This is a large place onm two levels. I only noticed the top level after I sat at the downstairs bar and watched servers going upstairs to what I assume is more of a restaurant. Downstairs bar was twisty turny, and there were a few booths as well. Large parking lot outside was pretty full, and I can understand why. Every beer was tasty, some were exceptional. Food was tasty. Service was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. Brewing equipment visible in a sunken area between the bar and the kitchen in this odd shaped, old, characterful building. Nice place.
We visited the Terminal Brewhouse on a chilly Wednesday morning in February and it was buzzing! Chris had a flight of 6 beers - four regulars, one rotating tap and a seasonal. I was driving so only had sips but I thought they were rather good and the service was very friendly and super-efficient.
The Brewhouse is in the flatiron-shaped "Strong Building", which has served various purposes over the years. It was originally a hotel (and a speakeasy) and was converted into a brewpub in 2006. There are three floors and you can view the brewery down in the basement from the iron staircase at the wider end of the building. The windows on one side overlook the fortress-like terminal station which was opened in 1909 and now houses the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel (worth a visit if, like me, you like poking around old stations and railway sidings).
(Visited 5 February 2014).
Located in an old building in Downtown Chattanooga with lots of exposed brick and cutaways so you can see the multiple levels. They have am outdoor patio on the second floor and free parking in the back. They have 5 year rounders and 1 seasonal and if you go after 10 Sun-Thu pints are only $3. Good beer and a relaxed, laid-back vibe whst’s not to like?
Visited for dinner on a Friday with a group of 15. Really cool old renovated building in the downtown area of Chattanooga. Easy to find off the highway, bigger parking lot right behind the restaurant. The first floor is mostly the bar area (which is a neat maze of nooks and crannies), with table seating on the second floor and the third floor appeared to be for private parties. There were six house beers on during my visit, including a Belgian Wit Sour. All 3 of the beers I tried were decent. Food menu is pizza focused, though also featured a more traditional brewpub menu of burgers, salads, etc. Service was solid considering our group size. Overall, fun stop.
70 = ★★½ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
This is a very large restaurant. Three stories with a nice patio. We sat outside and enjoyed the park like atmosphere the turf provided. Our server was friendly and effecient. I had some kind of appetizer with spinach and chicken which was pretty good and some very tasty beer cheese soup. I tried three beers, the IPA being my favorite. This was a great stop, I’ll hit this place up whenever I’m in town.
Visited here this past 4th of July...seemed like the best choice in town according to RateBeer. Came here after the fireworks at the nearby minor league baseball stadium. The place itself is very nice...large...dark wood...multi-level...with interesting décor on the walls. The food looked and sounded good...but I’d already stuffed myself earlier in the afternoon at Jack Brown’s in Birmingham. I had a flight plus samples of all their beers...6-7 or so. I did not find any of the beers especially good...can’t say any were actually bad or off flavor or anything like that...just pretty generic really. I would not come here specifically for the beer...but if in town I would definitely come back for the food...and try their beers again. I would definitely note that the bartender that served me (Annalee...sp?) was fantastic...great service and great conversation.
Tmoney99 (657) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 3, 2009| Updated January 29, 2015
Easy to find location and since I was on my motorcycle the parking in the back was easy. Remodeled building with patio on the second floor. Bar in the middle with kitchen in the back and upstairs seating. Freindly staff and nice time spent with the owner. The sampler was a good selection and enjoyed trying the beers. I had lunch with a freind and had good app portions and the flavor and freshness of salad was very good. Went twice while I was in town. When I am back in the Noog, I will go again.
Stopped by here for dinner in mid June ’10. Very crowded on a Saturday night. - able to squeeze in at the bar - barely. Always wary of a brewpub that has their beer selection printed on the food menu - means they do not rotate very often or have much of an imagination. Food was solid, service was prompt, beer was serviceable - I recommend the Oatmeal Stout - by far the best of the bunch. Cool decor - check out the beer can collection under the glass on the bar - at first they look like beer bottle labels but at second glass, they are rolled out cans - cool. Decent place to meet some friends or watch a game - just don’t come looking for some boundary stretching taste tempting beers.
Nice location outside of an old train station depot area.
My favorite place visited in TN with some fine beer offerings.
The brewers there are doing a fine job with the beers.
The food we had was outstanding and the staff ready to answer all questions.
Bought a growler of Belgian Wit to go.