RAW Bar & Grill on Market St. in the heart of downtown Chattanooga is the place to be for food, fun, and dancing to some of the hottest local bands.
After a complete remodel in 2015, RAW now boasts a stage downstairs surrounded by autographed guitars from the likes of Billy Idol, Coldplay, and Stone Temple Pilots—to name a few. The dance club upstairs is equipped with 3D video mapping, one of the most modern lighting systems around, and was designed by Integrated Visions, the company that did lighting design for The Hunger Games movies. Such an atmosphere, with a happy hour that lasts from 4 until 10 p.m Monday through Saturday, is sure to ensure customers will have a good time.
With the remodel came a revamped menu featuring fresh subs, handbattered chicken fingers, and made-to-order pizzas, which are featured buffet-style during the UFC Pay-per-view fights. The happy hour specials are $1 off beers and half off single liquor drinks. As the weather gets warmer, look forward to live music during happy hour, per customer request.
“I’ve had a restaurant/nightclub for 21 years, all the way back to The Bay in 1995 where I brought in national acts” says owner Jim Striker. “We moved to this location as Buck Wild in 2003 and in 2008 changed the name to RAW. In 21 years all I’ve tried to do is make sure the customers are always happy. I make sure people have a good time in a safe, fun environment. In 13 years here, we’ve consistently been one of the busiest bars in Chattanooga on the weekends.”
Mondays through Wednesdays feature karaoke and a DJ while Friday and Saturday nights some of the hottest local and regional cover bands can be heard on the main stage. Upstairs, the dance club rages on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 9:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. The full menu is served until 2:30 a.m. Hours are 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. Monday through Saturday.
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