You don't have to know anything about roving gypsies or Queen's head-banging rock opera to hang out at JJ’s Bohemia — though it could help you score big at the bar’s trivia night. The Chattanooga watering hole opened about a year ago on Martin Luther King Blvd. and has quickly become a central hangout for the city’s hipsters.The barroom has exposed brick walls, dim lighting and utilitarian décor: two red couches at the front, two round tables at the back and a row of cushion-covered kegs along the bar. On Thursday night, one-man-band Scotty Karate took the stage around 11 p.m., wearing a Willie Nelson T-shirt and buffalo wig with antlers. His left foot clapped a cymbal, his right foot pounded a drum, his fingers wailed into an electric guitar and he warbled about super cuties and digging holes. He was likely chewing gum too.
JJ’s regular patrons shout greetings to people who enter, and, for the most part, abide by a sign on the counter that advises, "Finish your beer, there are sober kids in India." If you’re thinking of stopping by the neighborhood hot spot, here’s a tentative schedule of events: Monday: Pub quiz with Eddie Tuesday: $2 Guinness Wednesday: Open mic night Sunday: Movie Night