Acoustic Coffeehouse: A warm, bohemian atmosphere that provides a good place to meet friends after work, the Acoustic Coffeehouse is a favorite watering hole for faculty members in the Literature and Language Department. Nice selection of import and local brews on tap. Bar food available, including many vegetarian selections. Music venue in the evenings.
The Alley Cat: This sandwich shop is walking distance from the university and a favorite with ETSU students and faculty. Try their homemade Hummus wrap. Beer is available on tap and in bottles.
Cranberries: Local caf? that features freshly prepared soups of the day, homemade quiches, and salads of all types. This bright and sunny little caf? has become such a popular lunchtime spot that it has increased its hours and is now open also open for dinner.
El Charolais Mexican Taqueria: Authentic Mexican and a favorite with members of the ETSU Literature and Language Department. Try the Fish Taco or Chile Colorado; hearty vegetarian cuisine such as the Spinach Enchilada satisfies even the most dedicated carnivore in the group, too..
Poor Richard's On Campus: Poor Richard's is an institution in Johnson City and, some say, serves the best sweet tea in the Tri-Cities. It is a favorite bar/deli hangout just next door to the ETSU. Lots of college atmosphere.