines on Thursday, and $3.50 well drinks and $2.50 High Life drafts all the time. There’s no live music—conversation is big at the HOTD as a result—but they do have a “pint night” glassware giveaway on Tuesday nights and pub quiz every Wednesday at 9 p.m. The menu consists of elevated

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(read: really, really good) pub food, including fish and chips, beer cheese soup, buffarolls, burgers, sliders, pitas, salads, sandwiches, and a whole slew of entrees. They offer weekly specials, locally sourced sides and proteins, and, of course, Sunday brunch, complete with discounted mimosas and bottles of champagne, as well as a Bloody Mary bar. Pro tip: Get the reuben rolls. And come for dinner during the week. It’s not as crowded then. Hair of the Dog Pub 334 Market St. (423) 265-4615

Moccasin Bend Brewing Co.


In January, Moccasin Bend Brewing Company closed. As the doors were shutting at its 4015 Tennessee Avenue location, brewer Chris Hunt threw out a request on Kickstarter: If the people of Chattanooga could fund the micro-brewery to the tune of $20,000, MBBC could continue to brew. The Kickstater campaign worked. And the door at the former K-ration packaging plant has been open for the last few weeks. More than that, MBBC has roared back in a larger version of its previous self. The rebirth of Moccasin Bend comes with double its former production capacity. Hunt ssys, “We now have enough volume to do some packing,” shipping out Moccasin’s brews. The reopening comes with work done on the interior, increased seating, renovated bathrooms, and the micro-brewery is looking to serve food alongside its drinks. But the beer is where the two brewers try to keep up the most buzz. Unlike German brewers who, by law, must stick to combinations of hops, barley, yeast and water, Hunt and Guy explore the limits of brewing. Hunt likes

to think Moccasin Bend is the most innovative brewery in town. “We want to try anything,” Hunt said. “We get excited over the possibilities.” Take, for example, its German-style Berliner Weisse. Hunt describes the drink as a refreshing, summertime beer. “It’s orange in a glass,” he said. Brewed in the springtime, the beer uses the same probiotic bacteria as yogurt, which is unusual because brewers usually try to discourage that type of bacteria from working in their brews, Hunt said. On the other end of the spectrum, MBBC has created “The Dozer,” an explosion of hoppy flavor that will “obliterate your taste buds. But not everybody is ready for that,” Hunt said. Of course, MBBC will continue to offer its favorites, like the Lookout Mountain Lager. Moccasin Bend is open Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to midnight. On Saturday, it opens from 1 p.m. to midnight and Sunday from 2 p.m. until midnight. Moccasin Bend Brewing Co. 4015 Tennessee Ave. (423) 821-6392

| Weird is good.

Visit our tasting room and

try some of the best brewed craft beer in the region. Mon-Fri: 6pm-Midnight

Sat: 1pm-Mid | Sun: 2pm-Mid MOCCASIN BEND BREWING CO. 4015 Tennessee Avenue, Chattanooga, TN (423) 821-6392 | • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 27

Chattanooga Brewing Co.

The old Chattanooga Brewing Company mainly focused on selling growlers and kegs to restaurants, but the new location, which opened about a month ago on Chestnut St., is bringing about change. It’s a brewery first and a restaurant second, but Chattanooga Brewing Company features a full menu of bar food. Simply put, they are “pub grub done right” and “quality food done simply”. Offering local food, their menu consists of dishes like the pretzel with beer cheese, and the Rivers Sandwich, noted for its Vidalia onion jam, that, when paired with bacon, gives the sandwich a sweet and salty taste. Chattanooga Brewing Company mainly sees itself as a brewery. With ten taps downstairs and three upstairs, they have a variety of German-, English-, and American-style beers. Those on tap include Imperial Pilsner, Two Taverns Pale Ale, Hill City IPA, and Hill City Stout. CBC rotates their beer selection throughout the year. The newest addition is the Chestnut St. Brown Ale. This new selection has been a favorite choice. Additionally, their Black Lager is making a summer appearance. Usually available only in winter, it will be back by popular de-

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mand in a few weeks. Chattanooga Brewing Company is a great spot for anyone looking to hang out, whether it’s to catch up with friends, or watch the game on one of the couches upstairs. Soon, customers will be able to drop by to play a board game or work a puzzle. For out-of-town visitors or those who enjoy spending time outdoors, the brewery will also soon add a brewery library, filled with local works, books on Chattanooga history, and outdoor books like trail guides and hiking maps. CBC is located across the street from Finley Stadium, and during football and soccer seasons, offers $3 pints and $5 Pretzels and Beer Cheese when the games are playing. And for World Cup fans, they have “futball” specials as well. They also have racks for those traveling on bikes, and occasionally offer “meetups”, where bike riders ride up to the brewery, meet up and have a beer. Bring your friends and family out to Chattanooga Brewing Company and enjoy some of Chattanooga’s best beer and food. Chattanooga Brewing Co. 1804 Chestnut St. (423) 702-9958

212 Market Restaurant When you think of 212 Market Restaurant, many things come to mind: Delicious, locally sourced food. Upscale yet accessible atmosphere. Knowledgeable and engaging staff. Dedication to sustainability and green business practices. Enormous wine list. The many wine dinners, cooking classes, tastings, benefits, and other events 212 hosts each year. One aspect of 212 that’s often overlooked, however, is its bar. Described by manager Jesse Pyron as a “locals bar for non-locals,” it serves as the home bar for a stream of regulars from around the city, as well as the home bar-away-from-home for a growing number of business travelers. 212’s bartenders are experts about the food menu, as well as which wines, liquors, and beers to pair with it. And they make a killer drink, too. They tend to a generous selection of single-malt and blended scotches, small-batch whiskies, cognacs, and brandies. They’ve responded to an increased demand for regional and craft beers, and offer a rotating assortment of seasonal specialty drinks. And

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then there’s that wine list. The winner of Wine Spectator’s annual “Award of Excellence” each year for more than a decade, 212 carries more varieties than you could ever possibly try—more than 350 wines in total—with select bottles and glasses half off on Tuesday nights. If you can’t find a spot around the cozy bar, grab one of the nearby tables for a front-row seat for 212’s live Friday-night music offerings or jazz brunch with the Dave Walters Trio every third Sunday of the month. Twenty-two years ago, many folks thought owners Maggie, Susan, and Sally Moses were crazy to open a fine-dining restaurant in a such a then-sketchy part of town. And for 22 years, they’ve been proving those critics wrong. The next time you stop by, raise a glass to them. 212 Market Restaurant 212 Market St. (423) 265-1212

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DEAL DAY TUESDAY $2 Domestic Bottles DEAL DAY THURSDAY $2 Bud Light Draught HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS $2 Natural Light, Miller High Life, Busch, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Ice House bottles $2.50 Bud, Bud Light, Bud Light Lime, Miller Lite, Coors Light, Michelob Light, Michelob Ultra bottles $3 Heineken, Corona, Fat Tire, Bacardi Raz bottles $2 Natural Light draught $2.50 Amber Bock, Bud Light, Yuengling draught $3 Shock Top draught $4 Sweet Water 420 draught

