A downtown Chattanooga, TN bar crawl

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It may seem like today is just a boring ol’ Wednesday, but think again — it’s National Cocktail Day. 🍸

To celebrate, we created a one-mile, six-stop, downtown bar crawl that hits some (but certainly not all) of Chattanooga’s best spots for a cocktail, from classic drinks to originals by local mixologists. And if mocktails are more your thing, check this out.

Ready? Let’s go. 👇 

🍹 Original cocktail
🍸 Classic cocktail


1444 Market St. | Monday-Thursday, 11-12 a.m.; Friday, 11-1 a.m.; Saturday, 10-1 a.m.; Sunday, 10-12 a.m. | Restaurant + bar | Reservations recommended


🍹 Viva La Astral | Tequila reposado, fresh grapefruit + lemon juice, jalapeño pepper, cucumber, ginger syrup, and sugar cane syrup

🍸 Aviation | Gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette, and lemon juice

Company at Kinley

1409 Market St. | 7a.m.–10 p.m. | Speakeasy style bar with a full food menu | Reservations recommended


🍹 The Southside | Gate 11 gin, house-made mint cordial, lime juice

🍸 The Kinley Old Fashioned | Classic old fashioned with Chattanooga Whiskey 91


1220 King St. | 11-12 a.m. | Bar serving a full drink menu + snacks | Reservations not required


🍹  Got Moxy | Bacardi Dragonberry rum, fresh lime, black cherry

🍹 Oaxacan on Sunshine | Mezcal + Mexican bittersweet syrup

🍸 Relationship Status | Classic margarita, spicy or on the rocks 

The Social

1110 Market St. | Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.; closed on Sundays | Bar serving small plates | Reservations not required


🍹  The Local | Chattanooga Whiskey, Goodman’s coffee liqueur, Dr. Thatcher’s Manhattan Syrup, fresh coffee beans, Luxardo maraschino cherries, and burnt orange zest

🍹  Schrute Swanson | Cutty Sark Scotch, lemon, honey, fresh tarragon + fresh beets

🍸 Mai-Tai | Rum, orange juice, pineapple, lime, and orgeat syrup

#ProTip: There are daily specials + today is Hump Day Hacienda Wednesday, which means you can get $18 margarita pitchers and $2 street tacos starting at 5 p.m.

Pickle Barrel

1012 Market St. | 11-3 a.m. daily | Dive bar serving food + drinks | Reservations not required


🍹  E.Z. Breezy | Pineapple rum, passion fruit rum, cranberry + pineapple juice on the rocks

🍹  The Ol’ Dirty Pickle aka O.D.P | Martini with house-made dill pickle infused vodka, dry vermouth + pickle juice

🍸 Pickleback | Not a cocktail, but still a classic — chase the liquor of your choice with pickle juice 

Unknown Caller

715 Cherry St. | Sunday-Thursday, 6 p.m.-12 a.m.; Friday + Saturday, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. | Speakeasy bar with an eclectic snack menu | Reservations not required


🍹  Who Loves Orange Soda | Japanese whiskey, soju, orange juice, orange soda, clear ice spear

🍹  Down + Dirty | Diplomatico Exclusivo Rum, sweet vermouth, amaro, orange peel

🍸 Last Word | Gin, green chartreuse, lime juice, maraschino liqueur

Note: The menu changes often — these are recommendations from the March 2021 menu