Huntsville restaurant gearing up for Iron Bowl watch party

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.-- The Iron Bowl means big business across the state and in the Tennessee Valley. For those who aren't making the trip to Tuscaloosa, lots of bars and restaurants are getting ready for watch parties.

Drake's Huntsville manager Andrew Greer is in for a treat Saturday, as he experiences his first Iron Bowl.

"It's gonna be my first Iron Bowl, I've heard a lot about it so I'm pretty excited, I am from Kentucky so I'm excited to come down and see what football's like in Alabama," said Greer.

Despite being a newbie, he's heard what a big deal it is, and they're already preparing.

"Tomorrow for the Iron Bowl we are going to have $5 crimson cocktails, $5 tiger teas," said Greer.

He said they expect it to be packed tomorrow, so he recommends getting there early for good seats. He said he's staying above the fray.

"And it's a house divided, I mean we've got fans on both sides, we're not Alabama or Auburn, it will be a split," he said.

Auburn and Alabama fans have a reputation for not getting along, but Kaitlyn O'Hara said tomorrow is all about having a good time.

"We do have a little bit of a friendly rivalry, but everybody just enjoys our beer, and fun little drink specials, and the atmosphere's really fun," she said.

O'Hara works the Iron Bowl every year, but she said she doesn't mind. As a Bama fan herself, she's a big fan of game day.

"I mean it is fun to watch the game at home by yourself, but why not come out and enjoy it with other fans, if you can't be at the actual game then the next best place is going to be here or somewhere else," she said.

Brickhouse Sports Grill at Providence and Humphrey's Bar and Grill are also a couple other options that will be taking part in Iron Bowl festivities with watch parties and specials as well.