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For the last ten years, Ziggy’s Bar and Grill has been serving Chattanooga with a style of their own. Whatever you’re in the mood for— whether it’s a night with live music, a place to unwind with some beer and food, or a pit stop to pick up a bottle—as long as drinking and fun is involved, Ziggy’s Bar and Grill has got something for you. The Ziggy’s menu features barbeque, barbeque and barbeque. From chicken, to smoked ribs, to a pulled pork sandwich, odds are Ziggy’s has the Q for you—but the food choices don’t stop with there. Ziggy’s also offers an array of entrees, from smoked sausage to spaghetti and meatballs, along with delicious sandwiches, such as a reuben, BLT and a juicy burger. All of which are very cost-concious, ringing up at under $7. If you’re looking to turn it up a musical notch, come to Ziggy’s for a show. Ziggy’s Underground music venue is a unique way to see live mu-

sic and also hear the sounds of artists from the surrounding area. With music ranging from punk rock to metal, a night at Ziggy’s Underground music venue is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping, while also giving local bands a place to rock. Ziggy’s offers its customers an affordable way to get the full bar experience. Come in Tuesdays for $2 longneck domestics all day, or Wednesdays for $8 Bud Light pitchers. Come in Friday for the lunch special from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and order a BBQ pork sandwich and fries for just $5.50. Also, Ziggy’s recently opened a new back patio perfect for warm summer nights. No matter what your bar favorites are, you’ll get them (and spend less for them) at Ziggy’s. Find out why many Chattanoogans say that Ziggy’s, “is where I drink my beer.” Ziggy's 607 Cherokee Blvd. 423) 265-8711

SturmHaüs "Where good friends & great beer meet"

In February, the new kid on the block in Chattanooga’s bar scene celebrated its first birthday, and raised a glass to a successful year filled with new friends, delicious food and craft beer. SturmHaüs has quickly become known as Chattanooga’s own version of Cheers, that nice neighborhood bar “where everybody knows your name”. Nestled in the Fleetwood Coffee Company building on the corner of Houston and 11th streets, this smokefree beer market created by Dave, Marsha and Matt Sturm is just the place to catch up with friends, play free games of pool and shuffleboard, or take advantage of the free Wifi access to get some work done. Featuring 15 taps and 70 brands, SturmHaüs offers customers a variety of options both in-house and for those on the go, a first for Chattanooga. The focus is on craft beer, which changes every week, but SturmHaüs also has imports of draft, gluten-free beers, pints and flights (samples) of four 4-oz. beers. For those looking to take their beer

home, SturmHaüs sells six-packs and growlers to go. Growlers, which are reusable, sustainable, eco-friendly glass jugs filled with beer, provide a way to enjoy fresh draft beer that, unopened, can last for three weeks, and, once opened, for three to five days. These are available in both 32 oz. And 64 oz. SturmHaüs not only sells growlers, but also refills any clean growler that customers bring in. SturmHaüs offers a selection of artisan cheeses, sandwiches, and snacks designed to complement their beers. Specialties are their cheeses and CBC beer-cooked brats, provided by Enzo’s Market. With a goal to “maintain the freshest, most reasonably priced craft tap beer selection in Chattanooga,” SturmHaüs invites you to kick back with a nice, cold beer, relax, and say cheers! SturmHaüs Beer Market 1120 Houston St., Suite 120 (423) 648-1120

• Clean, smoke-free, gathering place • Located in one of the fastest growing areas of our beautiful city at the corner of Houston & 11th. • In-store we serve Craft & Imported Beer flights, pints, pitchers, bottles & bombers. • Our food menu was created to enhance the beer experience including paninis, quesadillas and artisan cheeses. • We provide free billiards, shuffleboard and WiFi for our customers. • For those on the go, we have growlers, 6-packs & mixed 6-packs, as well as artisan cheeses cut to order.

SturmHaüs Beer Market

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901 Carter Street (Inside City Cafe) NO COVER EVER!

Come to the Happiest Bar in town! We are open from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. every night of the week, and are easy to find next to the Days Inn downtown right inside the City Cafe Diner. 21 and up (with valid ID).

OPEN MIC NIGHT THURSDAYS LIVE MUSIC WEEKENDS FRIDAY 9pm - 1am SATURDAY 10pm - 2am Why are we always so happy? Because we have the best Happy Hour deals in town! • $1 10oz DRAFT BEER • $1.50 DOMESTIC BOTTLE BEER • $3 32oz DRAFT BEER • $2 WELL DRINKS Plus, we have City Cafe food available at all times (they’re right next door) 32 • The Pulse • drink • Spring/Summer 2014 •

The Office

If your 9-to-5 office job leaves you fantasizing about a utopia where drinks are so affordable they might as well be free, and entertainment never costs you a penny, then stop dreaming. Such a place exists in Chattanooga, and it’s called The Office. The Office celebrates live entertainment by providing it to you free of charge. Whether it’s live music on Friday and Saturday nights from artists traveling to Chattanooga from all corners of America, or their infamous version of karaoke, titled “Ory-oke”, where audience participation is impossible to escape, every event at The Office remains true to a strict “no cover” policy. On Thursday nights, host Hap Henninger allows anybody and everybody the opportunity to showcase their undiscovered talent with open mic night. Try their Long Island Iced Tea or their 32-oz. Liquid Marijuana—these handcrafted drinks will quench your thirst. The Office remains Chattanooga’s most eco-

nomically sound destination for happy hour. This starts at 4 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. If beer is your preference, for only $3, you can get a 32-oz. draft beer. Ten-oz. draft beers are only a dollar, longnecks cost only $1.50, and they have $2 well drinks as well. Along with a cool drink and hot entertainment, one is sure to develop an appetite. Thankfully, The Office makes sure nobody leaves hungry. During happy hour they provide free food for all their customers. And if you are in the mood for something else, an opening of a door will lead you straight into the City Café. With free entertainment, affordable drinks and the game always playing on the big screen, The Office will soon become your newest home away from home. The Office (Inside City Cafe) 901 Carter Street (423) 634-9191


A new affordable restaurant inspired by south-of-the-border favorites recently opened its doors downtown. Mexiville’s innovative Mexican cuisine is the hot item for local lunches and dinners. Centrally located off Market Street, Mexiville’s affordable food and drink specials are guaranteed to keep you coming back for more. Start out with an avocado mix appetizer. Fresh avocados with tomato, onions, jalapenos, lime and cilantro make this dip certain to get your tastebuds going. For dinner, try the new Pollo Bueno that’s nothing short of muy bueno! It starts with a bed of rice and grilled chicken, then is topped with broccoli, zucchini, and carrots layered with cheese dip and flour tortillas on the side. For date night, try the pineapple fajitas for two, which combines chicken, shrimp or steak, seasoned with pineapple. It comes with two orders of beans, rice, guacamole salad and tortillas. Lastly, satisfy your sweet tooth with a Chimichanga Banana for dessert: A fried banana,

wrapped it in a flour tortilla—are you sold yet? Wait! It’s rolled it in cinnamon sugar and topped with whipped cream, chocolate and a cherry. Mexiville makes dining out both tasty and affordable. Come in every day before 3 p.m. for the lunch specials and order a Speedy Gonzales or a lunch combination and a drink for only $7. Happy hour is every day from 3-9 p.m. and offers customers $3 domestic drafts, plus $2 lim-aritas all day every day. Mexiville also offers dinner packs for your next dinner party or to feed a hungry family. Choose between a Taco, Nacho, or Fajita pack that has everything you need for a complete Mexican meal down to the chips and cheese dip. Whether you’re feeding the whole family or grabbing a break from work, come see what the buzz is about at Mexiville. Mexiville 809 Market St. (423) 805-7444 • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 33


WINE&SPIRITS We will meet or beat any advertised price and special order any wine available in the Chattanooga market!

