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, then, here's a list of bars and restaurants with live entertainment.

 

1) Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant 
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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!
 

2) Clyde’s on Main 
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Located on Main Street, Clyde’s offers ping pong, shuffle board, tasty food, great beer, and plenty of live entertainment. Open late.


3) The Camp House 
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A bustling coffee shop and food café by day, the Camp House turns into a versatile entertainment venue by night, offering a close-up experience for both the seasoned and rookie concert-goer. Camp House’s calendar is always full, showcasing a variety of genres from regional and local talent.

 

4) The Palms at Hamilton 
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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.

 

5) The Flying Squirrel 
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Flying Squirrel, 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.

 

 

6) The FEED Co. Table and Tavern 
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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. 

 

7) Slick's Burgers 
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Slick's, located on Main Street, has some of the best burgers and craft beer in town. Join them on Wednesday evening for love old time folk music from the Chattanooga Folk School. It's an open jam session; anyone can play! 
 

8) The Meeting Place at St John’s 
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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 musician from 6-9pm.

 

9) Memo’s Grill 
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Historic Memo's Grill, one of the oldest African American Restaurants on MLK Blvd, hosts Jazzanooga’s monthly Juke Joint Sessions, an evening featuring great music and food flavors deep rooted in the south. Get ready to have a hand clapping & toe tapping evening along with GREAT FOOD! Held the 4th Thursday of every month.

 

10) Firebirds Wood Fired Grill 
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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.   

 

11) The Foundry 
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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. 

12) Brewhaus 
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Located in Chattanooga's Northshore neighborfood, Brewhaus isaGerman-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! 

 

13) Southern Belle Riverboat 
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Join the crew of the 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 its list of offered cruises to see which one is right for you.

 

14) Café 7 at Rock City 
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Café 7, an outdoor dining experience at Rock City, offers beautiful scenic views along with catchy mountain music from performances by the Old Time Travelers and other various local acts. Held on summer weekends, May through September.

 

15) Jim Oliver's Smoke House
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Catch some of the most talented “rising Nashville stars,” and legendary mega hit songwriters. LIVE Music at the Smoke House...every Friday and Saturday night, doors open at 6:00pm with two live shows each night, no cover charge; featuring a mix of Country, Pop, Blues, Bluegrass, and Folk. Live music shows start at 7:00 pm (Central Standard Time) with 3 hours of awesome live entertainment along with a delicious menuthat would make Paula Deen envious; smoked BBQ ribs, smoked roast beef, southern fried chicken, skillet corn bread, and over 300 choices of their own BBQ sauces. 

16) RAW Dance Club Bar & Grill
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The best local and regional bands play live music every weekend and sometimes through the week. Anything from your favorite cover songs to their original music. You can't go wrong stopping by Raw for live music. RAW also has a dance club that brings state of the art lighting, crisp & clear sound and 3D mapped walls!

 

17) 1885 Grill
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1885 brings a grand and cabaret livelihood to St. Elmo. It not only provides beautiful coastal cuisine but, a meeting ground and common place for men and women from all walks of life. Enjoy live music on the patio.