Poor Taste

61 E Main St
Chattanooga, TN 37408
(423) 298-8324

All ages unless noted
Snacks, beer, live music

Live Music

Folks running a vintage clothing store decided they wanted to host shows, so they built a concert stage inside of their shop. It’s loud, a little chaotic and very fun.

They book mostly local and regional bands. Lots of punk and hardcore here.

They don’t follow a regular schedule for shows, so if you don’t check the concert calendar beforehand, you might only discover a charming vintage clothing store instead of a live concert.


There are four paid parking lots adjacent to the building. All of these lots fill up quickly for weekend shows.

There is a public parking garage near the Chattanooga Choo Choo property at 1398 Market Street.

There are two other paid lots about a 5-10 minute walk away at:

Always pay your parking fee. Parking enforcement will ticket quickly and without mercy.

There is additional street parking (some metered, some free) on the other side of Main Street on Rossville Avenue its side streets.

Walkable destinations

Poor Taste is on Main Street so it’s within walking distance of most of Chattanooga’s downtown nightlife. Here are a few nearby destinations:

Tailgate Brewing
The Boneyard
Ernest Chinese


Live from Poor Taste

Glare full set live at Poor Taste in Chattanooga – November 3, 2023
Painful Choice live from Poor Taste in Chattanooga – February 24, 2023