^^ our handsome fellas as we wait for our table ^^ I can’t resist capturing a spontaneous sweet moment 💕^^ One of my favorite shots 🙌🏻
If you’re thinking about a girls getaway, Chattanooga is the perfect all in one place! You can’t scratch the surface of all of Chatty’s awesomeness in a couple of days, but with a quick visit, you can get a taste of what this city has to offer. Recently a few of the besties and I enjoyed a weekend trip where we ate like queens, got a bit of pampering, and found a 👍🏻👍🏻 spot to dance the night away. Our hubbies tagged along and got their own hotel suite, which made it even more special ☺️ Below are some of the places (broken into categories) that we hit up and come highly recommended for a trip with your own squad 👯👯. ps- Sorry all places mentioned I didn’t get to take photos at!
Embargo 62– This Cuban restaurant is a little gem! Great atmosphere, cocktails and of course food. Try the Cuban sampler with a mojito for your starter. If you want to step outside the box a bit, I definitely suggest the braised beef oxtail. It’s fall of the bone tender!
The English Rose– Stop in for a traditional British afternoon tea and be sure to order a pot of the Lady Grantham tea…a pleasant twist on the traditional Earl Grey infused with lavender. Sip away and pretend you’re on the set of Downton Abbey ☕️🍰
Easy Bistro & Bar– This place never disappoints for any meal, and it’s all served in the dramatic interior of a century-old building, which was the world’s first Coca-Cola bottling plant. Everything we all ordered was so good we literally just passed our plates around!
Rembrandt’s Coffee House– A quaint place to grab a coffee and recharge during the day. This European style cafe has a wide selection of fresh coffees, breads, pastries and chocolates. But don’t overlook their sandwhiches.. Their Firebird and The South (which comes with a side of pickled green tomatoes) are seriously so good.
STIR– Hands down one of the best brunch spots. The interior is stunning with it’s aged walls and impressive bar and library ladder. On Sundays they have a live jazz band and $1 apple mimosas 🥂 All entrees come with as many trips to their family style brunch bar with several savory and sweet sides.
RELAX & UNWIND
Honest Pint– This Irish Pub is a great after dinner hang out to play a little pool and darts… or if you are not inclined to be good at either (like myself 😏) just enjoy a drink and relax.
The Spa at the Chattanoogan– There are a few spas around the city to choose from, however we chose the spa at the Chattanoogan hotel because you can arrive early or stay after your treatments and enjoy their sauna, pool and jacuzzi. Can I just say that I think all women deserve a monthly massage…yeah I know, I never get one that often either, but just saying it would be nice!
ENTERTAINMENT & NIGHTLIFE
Regan’s Place– This retro dance bar is the epitome of FUN! We jammed out to everything from Michael Jackson to the Backstreet Boys (and yes I’m not too ashamed to admit I had their CD on repeat when I was 13) 😜 What makes the atmosphere even better is that on big screens above the dance floor they play the music videos to the all the songs and the DJ very dramatically lip syncs and plays air guitar to all of them. You can tell he LOVES his job! lol
Southside Social– We didn’t actually get to make it here this past trip, but I couldn’t leave it off the list. And in the words of Stefon from SNL “This place has everything!…” Literally..its a bar, restaurant, bowling alley and outdoor courtyard (with a fire pit) with a ton of different activities.
Hope y’all enjoy these recommendations. Happy Friday!