NFL teams are preparing to select their next crop of players during the NFL Draft in Las Vegas.
The first round of the 2022 NFL Draft is on April 28. If you’re looking to watch your favorite team’s picks at a restaurant or bar in Charlotte, we’ve rounded up some of the best options to view the fun and get some fantastic food and drink specials.
Here are seven places in Charlotte where you can watch the 2022 NFL Draft., and their hours of operation on Thursdays.
Location: 1518 Montford Dr., Charlotte, NC 28209
At Angry Ale’s, you can enjoy a $10 fried chicken lunch special, or grab a 32-ounce pitcher of draft beer while you watch the draft on their spacious patio, equipped with seven big screen TVs. WFNZ sports radio will be broadcasting live from the restaurant from noon-midnight.
Blackfinn Ameripub Ballantyne
Location: 14825 Ballantyne Village Way #100, Charlotte, NC 28277
Hours: 11 am-11 pm
If you’re looking for Green Bay Packers fans to watch the draft with, you may find some at Blackfinn. On Thursdays, you can get a half-pound of fried shrimp, served with horseradish cocktail sauce and fries for just $11.
Location: 911 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28204
The Roaring Riot, a Carolina Panthers fan group, is hosting an NFL Draft party at Dilworth Grille. The party will feature drink specials like $16 domestic buckets and $24 import buckets, a live DJ and the chance to win the jersey of the Panthers’ first pick of the draft.
Location: 3039 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28209
After the team’s first Super Bowl appearance in more than 30 years, Cincinnati Bengals faithful are sure to gather at Greystone Pub to prepare for the draft. The restaurant offers Greek specialties such as a classic gyro, steak souvlaki and spicy quota.
Tavern on the Tracks
Location: 1411 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28203
Neighborhood: South End
As the self-described official Buffalo Bills bar of Charlotte, there are sure to be plenty of fans wearing blue and red on draft night. Try the loaded Buffalo chips or BBQ chicken flatbread pizza while you watch the draft on one of its 20 TVs.
The Blind Pig
Location: 453 E. 36th St., Charlotte, NC 28205
It’s not unusual to see Cleveland Browns fans at the Blind Pig on game days, since it’s the official meeting spot for the Carolina Browns Backers, a Charlotte-based fan group. There, you can enjoy drinks from a full-stocked bar, or play a game of beer pong, Jenga or darts while you watch the draft. (Eat before you go — there’s no kitchen.)
Tyber Creek Pub
Location: 1933 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203
Neighborhood: South End
Tyber Creek Pub is the official Charlotte meeting spot for Kansas City Chiefs fans. While you’re there, try the sausage rolls or curly fries, paired with a beer from Sycamore Brewing or Wicked Weed Brewing Pub.
How to watch live or stream NFL Draft in Charlotte
The draft will be televised on ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. Streamers can also watch the event on ABC.com, NFL.com or ESPN.com.
ESPN is channel 39 on Spectrum, 602 on AT&T U-Verse, channel 206 on DirecTV and channel 140 on DISH Network. ABC is channel 4 on Spectrum, 33 on AT&T U-Verse and channel 9 on DirecTV. ESPN is also available on most streaming TV providers, including Hulu Live, Sling and YouTube TV.