Bar & Nightclub Listings 1885 Grill 3914 St Elmo Ave. (423) 485-3050

212 Market Restaurant 212 Market St. (423) 265-1212

We strive to make our listings accurate, but things change. We recommend you call in advance or visit websites before visiting any bar or nightclub. For updates and special deals, visit

3rd Deck Burger Bar 201 Riverfront Pkwy, Pier 2 (423) 266-4488

Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy 2102 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-7400

Acropolis 2213 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-5341

AGM Restaurant & Lounge 1622 Dodds Ave. (423) 508-8107

Alan Gold’s Discoteque 1100 McCallie Ave. (423) 629-8080

Alleia 25 E. Main St. (423) 305-6990

Amigo Mexican Restaurant 5874 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-5435 5450 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-8049 1906 Dayton Blvd. (423) 870-9928

Aretha Frankensteins

Where the Liquor is Cheap and the Entertainment is Free

518 Tremont St. (423) 265-7685

Ayala Mexican Restaurant 1832 Taft Hwy. (423) 886-0063

Back Inn Café

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411 2nd St. (423) 265-5033

Bar Louie 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-4155

Bart’s Lakeshore 5840 Lake Resort Terrace 423) 870-0777

Beast + Barrel 16 Frazier Ave. (423) 805-4599

Becky’s Restaurant and Spirits 2503 Westside Dr. (423) 485-3873

Beef O’Brady’s 5958 Snow Hill Rd #100 (423) 910-0261

Big Chill and Grill 103 Cherokee Blvd, St. 1A (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

BJ’s River City Rhythm 4749 Highway 58 North (423) 296-1644

Bluewater Grille 224 Broad St.

(423) 266-4200

Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar 1459 Riverside Dr. (423) 622-0122

Bonefish Grill 2115 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 892-3175

Boss Hog 1601 E. 23rd St. (423) 495-1471

Brewhaus 224 Frazier Ave. (423) 531-8490

Brix Nouveau 301 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 833-2650

Bud’s Sports Bar 5751 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-9878

Buffalo Wild Wings 120 Market St. (423) 634-0468 5744 Highway 153 (423) 877-3338

Cancun Restaurant 1809 Broad St. (423) 266-1461 7010 Lee Hwy. (423) 894-1942

Carrabba’s Italian Grill 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd (423) 894-9970

Champy’s Famous Fried Chicken 526 E Martin Luther King Blvd. (423) 752-9198

Charlie’s Restaurant & Lounge 8504 Dayton Pike (423) 842-9744

Chato Brasserie 200 Manufacturers Rd. (423) 305-1352

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

Cheap Seats Sports Bar 2925 Rossville Blvd. (423) 629-5636

Chili’s 408 Market St. (423) 265-1511

Christy’s Sports Bar 3469 Brainerd Rd. (423) 702-8137

Chuck’s II 27 W. Main St. (423) 265-5405

Cloud 9 Hookah Lounge 1101 Hixson Pike (423) 521-4737

Crust Pizza 3211 Broad St. (423) 756-4040


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

Easy Bistro 203 Broad St. (423) 266-1121

EJ’s Tavern 4205 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-9298

El Meson 2204 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 894-8726

Fireside Lounge

4021 Hixson Pike (423) 870-7078

Flying Squirrel Bar 55 Johnson St. (423) 602-5980

Fox and Hound 2040 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 490-1200

Fuji Japanese Steak & Sushi 2207 Overnite Dr. (423) 892-2899

Gail’s 2555 Harrison Pike (423) 698-4123

Georgia Winery 6469 Battlefield Pkwy, Ringgold, Ga. (706) 937-9463

Giggles Grill 3224 Brainerd Rd. (423) 629-2233 gigglesgrill

2250 Center St. (423) 510-8020

Hooters 5912 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-8668

Ichiban Japanese 5621 Brainerd Rd. (423) 892-0404

Images Showbar 6005 Lee Hwy. (423) 855-8210

J Alexander’s Restaurant 2215 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-5559

Jack A’s Chop Shop Saloon 742 Ashland Terrace (423) 710-8739


5600 Brainerd Rd., Ste. A4 (423) 499-1995

Elemental Restaurant

313 Manufacturers Rd. (423) 648-9160

Good Dog

34 Frazier Ave. (423) 475-6175

Hair of the Dog

334 Market St. (423) 265-4615

J & J Lounge

2208 Glass St. (423) 622-3579

JJ’s Bohemia

231 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 266-1400

Jay’s Bar

1914 Wilder St. (423) 710-2045



DoubleTree Hotel 407 Chestnut St. (423) 756-5150

Harley House

3715 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-7795

Hamilton Liquor

2288 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 894-3194

618 Georgia Ave. (423) 710-1560

Jimmy D’s Sports Bar & Grill


7601 E. Brainerd Rd., Ste. #5A (423) 894-2524

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

2107 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 308-1090

Fireside Grille 3018 Cummings Hwy (423) 821-9898

3901 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-2624 Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, Modesto, CA. All rights reserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 Gin, Vodka,Modesto, AlcoholCA.40%AllbyrigVolhtsumereserved. (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, Modesto, CA.GiAln,l Vodka, rights reserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 Gin, Vodka, Alcohol Blvd. 40% by Volume (80 proof) ©2013, NewJPM Amsterdam SpiRestaurant rits Company, 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 304 Cherokee

Heaven & Ale

538 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 602-8286 (423) 475-5259 Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, Modesto, CA. All rights reserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 Gin, Vodka,Modesto, coholCA.40%AllbyrigVolhtsumereserved. (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, Modesto, CA.GiAln,l Vodka, rights reserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 Gin, Vodka, Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof) ©2013, NewKanpai Amsterdam Spirits Company, 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 of AlTokyo

Hennen’s Restaurant

2200 Hamilton Place 193 Chestnut St. Blvd. (423) 634-5160 Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, Modesto, CA. All rights reserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 Gin, Vodka,Modesto, AlcoholCA.40%AllbyrigVolhtsumereserved. (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, Modesto, CA.GiAln,l Vodka, rights reserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 Gin, Vodka, Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 (423) 855-8204 Hill City Pizza

& 16 Frazier Ave. Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, Modesto, CA. All rights reserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 Gin,Grill Vodka,Modesto, AlcoholCA.40% (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, Modesto, CA.GiAln,l Vodka, rights reserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 Gin, Vodka, Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof) ©2013, NewKevin’s Amsterdam Spirits Company, AllbyrigVolChill htsumereserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 7001 Middle Valley Rd. (423) 702-5451 (423) 847-0100 Homewood Suites Gin, Vodka, Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, Modesto, CA. All rights reserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 35

Kitchen at Union Square 200 MLK Blvd. (423) 634-9172

La Altena 364 Northgate Mall (423) 877-7433 314 W. Main St. (423) 266-7595 615 Commercial Lane (423) 877-1477

Lakeshore Grille 5600 Lake Resort Ter. (423) 710-2057

Lamar’s Restaurant 1018 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 266-0988

Las Margaritas 1101 Hixson Pike (423) 756-3332 3100 Cummings Hwy. (423) 825-0304 4604 Skyview Dr. (423) 892-3065

Lawrence’s Lounge 1201 E. 37th St. (423) 710-2035

Logan’s Roahouse

German-American BrewPub

224 Frazier Ave •

2119 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 499-4339 3592 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-2948 504 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 875-4443

Lois’s Lounge & Restaurant 3013 Dodson Ave. (423) 698-4982

Lucky’s Bar & Grill 2536 Cummings Hwy. (423) 822-3306

Lucky’s Pool Room 5017 Rossville Blvd. (423) 468-4222

Lupi’s Pizza Pies


Featured: Spaetzle entrée with vinegar slaw and brussels sprouts w/bacon marmalade

Thursday June 19 @ 7pm Straight To Ale Huntsville, AL

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406A Broad St. (423) 266-5874

Mac’s Restaurant & Lounge 3950 Brainerd Rd.

