Reviews of Southside Social (Bowling Alley)

1818 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37408, United States

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REVIEWS OF Southside Social IN Tennessee

Tracy Heusser

Awesome atmosphere

Allen Knoerr

Loved the brisket Taco and smoked pork taco. A lot of fun things to do. Smoked pork taco was very good as well. Great place to watch a game.

John-Paul Morgante

a bar with a lot of fun activities

Ashley Scianna

Good people, huge place to hang. Enjoyed all the free games.

Aaron Dobson

So fun early esp with the kids and games. Good drinks & good food. Can get really packed out at night, still a good time... and events can get wild

Jason Zyga

Took our daughter here for her 21st Birthday. We had a good time bowling, eating, and drinking. This place has a good mix that many will enjoy.

Joel Bouchard

Funky bar, grill and games. Good selection of Ales and Lagers on tap. Ping pong, bowling and more.

Jeff Martin

Brisket was the best Ive tasted ..perfect smoky taste.not overbearingg..fries were crispy and delicious and the macaroni was done perfectly. We will be back soon . the crowd was beautiful.

Robert Bailey

Big nice and my bicycle was safe all night I was there twice when I was there will go back

Mike Rickert

This place is so much fun, good food, good times

Ag Ko

Nice place to spend a time and find some new friends

Amanda Watson

A must visit!

Emily Patterson

Very cool place! Lots to do!! Bowling, darts, pool, ping pong, and more! Really good for any age.

Aaron Hutton

Not great, not terrible. Staff can be inattentive at times, drinks are good food isn’t. The games make it worth it.

J. Paul Wilson

Great time! Good food and service!

Ray Harris

VERY good atmosphere!

Clayton Burriss

Lots of things to do, great food

Hope Hunt

Good music and drinks and games

Josh Campbell

paid good money for an hour on a bowling lane only got bout 30 mins on account of the lane staying down for about 5 mins for each time a player finished bowling not only that we asked for assistance and he said he added time and clearly didn't and the gutter rails wouldn't go down one was all the way up the other was 1/4 the way up . clearly there was something wrong with the lane and they said they added time but clearly didn't and even if they did it was absorbed by waiting even more . we didn't finish one game . and couldn't get credited another game because somebody "reserved the lane for after us". lane # 4

Holly Weaver

This place is a wall-to-wall adult playground full of music, drinks and games. We had a blast but it started getting a little too crowded and scary after midnight.

Isaac Bulyalert

It is wonderful place to be. I have much fun here and the food is great! This is possibly the only number one place to hang out!

Thane Mitchell

Bowling, ping pong, pool, beer & good food? Count me in! Always lots of fun and there's an outside shuffle board area and a dance floor with a DJ at night. Great place to socialize & have a good time with friends!

Mr. Brunswick300

Great place to hang out and bowl

Christina Gaston

Fun. Can be loud. Food is pretty good.

Andrew Winn

Fun place to hang out, clean and good drinks, it gets busy but it’s worth it

Empowered Creations

Had a great time and I like it better with the live bands and seating area up font! The food is good too

Davida Wyatt

Fun!! Excellent drink prices

Allison Seymour

Came here for a bachelorette party, had a great time. Bartenders were quick and friendly, love all the games available and the DJ was awesome.

Let's Talk with Teresia Newton

We went for a fundraiser being held there. I was surprised to find that it was kid friendly. The kids meals came with large portions and my kiddos loved it. The service was fast and friendly. Oh, and let's not forget that the parking was free. There are a lot of things to do, bowling included. If you are looking for a quite spot to relax I'd look elsewhere. However, if you are looking for a place to have some fun with friends, listen to live music, grab a few drinks, and perhaps crush a game of ping pong then you are in the right place.

Jb Belk

Parking isn't great. needs updating inside. Food is just standard bar food. Decent but not great! A little on high side on prices. But not horrible.

Mike Coffey

Great games.

David Alvord

This establishment has a great atmosphere and diverse amount of people to mingle with. The food was fresh and great along with the service

Andrew S

Good food and fun

Smith Family Vlogs

Great place to hold a party for a large group. The staff was great and the bowling was very fun.

