Large place, giant wrap around bar. One guy did a fairly good job of watching over the whole lot. Beer selection was a bit disappointing, only one local brewery represented, Chattanooga. Three or so from other breweries in Tennessee, but flagships only. Not much else worth mentioning.
The Mellow Mushroom is almost opposite the Big River Grille and it’s in the building once occupied by the first ever Coca-Cola bottling plant. Look out for the awning shaped like bottle tops and the mural inside showing a Coca-Cola delivery van driving away from a giant bottle. There were 40 taps with a reasonable choice of beer and the service was very friendly. The bobble-hatted barmaid gave us a Just Beer Project IPA pint glass for some reason and I’m happy to say that it survived the journey home.
(Visited 4 February 2014).
Great selection right in downtown Chattanooga. Flight of 4 will run between $6-$10 depending on what you get. Not as many regional taps as I’d have liked, but, like most Mellow Mushrooms, it’s worth stopping by if you’re in town.
Easy to find location downtown on Broad Street. Building is remodeled store front with patio seating in the front. Bar on the right center and seating for food on the walls around building. Bar has taps in the middle with a cooler on the right side with bottles. Staff is freindly with good beer knowledge. Menu is pub food and apps. Promotional brew and food specials daily. Good location, beer selection and food. I enjoyed a Terrapin beer and was well worth the stop.
An ok tap seleciton, but I was expecting a little more. The food I had here was ok, definitely better than the Auburn location. Large and family friendly, even with the bottle and tap selection. Worth a visit as Chattanooga doesn’t have a lot of options.
Mellow Mushroom has a decent selection of beers on tap and quite a few more in bottles. However, the biggest drawback to this place is its location to the aquarium. During the summer the place is overrun by screaming kids and teenagers who come in for the aquarium and other downtown events. The pizza at Mellow Mushroom is some of the best in town. They occasionally will run some late night specials for adults but for the most part the bar remains mostly empty during the summer. All in all, not a bad place for dinner and a drink, but not that great for just getting a beer.
Standard tap selection for the area. Found a couple of interesting beers. Don’t go here expecting to find any gems but it is what it is. I would stop here before I went to 80% of the other bar/restaurants in the area.
Been here a few times - 1st in May ’03 and most recently June ’07. About fifty taps - some regional taps (but not enough!), many standards and popular imports. Nothing to knock your socks off - but always something new to try. Low marks for service as they always seem to be out at least one thing I ask for and do not put a sign on the tap or mark it off the beer list. Good pizza, fun crowd.