(423) 698-0702

Maggie G’s 400 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 757-7722

Marsha’s Back Street Café 5032 1/2 Brainerd Rd. (423) 485-7911

Mary’s Lounge 2125 McCallie Ave. (423) 493-0246

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

Memo’s 430 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 267-7283

Merv’s Restaurant 713 Mountain Creek Rd. (423) 877-0221

Mexiville 809 Market St. (423) 805-7444

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

Moccasin Bend Brewing Company 4015 Tennessee Ave. (423) 821-6392

Mocha Restaurant & Lounge 511 Broad St. (423) 531-4154

Mountain City Club 729 Chestnut St.

(423) 756-5584

Ms. Debbie’s Nightlife Lounge 4762 Highway 58 (423) 485-0966

Murphy’s Ale House Irish Pub 618 Georgia Ave. (423) 648-4360

Nephews Lounge 4380 Dorris St. (423) 531-8036

Nick and Linda’s 4762 Highway 58 (423) 386-5404

North Chatt Cat 346 Frazier Ave. (423) 266-9466

North River Pub 4027 Hixson Pike (423) 875-0407

Outback Steakhouse 501 Northgate Mall (423) 475-5482 2120 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-2600

Paddy’s Pub and Grub 5603 Hixson Pike (423) 843-2658

P.F. Chang’s 2110 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 242-0045

Pickle Barrel 1012 Market St. (423) 266-1103

Playoffs Sports Bar 3501 Brainerd Rd. (423) 697-9050

Poblano’s Mexican Cuisine 551 River St. (423) 490-7911

Porkchops Bar & Grill 6727 Ringgold Rd. (423) 296-2571

Provino’s 5084 S. Terrace Plaza (423) 899-2559

Public House 1110 Market St. (423) 266-3366

Raceway 2528 Broad St. (423) 752-5005

Raw Dance Club 409 Market St. (423) 756-1919

Re Canteen 1300 Market St. (423) 266-4882

Rhapsody Café 1201 Hixson Pike (423) 266-3093

Rhythm & Brews 221 Market St.

Rob’s Restaurant & Lounge 5308 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-6164

Rumors 3884 Hixson Pike (423) 870-3003

Rusty Duck 736 Ashland Terrace (423) 870-2665

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

Sing It or Wing It 410 Market St. (423) 757-9464

Skully’s Tavern 3001 Rossville Blvd. (423) 622-0101

Sky Zoo 5709 Lee Hwy. (423) 521-2966

Sluggo’s 501 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 752-5224

Smokey Bones 2225 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 893-7850

Sofa King Juicy Burger 1743 Dayton Blvd. (423) 490-7632

Southern Burger Company 9453 Bradmore Lane

Southside Saloon and Bistro 1301 Chestnut St. (423) 757-4730

Spot Sports Bar & Grill 100 E. 38th St. (423) 648-7592

Sports Page 8182 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 855-2100

St. John’s Meeting Place 1278 Market St. (423) 266-4400

Stepping Out Pub & Grill 4249 Shallowford Rd. (423) 624-2148

Sticky Fingers 2031 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 899-7427 420 Broad St. (423) 265-7427

Stumble Inn 2925 Rossville Blvd. (423) 624-0290

SturmHaus Beer Market 1120 Houston St. (423) 648-1120

Sugars Ribs 507 Broad St. (423) 508-8956

We welcome you to come visit for one of the biggest selections of beer around!

Sushi Nabe 110 River St. (423) 634-0171

Sweet Basil 5845 Brainerd Rd. (423) 485-8836

Taco Mac 423 Market St. (423) 267-8226

Taco Mamacita 109 N. Market St. (423) 648-6262

Taco Roc 6960 Lee Hwy. (423) 653-1001

T-Bones 1419 Chestnut St. (423) 266-4240


We have something for everyone! Home brewing supplies and everything to get you started! 20 Tap Growler station! Enjoy our wide selection of beers from many breweries including: Founders, Bell’s, Smuttynose, Dogfish Head, Victory, Ballast Point, Stone, Lagunitas and many more. We also have large selection of Belgian and German beers and a selection of singles to make your own six pack.

1840 Lafayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia (in Big Lots Shopping Center) Phone: 706.866.5644 Store Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:30 – 8:00, Fri 9:30 – 9:00, Sat 9:30 – 8:30, Sun 12:30 – 5:00 Growler Station closes 30 minutes prior to closing time. |

2300 Glass St. (423) 629-8908



1401 E. 23rd St. (423) 622-6734


Terminal Brewhouse 6 E. 14th St. (423) 752-8090

TerraMae Appalachian Bistro 122 E. 10th St. (423) 710-2925

Terra Nostra Tapas & Wine Bar 105 Frazier Ave. (423) 634-0238

Texas Roadhouse 7016 Amin Dr. (423) 899-8293

TGI Fridays 2 Broad St. (423) 752-8443

The Bitter Alibi 825 Houston St.

The Blue Plate 191 Chestnut St.

Health Department Inspected & Certified Custom Work Available Conveniently Located Near College Campus Voted Best Tattoo Shop for 4 Years!






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(423) 648-6767

The Brew & Cue 5017 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-9402

Local. Seasonal. Fresh.

