by Marissa Bell, PR manager, Chattanooga Tourism Co.
The food and atmosphere at Urban Stack reflect the city’s urban and hip food scene. The upscale burger and bourbon bar is in the cool Southern Railway Baggage Building circa 1867. Nearby at Warehouse Row, options abound including Public House, where they use the best seafood, premium steaks and farm-fresh produce to create a fresh, refined approach to the Southern meat-and-three menu.
Rest your head at the Chattanooga Marriott, the only hotel connected to the CCC in the heart of downtown. Nearby, the newly renovated Chattanoogan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, is a full-service option that offers luxury accommodations, day spa, fitness center, multiple restaurants and rooftop bar High Rail Chattanooga. A home base for adventures great and small, Kinley Chattanooga, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, is the city’s newest hotel.
Explore the Chattanooga Choo Choo, a thriving entertainment destination around the historic hotel in the Southside. Restaurants, shopping and entertainment include Nic & Norman’s, Frothy Monkey, STIR, American Draft (in a streetcar!), Regan’s Place, Westbound Bar, Gate 11 Distillery, Echelon Fitness, Sweetly Southern, Back Stage Bar and The Comedy Catch. Stretching under string lights, the district’s open-container Station Street doubles as patio and event space. Across from the Choo Choo, there’s more fun to be had at Terminal Brewhouse, Chattanooga Whiskey, the Hot Chocolatier, Wildflower Tea, Clumpies Ice Cream, Blue Orleans and much more. Several blocks away, the vibrant West Village packs in European charm with its cobblestone streets, public art and cutesy alleys. Anchored by the Westin Chattanooga, the West Village features a variety of restaurants, boutiques and popup events.
This story originally appeared in the May/June 2021 issue of Exhibit City News, p. 40. For original layout, visit https://issuu.com/exhibitcitynews/docs/ecn_may-june_2021