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.
12th South Taproom & Grill
The 12th South Taproom and Grill provides Nashville with a great hangout, great beer selection and great eats for great prices. Located just minutes from the courthouse, the 12th South Taproom and Grill serves a variety of sandwiches, salads and appetizers as well as a large selection of beers and wines and live music almost every night. ...more
Famous for its pancakes and breakfast that is served all day, Aretha’s is a crowd-pleaser in North Chattanooga, on the north shore of the Tennessee River. The pancakes are such a hit, they now sell the mix by the box and case – either in the store or online via Frankenstein’s Mill. ...more
Big River Grille & Brewing Works
In the heart of Chattanooga's waterfront entertainment district, Big River Grille & Brewing Works features innovative cuisine, award-winning ales & lagers and a spacious outdoor patio. Enjoy championship billiards or see live entertainment at Big River's music venue, Rhythm & Brews. ...more
Black Horse Pub & Brewery
The Black Horse Pub & Brewery brings an old-time brewery atmosphere and authentic home-brewed craft beer to Clarksville, along with friendly service and a diverse full menu of steaks, seafood, pastas, grilled flatbreads, pizzas and sandwiches. Handcrafted beers include red and pale ales, vanilla cream, and stout. ...more
Blackstone Restaurant and Brewery
Blackstone makes full-flavored, award-winning craft beers using the most meticulous traditional methods and ingredients. Blackstone has one five World Beers Cups and nine Great American Beer Festival Awards. ...more
Bluewater Grille brings our passion for the freshest fish possible to Chattanooga. We also offer a wide variety of steaks, chicken, pastas & sandwiches! Relax on our patio with a mojito or one of our homebrewed beers. ...more
Boscos Cool Springs
Boscos Cool Springs, the restaurant for beer lovers, is located in historic Franklin. Choose from our contemporary cuisine menu of chef's daily specials for lunch or dinner, with handcrafted, award-winning beers like the Famous Flaming Stone and Boscos Brown Ale, as well as seasonal beers. ...more
Boscos Hillsboro Village
Boscos Nashville, the restaurant for beer lovers, is located near Vanderbilt University in Hillsboro Village. Choose from our contemporary cuisine menu of chef's daily specials for lunch or dinner, with handcrafted, award-winning beers like the Famous Flaming Stone and Germantown Alt, as well as seasonal beers. ...more
Boscos Squared Memphis
Visit Bosos Squared in midtown Memphis, where you can choose the chef's daily specials, salads, entrees and brick-oven pizzas. Boscos offers a variety of award-winning, handcrafted beers, including seasonal beers, Midtown Brown and the Famous Flaming Stone. ...more
Broadway Brewhouse, Downtown
A Nashville original, Broadway Brewhouse has a great tradition of delicious food, good times and cold drinks. The downtown Brewhouse has 72 beers on tap at a 60-foot bar, and in bottles as well as a full selection of wines & spirits. ...more
Buffalo Billiards Nashville
In addition to a wide variety of single malt scotches and microbrewed beers, Buffalo Billiards has 16 pool tables, 4 foosball tables, and dart boards. The menu includes specialty sandwiches with a Western flare, including buffalo burgers, and Western decor. ...more