Along with the city's burgeoning food scene, Chattanooga has elevated its options when it comes to fine wine, craft beer and cocktails. Locals are now not only looking for a refreshing beverage to enjoy on its own, but rather something to complement and enhance the unique flavors of the increasingly delicious fare the city has to offer. Fortunately, many of the city's restaurants feature extensive wine lists to satisfy diners with a wide range of tastes and budgets, while other eateries focus on pairing their food with a unique craft beer or carefully mixed signature cocktail.
Craft beer continues to gain in popularity, with growler stations and tasting rooms regularly popping up throughout Chattanooga. Cocktails are also being elevated to the point that establishments devoted almost entirely to them are springing up, bringing interesting concepts, reimagined flavors and a focus on ingredients. As a result, local food lovers can more easily pair their farm-to-table meats and veggies with beer brewed locally and unique cocktails.