I have always enjoyed this place. They started the Southern Brewery Festival, which a great event in downtown Chattanooga.
The beers are nice, but they are focused on making the Bud crowd happy. I enjoy the Iron Horse Stout especially.
The pizzas are good. I like the outside dinning as you face the street and you can watch the world go by while enjoying the beer.
Very nice patio seating that provided a good place to people watch. The BBQ Chicken pizza was outstanding, as was my wifeís southern chicken salad. Beers were well made if a bit boring, but service was good and overall a nice place.
I am basing this rating based on Noogfest 4.0, not a standard dining experience. This building is far nicer than the Nashville location. The modern dining ambiance also has the bar and pool table area separate, which is a nice touch. They also have streetside dining which is great for people watching. The food ranges from pub fare (pizzas, nachos, etc) to more pricey entrees like steak. I went with the pizza which was good. If you like a tame session beer that compliments your food, then I think their beers do a respectable job of that. The private back room for Noogfest was a nice touch and the server worked hard all night. The only thing he screwed up on was not getting names or credit cards for food orders, thus we had some people that forgot to pay the tab (and we all chipped in to cover it)
I would rather go home than go to Big River. I rarely find anything good about their beers at all and unfortunately, itís been the only brewery in town for quite a while. Unless youíre looking for the young professional crowd youíd be best to stop off somewhere else (thatís why it has earned the name Yuppie River). The food is decent enough but doesnít redeem the ho-hum beers they offer.
Um, well, what can I say? Meeting up with Shaggy/Clash (Matt) was about the highlight in this somewhat beer-deprived city. I guess this is about the best theyíve got going, so if youíre in Choo Choo city, make a stop. Just donít expect good beer: pretty bland, sweet if anything, a little underattenuated too. The place was pretty dark restaurant and bar-side.
This is a very large brewpub/restaurant with an excellent downtown location. They have cool old timey decor, several pool tables, and itís fairly family-friendly.. bit smoky at times, though. They usually have 6 or 7 beers that should be available, and theyíre out of a couple of íem.. decent stuff, but I havenít had anything really good there. Service is hit or miss, and I really enjoy the food. This is a good hangout in Chattanooga.
I used to go here when I was single and drank liquor only...Iíd buy one drink, snob all the bitches and golddiggers who thought they were fine, and step right the fuck out....P.S.~ Their pool tables and cues are low quality...unacceptable to a real player.
Nice looking place. Food was really good, and the beers are also quality. The service was crappy the times Iíd gone there, but everything else was fine. A little more expensive than Iíd like, but since this is the only place in Chattanooga, what are you gonna do? At least itís good stuff.