Chattanooga is an interesting and diverse set of neighborhoods, all with their unique culture. Cross any one of the four bridges connecting downtown and the north bank of the Tennessee River, and you’ll find yourself in the fashionable Northshore neighborhood. The Northshore is widely considered to be the Mecca for dining, shopping and just hanging out among the eclectic mix of people. In fact, the slogan of the Northshore District is “Where Hip Meets Historical.” Exploring this charming neighborhood is just one of the many fun and exciting things you can do this fall when you come to Chattanooga. Book your room at our luxurious Bed and Breakfast on Lookout Mountain, and get ready for a Chattanooga adventure like no other.
A guide to the Northshore
Chattanooga’s historic Northshore neighborhood offers the tourists and locals like the quintessential shopping experience. Here, you’ll find beautiful tree-lined streets, locally owned boutiques in 100-year-old buildings and sidewalks adorned with public art. Goods range from haute couture to clothing that is hip and trendy, to shoes, artwork, antiques, and just about everything in between. After a busy day of shopping, the Northshore Neighborhood is the perfect place to grab a delicious bit to eat as well.
The best and easiest way to begin your shopping journey in the Northshore is to start on Frazier Avenue. Parking behind the shops near the popular Coolidge Park is easy. From there, you’re free to explore any number of the shops in the area. Favorites include:
- Tangerinas has a great selection of recycled artwork and jewelry.
- Plum Nelly sells a tremendous variety of goods, jewelry, dinnerware, art and hand-blown glassware from local artist Prentice Hicks.
- Barefoot Bandits is a charming children’s boutique selling lines like Tea, LUCKY and Skip Hop.
- Frankie & Julians is the place to go if you’re looking for a beautiful, curated selection of women’s designer dresses, jeans, shoes and accessories.
- In-Town Gallery is the nation’s oldest artist co-operative, and a wonderful place to find local artwork in a variety of mediums, including oils, watercolor, photography, metalwork, pottery, jewelry, ink/paper, fabric and more.
- Blue Skies is a charming gift store with jewelry, accessories and a large selection of unique and interesting cards.
- Winder Binder Gallery is a wonderful place to look for books and local folk art.
- The Northshore2 Complex features local outfitter Rock/Creek’s flagship location, with plenty of small, locally owned shops to explore. Highlights include Willa Collection, The Sandbox, Chattanooga Shoe Company, and Belle River Boutique.
With probably the highest concentration of locally owned restaurants in Chattanooga, the Northshore truly has something for every taste and budget.
- Foodworks is a classic, fine dining restaurant featuring progressive Southern cuisine.
- Sushi Nabe is a longtime Chattanooga favorite, and was the first establishment to serve raw fish in the late 90’s.
- Beast & Barrel Gastro Smokehouse is the perfect place for a quick snack. Their “Jerky of the Day” is always delicious, but if you want to stay for longer, try their beer-can chicken.
- Embargo ’62 offers a fresh take on authentic Cuban and craft cocktails. Try the authentic Hemingway Royale cocktail or the tasty Lechon Completa with Congi and Sweet Plantains.
- Taco Mamacita is the perfect place to go for a quick bite to eat. Here, you’ll find an interesting range of fusion tacos, like the Loaded Gyro Taco and the Shrimp Po’ Boy BLT.
- River Street Deli is where you go when you’re craving a sandwich from an authentic New York-style delicatessen.
- Brewhaus and the Pub on Frazier are two spectacular places to go for great, simple food and spectacular views of Frazier Avenue or the Tennessee River.
- Julie Darling Donuts is an impossible place to resist when you’re in the mood for something sweet.
- Clumpie’s Ice Cream is a Chattanooga original, offering plenty of unique and delicious treats to cool you down on a hot afternoon–or really anytime you need a treat.
An exquisite day of shopping followed by some of the best food in all of Chattanooga. What more could you ask for? After what is surely going to be a busy day on the Northshore, the luxurious accommodations at the Chanticleer Inn on Lookout Mountain will be waiting for you. Our rooms feature comfortable pillow top beds, luxurious bathrobes to lounge in, private outdoor patios, and more. Book your room at our luxurious boutique hotel today, and let us help you discover the best of Chattanooga’s Northshore Neighborhood.