Looking for the best breweries in Chattanooga? Here is our hand-picked list of the top Chattanooga breweries. From trendy new spots to vintage joints, Chattanooga has a great craft beer for you.
Microbreweries are a great place for people to gather, enjoy local beer, and have meaningful conversations, and Chattanooga has a surprising number of microbreweries for a city its size.
Guide to Chattanooga’s Best Breweries
Take a look at our list of the 12 best Chattanooga breweries for specifics on food, drink, entertainment, and even trivia nights; maybe one will pique your interest!
1. Heaven and Ale Brewing
342 East Main Street
Visit: Heaven and Ale Brewing
Heaven and Ale Brewing is a popular local spot due to its unique specials and selection of house-brewed beer. Their iconic promotion, “When It Rains, We Pour,” offers $2 pints of select HABC beers when it rains.
The menu at Heaven and Ale Brewing includes sandwiches and salads, as well as their specialty: The Piadina. An Italian flatbread sandwich cooked on the griddle and served with a side salad or chips; this menu staple is a crowd favorite.
The brewery also hosts team trivia and other special events (including puppy nights) during the week for fun evenings filled with laughs, drinks, and food.
2. Chattanooga Brewing Company
1804 Chestnut St.
Visit: Chattanooga Brewing Company
Opened in 1890, this historical brewery is also the oldest in Chattanooga.
Named for a German-style brewhouse that produced over 150,000 barrels of beer per year until prohibition shut it down. The Chattanooga Brewing Company offers a line of classic and specialty beers that can’t be missed. Its best-selling beer is the Chestnut St. Brown Ale.
Weekly specials include a beer and burger for $15 and $4 pints.
3. Oddstory Brewing Company
336 E ML King Blvd
Visit: Oddstory Brewing Company
Oddstory Brewing Company focuses on storytelling, relationship-building, and community. Its open-air patio is the perfect setting to make a new friend and tell stories over a pint of beer.
Oddstory offers a Mug Club membership program for regulars to join and enjoy perks and special events. The Brewery hosts theme nights like Pint and Pizza night, where you can get $2 off all pints and pizzas, and trivia night on Wednesdays.
4. Naked River Brewing Company
1791 Reggie White Blvd
Visit: Naked River Brewing Company
Naked River Brewing Company takes pride in unique beers for a unique community. The building is next to the First Tennessee Pavilion, built in 1875 and one of the oldest buildings in Chattanooga. They produce their famous Chocolate Moonpie Stout in this building, among other popular varieties.
With game nights on Wednesdays, live music on Fridays, and Pint Night on Tuesdays, there’s always something fun happening at Naked River Brewing Company. Check it out!
5. The Tap House & Empyreal Brewing Company
800 St. Elmo Ave, #114
Visit: The Tap House & Empyreal Brewing Company
The Tap House & Empyreal Brewing Company features over 30 taps with ciders, hard seltzer, IPAs, lagers, and more from local breweries, well-known brands, and their in-house brews.
The Tap House is family-friendly and includes a game selection for entertaining the kids while adults enjoy a beverage while gazing at Lookout Mountain.
This dog-loving brewery hosts a Barks and Brews charity event each year. They hold live trivia nights on Wednesdays and a seasonal Maker’s Market to support local small businesses.
6. Hutton & Smith Brewing Company
431 East Martin Luther King Blvd #120
Visit: Hutton & Smith Brewing Company
Hutton & Smith Brewing Company is one of the best brewing companies in Chattanooga for fun theme nights. With their homemade brews, you can expect entertainment and laughs at Hutton & Smith.
Every Monday is Service Industry Night, Tuesday is Tallboy Night, Wednesday is Pint Night, and Thursday is Chess Night. Every second Tuesday of the month, they host a comedy night, and you are welcome to bring your cats and dogs to the taproom any day of the week.
7. Five Wits Brewing Company
1501 Long Street
Visit: Five Wits Brewing Company
Located within the trendy Market South food district of Chattanooga, Five Wits brews top-notch seasonal beers, available in cans, growlers, and kegs. Try their seasonal concoctions, like their Pool City Pale Ale, Old Heller Helles Lager, or Alpine Highway Saison.
The menu at Five Wits features a variety of authentic Philly steaks, big salads, appetizers, and side dishes perfect for enjoying with a group of friends.
8. WanderLinger Brewing Company
1208 King Street
Visit: WanderLinger Brewing Company
Beer offerings are frequently updated, but they always have WanderLinger-made beers on rotation. Additionally, their sustainability efforts are second to none! They offer a “Pick-Up For A Pint” program where locals volunteer to help pick up trash to earn a beer.
WanderLinger Brewing Company is much more than just a microbrewery; they also offer a space for artists to display and share their work in celebration of the local community’s work and creativity.
9. Mad Knight Brewing Company
4015 Tennessee Avenue
Visit: Mad Knight Brewing Company
Opened in 2017, this medieval-themed taproom is a must-visit. Mad Knight Brewing Company has locally brewed lagers and stouts on tap for patrons year-round.
Each Wednesday, they offer a game and music night called the Court of Songs. Follow them on Facebook for updates on events and specials.
10. Big River Grille & Brewing Works
222 Broad Street
Visit: Big River Grille & Brewing Works
Big River Grille & Brewing Works has several locations in the Southeast. The downtown Chattanooga restaurant and brewery is within walking distance of the aquarium and IMAX theater.
Big River Grille & Brewing Works boasts food and drink for all with a spacious outdoor patio. Each beer they serve is made on-site by a local brewer, and live music creates an enjoyable atmosphere.
11. Tailgate Taproom
1464 Market Street
Visit: Tailgate Taproom
Located in Chattanooga’s Southside district, Tailgate Taproom opened in a historic Tennesee building in 2022. Tailgate Taproom features over 30 craft beers on draft and delicious food, including specialty pizzas in three different sizes and is perfect for your crowd.
Tailgate Taproom also has a Mug Club membership with perks for merchandise and member appreciation events.
There’s also a Mutt Club for your four-legged friend that includes a donation to the Nashville Humane Society as well as a bandana and other perks for your pup.
12. Cherry Street Brewing at Northshore
300 Cherokee Blvd Suite 100
Visit: Cherry Street Brewing at Northshore
Finishing out our list of Chattanooga breweries is Cherry Street Brewing at Northshore. The newest location for this popular, family-friendly establishment, they offer top-notch light beers, wheat beers, IPAs, sours, wild ales, and many more.
They currently feature pop-up food items while they build their full-service kitchen and full bar. Pop into their patio and lounge for the scenic atmosphere and state-of-the-art brews.
Walkable Guide to Chattanooga’s Southside Breweries
Here are three breweries to check out in Chattanooga’s historic Southside neighborhood, according to Shawndra Russell. Because of their locations, they can all be visited on foot.
- Chattanooga Brewing Co.
- Wanderlinger Brewing Co.
- Hutton & Smith Brewing Company
Other breweries you might consider include Heaven & Ale Brewing Co. and Naked River Brewing.
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Which one did I miss? Have another Chattanooga brewery or some insight to share? Let me know in the comments!