Hayden Seay, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The Bitter Alibi has plans to open up a new breakfast restaurant while expanding their beer and liquor menu.

The bar opened last year when the space went up for sale. Jason Bowers and Matt Skudlarek liked the space, bought it and opened the Bitter Alibi.

“It was originally a coffee shop upstairs, and a bar down here,” said Bowers. “We’re kind of going in that same direction only we’re trying to put a different spin on it. We’re opening up a breakfast stop on the [second floor]. It is not going to be a full traditional breakfast, but it is going to be an interesting take on breakfast.”

The bar has around 70 beers available and eight on tap that are on rotation.bitter

“We tend to be a bar that focuses on a lot of IPAs – a lot of craft American IPAs – so a beer that has a little bit of a bitter finish,” said Bowers. Other popular beers include the Wise Acre Stout from Memphis and the Caldera IPA from Ashland, Ore.

The owners recently obtained their full liquor license, which allows them to expand their selection with wine and high gravity beer, both which can only be acquired from specialty stores.

“We try to have a really broad list so any beer drinker can come in here and get something,” Bowers said. “And now, introducing wine into the mix, we’ll have six or seven types of wine, like a darker deep Malbec red wine to a fruitier Pinot Grigio.”

Bowers said the bar’s staff tries to keep up to date with their offerings so if a patron has a question, they’ll give you a hand. They ask questions about what you like or are in the mood for and offer suggestions

The owners plan to renovate the upstairs area and add a larger kitchen. This space will be the location of their new restaurant that will serve breakfast, coffee and cocktails.

The Bitter Alibi is a short walk from campus and is open from Thursday to Sunday, 4 p.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

For more about the bar and what they serve, visit thebitteralibi.com.

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