Local 191 Bar Opens Next To The Blue Plate

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Local 191, the newest venue for Chattanooga after work drinks and nightlife, opened Memorial Day weekend.

The bar is owned and operated by Rob Gentry, who brings experience as restauranteur at the Blue Plate and Brewmaster with Big River Grille and Gordon Biersch.

Partially indoor but primarily open air, the bar occupies the corner at Chestnut Street and the Riverfront, overlooking the Chattanooga Waterfront and Tennessee River.

Mr. Gentry said, "The bar's dynamic, indoor/outdoor space will showcase summer activities on the Waterfront as well as Chattanooga's best mixed drinks, beer selection and house wines."

He said, "The Blue Plate, next door to Local 191, is Chattanooga's metropolitan diner, where contemporary comfort food is made from scratch and served in a modern dining room unlike any other in the city. But American metropolitan centers are known not only for perfecting the diner - but also for perfecting the art of the bar.

"Local 191 is perfectly suited to downtown Chattanooga. The bar is built around enjoying our waterfront, featuring bar food made from local ingredients, bringing the best of metro bar tradition to locals.

"We want to be your new favorite bar in the world, right here in Chattanooga. Modern and smart, refreshing and relaxing, Local 191 has the summer's best drinks - with a million-dollar view."

The bar is launching a guest loyalty program - where $750 in gift credit is being sold for $500, with benefits and perks exclusive to members. Membership is limited to the first 191 to join the program.

Local 191 opened on Memorial Day.

Hours are 4:00 to midnight Tuesday through Friday; noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday.

There is $1 parking available at River Pier.


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