The Comedy Catch 3224 Brainerd Rd. (423) 629-2233

The Foundry The Chattanoogan Hotel 1201 Broad St. (423) 424-3775

The Growler 1101 Hixson Pike (423) 785-1005

Universal Joint 532 Lookout St. (423) 468-3725

Urban Stack 12 W. 13th St. (423) 475-5350

Valley Tavern 2819 Cummings Hwy. (423) 508-8170

Vaudeville Café 138 Market St. (423) 517-1839

Ziggy’s 607 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 265-8711

The Honest Pint

Locally Owned and Operated for 19 Years · Newly remodeled bar and patio

The Office

2213 Hamilton Place Boulevard • Open 7 Days (423) 899-5341 •

Inside City Cafe 901 Carter St. (423) 634-9191

4818 Hixson Pike•870-2156 Mon.-Thurs.•8:30am-10pm Fri. & Sat.•8:30am-11pm

Serving Chattanooga for 36 Years


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35 Patten Pkwy, (423) 468-4192


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The Palms at Hamilton 6925 Shallowford Rd. (423) 499-5055

The Social 1110 Market St. (423) 266-3366

Tipoff Sports Bar & Grill 830 Dodson Ave. (423) 622-2900

Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria 212 High St. (423) 265-5033

Tracks Sports Bar and Grill 4321 Ringgold Rd. (423) 698-4849

Tremont Tavern

1203 Hixson Pike (423) 266-1996

Tupelo Honey 1110 Market St. (423) 779-0400

BEER, WINE & LIQUOR SALES ABC Liquors 3948 Brainerd Rd (423) 622-5915

Bacchus Wine & Spirits 5721 Hwy 153 (423) 875-2999

Beverage World 1840 Lafayette Rd Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. (706) 866-5644

Big K Liquor 911 Dodson Ave. (423) 624-1864

Bonny Oaks Liquor 4915 Bonny Oaks Dr. (423) 521-4312

CJ's Liquor 6401 Hixson Pike (423) 842-2400

Collegedale Tobacco & Beverage Mart 9409 Apison Pike 423) 615-0021

DeBarge Winery 1617 Rossville Ave. (423) 710-8426

Discount Tobacco & Beer, Etc.

7000 Lee Hwy. (423) 531-6940

East Brainerd Wine & Spirits 7804 E Brainerd Rd. (423) 855-4120

Enzo’s Market 1501 Long St. (423) 486-9312

Henry's EZ Liquor 5012 Highway 58 (423) 899-4452

Highway 58 Liquors 4762 Highway 58 (423) 899-6592

J D's Liquor Stores 3209 Broad St. (423) 267-1024

J J's Liquor Store 4204 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-1720

J & R Liquors 2121 E 23rd St. (423) 622-6605

Hamilton Liquor 2288 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 894-3194

Harrison Wine & Spirits 5940 Highway 58 (423) 362-8826

Horizon Wine and Spirits 3794 Tag Rd. (423) 899-3962

Island Point Wine & Spirits 5987 Brainerd Rd. (423) 553-1515

Jax Liquors 216 Market St. (423) 266-8420

Ken's Liquor Store 6015 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-3338

Lakesite Wine & Spirits 8711 Hixson Pike (423) 842-0183

Lamplight Package Store 5032 Brainerd Rd.

(423) 899-9860

Louie's Liquors 7703 Lee Hwy. (423) 892-3496

Mack's Hi-way Market 4401 Ringgold Rd (423) 624-5788

Mountain Top Wine & Spirits 1807 Taft Hwy, Signal Mountain, TN (423) 886-9463

Ooltewah Discount Liquor 9207 Lee Hwy. (423) 238-9177

Open Spigot Wine and Spirits 5958 Snow Hill Rd. (423) 910-0283

Red Bank Wine & Spirits 3849 Dayton Blvd. (423) 877-1787

Riley’s Wine and Spirits 4818 Hixson Pike (423) 870-2156

Rivermont Wine & Spirits 3600 Hixson Pike (423) 870-4388 ‎

Riverside Wine 600 Manufacturers Rd. (423) 267-4305

Riverview Wine & Spirits 1101 Hixson Pike (423) 468-2071

Ronnie's Wine & Spirits 7022 Shallowford Rd. (423) 899-1986

Sandy's Liquor Store 2410 Glass St. (423) 698-8751

Sigler's Craft Beer & Cigars 1309 Panorama Dr. (423) 485-3271


Signal View Liquors 4295 Cromwell Rd. (423) 756-1175

Sports Wine & Spirits 5510 Hwy 153 (423) 875-4334

The Beer Run 1101 Hixson Pike (423) 468-2096

The Vine Wine and Spirits 301 Manufacturers Rd. (423) 643-2250

Tobacco & Beer Mart 6025 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 531-3916

Tobacco & Bevarage Outlet #2 6204 Hixson Pike (423) 468-4095

Valley Wine and Spirits 3548 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-6842

Vine & Barrel 5506 Hixson Pike (423) 702-5763

Vintage Wine & Spirits 800 Mountain Creek Rd. (423) 877-9474

Welcome Liquor 2001 S Market St. (423) 266-3339

World of Beer 412 Market St. (813) 926-9300

CATERING COMPANIES AF Catering 2 W .Aquarium Way (423) 265-1691

8309 Hixson Pike (423) 593-4142


Catering By Alan 146 Hunt Dr, Rossville, GA (423) 894-0098

Demetri's Catering Services 3113 N. Hickory St. (423) 280-0387

Events with Taste Catering (423) 508-8023

Lee Towery Catering 1303 Hixson Pike (423) 267-9515

On the List Catering 100 Cherokee Blvd (423) 290-1081

“If it’s brown, drink it down!” Come and check out our great selection of high gravity beers.



Scenic City Catering 5600 Brainerd Rd (423) 227-6370

Superior Catering Services 2103 S Highland Park Ave (423) 698-4244

ODDS & ENDS Chattanooga Brew Choo (423) 432-0116

Karaoke Showcall Productions 733 Hurricane Creek Rd. (423) 485-1400

Tap Wagon Singal Mountain, Tn. (423) 827-3652

Come see why we’re the liquor store with a smile...

A Silverware Affair 6727 Heritage Business Ct. (423) 296-4204

Allstar Catering

3849 Dayton Blvd. • Ste. 113 423.877.1787 At the corner of Morrison Springs Road and Dayton Boulevard in the Bi-Lo Shopping Center • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 39




Tremont Tavern is Chattanooga’s favorite neighborhood pub. With a cozy atmosphere, a diverse menu, and a beer list sure to impress the most discerning connoisseurs, you’re bound to become a regular!

1203 Hixson Pike • (423) 266-1996 TREMoNTTaVERN.CoM


MoNdaY Trivia wiTh JORDAN • 8-10pm TUESdaY OpeN mic with mike • 8:30pm-1Am WEdNESdaY BeeR tAstiNg 7-9pm THURSdaY BeeR & BuRgeR Night • 5-11pm FRIdaY FeAtuReD music OF the week • 10pm SaTURdaY $3 FAt tiRe & $2 cOORs Light piNts SUNdaY Fish tAcO Night • 6pm

Come and dine with us, for lunch, brunch or dinner, at the all-new Lakeshore Grille, located above Lakeshore Marina in Hixson with a gorgeous view overlooking Chickamauga Lake.

5600 Lake Resort Terrace Chattanooga, Tennessee • (423) 710-2057 40 • The Pulse • drink • Spring/Summer 2014 •

Georgia Winery

Wine flows more abundantly than water at The Georgia Winery, located only six miles south of Chattanooga. This family-owned-and-operated business has serviced the greater Chattanooga and North Georgia area for 31 years, and with just one sip of their wine, it’s easy to understand how they have survived for so long. Since there are more than 30 different wines available for selection, choosing the right label may be a difficult decision. Thankfully, every customer is allowed to taste up to eight different wines. Among these are the ever-popular Chattanooga Blush, which won “Best of the Blush” at the 2007 Wines of the South competition, the Southern Sangria, made with hand-picked blackberries and blueberries, and the Muscadine Gold, which offers a incredibly smooth and flavorful taste enriched by 100 percent organically grown muscadines, a type of grape found only in the South. Do you like cheese with your wine? Well, the Georgia Winery offers

many different types of locally produced cheese to complement your wine of choice. If the summer heat has you beat, there are Sangria Slushies on sale for only $5. This treat will re-invigorate your energy and leave you feeling refreshed. It should come as no surprise that with all this homemade wine the Georgia Winery knows how to party. Each year, they provide our area with many different events and celebrations, and on June 28 they’ll host a Luau Wine Fest, featuring fire dancers, a tiki lounge, hula girls and a live performance by Chattanooga reggae musical legends Milele Roots. The Georgia Winery prides itself on the wine they create, and their hard work has paid off. Each sip of wine explodes with fresh fruit. Come to Ringgold, Georgia and experience a wine shop like no other. The Georgia Winery 6469 Battlefield Pkwy. Ringgold, Georgia (706) 937-9463 • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 41

daily lunch & drink SpecialS!

