Chattanooga is home to a wide array of live music venues, from intimate hole-in-the-wall’s, to majestic seated theaters, to open dance floors, there is a unique experience offered for each artist and attendee.
But if you’re someone who prefers to enjoy bands in a cozier setting over some food and beverage, here's a list of bars and restaurants with live entertainment.
Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant is a friendly community kitchen, with live pickin’ performances just a few feet from your table. At Puckett’s, the main ingredients are real food, real people, and real atmosphere. Come on in y’all!
Located on Main Street, Clyde’s offers ping pong, shuffle board, tasty food, great beer, and plenty of live entertainment. Open late.
The Palms at Hamilton consistently provides an atmosphere where customers enjoy their meal, sip fine cocktails, and dance the night away to the sounds of a DJ or live entertainment.
The Flying Squirrel, which is known for its seasonal & local ingredients, offers a variety of innovative dishes in a casual, yet contemporary environment. Sunday brunches, held from 11am-4pm, feature live music every week, plus drink specials.
Located in Chattanooga’s thriving Southside, The FEED Co. is an artful combination of tavern and family dining with a stunning destination, and an inviting farm fresh menu. Head to its front porch for live performances from some of the best local talent in town.
Located next door to flagship sister St. John's Restaurant, Meeting Place offers the same quality cuisine, attention to detail, and hospitality in a more casual atmosphere. On Thursday evenings, sit back and enjoy stimulating flavors as you take in the sounds of a local jazz musicians from 6-9pm.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is known for classic American, wood fired grilled entrees. This fall, enjoy the sounds of local Chattanooga artists outside on the patio as you enjoy some amazing food & drink.
The Chattanoogan Hotel’s upscale lounge, The Foundry, offers a delicious menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and light entrees. It also features live music from a local artist every Friday and Saturday night from 8:30pm-12:30am.
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Located in Chattanooga's Northshore neighborhood, Brewhaus is a German-American gastro pub, emphasizing chef driven food, paired with good ale & wine, in a casual setting. Head there for good food & beer, a great view of the Walnut Street Bridge, and local live music!
Join the crew of the Chattanooga Riverboat Co. Southern Belle on its 450 passenger riverboat for sightseeing, lunch and evening dinner cruises. Sightseeing and lunch cruises are fully narrated to showcase Chattanooga's rich history, and evening dinner cruises always offer live music for a foot stompin’ good time. Check the full list of offered cruises to see which one is right for you.
Café 7, an outdoor dining experience at Rock City, offers beautiful scenic views along with catchy mountain music with performances by the Old Time Traveler and other various local acts. Held on summer weekends, May through September.
Catch some of the most talented “rising Nashville stars” and legendary mega hit songwriters at the Smoke House every Friday and Saturday night from 6pm-10pm. Enjoy two live shows each night that feature a mix of country, pop, blues, bluegrass, and folk music. Enjoy some great live music along with a delicious meal that would make Paula Deen envious; smoked BBQ ribs, smoked roast beef, southern fried chicken, skillet corn bread, and over 300 types of BBQ sauce.
1885 brings a grand and cabaret livelihood to the quiet St. Elmo neighborhood. They not only provide beautiful coastal cuisine, but a meeting ground and common place for people from all walks of life to enjoy live music on the patio.
The sweet hum of the music of the islands will transport any visitor to this Northshore destination to the coast. This paired with some of the freshest food and cocktails in the area is sure to be a nice break from the everyday hustle and bustle.
The Westin Chattanooga is one of the Scenic City's most unique entertainment and lodging destinations. The beautiful hotel is complete with two bars featuring live music everyday of the week! Once you step inside, you will find Dorato a lobby bar with indoor/outdoor seating options feauturing live music Monday-Wednesday from 6-8pm and Thursday-Saturday from 6:30-9pm. Take a journey to the top floor and you will find Alchemy, a sky bar featuring sweeping views of Chattanooga and the surrounding mountains. Alchemy feautures live music Sunday-Wednesday from 6-8pm and Thursday-Saturday from 6:30-9pm.
16) The Backstage Bar on the Back Porch of the Comedy Catch
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The Backstage Bar on the Back Porch of the Comedy Catch is the best place to sit and watch the people pass by on Station Street before or after a show. It features over 80 Whiskeys, 30 types of Scotch, an extensive wine list and delicious food. It features live music every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7-10pm, showcasing some of Chattanooga's best local talent.
The Office at the City Cafe is Chattanooga's best kept secret. This little venue comes alive every Wednesday and Friday night with funk, blues, rock, and plenty of food and beverage to keep the good times rolling.
18) Slick's Burgers
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Slick's offers one of the best places to grab a juicy burger on the Southside. They make their patties everyday, all the time, FRESH. And they take great pride in making their dressings, sauces, and other condiments and accompaniments, from scratch. Depending on the season, they offer live music outside on the patio or inside the restaurant. Wednesday nights feature The Pickers, playing some of the best old-fashioned bluegrass around, starting at 7pm. Slick's also offers live music on the weekends. Check their Facebook page to stay up to date with their live music schedule.
Located in Chattanooga's new West Village District, Peet's Coffee & Tea brings you the freshest cup of joe or tea around. In addition to these hot drinks they offer a food menu including bagels and pastries as well as sandwiches and other yummy snacks. Live music is offered every Friday from 12-2pm.