Calling all sports lovers! It is that time of year again where the chicken wings are plentiful, and the brews are ever flowing. Tradition runs deep in these mountains, and celebrating this American sports event is no exception. This weekend, one of the largest and most anticipated football games will be played, showcasing some of the best athleticism the country has to offer. If the west coast just isn’t in the cards for you, put us in coach! Gatlinburg is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy one of America’s favorite pastimes with friends and family alike. Check out these amazing local bars and restaurants airing Sunday’s Big Game:

Burg Steakhouse

Talk about dinner with a show! Enjoy a complete steak dinner at Burg Steakhouse before kicking back to watch the big game. Even with a full stomach, make sure you save room for dessert. Making it to the highly anticipated half time show, means you deserve a sweet treat such as Appalachian Chocolate Cake to give you enough fuel to make it to the final score.


Chicken Guy!

Speaking of chicken, Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy! has you covered when it comes to the classic All-American entree. With over 22 sauces to choose from, including Sweet Siracha BBQ and Nashville Hot Honey you may have more trouble picking your favorite condiment rather than your favorite team.


El Sonador

For a more unique experience, save the buffalo chicken dip and potato chips for another day. Enjoy El Sonador’s authentic chips and chorizo dip with friends while you enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine. If you’re feeling stressed about the score, feel free to responsibly try one of their house special daily drinks to make it to the 4th quarter.


Gatlinburg Brewing Co.

Have the great debate about the best game commercials of all time over a pizza with friends. With a draft list featuring brews “Gatty Light” and “Don’t Feed the Bears” you’re sure to have a good time no matter which way the score goes at Gatlinburg Brewing Company.



It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! Landshark is adjacent to Gatlinburg’s Margaritaville Resort and Spa, kick off game day with an island feel. Enjoy a Hawaiian Luau Burger and Beach Fries while you watch your two favorite teams compete for the title. 


Loco Burro

Loco Burro is the perfect place to turn your game day tailgate into a full-blown fiesta. Watch the game over chips and salsa with friends after ordering one (or two) of their famous 'Ritas at the roof-top bar. 


Mellow Mushroom

From the game to commercials, comradery to live entertainment, this Sunday at Mellow Mushroom is bound to be a fun one, any way you slice it – no pun intended. Gather your friends and family around a Mighty Meaty Pie or a California Club to watch a game that is bound to be anything but mellow.


Smith & Son's Corner Kitchen

Enjoy an All-American feast with menu items like the Double Deluxe Burger and Smoky Mountain Grille while watching your team on the screens at Smith & Son Corner Kitchen. Located in the heart of downtown, this casual dining experience is the perfect place to kick back and relax while enjoying the show.


TGI Friday’s 

Even though it’s a special Sunday, there’s never a bad time to enjoy a super supper at TGI Friday’s. Kick back with the Wings Roulette Platter or the FRIDAYS Big Ribs and enjoy the show in the perfect atmosphere for the big game.