Skip Prather

Very cool place! Good food and drinks. The bowling lane we were on was a little janky and didn't always register balls played.

Jason Everett

Fun place to have a few, hang out and play. Wasn't impressed with the food.

Joshua Wilson

Place was amazing the patrons in the bar were all respectful. The outside security for entrance acted like were law enforcement... not much help on communicating to the people why no more folks can come in.

Brutus Youn

Sat outside with our friends and dogs, was very pleasant. The staff was fast and friendly and they had pretty good beer and food.

Zane Hartzog

Lots of things to do like ski ball, ping pong, corn hole, darts, etc. Its a good time.

Cody Feinauer

Industry night is awesome. First time coming was last Sunday, the bartenders are killer, great great great service, very happy, will be coming back.

Candace Griffith

Lots of fun! They have a ton of games. 21+ after 9PM and they will politely ask those under 21 to leave at that time. Great music and food for those who just want to chill and people watch.

Andrea Ellison

We had a great time. Music was extremely loud and the crowd is very young.

Nick Zdunic

It's a big attraction in Chattanooga but the unsociable behaviour there is a turn off and to be avoided on a Friday or Saturday night. Great games to be had with corn hole outside and ten pin bowling inside.

Alex McKeel

Very unique place and will go back again

Deborah Irish

Fascinated with everthing they had to offer! Great place to visit!

Stephanne Dennis

Fun place, good food, good service.... how can you possibly go wrong?! This place is a staple for my team building events. The food is always solid and there are ample games - indoor and out - so we can enjoy some friendly competition.

Merica Made

South side is fun on Saturdays & family on sundays

Rena Sutton

One word: amazing. Brought husband for impromptu birthday celebration with 5 kids and friends, we all had a good time. They had a party of 50 not show up and made us welcome even tho we had to wait a long time . Games kept us happy and the service and food made us return customers. I'm sending everyone I know here.

Dustin Scruggs

Cool place, but I held the door for a waitress who had her hands full and she didn't even acknowledge me. Our waitress also wasn't too thrilled to be there either.

ed scoggins

Great for family or adults. The bowling is awesome with leather couches to chill in. Lots of free activities to keep everyone entertained. Winner in my book and will be a weekly stop.

Howard Strother

Lots of fun stuff to do

DK Wrinn

Met a group there. No problems. Staff was pleasant. Bathroom relatvely clean.

Sylvia Smith

Loved that the games are free! Super fun to hang out with friends.

Courtney Pankey

Whoever the dj was tonight was terrible as hell. Played the worst songs it was tragic. Fire him.

Kyle Hudson

I don't know why this place has such bad PR. I've heard claims that there were racist policies (not letting folks in if they're wearing trashy clothes. Not racist) and that it's dangerous (there was a shooting once. Sounds safer than a school or church). Either way, it's the most fun bar in town. Maybe that's the slanted view of a white male who's never personally been shot... But hey, corn hole, pool, ping pong, bowling, a dancefloor, good food, and alcoholic slushies? Hard to beat.

Benita Dennard

I love it when they have the live DJ!!

Andre Bolden

Kool place to hangout

Nicholas Smith

It was great, kind of slow on a Sunday which was awesome for us with two kids. Food was good, prices were very reasonable. Very cool atmosphere.

Michael Hicks

Go check it out. You will love the place and the food.

dom inic

The new menu is a good start, but it needs work. All of the new vegetable items are great. I don't know who thinks it's still acceptable to charge $15 for an impossible burger, when a whole pizza costs $10. (BK charges $5 btw)

Lyndon Wilson

Great food and there are pool tables, bowling, as well as other games and pinball. DJs play music and parking is ample. Got pretty crowded after 10 pm with the younger crowd but I was ready to leave by then...

Sheena Newberry

Tiffany Sneed is the best, sweet,and can do her job like a pro ......she deserves a raise!!!!

