9 Chattanooga Nightlife Destinations Near the Choo Choo

Look no further for the best Chattanooga nightlife than the historic Southside district of the Scenic City. From clubs to cocktail lounges and the area’s only open-container property, Chattanooga’s Southside has everything for an enjoyable night on the town.

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Nightfall Photo by River City Company

Nightfall Photo by River City Company

Nightfall Concert Series

Where: 850 Market Street, Chattanooga

When: Fridays during the summer

Bring a seat, sit back, and relax as national and international artists perform during the Nightfall Concert Series at the Miller Plaza Stage. This summer concert series includes food trucks, beer tents, family-friendly activities, and much more. Did we mention this concert series is free? Concerts are every Friday during the summer with music starting at 7 pm. It’s just over half a mile from the Choo Choo Hotel, and if you don’t feel like walking, jump on the free downtown shuttle next door to the hotel. This event is dog-friendly.

Regans Place

Where: 24 Station Street, Chattanooga

Regans Place plays all of your favorite 80s and 90s dance hits, including Madonna, Whitney Houston, N’SYNC, Journey, and Britney Spears. This retro dance bar is the place for dancing and socializing and is just steps from other nearby clubs, bars, and entertainment along Station Street. For more information, call (423) 803-2535.

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Station Street/Chattanooga Choo Choo

Where: Chattanooga Choo Choo

If you are looking for a fun night out in the Scenic City, there is no better place than Station Street. It’s on the Choo Choo property and is lined with entertainment venues, live music, clubs, and dining that includes STIR, the Comedy Catch, and Songbirds Guitar Museum.

Did you know: Station Street and the Chattanooga Choo Choo are the area’s only open container properties, giving you the flexibility to move through dozens of venues, restaurants, and clubs along the street. Ask for a to-go cup at the venue if you want to keep the party moving. No glass outside and adult beverages must not be taken off the property.
Learn more about Station Street here.

Westbound Bar

Where: 24 Station Street Suite 106, Chattanooga

Get to line dancing at this Country Western-themed bar just steps from the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Westbound Bar opens at 9 pm Thursday through Saturday, with free line dancing classes Thursday evenings from 8 pm to 9 pm. For more details, call (423) 498-3069.

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Songbirds Guitar Museum

Where: 35 Station Street, Chattanooga

Ranked one of the best new attractions in Chattanooga by USA Today, Songbirds is a must-visit for a rocking night out. Featuring two stages for live music, this popular guitar museum boasts regularly hosts concerts that include tribute artists and cover bands, regional musicians, and national touring acts with shows typically kicking off between 7 pm and 9 pm. Each venue includes a full bar and the museum is just steps from the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Learn more about Songbirds.

Gate Eleven Distillery

Where: 1400 Market Street Suite 108

By day, Gate 11 Distillery is creating fine spirits such as gins and whiskeys. By night, visitors are sipping, socializing, and listening to live music at Gate 11 Distillery’s indoor and outdoor cocktail bars. The distillery also offers tours during the day giving visitors an up-close look at the distillery’s custom-built sills and spirit-making process. Learn more about Gate 11 Distillery.

Chattanooga Cigar Club

Address: 1518 Market Street, Chattanooga

Contact: 423 498-3910

Enjoy some of the world’s finest cigars at the Chattanooga Cigar Club. Chattanooga’s premier cigar lounge, Chattanooga Cigar Club offers hand-rolled cigars from around the world, craft cocktails, snacks, and plates like chicken and waffles, BBQ, and wings. The lounge opens at 5 pm Monday through Saturday, and open late on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (423) 498-3910.

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Comedy Catch

Where: 29 Station Street, Chattanooga

Don’t plan your weekend without checking out the lineup of top local, regional, and national comedians that make their way to Chattanooga’s premier comedy club, located on the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel campus. Talent includes comedians that have appeared on Comedy Central, Netflix, HBO, and The Tonight Show. The Comedy Catch is a staple for entertainment in the area and is the perfect option if you’re looking for a good laugh. This comedy club also has a full bar with a full drink menu and food offerings. Learn more about the Comedy Catch.

Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery

Where: 1439 Market Street, Chattanooga

Head over to Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery for a unique spin on the classic spirit. Special batches include whiskeys aged in beer barrels or combined with different varieties of malts. The distillery offers guided tours and whiskey tastings throughout the week and a cocktail lounge open late Thursdays through Saturdays. For more information, call (423) 760-4333.


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