We were all set to see the game on the TV at our cabin. We talked about going up to the pool and watching it at the pavilion. We had snacks, drinks, etc… The TV station said the game would be on next. But when the time came for the game to come on, there was a documentary instead. So, we looked up sports bars in Gatlinburg on the internet and set out to find a good sports bar to watch the game.
The first bar we came to (that was advertised as a sports bar on the internet) had one TV. The gentleman could not find the game we wanted. Our team was 10 hours away. But, we thought a sports bar with multiple TVs would have our game. Then we went up the strip to another bar. This bar had multiple TVs. There was one section with no one sitting there. We asked if they could change the TV to our game. They said the TVs are preset and they cannot change them. So, off we went. The next bar just handed us the remote and told us to find it. Which we could not. So, off we went. We came to this bar called Drafts. It is at traffic light number 6. It is right across from the Ripley’s Aquarium. It had several TVs. it was not crowded. It had cathedral ceilings and was very spacious inside. We asked to watch the game on one TV and the race on another. They were very accommodating. The waitress, Karen, even offered to turn the fireplace on for us. They had $.50 wings and $5.00 pitchers. What a find.
Draft’s had large glass windows all around the bar to give the bar an even bigger feeling. You could watch the people walk by outside. Someone came in the door and said “There are bears out here if anyone wants to see them”. My brother went around the corner after them. He got right up close and took some great pictures with his cell phone. The bears came back around and I went out to see them. They were on the other side of a little fence. At first I thought great, there is a fence, but as I got closer to the bears, the fence looked awfully small. So, I backed away. There was a mom and three cubs. I thought three cubs were unusual. The cubs were almost as big as the mother. It was really neat to see them right there in downtown Gatlinburg.
We went back into the bar and spoke to the manager and told him that he had the best sports bar in Gatlinburg. He said that if our guests mention they are staying with Cabins in the Clouds, he will give them a discount. What a great place to enjoy the game and Gatlinburg at the same time.