What’s New in Chattanooga 2023
by Hannah Hammon
There’s no denying that Chattanooga is booming! It’s a city steeped in history with incredible, forward-thinking people. Chattanooga boasts everything from beautiful natural wonders to the nation’s first and fastest internet speeds. But we aren’t done yet! Our community’s innovative spirit empowers local go-getters to continue building upon the city’s legacy.
Food & Drink
Chattanooga’s food scene is heating up. We have cuisines inspired by people and places from all over the world. Some of the hottest new eateries are Frazier Five and Dime, Number Ten Chattanooga, Amada’s Tapas & Wine, Wooden City, Calliope, Real Good Smokehouse, Slim & Husky’s, Ruby Falls’ Castle Café, Honey Seed, Clever Alehouse, Spice Trail, Volcano Korean BBQ, and more.
What better way to wash it all down than with a locally crafted brew or hand-shaken cocktail! Over the past year, Chattanooga has started brewing some of its newest beers at Tailgate Brewery, Monkey Town Brewing, The Greenhouse, and Cherry Street Brewery. New refreshing cocktails are being served up at Rosecomb Bar, Boneyard Bar, Whiskey Cowgirl, Dusk, Dilemma Bar, and many more.
New Entertainments Spaces, Developments, & More
With all that food power comes brain power. Chattanooga’s movers and shakers are looking to the future to bring new and exciting experiences to the Scenic City. Developments underway include The Bend, a vibrant community that blends commercial and residential space with entertainment and green spaces along the Tennessee River and South Broad Street. The South Broad Street District will be a new 140-acre live-work-play area with dining, retail, and a new multi-use stadium.
Downtown, the Creative Discovery Museum opened the new STEM Zone focused on creating opportunities for children to engage with science, technology, engineering, and math through play. Adventure Sports Innovation launched the ChattaScooter Art Tour utilizing scooters or bikes to show off a variety of Chattanooga’s public art throughout the downtown districts. The Barrelhouse Ballroom, a 500-person indoor music venue, opened in the Southside District and features local and regional acts.
Only minutes from downtown, Ruby Falls added Treetop Hideaways, a new luxury treehouse lodging option overlooking the city from Lookout Mountain. Lodge Museum of Cast Iron, home of the world’s largest cast iron pan, opened at Lodge Manufacturing in South Pittsburg. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is now serving hot drinks in the Homefront Tea Room.
Whether you’re a newcomer or a returning visitor, these new spots deserve a visit!
When it comes to accommodations, you can always find a unique place to stay in Chattanooga – a former train station, a haunted hotel, and treehouses.
Check out these newly constructed and renovated accommodations that will be welcoming guests this year.
- Chattanooga Choo Choo | Southside District
- Chattanooga Marriott | Downtown Chattanooga
- Element by Westin | Hamilton Place
- Embassy Suites | Downtown Chattanooga
- The Lodge at Fall Creek Falls | Fall Creek Falls State Park
- Tapestry Collection by Hilton | Downtown Chattanooga
- TownePlace Suites | East Ridge and Hixson
- Treetop Hideaways | Lookout Mountain
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