The NFL draft starts today, Thursday April 27. The first round starts at 7 p.m. Thursday and continues until Sunday evening. Television coverage will be, of course, extensive. So here is a list of five prime places to pull up a seat or stool, eat some good food and watch the draft.
Jonathan’s Grille is a classic sports grill with a family friendly atmosphere and American fare. Plenty of TVs and open until midnight on draft day, they are at 7135 S Springs Drive in Franklin and 2056 Crossings Blvd. in Spring Hill.
Buffalo Wings and Rings is open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Draft Day. They have a bunch of big screens, wings, burgers, beers and more. On Draft Day they will have a party from 2 to 10 p.m., with A to Z Sports there hosting with former Titans defensive back Bernard Pollard. They are located at 105 International Drive in Franklin.
Corner Pub is a relaxed hangout with plenty of big screens for watching the draft. For their draft party they offer free fried pickles when you wear your NFL team swag/gear. A to Z Sports will also be there at 7 p.m. when the draft starts for a live show to talk Titans, their two first round picks, and the rest. There will be free swag, too. Open til midnight, they are at 710 Old Hickory Blvd.
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Soulshine Pizza Factory in Berry Farms off Lewisburg Pike is ready for the Draft. They have their unique and delicious pizza and plenty of good beer and televisions on tap to watch and drink. They are open until 9 p.m. on draft night.
Cool Springs Brewery is a laid-back brewpub featuring housemade beers, as well as a menu of hearty British & American grub, located at 600A Frazier Dr in Franklin and open til 11 p.m.