For five quick recommendations on Chattanooga’s best craft beer, read through our list of picks of the best bars and brews around.
The Tap House
The Tap House is the newest place in town located in St Elmo right next to 1885. They’re constantly rotating their 30 taps and updating their digital menu. What you’ll find is a mix of local favorites like Moccasin Bend Brewing’s Belgian style ‘St Elmo Smart Ass’ and OddStory Brewing Company’s Brown Ale mixed with classics like Guinness and PBR, but you’ll always see some creative brews with curated picks like a Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery or a Breakfast Oatmeal Stout from Founder’s Brewing.
Check out The Tap House at 3800 St. Elmo Avenue.
The Terminal Brewhouse
The Terminal Brewhouse, located on Main Street in Southside, features an inventive selection of beers brewed fresh in-house, serving them right out of the tank. Terminal’s brews are featured at The Honest Pint, Hair of the Dog Pub, Easy Bistro, and The Flying Squirrel. Brewmaster Steve Purdie left his corporate restaurant job to pursue his passion for beer at The Terminal. The amber colored, German style Maibock is a personal favorite. One of the most unique buildings in town. It doesn’t get better than sitting on the porch of one of the most unique buildings in town over the newly renovated Station Street.
Also known for their crafty food, The Terminal serves hearty tavern fare, pizzas and burgers. Also make sure to check out some of The Terminal’s beer cocktail specialties like bacon-infused vodka, cucumber gin, and their rotating seasonal infusion.
Visit The Terminal at 1464 Market Street from 11 a.m. to midnight daily.
Chattanooga Brewing Co.
Chattanooga Brewing Company, a brewery started over 100 years ago, was revived in 2006 and moved to a larger facility in Southside that can produce more than 5,000 barrels a year. Still serving Imperial Pilsner, the German Helles style Pilsner that Chattanooga Brewing was making in the 1890’s, Chatt Brew is committed to reviving the historic Southside district and serving incredible beer.
The Chestnut Street Brown Ale is a favorite at Chatt Brew, but if you’re feeling risky, then try the Hot Mama. It’s an Imperial Pilsner infused with habaneros and green peppers and it’ll light you up. Thursday night is a great night to go check out Chatt Brew; they make fantastic wings that are $.75 that night including $1 off any of the pints.
Read through Chatt Brew’s beer menu here.
Visit Chattanooga Brewing Company at 1804 Chestnut Street.
Feed Table & Tavern
Feed has an awesome porch with garage doors that open up to the Tavern. Featuring a wraparound bar, Feed is an awesome place to watch a game or play arcade games with the kids. Their beer selection features 18 beers on tap as well as plenty of canned choices. Our recommendation from Feed is the Founder Highland Gaelic Ale.
Check out the rest of the Feed menu here.
Visit Feed at West 201 Main Street.
Heaven & Ale
Heaven & Ale offers craft beer on top and tasting experiences of beers from hundreds of craft breweries to Chattanooga. Each craft beer is singularly brewed, making each tasting a high-quality, unique experience. Soon to open a brewery of their own right behind their Northshore location, check out Heaven & Ale for local beers such as Hutton & Smith’s ‘Rope Gun Rye.’ For a brew from beyond Chattanooga, they also feature an extensive list of impressive Tennessee favorites such as Yeehaw’s ‘Dunkel;’ a favorite is the ‘Cerebral Predator’ made by Calfkiller Brewing Company out of Sparta, Tennessee.
Read through what’s on tap here or visit Heaven & Ale in the Northshore area at 304 Cherokee Boulevard.