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“Happy Hour”

Drafts Sports Bar & Grill
Ranked #61 of 197 Restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $12
Cuisines: American, Bar, Brew Pub
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Description: The ideal gathering place for family and friends, Drafts Sports Grill ("Drafts") brings together the popular concepts of brew pubs and gourmet burger bars. Drafts feature a variety of creatively designed burger, sandwiches and appetizer selections – all complemented by an extensive selection of drafts and bottled beers, and a full cocktail menu. Themed and designed to create a casual sports bar environment with inviting windows, Drafts offers high-definition flat-screen televisions for broadcasting local, national and worldwide sporting events. Featuring daily specials and a new salad bar.
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Great Staff and Happy hour prices. If you're in town stop by to enjoy a cold draft over looking the river.

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2014

Thank you so much for the reommendations and selection to enjoy your happy time with us at the Draft's Sports Bar and Grill. We hope you will visit us again and please recommend us to your family and friends! Mika

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

just ate at Drafts with my wife and 2 young children. The restaurant looks inviting as it is situated by the water with plenty of outdoor tables. It was Saturday night prime dinner time and my first clue should have been how easy it was to get a table. Here is the deal, it took an hour to get our food and they weren't that busy. The waitress was apologetic and embarrassed. She even warned us after we ordered. When the food came it wasn't worth the wait. My wife and son had burgers and they tasted like they were the pre-made frozen patties and the fries were cold. It was a disappointment and truthfully we would have gotten better food and a faster meal at Wendy's. The staff seemed to be scrambling around disorganized. The managers came out checking on everyone because they knew things weren't right. I say this in all seriousness, and I try to be fair to all establishments looking to highlight any positive when possible, however this place is an ideal candidate for Restaurant Impossible. Don't waste your family's vacation meal time eating here.

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2016

Thank you for your review. We are happy to inform that we have updated our restaurant and our menu since your last visit. It would be a pleasure to serve you again soon!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We visited this 'sports bar' after finding the English pub across the street closed at 7:30. We thought the river front location would be nice for a beer.

The name "Drafts" seems a bit misleading, since they only have one beer on draft (Bud Light). We asked what kind of bottled beers they have and in response were asked what we liked. We gave two beers (Newcastle and Stella Artois) and told no to both of them. We finally settled on Yuengling and took a seat on the balcony.

After a few minutes our bartender came out and took our ashtray and say down at a table near us, telling us that she needed a cigarette before she killed the cook. Even though we were almost finished with our beers she didn't bother to ask if we needed anything else before going back in.

We aren't sure if she did kill the cook, because we never saw her again. We waited about ten minutes for another beer, then after giving up we waited another 5-10 minutes before giving up entirely and walking out.

We didn't try the food, and based on our experience with the two beers will skip "Draft" next time, which is a shame since the location was nice and off the main drag in Gatlinburg.

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2016

Thank you for your review. We are happy to inform that we have updated our restaurant and our menu since your last visit. It would be a pleasure to serve you again soon!

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

My husband and I came here looking for a good burger and ended up with a patty melt. OMG we should have went to McDonald's It would have tasted better. Our patty melt was tasteless it was frozen meat that you would buy from Food City and thrown on a grill with NO seasoning on it at all!!!!! It was a waste of $10. Its a nice bar atmosphere overlooking the river but don't go here for food.

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2016

Thank you for your review. We are happy to inform that we have updated our restaurant and our menu since your last visit. It would be a pleasure to serve you again soon!

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Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

An American sports bar ran by Asians??? Anyway we stood in the doorway not greeted or noticed for an awkward minute. No one really here, no atmosphere. Was clean, menu small and simple. Food ok. Used to be the Gatlin-burger Grill which seemed better in the past.

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2016

Thank you for your review. We are happy to inform that we have updated our restaurant and our menu since your last visit. It would be a pleasure to serve you again soon!

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