Sing It or Wing It

Smoked & Grilled WinGS our Specialty! the only place in toWn Where you can karaoke anytime! Daily Drink Specials - $8.00 Fish Bowls $2.00 Tuesday Wine Night and $5.00 Long Island Tea Wednesday - Gong Show Karaoke Thursday - $1.00 Beer Night Friday - $2.00 PBR & Rolling Rock TALL Boys Saturday - $1.00 off Drafts Sunday - $4.00 Bloody Mary Bar and Brunch Menu Monday - Closed for Private Parties and special events... book yours today by calling (423) 757-9464

karaoke anytime!

Book your Birthday, anniverSary or oFFice partieS noW!

410 market • (423) 757-wing

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The unofficial headquarters of karaoke in Chattanooga, Sing It or Wing It on Market Street, caters to audiences and performers of all ages and skill levels. Folks from miles around pack the place to entertain and be entertained. The venue has played host to everyone from professionals like Lauren Alaina, the Forester Sisters, and Big Time Rush, to talented locals and brave souls who’ve never before graced a stage. Whether you’re looking to kick back and have a good time, or are simply in need of some liquid courage before grabbing the mic, the bar at Sing It or Wing It is the perfect accompanist, stocking more than 60 bottled beers and a dozen drafts, a generous selection of wines, and 18oz., crowd fave fish bowls. There’s also a veritable “greatest hits” worth of drink specials, including weekday happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m., fish bowl Long Island Ice Teas for $5 on Tuesdays, double wells for $5 on Wednesdays, dollar beer night on Thursdays, PBR and Rolling

Rock tall boys for $2 on Fridays, $1 off drafts on Saturdays, and a Bloody Mary bar and mimosas for $4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. The celebrity-inspired menu is also filled with star power. The wings are available in variety of flavors and heats, and the burgers are hand-patted and fresh. Looking to jam out with some appetizers? Try the Aretha Okra, Pickler Pickles, or B.B. Skins. They’ve added a huge smoker, and now offer pork sandwiches, platters, and “Baby Got Back” ribs. Service from the top-notch staff makes each visit complete. Owner Gina Bennett says, “Not everyone can listen to karaoke all day and night and keep a smile on their face,” but the bum notes are worth it if they can help find the next big star. Will you be the one? Sing It or Wing It 410 Market St. 757-WING (9464)

Raw Dance Club Stepping into the downstairs bar area at Raw, you might not imagine that a pumping nightclub lies just overhead. The first floor of Raw, in its owner’s words, is just a good place to “hang out in general”. Rows of framed, autographed guitars—signed by big-name bands such as Korn and Coldplay—line the lacquered wood walls. The marbled, dark-red bar counter stretches more than half the length of the room: A perfect place to enjoy a strawberry daiquiri or draft on tap. The menu boasts a selection of casual bar foods, including classics such as the mushroom burger and new twists like the strawberry tomato jalapeno chicken sliders. Food served till 2:30am nightly. Raw’s owner, Jim Striker, takes pains to make Raw the perfect place to enjoy any kind of entertainment. Whether you want to listen to a good local band or enjoy your favorite sporting event on TV, Raw is just the place to do it. Upstairs, the atmosphere changes. Nights at Raw become an intense swirl of sound and color, featuring live

music acts and big-name DJs. DJ Spicolli and DJ Reggie are regulars at Raw’s nightclub, setting the dance floor on fire with both original beats and fresh remixes. Patrons can enjoy karaoke with a live band to create that authentic rock star experience. The nightclub offers open mic jam sessions for anyone with an instrument and the nerve to perform. With its own band setup, including amps and instruments, Raw opens its doors to all breeds of musicians. Bands and artists such as Jacob Blazer and the Good People, Kontraband, Pistol Town, and Stevie Monce have all played on Raw’s stage. Jim Striker says that he’s committed to providing good music—and it shows. The beats in this nightclub really are raw. Raw Dance Club 409 Market St. (423) 756-1919

Raw Dance Club • 409 Market St. • (423) 756-1919 • Mon - Sat: 4:00 pm - 3:00 am • Food served till 2:30 am • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 43

Southern Burger

How do you improve on the concept of a “burgerand-beer joint”? How about gourmet burgers and craft beer? That was the approach adopted by Christian Siler when he opened the Southern Burger Co. in Ooltewah almost a year ago. The concept has


been a winner. With 40 different craft beers available in 29 bottles and 11 rotating taps, Southern Burger Co. defies stereotypes. Varieties like Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro and Son of a Peach dominate sales. Craft beers are only a part of the bigger picture at Southern Burger, where everything is either made in-house or locally sourced to ensure the highest quality. Southern Burger is the epitome of “keeping it local”, and the result is a product far superior to the fare offered by national chains. Want your burger with fresh avocado and jalapenos? How about a side of sweet potato fries? You’re in the right place. Condiments like the housemade bacon jam, habanero jam and utterly delicious sri-

racha mayo provide the perfect complement to the perfectly grilled beef or turkey burger. Tuesday nights, Southern Burger offers $5 domestic pitchers, $12 half-carafes of wine and live trivia with weekly prizes and a tournament. Thursday night is Pint Night with $3 pints and a free pint glass when you order the beer of the month. Dining room seating, a burger bar and a spacious patio mean there’s plenty of room. The smooth, clean lines of the restaurant have a feel of fusion between old and new, ’50s diner and boutique. Siler started out with the goal of building a superior product from the ground up and thanks to his dedication, inventiveness and excellent staff he has achieved that and more, elevating the humble “beer and burger” to a place of class and refined taste. Southern Burger Company 9453 Bradmore Lane (423) 825-4919

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9453 Bradmore Lane Ooltewah, TN 37363