Anthony Goins

My 15 yr old nephew asked me for coule weeks to take him here so I did. Loud place good for early 20s and young kids

Joyce Lawrence

My first visit. My employer had a company event and it was great. The food was very good and the atmosphere was fun.

stephanie pack

So. Much. Fun. Great new brunch menu as well!

Gary Gilliam

Great place to chill out with friends and bowl.

Brandon Rawls

Awesome venue, food was pretty good and prices were not bad. Huge visual appeal; between the bowling, outside activities and just the furniture and decor, this venue is top notch. Also the place is big enough to get lost in.

Jena Johnston

This place was amazing the vibe and friendly atmosphere the locals were awesome were from alabama and they treated us like family ps:make sure u tip the bartenders:))

Davida Jones

This is a great place, drinks are good ,the djs are lit and is safe thanks to there amazing security. If your looking for a great time this is the place to go

Cameron Taylor

Holy cow, what a burger! And the sliced brisket was phenomenal! The beers we're good and cold, the way you like them! The bartender was nice and on point with the drinks. I'll be sure to visit again.

Ronald Wilson

Entry was great. Restrooms were clean. Bowling attendant in the cage was awesome. Need more waitresses to serve bowlers. Wasted time standing in line at the bar. Also good dj!

John Cooper

Cool place. Lots to do. Right across from the ball field.

David Ogletree

Out with friends on the Southside last night and decided to walk the half mile over to Southside social to show our friend who’d never been there what I consider a neat atmosphere, even for us 50+ year olds. Got there at 9:05 or so and they asked for our ID since the place is adults only after 9 I believe. Tons of kids weee still running around the place at that time BTW. We all presented our ID except my poor wife who had left hers in the car (.5 mile away). She doesn’t drink and I asked for some kind of reasonable exception so we could spend our money inside, all to no avail. “That’s the Tennessee Law” the guy said. We left upset... and found our way to another establishment and had a large time! I came home still upset and decided to check the TN law to see if somehow this guy could have gone to jail for letting an obvious 50+ year old into the establishment and I learned there is absolutely no way he could have gotten in trouble. Their policy and apparently others is a strict interpretation of established law and not based on reality as I read it and there’s also great legal opinions on the subject if you’re so inclined to read em. If I owned this place by all means I’d want to understand these laws and not turn away money at my door, but reading ain’t for everyone I reckon. Update 7-16-19 : Got a response from the owner below and it is indeed as expected simply a company policy, not a TN or Hamilton Co requirement to turn away the elderly and anyone else without an ID. As the owner admits it's a policy that makes them "turn away a lot of people at the door" and apparently he/she doesn't see a problem with this. Tells me this business will probably not survive, particularly when the economy turns and expendable income dries up and that's unfortunate.

Shari Demers

Fun bar with games and great variety of beer on was ok

Steven Gagnon

We came here last weekend for a family reunion and it was great! We had 1 main server taking care of our big group and she did a great job. The food was great and our drinks where mixed well. Make sure to take advantage of their outdoor seating. Call ahead if you are planning a party, or get together and they will be sure to accommodate you. Great place! We will be back again!

Jeff Shockley

I love the atmosphere and drink specials here!

Toccara Sutton

Alot of space and good entertainment

Audrey Goldsmith

Service is not the best. Visited twice both the same service experience. Took 15 minutes for server to check on us the first time after we were sat. You have to wait a while for someone to come back to check on you. We had to walk in a few times to get someone from the outside dining area and it took a while for our server to come out. Food was good the first time. Not so good the second time. Games, atmosphere and drinks good.

Stephanie Massingale

Went for a wedding reception. Our server was on top of it. Kept the drinks going and provided a good time for all of us!

Lynn Lowery

Last night at 6pm I arrived at Southaide ahead of our group to see if Southern Social could accommodate a group of rowers and their parents. THIRTY 30 people!!!! We are in town from TOLEDO Ohio for “the head of the hooch” regatta. Josh was quick to help!!! He provided us with our own space and server. Josh helped me book lanes for the boys. I ordered appetizers for the group to have upon arrival and they came out quickly. Our server was wonderful. Thank you SS for your southern hospitality.

