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Old 03-10-2012, 08:44 PM
 
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Just curious if cities like Nashville, Chattanooga or Knoxville offer much outdoor dining/adult beverages, in the "downtown" area. I remember seeing a couple restaurants around the tourist areas which had outdoor dining and drinks but i have not been to the downtown areas of most TN cities to know if this is an option.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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"Yes" to Knoxville.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Yes to Chattanooga. Outdoor drinking has to be in a "coral" (sort of a low fence) because drinking has to stay on the premises, but outdoor dining is available at many places.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:34 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies. Knoxville is a area we want to do more visiting at and are giving serious thought to relocation to the area in 1 - 2 years if all goes well. The outdoor dining is not real common where we live but is slowly happening. We just stopped at one of the places and found it very relaxing and it made the downtown more appealing for some reason.

My cousin lives close to Chattanooga so I thought he would have an idea however I think he is seldom in downtown Chattanooga and is out of country until September.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:23 PM
 
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When you visit Knoxville be sure to find Market square. It is ground zero for patio dining. Again, we have the "corrals" maybe it's a state law. You'll also find places on Gay street and in the old city.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: chattanooga
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Closer to the damn area you will find quite a few bar/grills/restaurants that are all deck dinning. All looking over the River. Also I was excited to find out that AMIGOS took over the restaurant at Lakeshore marina.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Closer to the damn area you will find quite a few bar/grills/restaurants that are all deck dinning. All looking over the River. Also I was excited to find out that AMIGOS took over the restaurant at Lakeshore marina.
I rarely ever comment on things like grammatical or spelling errors (it's pointless, detracts from the flow of the thread, and is usually evidence that someone is losing the argument and can't find anything else to criticize ). However, I feel the need to point out that the word in this case should be "dam".

Back on topic (sort-of), was Amigos damaged in the recent tornado? If it wasn't it was a very near miss.
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:02 PM
 
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Well you left out Memphis, not surprisingly. Midtown and Downtown have MANY great outdoor restaurants and bars. Both areas have plenty that are not touristy. Midtown alone is bigger than both the Chattanooga and the Knoxville downtowns. And that's not a bad thing. Pretty decent article, mentions very few restaraunts, but you'll get the idea.

An Indie Music Scene in Midtown Memphis - NYTimes.com
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:51 AM
 
Location: chattanooga
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I rarely ever comment on things like grammatical or spelling errors (it's pointless, detracts from the flow of the thread, and is usually evidence that someone is losing the argument and can't find anything else to criticize ). However, I feel the need to point out that the word in this case should be "dam".

Back on topic (sort-of), was Amigos damaged in the recent tornado? If it wasn't it was a very near miss.

HAHA, of all things I do try, is to spell correctly. Usually I have about a ton of things going on when I log into this forum, so sometimes I might not get it just right. PS, I agree with you on the grammar,etc. Thanks for finding my damn dam, LOL

I think Amigos is where most of the people hid from the storm and it was OK, no damage. Just curious though how hard it will be to get in there since only one way in and out and the re-building and such.
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