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Heaven & Ale

Heaven & Ale has quickly become one of the hottest craft beer destinations in Chattanooga. It’s a combination tasting room and retail shop with 24 carefully selected craft brews on tap, which rotate regularly to focus on freshness, seasonality, and variety. When owner Joe Winland created his tasting room and growler shop concept, his primary goal was to give customers the opportunity to sample a variety of beers in the spirit of a wine tasting room, and to allow people to taste the beer before buying to ensure they are taking home something they love. But since opening in July of last year, the hip-but-casual and exceedingly friendly and warm atmosphere has actually made the tasting room more of a destination than Joe ever anticipated. People may come in because they need a growler refill, but they almost always stick around for a flight or a pint. So what’s a growler and why drink beer this way? “A growler is a 32- or 64-oz reusable container for draught beer,” Joe says, “and because our beer is always fresh and our growlers are properly treated, it’s as close to a tasting experience at the tap-

room as you can get. I think I’m like a lot of beer drinkers,” Joe adds, “when I’m given a choice, I almost always choose draught beer. Growlers let you take fresh draught beer anywhere.” Another thing that keeps Heaven & Ale customers coming back is the staff’s sheer enthusiasm for craft beer and the pride they take in serving it. When Joe and his staff are recommending selections to beer lovers new and old, their passion for craft beer is evident and contagious. And the meticulous care that Heaven & Ale puts into filling growlers is unparalleled in Chattanooga. Events to look out for at Heaven & Ale are Tuesday night pint nights, with deeply discounted pints and food trucks; brewery tap takeovers, with specialty brews, giveaways, and lots of craft beer chat; and seasonal beer pairing dinners. On Saturday, July 5, Heaven & Ale will unveil its new outdoor beer garden at their one year anniversary celebration with music, food, and FREE BEER! Heaven & Ale 304 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 602-8286 • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 45

On The List Catering On The List Catering is leagues ahead of any other catering option that Chattanooga has to offer. OTLC only provides fine dining, but also fine drinking. Run by Sarah Love and Beverly Wright, two intrepid woman entrepreneurs born here in the South, On The List strives to offer an innovative catering experience. They are, for example, the only catering company in Chattanooga that offers a full mobile bar service. At their client’s request, they can set up a cash bar at any event, complete with expert bartenders and a handsome selection of top-shelf liquors. Gone are the days of “bring your own beverage.” On The List designs their service to provide their customers with everything they need to create a special dining event. On The List puts its emphasis on creating a different breed of catering. They don’t offer the same old frozen fried-chicken-and-green-beans; they prepare all food on-site using their mobile grills and fresh, local ingredients from Chattanooga producers. Their

clients are guaranteed a restaurant-quality meal no matter what they order. Sample menus range from down-home Southern style cooking, like pulled pork tossed in their handmade bourbon barbeque sauce, to Italian bruschetta served on a sliced baguette. More unique selections include Thanksgiving Sliders, (cocktail croissants filled with cranberry sauce, havarti cheese, and smoked turkey), as well as peach tea chicken and berry-glazed pork loin. Sarah Love explains that she never wanted to serve the “usual” kinds of food. The items on the OTLC menu all have a distinctive twist. Everything from On The List Catering includes that little something special—and is made with true professionalism and pride. On The List Catering & Events 100 Cherokee Blvd., Ste. 120 (423) 290-1081

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Bonefish Grill


any OccaSION

DINNer NIGhtly & SuNDay BruNch @11am Founded in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2000, award-winning Bonefish Grill has been consistently ranked as the number-one seafood restaurant in the country by a variety of consumer guides and industry publications. Voted #1 in pleasant, friendly service in the 2013 Technomic Consumer Choice Awards, Bonefish Grill’s “Fresh Fish Experts” bring woodgrilled fish, seafood and a selection of chicken and steak options, innovative sauces and indulgent desserts to the Chattanooga community. A creative and well-designed menu is only half the story at Bonefish Grill. Coupling great-tasting food with a welcoming bar that features an array of ‘bar-fresh’ cocktails, extensive craft beer selections and an adventurous wine list, Bonefish Grill will excite and delight guests no matter what their mood. A "must-try" from the bar is the Cold Snap Cosmo. Guests receive “chef’s coat service” and are guided through an innovative, seasonal menu. The result is that whether you are a certified foodie or a novice, every step has been taken to ensure that your dining

experience at Bonefish Grill is flawless and hassle-free. The high quality of the food, drinks and staff are perfectly served by the design of the restaurant itself. The interior’s sleek design features beautiful golden hardwood and an attractive array of three-dimensional art, ranging from large-scale metal sculptures of mangroves and fishing scenes to a large mystical fish rubbing. The restaurant provides a fun and lively place to eat, drink, relax and socialize on any given day of the week. In Chattanooga, guests can conveniently make reservations through Bonefish Grill’s online reservation system. With a few simple clicks, guests can book their polished-casual experience online at www.bonefishgrill. com/Chattanooga or by calling (423) 892-3175. Reservations are recommended but not required, and walk-in guests are always welcome. Bonefish Grill 2115 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 892-3175

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Mike's Hole In The Wall Home of the best wings in town! (and a pretty damn good burger, too)

Happy Hour every Mon-Fri from 3pm to 7pm $3.50 Well Cocktails, $2.50 Domestic Bottles and $3.50 Craft Draught Beer Daily Specials from 7pm to close: • Monday: $1 Natty Draught • Tuesday: $1 Tacos & $3 Craft Draughts • Wednesday: 1/4lb hand made corn dogs and $2 16oz. Rolling Rock cans • Thursday: 50¢ Wings Sunday all day: 2 for 1 on Special Appetizers

Mike’s Hole in the Wall (423) 475-5259 538 Cherokee Blvd Northshore Chattanooga

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Mike’s Hole in the Wall draws a crowd tailored to the bar itself. For the past six years, Mike’s has been serving to a crowd that loves affordable beer and made-in-house food. This is what owner Big Mike says keeps them coming back to the Cherokee Boulevard location. When these regulars talk about the Mike’s Hole in the Wall menu, the first item mentioned is usually the wings. Considered by many to be the best wings in town, this item sets the tone for the hand-made pub grub that is the Mike’s menu. But no sports bar is complete without a juicy burger, and at Mike’s the half-pound patty burger is guaranteed to satisfy any carnivore. And, the kitchen stays open until 2 a.m., so these and other delicious dishes are available for the late-night diner. The weekly specials highlight the accent on affordability at Mike’s, with deals every day except Friday and Saturday. Enjoy $1 drafts every Monday, and $1 tacos on Taco

Tuesdays. On Wednesdays, $2 16oz. Rolling Rock cans complement a hand-made quarter-pound corndog. Thursdays, come stuff your face with the famous wings for only 50 cents a wing. Sunday at Mike’s offers customers two-for-one appetizers, including the renowned Southwest chicken eggrolls. The deals don’t stop there—happy hour is every day from 4-7 p.m. with half-price drinks and apps, plus $2 Natural Light pints all day. Every day. Mike’s Hole in the Wall is about more than food and drink. There’s a sense of community. The sports bar hosts dart leagues every Monday and Wednesday nights, along with a blind draw every Friday night. With all that’s going on at Mike’s, there’s never been a better time to become a regular at this great “hole in the wall”. Mike's Hole In The Wall 538 Cherokee Blvd (423) 475-5259

The Bitter Alibi Welcome to the Bitter Alibi. Around here, we believe someone should have a good reason for opening their mouth. Good Reason #1: To drink. And let’s shoot square: with all the shady business going down in the Gig City, it’s best to have a good story for where you were and when. Good Story #1: You were at the Bitter Alibi. Drinking. It’s air tight. Nestled below the bricks right next to Chattanooga’s most illustrious venue, JJ’s Bohemia, you’ll find all the makings of a good time, and

an even better story. To put it simply, we like to drink. And if you’re cut from the same cloth, you’ll feel right at home. Craft, domestic, imported--you name it. Tapped, bottled or canned. Not to mention a menu of scrappy delectables that’ll have your tastebuds doing donkey kicks on your tongue. Get down here. The vibe is right and the suds are cold. Oh, and whether you decide to drop by or not, feel free to use us as an excuse for not attending that one sort-of-friend’s experimental performance art thing you were invited to on Facebook. We’ll vouch for you. This is the Bitter Alibi, and you were with us the whole time. Weren’t you? • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 49

Tap Wagon

Tap into the fun! Book now for • weddings & events • birthday parties • craft beer tastings

Over 100 beers available!