Jay Mashburn

The pool, shuffleboard, ping pong, corn hole, and some other games are free! The drinks are well priced with great specials during the week. Food is slightly pricey, but it’s worth it for the free stuff. One dad had his daughter on a date here. Great idea! My wife and I enjoyed our time. It did fill up with some younger people as the night came closer. Great spot to go with friends. We will come back again!

Drake Thomas

That waitress Kailyn is the best

Edmundo Delgado Jr.

Awesome place. We enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere.

Rebekah Diaz

Cute place. The servers are nice—wings are great. Visited here while we were on a pedal tour—great stop.

Derek Anderson

The scene is pretty great for anyone with a group. They offer a lot of activities like ping-pong, bowling, etc with a decent bar to top it off. The focus appears to be mainly the atmosphere of fun and relaxed, which is definitely something they do because of the good drinks. If they improve they're food quality, I'd rate it five stars.

Zach Goodman

Had a fun time bowling celebrating my buddy turning 21

Stack Izard

Drinks were good and so was the beer pong and bowling. Wish they would have played more up to date music. Everything was great the service and the staff were really friendly.

Mr. Sir

great food and atmosphere

Angela Drake

Enjoyed a beer while playing a. Didn't try the food but would definitely return if we lived in the area. Great place to take kids and teens.

Lisa DeMint

We had a blast! Bowling, pool tables,darts,ping pong tables and more. Let's not forget dancing and drinks. Lots of security on premises! I felt safe at all times! Great place for groups of friends.

marissa gulick

Food was decent. Wait time was ridiculous- sat for 15 minutes before a server greeted us, then waited 40 minutes for buffalo wings and almost a half hour for our check with a table full of empty plates and glasses. Definitely not busy enough to explain the poor service.

Jennifer Bell

Decided to try this place for the first time despite hearing all of the terrible things with the incidents and the customers being shit. I’ve seen all the tasty pictures of the food and was like it’s finally time to give this place a shot. We go in, and we can only get appetizers, which sucks, but I get it. Things happen, I work in retail and my boyfriend (who came with) has worked in the service industry so it’s understandable shit happens. We’re still like, okay we’ll get some banging ass drinks and get some good appetizers. The bars closes soon, (maybe low on stock)? It’s 3:30 on a Sunday.. it’s slow but the place is still kind of packed with people. We chill for 15-20 minutes and have our drinks picked out because we know for some reason the bar will stop serving soon? And yet we never ended up getting service, we walked out left. And even the guy at the door sitting people didn’t even mention anything when he was super friendly earlier as we passed him to leave. He was just chatting with another server. Guess we’ll stick with the places we get service.

Justin Ellico

Awesome!! Beer bowling pinball and a great staff!!!!

Manda U

Fun atmosphere. Reasonable portions. Busy but helpful staff.

Corum Gold

Tons of fun! A great hangout spot for a group of friends, but I could see how it could be less fun for individuals or even couples. TONS of fun, free games like table tennis, Cornhole, and darts, or you can pay to bowl. Highly recommend for a work event or social gathering!

Sonji Williams

Fun games. After 9 pm adults only. Good drinks

Todd Knight

Great place to hang out and socialize. Small, decent menu, drink selection was ok, they do have a few local selections. Atmosphere was good.

derek ramsak

Really cool place and the food was great! Wish they had a place like this in New Orleans.

Natasha Turnbow

Love the food. Took some home.

Vincent Dill

Went for a biz luncheon. Its bar food, but good bar food. Pimento cheese and ham sandwich was delish. Tons of activities

Joseph Kirk

Great idea needs a better location

Chris Nesin

Nice place to hang. Not overly popular. Cover charge is dumb.

Hollie Bradshaw

Had a great time here. Super family friendly during the day, too. Awesome atmosphere

Tres Winn

This is a cool idea for a restaurant, and great place for college kids. Other than that, it's not gonna be a great place to take kids. Still somewhere I'd recommend for people to check out!

Darius Collins

Great food! Great service. Fun family atmosphere!

