Thoughts, Musings, and anecdotes from the Gate 11 Team

Cocktail Pairings with Gate 11

Event planners have the challenging task of making each event something special and truly memorable. Great care goes into developing a creative menu of delicious courses that excite the mind as well as the palette. Two techniques that are often used to help make events special are to highlight the use of quality local ingredientsRead More…

The Perfect Vodka Martini

A vodka martini is a timeless cocktail with a history dating as far back as the gold rush in the late 1880’s. At the most basic level, it is a simple combination of vodka and vermouth, masterfully crafted into a delicious cocktail  Some of the greatest historians and writers had named the vodka martini asRead More…

House Made Simple Syrups-”The Real McCoy”

The bartenders at Gate 11 Distillery are creative mixologists who fully embrace the notion of craft cocktails. One of the ways we reach and maintain the high standards we set for ourselves is to make many of the simple syrups used in our cocktails in-house. You can use this same approach to help create classicRead More…

Understanding Gin Styles and the Evolution of a Spirit

Gin enjoys a reputation as the sophisticated spirit – the foundation for the gin and tonic, the gin martini and other posh libations from the Golden Age of cocktail culture. However, the history of this venerable spirit reveals a humble beginning and an ongoing pattern of evolving gin styles.  The earliest versions of gin areRead More…

Distillery Retail Hours:

Mon – Wed: 11am to 8pm
Thur: 11am to 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 11am to 11pm
Sun: 1pm to 7pm

Cocktail Bar Hours

We are serving cocktails at our indoor and outdoor cocktail bars overlooking the Chattanooga Choo Choo engine and our spacious covered patio. You take your cocktails with you as wander around the Choo Choo gardens since the entire area is Open Container.
Mon – Wed: 1 pm to 8 pm
Thurs: 1 pm to 10 pm
Fri – Sat: 11am to 11pm
Sun: 1 pm to 7 pm