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Signal Mountain resident Travis Close has brewed up a tasteful new business idea that’s ideal for catering your next party or event. The Tap Wagon delivers kegged beers, bottled beers, and even mixers in a refrigerated trailer. The beer is brought to you cold and ready for drinking, anywhere within 50 miles of Chattanooga. The Tap Wagon is a 5-by-8-foot trailer with six beer taps connected to the outside. The Wagon plugs into your home outlet, or a generator can be provided for outside events. The Tap Wagon trailer has the technology and equipment to store the beer at the optimum level of carbon dioxide for that individual beer. This allows Close to serve a large variety of beers perfectly. The Tap Wagon’s menu offers both beers brewed by major distributors and locally brewed craft beers; customers have their choice of more than 100 beers, from Budweiser to

Chattanooga Brewing Co. Party planning can be a highly stressful job, and though food catering is a standard for most parties and events, catering beverages is a new concept for many. With Close’s innovative idea, that just might be a thing of the past. Travis Close believes the Tap Wagon will make event planning much easier and more fun. With so much to consider while planning your next party or event, why not pass along the job of providing beverages to the professionals? With one less major task to worry about, you might even be able to have fun at your own party! For reservations, contact Close at (423) 827-3652. For the beer menu, or other information about Tap Wagon, visit Tap Wagon Anywhere you want it to be (423) 827-3652

MoonPie Moonshine

Recipe: Bananas Foster Moo nshine De

There’s nothing more Southern than Moon Pies and moonshine, so it’s not surprising that the seventh generation Limestone Branch Distillery based in Lebanon, KY and the fifth-generation bakers known as the Campbell Family of Chattanooga, TN came together to see a vision. They developed a taste profile in their quest for liquid perfection. If the proof of the whiskey was too high, the flavors became too bitter. Too low, and they became too syrupy. And the flavor ingredients had to be of the highest quality to stand out, such as Madagascar vanilla and Dutch-process cocoa. Steve Beam, one of the Beam brothers of Limestone Branch Distillery, said it was like, “two great Southern traditions are in every jar.” And that is how MoonPie Moonshine was born. The original marshmallow treat is now available in three classic fla-

vors: chocolate, vanilla and banana but Beam says that Limestone has big plans for the MoonPie line, including “strawberry, orange and lemon, which are in development.” These flavors can be served over the rocks, or used in classic or non-traditional drink recipes. It’s time to get creative with our cocktails! Beam suggests, “They also mix extremely well in coffee or sodas. Orange or root beer with vanilla, cola with the chocolate, and cream soda with banana. Or try adding chocolate to a MoonPie martini or vanilla to a White Russian instead.” The jars are printed right here in town by Chattanooga Glass, with the logos fired directly on the jars, making them collectibles. MoonPie Moonshine is available in most Tennessee liquor stores. Be sure to include the shine at your next summer get-together because it’s sure to be a hit.

INGREDIENTS 2 cups brown su gar 6 Tablespoons of Butter 1/4 cup water 3/4 oz Banana M oonPie Moonshine 1/2 oz Vanilla Moo nPie Moonshine 1 cup Heavy crea m or Half and Half 1/2 cup Bourbon

ssert Cocktail

In a medium sa ucepan, bring th e sugar, water and corn syrup to a boil over high he at. Cook until th e sugar is dissolve d, washing dow n the side of the pan with a wet pastry brush. Co ntinue cooking, without stirring, until an amber caramel forms, ab out 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and carefully stir in the cream . Let cool for 1 minute, then stir in the added spiri t. Bring the mixtu re to a boil ov er moderate heat an d cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Let the caramel sauc e cool slightly and serve warm or at room temperatu re.

Pour as much of this mixture as yo u want over Ice Cr eam. It is amazin g on Pancakes as w ell! • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 51

1885 Grill

1885 Grill Bringing a Southern Coastal twist to Saint Elmo. 3914 Saint Elmo Ave (423) 485-3050

Rows of liquor bottles line the back wall of the bar at 1885, including Chattanooga Whisky and the staples like Grey Goose and Captain Morgan. On the top row amid the bottles sits a silver cup that reads “Brewmaster Brawl Champion.” Bar Manager Heather Jennings earned the cup when several Chattanooga-area restaurants held a bartender competition. During the last few weeks, the restaurant at 3914 Saint Elmo Ave. has prepared its summer menu, its summer entertainment and its drink list. Diners who come to 1885 and sit on the patio—one of the nicest patios in Chattanooga, according to the restaurant’s manager—have the opportunity to try the restaurant’s barrel-aged spiced rum and its fresh, fresh seafood. Jennings said 1885 will be mixing up beer infusions for the summer—beers with fresh lemon. This lightens the beer and makes it refreshing to drink, she said. The beer list, sourced from local breweries from here to Atlanta, will rotate frequently, Jennings said. But the signature drink of the 2014 summer for 1885 will be their barrelaged cocktails. Jennings said 1885 is the only Chattanoogaarea restaurant to do barrel-aged cocktails. She takes liquor and adds flavorings, like blood orange liquor or rosemary. She then seals everything in a barrel to let the flavors meld and deepen for two months. “Like a chef uses spices,

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I’m using a barrel,” she said. Managing Partner Miguel DeJesus says the restaurant bills itself as a “Southern coastal grill”. Alongside its famous shrimp and grits and fried flounder, the restaurant gets fresh seafood shipped to it three-to-four times a week. Chef Charlie Loomis creates a special, and the restaurant posts pictures of the specials on their Facebook, along with any daily drink specials and that day's live music performer. Monday and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., the restaurant has live music from local bands. Some artists, who have signed record deals, will perform during special events. The lineup is posted on their Facebook page as well. On the weekends, 1885 offers brunch specials. On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., diners can get brunch offerings like fried chicken and waffles, with spicy maple syrup or steak, eggs and hash. A mimosa special and a Bloody Mary bar accompany brunch. Of course, the full menu is also available at those times. And for your listening enjoyment on Sundays, there is live music on the patio from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Entrees run in the $15 range. 1885’s signature cocktails undershoot comparable restaurants by about $2 a drink and run in the $6.50 to $8 range, DeJesus said. “The whole idea is to have two, not one.”

A SOUTHERN COASTAL RESTAURANT SPECIALIZING IN FRESH SEAFOOD, QUALITY STEAKS, AND SOUTHERN SIDES. PROUDLY LOCATED IN THE BEAUTIFUL ST. ELMO NEIGHBORHOOD We’d love to share with you our passion for locally grown, fresh food. DINNER Monday–Friday: 4pm – 10pm Saturday: 2pm – 10pm

BRUNCH Saturday: 11am – 2pm Sunday: 11am – 4pm

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Summer Inspired Spirits

122 E 10th Street | 423.710.2925 |

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The Pulse - Summer Drink 2014  

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

The Pulse - Summer Drink 2014  

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