Tim Cope

Staff, service, and food was great

Maggie Bell

Always fun during the day. Plenty of games to keep everyone entertained. Not a fan at night when you get a younger crowd seems to always end up in drama or a fight. Also it’s family friendly before 9.

Rebecca Wilson

My husband tried calling pretty early in the day to give a heads up about our party of 24. No answer. There’s was an event tonight, so we expected it to be busy. When we arrived, the staff told our kids they couldn’t sit us... at all. Weird. After my husband and I spoke with management, the miscommunication was worked out. Not a terrible wait to be seated. Mediocre food. Our waitress hustled for us, she was great. Manager stopped by to check and I appreciated that. It turns into 21+ after 9, that was fine, we were still waiting for our checks at this point. What was not okay was how our students were treated. They were paying patrons, too, and don’t deserve any rudeness from security and staff. It’s not kid-friendly, and that’s not because of the atmosphere as much as the attitudes of the staff. Probably wouldn’t choose to return if in the area with teenagers again.

lori dasher

Love this place!!! We went on a Sunday and went back on Tuesday. Good food and great staff!

Justin Turner

Very cool place to hang out on a Sunday afternoon.

Daleon Blount

Terrible service! hostess to sit anyone. Had to wait 30mins just to be seated or have anyone ask if we need help and another 30mins for a half cooked burger after we clearly said well done. Will never go back. None professional at all

Johnny ?

Very neat upscale place. Good food, great atmosphere.

Chloé Stone

Lots of fun. Good food

Ishan Anjikar

Fun place with good collection of beer as well as games

Caleb Neal

The environment is fun but the food was not good. We had the tacos and were not impressed for the priced.

Jeanie Fowler

We love it. The chorizo tacos and chicken fingers were excellent.

Steven Cobb

One of the best entertainments in town. Corn hole ping pong bowling. Some of the best bar games. A fantastic outdoor patio with additional bar games. The only down side is they close early on some slow nights. They do this as far as I can tell without warning which can be frustrating if you use Google for operating hours. Their slightly out of the way location makes this worse. Otherwise exceptional

Reggie Poplus

I love this place.....and the food was pretty good too. The upcharge on drinks on the rocks is a bit much but overall a great experience.

Adam Taylor

DJ was good on Friday night. Be careful ordering well drinks. Not sure what kind of vodka it was but it probably came in a plastic bottle.

Denise B

I had a good time and the food was good.

Charee Conkey

This place is fun!

Deborah S

The quality of the food wasn't great and the tater tots had way too much salt. For food alone, I would give 2 stars. However, this is a great place to hang out with friends and the games are a fun idea, so I enjoy coming here.

John Warner

This place is a 4.5 so forget the overall rating. Absolutely a great place to chill on a Sunday afternoon.

Matt Branum

Atmosphere is about the best thing this place has going for it, I find it pretty neat to have all the different activities to participate in while socializing with others. The food was good but nothing special, maybe a little overpriced. The service was lacking, drinks kept running dry, had to wait a while to get the ticket after our meal.

Dustin Gardner

I didn’t feel welcome.

Ruth Jameson

I posted a couple of weeks ago but I think my review got deleted. Great place for food and drinks, but on the weekends when the dancing starts I saw a lot of guys getting handsy with girls that were trying to dance with friends and asked the guys to stop. There were no security people watching the dance floor, I think it was a bit unsafe.

Billy Newberry

Great place to have fun with the family and have a cold one the bartender is the best she can make you anything anyway

SPL_ Buildz

Never been a huge fan of Southside Social because too many ppl I don't know, But tonight I got to see a DJ that has represented the 423 for years,,,, and it was at Southside. If they give BoomBAP a regular night I will be back. Luke knows the tables better than most and is among the elite of Chatt Town DJs. Well done Southeside.

Quincy Gilmore

Nice place.

Danny Hatch

Been there a few times fun times fun place to have some fun with friends

Rocky Tarvin

Great,love live and laugh this is the place to go


You have mysterious good in the staff was confident, but the food is not spectacular.

