Microbreweries & Sports Bars
Sometimes you just need to kick back with a cold brew and watch the game. Sample some Tennessee-brewed craft beers, make some new friends at a local sports bar.
If it's microbreweries you're looking for, Tennessee has some of the best. Start out in Chattanooga's riverfront entertainment district, where you'll find the Big River Grille and Brewing Works, which has now expanded with a second Chattanooga location and a Nashville spot. At all three, you'll find award-winning ales and lagers in addition to innovative cuisine. For a sports-themed spot to relax, try the Chattanooga Billiard Club in an historic downtown building, a great place for lunch as well as late-night gathering.
In Knoxville, meet up with the Vol fans at Old College Inn on the UT Strip or head downtown to the Downtown Grill & Brewery for craft brewed beers and tasty food, either inside the restaurant or on the street-front patio. All Calhoun's locations offer top-notch micro-brewed beers, from the riverfront location, at Bearden Hill, and all the way to the marina location on Fort Loudon Lake.
Relax at Depot Street Brewing in Jonesborough, Tennessee's oldest town. In the Tri-Cities, stop by Smoky Bones Bar & Fire Grill in Johnson City. Or head to middle Tennessee, for a stop at the Black Horse Pub & Brewery in Clarksville. Nashville's Yazoo Brewing Company has tours and a tasting room where you can try their smooth, drinkable beers in a variety of flavors.
Smoky Mountain Brewery - Maryville
On site Microbrewery, BBQ Ribs & Wings, Hand-Tossed Pizza, Steaks, Burgers, Subs & Salads, Italian Specialties. Live music, trivia games and open mic nights. ...more
Sonny's Marina and Runabout Cafe
Enjoy pub food and live music in a fun, casual atmosphere right on the water at Sonny's Marina & Runabout Cafe in Gray. The restaurant is full service and open spring, summer and fall. ...more
Known for authentic Memphis-style ribs, wings, barbecue pork, Sticky Fingers is a popular gathering place for good times and good food. Five signature barbecue sauces entice you to try each, and you can take a jar home with you to make the great barbecue memories last longer. ...more
Suttree's High Gravity Tavern
Suttree's High Gravity Tavern is a beer-centric bar in downtown historic downtown Knoxville specializing in a excellent selection of regular and high gravity craft brews. "High gravity" refers to the increase in the level of alcohol which often is accompanied by an increase of rich flavor associated with the ingredients added to the beer. ...more
Tennessee Brew Works
Serving "Finely Tuned Craft Beer. "rnrnWe are proud to call the great state of Tennessee and the city of Nashville home to the Tennessee Brew Works brewery and adjoining tasting room. ...more
The Original Blue Orleans Creole Restaurant
Blue Orleans Seafood Restaurant is located downtown on the corner of Main and Market, across the street from the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel —another great restaurant to the downtown area. Blue Orleans is available for private and corporate parties and would love to cater your next special event. ...more
The Roaming Gnome, Knoxville
The Roaming Gnome Pub & Eatery in Knoxville is in the original Ruby Tuesday building on the Cumberland "Strip" near UT. Here at the Gnome we cater to all ages: whether you're five or fifty you'll feel right at ease. ...more
The Stage on Broadway
Located in The District in downtown Nashville, The Stage on Broadway is one of many country bars on the busy street that offer similar atmosphere. However, The Stage distinguishes itself by having the largest seating capacity and the most spacious dance floor of any honky-tonk on Broadway. ...more
Thunder Road Moonshiners
It was a time-honored tradition in the hills and hollers of East Tennessee, carrying jugs of “that good ole mountain dew” to friends—and customers. The secret stills, souped up cars and wild night drives gave birth to NASCAR racing and larger-than-life legends. ...more
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge
World-famous Tootsie's Orchid Lounge was named after Tootsie Bess, a singer/comedienne, who purchased it in 1960. A hangout for Nashville's country music crowd, famous early customers were Kris Kristofferson, Faron Young, Willie Nelson, Tom T. ...more
White Lightning Trail
The White Lightning Trail is waiting for you: a picturesque drive through the fertile valleys and rustic charm of the Tennessee hills. After leaving the city limits, you’ll pass through the Great Smoky Mountains into historic country music — Maynardville — home to country music greats like Chet Atkins and Roy Acuff. ...more
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Yazoo Brewing Company
Yazoo creates handmade craft brews, sought out by craft-brewing loyalists, which are served on tap in restaurants throughout the region and sold in bottles in area grocery stores. Housed in the Marathon Motor Works building, where the south's first cars were made, Yazoo makes smooth, drinkable beers while still displaying the wonderful breadth and variety of flavors that real beers can have. ...more