1100 Mccallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN | Directions 3740435.039505 -85.285164
Fun – My youth. Dancing. Drinking. Having a blast.
Many of my most fun memories are from this bar. I know you must be thinking "how sad!"
I first went to this bar when I was 21. I was very young and coming into my own.
I really do believe that if I had never been to this bar..I would have never moved to San Francisco.
Its a dance bar. Its also a great environment to have fun. They are so accepting of everyone. It doesnt matter about your race, sexual identity, gender or general appearance. Everyone is welcome.
I have been to hundreds of bars and this is the one that I rate them against.
The best nights to go are Fridays and Saturdays. They usually have a drag show and its so much fun. The crowd is mostly str8 on Saturdays. Lots of Str8 couples go out and watch the drag show and then dance on saturday nights.
The drinks prices are so sweet. You can get a pitcher of beer for $5. Yes...$5. You wont find those prices in San Francisco. Or Nashville for that matter.
The bartenders are great too. They are so great about getting to you quickly and the bar is always packed. You can check out the country bar in the back too. You can usually get drinks faster b/c the crowd isn't as heavy.
Around 1 am is when the bar becomes a club and you can start dancing. My best friend and I would go crazy dancing with the great lighting and sound system.
If you live in the Chattanooga area or visiting...I highly recommend you stop by and have a drink.
This place smells bad – This place is filthy, smoke filled and is never clean. I have been there several times and it is always dirty. Why can Chattanooga not have a nice bar like Nashville or Atlanta?
Let me tell you something about this bar YOU DO NOT KNOW! – A group of friends and I decided to visit Tenessee to partake in a little whitewater rafting for the weekend. We decided to try out up the local night life at least one night of our trip so we followed the other reviews on this site to Allen Gold's. We arrive to a quaint little club in a great older, refurbished building in downtown Chattanooga. The bartender, Liz, and security guard, T for Trouble, made us feel very welcome admist the other 5 locals in the bar. Clearly this dance joint was just not hoppin on this particular Thursday night due the local university being out for the summer. Over the loud speakers played some outdate house music that one would only expect to be played towards the end of the night when everyone has had 4-10 drinks and will shake it to anything. My friend approached the DJ booth to ask for some "rap" to get the night started (mind you by "rap" we did not mean Mike Jones, Dr. Dre, or Chamillionare...what we meant was a little TI, Trina, Back that A$$ Up, Keri Hilson...). The DJ told my friend he didn't play "rap". I am sure that my friend then made some smartass comments as to why it was stupid how they didnt play rap which we later apologized for, but instead of letting it go there, the DJ proceeded to stop the music, and address the bar via the mic and speakers with something that went a little like this: "For the four people who are expecting us to play rap, I have been doing this for 25 years and this is our bar. We are not playing rap and if you dont like it, you can leave." HOLD UP... we asked for a little booty music in a gay bar...Our group of 4 equals to 25% of the entire crowd who is either playing pool (not dancing) or just sitting at the bar cruising...there is no need to act a fool and call your customers out for requesting a song...and no we are not tipping you to play good music...YOUR A DJ...THAT IS YOUR JOB. After about 5 more minuites of feeling stupid after being called out, some Barbara Striesand club mix, we left! As we left the DJ yells at us "GOOD RIDDENS"! Seriously? Good Riddens?
I just feel bad for the nice employees who made us feel welcome because if this is how you treat all people from out of town, then I hope you enjoy the next 25 years in that DJ booth....GOOD RIDDENS TO YOU!
Please to not let the way the DJ treated us stop you from going to this bar. It is a great bar, and you could probably meet some nice people on a good night. JUST DONT EXPECT ANYTHING GREAT FROM THE DJ!
What a GREAT night out! – I highly recommend this club to everyone! A great time to be had by all. I have been twice now and the atmosphere is great and so are the people....
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