Monday, August 29, 2011

Southside Saloon and Bistro (Newsbyte)


1301 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Until quite recently, Chattanooga was a city whose ghosts were ill-documented. Jessica Penot and Amy Petulla’s recent book, Haunted Chattanooga, has helped to fix that. I’ve only just gotten my copy of the book and will review it as soon as I’ve finished reading it. It doesn’t seem to include this location though it’s noted that many stories were not included in this book due to space constraints. Therefore, I’m also quite happy to see this recent article. Adding locations to my list always is a joy!


The Southside Saloon and Bistro is located in an unassuming brick building in downtown Chattanooga. A bit over a century old, the building was built initially as a saloon while the upstairs included cubicles for use as a brothel. Over the decades, the building has seen a number of other uses including use as a bottling company. Some spirits still linger here as well. The article mentions three ghosts believed to remain in the building including a man whom the staff has nicknamed George. Activity has included apparitions, swinging pots and other moving objects.

So, next time you’re in Chattanooga, check out the Southside Saloon and Bistro for good food and a variety of spirits.

Sources
     history.Nooga.com. 22 August 2011.

2 comments:

  1. Very good, I will check it out.

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  2. Thank you for your review of Haunted Chattanooga, Lewis! As to Southside Saloon and Bistro, I found out about this location shortly after we had to have the book to the publisher, so it did not make it in there, but it has such a great story, we are doing a special extension to Chattanooga Ghost Tours to include it.

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