Taps: 60 / Bottles: 200
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
4.01/5 rDev +12%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5 | $
Visited on a Saturday night and the place was busy. An NFL playoff game was on and the crowd was enthusiastic, though far form obnoxious.
Impressive selection...had to have been about 50 on draught and over 100 different bottles. I had the Red Brick Cherry Porter...very good. I was with a group and switched to Yuengling 16 oz. cans so as to not run up the tab. I enjoy domestic American Lagers, unlike most on this site, so this was not a sacrifice. At $3.75 it was quite the bargain as well!
Had beef Nacho's which were above average, though not spectacular.
Service was very prompt.
Have been here a few times before and have always had a good time and met fun people. Would consider this the best "beer bar" in Chattanooga.
Tip: Check prices prior to ordering bottles, on my last visit, I order a Samuel Smith and it was $9.50. The above "value" was based on the selection for that particular visit.
01-13-2013 20:31:35 | More by mwar
3.28/5 rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
I heard good things, but overall, I would say I was a little disappointed.
Atmosphere: The place was bright, and kind of obnoxiously loud with a bunch of younger looking people that appeared to all be in Greek organizations. Dimmer lights would have gone a long way for me, but they did have a couple of cool outdoor areas and the place was clean.
Quality: Not too bad, but I expected some higher end beers to be present, but there really wasn't. A friend of mine had a Fin du Monde, and I had a Rasputin, and beyond that, it looked kind of plain.
Service: Meh. She brought us our beer, but for some reason she wasn't allowed to even verify that we were of age (even though all of us are obviously so, I mean, come on...) despite our IDs and she had to have her manager confirm this. I was told this may be the standard practice for out-of-state IDs, but if it is, they need to rethink that since Chattanooga is a pretty tourist friendly city.
Selection: The menu was long, that's for sure, and I'll give them credit for housing that many beers, but the menu just didn't really impress me. Based on sheer numbers though, I feel that they should receive a 4. They also attempted proper glassware, which is always a plus.
Value: I likely wouldn't go back based upon this... My beer was 9 bones... Seriously? It isn't even as if it were on nitro tap.
02-20-2012 22:49:20 | More by bamadog
3.75/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
As far as I know, Taco Mac has the biggest draft and bottle selection of any bar in the Chattanooga area. You are gonna pay for it though, BIG TIME! Extremely pricey beers. Good luck feeding your kids if you get sucked into their Passport Club program. They are one of the only places in town that has BBC's Jefferson Reserve on draft which is the kill! Favorite stout at the moment. Way better than the Clay Street Series bottles you can get around town.
This place is extremely crowded on weekend nights and service usually suffers because of this. Indoor and outdoor seating. They have a rack of Southern Brew News.
The food is good, never had a bad meal there. The chips & queso are great! The only reason I didn't give them a 4$ on value is because their food is reasonably priced.
01-19-2012 00:09:28 | More by Veristic
3.7/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$$
Taco Mac prides itself with having the greatest beer selection in all of Chattanooga. There beer selection is, in fact, quite remarkable, but that's only if you can afford to pay minimum $5 for a good bottle of low-grav beer.
I've attended the Thursday pint night for the last couple months to build up my collection of branded pint glasses from my favorite breweries. It's a pretty good business strategy, but I still can't come to grips with the price, especially when Hair of the Dog Pub is just across the street with very well priced beer (and a good selection).
The food is quite good and decently priced. This is pretty much my only draw here. Service is hit and miss (especially at the bar).
01-16-2011 22:52:05 | More by JMforman
3.08/5 rDev -14%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
On a recent trip to visit my sister, my girlfriend and I stopped by the Taco Mac. This location is much smaller in sq feet and available parking from it Atlanta siblings due to its downtown Chattanooga location. The copious TVs playing sports do nothing for me because I'm here for the beer, but it's a staple for the Taco Mac chain. We had some apps and beer here at the bar and were lucky to get a seat there. This place gets REALLY crowded on the weekends and is standing room only. The food is standard bar offerings and not bad. I would probably enjoy this place on a more quite week night if I were in town. The saving grace is that it has one of the few good beer selections in Chattanooga. Don't get me wrong; when I was younger and growing up in TN, there were virtually no places to get good beer in the whole state. Chattanooga has improved a lot since then. Many taps line the wall right of the bar, and several hundred bottles can be found in the coolers behind the bar. I had a New Belgian 1554 on tap (can't get New Belgian in Atlanta). Unfortunately, the New Belgian Mothership Wit was out. Like the other reviewers mentioned the servers are hit and miss for beer knowledge and service overall. We lucked out later in the night and got a good bartendress.
12-30-2008 20:02:58 | More by TheEclecticGent
Taco Mac in Chattanooga, TN
84 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.