Jason Fisher

Really fun first date place

skip miller

Fun place to play games, hang out and eat some good food. We ate the BBQ pie, oh my gosh it was so good.

phil littrell

Had a great time! This place has a lot to do when out with a group of people or just a fun place to go on a date. Bowling, ping pong, corn hole, and more. Bartender was great and quick. Didn't have to wait long for a drink even though the place was a little busy. Wish it would stay open later than midnight on Saturday though.

George Allen

This place rocks!! Would like to have liked to have sat in slighty more comfortable chairs at the tables around the bar area. You guys can do better than that!

Christopher Grindle

Great atmosphere lot's of fun games for the whole family. Buffet style group party in upstairs area for 40 plus ppl. Great staff.

Shawn Barthel

Cool bar with Alleys and other bar games.

Allen Brown

We have a great time lots of stuff to do.

John Brannen

There is food there... not super clean..meh

Mark Fisher

Friendly staff, decent food, good drink selection. No real issues. Had a great time with co-workers.

Southern Raised.

A great place to relax and play some games. The Burger are delicious.

Bradley Hires

What every bar should dream to be. Great food - well lit, there's bowling, arcade games and upstairs you can play many free games like pool, darts, shuffle board, Cornhole.

Michael Antoldi

Best bar in downtown Chattanooga. They have every game you could possibly think of including darts, pool, ping pong. I also have a decent-sized dance floor and a bowling alley.

Lalit Shahani

Chilled out place


Its was great. Good people, good drinks and comfortable feeling. Food was pretty great too.

Melissa Ruiz

We came here for new years and had high hopes for this place. We came from Atlanta to get away from the big city NYE and wonder Chattanooga. The abundant games were really great and provided a lot of variety to please everyone. The drink prices weren't too bad either. Our main complaints were that the layout is sorta strange, having only 2 bars wasn't enough and there aren't enough restrooms. Bathroom lines were about 10 min each and when you have a big place like that, it takes a long time. We would be open to coming back on a non event night though.

Eva M

Food was good bar food. Kid's menu is great - burgers, grilled cheese, Mac and cheese, etc. Buffalo chicken dip app is good and not very cranky, more chicken and cheese. Beer menu is adequate. Many games to play for free (just need ID to get the materials). Bowling costs money. Good for kids.

Vicki Cox

Poor service. We had to go downstairs and look for our waiter whenever we needed service. He would be at the bar hanging out with other staff.

Calob O'Grady

Great place for the whole family, free games, good food, even beer and cocktails.

Matthew Sinclair

I go here at least 2 times a week. The staff are awesome. They have several bowling lanes so you don't have to wait very long for a little, they also have darts ping, pong tables 2 bars one located upstairs and one located downstairs they have small areas that you can enjoy your meal in private for a date. This is the perfect place to meet for a first date or to meet friends. Highly recommend.

Trevor Brashier

Had a blast, good food as well.

Jessica Hornsby

Was good for a work event on the 2nd floor - bar up there and lots of games and cocktail tables and seating. Enjoyed the beer a lot, good local selection, deserts were great. Really good for a social gathering that feels low pressure and comfortable... Not to "bar" like but not too focused on playing games either, something for everyone.

sasidhar uppala

Awesome place to hangout with team!!!

Gretchen Conner

Loved this place great music and great drinks.

Devn Higgins

My waitress, Tara, was fantastic. Food was prepared perfectly and drinks were delivered in a very timely fashion. Tara went above and beyond to make sure we were always able to get our drinks when we needed more. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone looking to relax and enjoy some fun games while they drink.


Fun place. Cheap pitchers, limited selection of drafts but kind, helpful staff. Definitely caters to the Southern mid-20s ex-frat clientele which may or may not be a selling point for you but they have well-priced beer, solid bar-style food, a good staff, and pool tables so at least they have that going for them which is nice.

Adrian Duclos

Great fun. Great place to gather and lots of things to do. Really enjoy the big screen TVs at the end of the bowling lanes. What an awesome idea to watch football while you are bowling. So much space here to enjoy friends and family. Good live music venue as well

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