Monday, December 22, 2014 · 2:45 a.m.

Thanksgiving by the bars

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DJ'd house music or rooftop beers, Thanksgiving evening can be even more fun than the holiday meal. (Photo: Janet Ramsden)

Shakespeare wrote the maxim "all’s well that ends well," and the same could be said for the marathon that is Thanksgiving.

In Chattanooga, the end of day can be anything from a midnight dance party to a cigar and a scotch. Find your old friends who are home for the holiday or scoot out of the awkward evening with the in-laws—whatever the situation, you’re sure to find a way to unwind.

JJ’s Bohemia: Guilty Pleasures Dance Party with Opportunities (AKA “tha crunkest rap group in tha underground”), 11 p.m.

Rhythm & Brews: Amber Fults and the Ambivalent Lovers tackle the entire “Dark Side of the Moon” album in one night, 9:30 p.m.

Honest Pint: The return of the Tryptophan Dance Party with DJs, house music and no cover. The Irish pub opens at 5 p.m., dancing commences at 9 p.m. and everyone gets out at 2 a.m.

Hair of the Dog: In addition to a special Thanksgiving dinner, the bar will serve its full menu of libations from 5 p.m.-3 a.m.

Big River: The downtown location opens at 4 p.m. and serves food until 10 p.m. The bar stays open until 11 p.m. 

Chattanooga Billiards Club: Downtown and east locations open 6 p.m.-3 a.m.

The Foundry at The Chattanoogan: Open 7 p.m.-12 a.m.

Mike’s Hole in the Wall: Open 6 p.m.-3 a.m.

Pickle Barrel: Open from 6 p.m.-3 a.m.

Taco Mac: Open from 4 p.m.-3 a.m.

Tremont Tavern: Open 5 p.m.-12 a.m.

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