From gobble to wobble: Gaylord's Thanksgiving bar crawl

Thanksgiving is upon us. Gaylord’s sons, daughters, brothers and sisters return from their respective locations for tryptophan-laced celebrations with family... and a tsunami of feelings. Your mother sneak-dissing your weight, your dad just not getting it, your sisters openly, and aggressively hate your partner, your auntie asking when you're getting married, and grandpa's slightly problematic undercover racist comments all come together to create a perfect storm of potentially wild fury. But, here at Extra, we got you. Before you fling a handful of stuffing at your little brother let us help you plan your pre and post-meal escape. Here is Gaylord's ultimate guide to taking the edge off this holiday season so you can stay calm and party on.

Soft lighting and rustic charm are the highlights of Bennethum Northern Inn's decor. Cozy atmosphere and a kitchen staff that refuses to compromise on quality and flavor make this local favorite a perfect place to hide from your loved ones.

Gaylord darling Kat Steinbrecher's newest endeavor Porter Haus is a star on the local landscape. A fun atmosphere with stellar food and drink selections make for a great time. We recommend the Autumn Russian, an expertly blended combination of pumpkin spice Kahlua, whipped cream vodka, cream, cinnamon, and a sprinkled rim.

Michaywe in the Woods' Schneider’s Pub is just the place to meet up with your friends or to make new ones, while you cheer on your team. And remember, you can enjoy the same full menu that is available in the Woods View Dining Room.

The Blind Squirrel offers fine American cuisine, and a family-friendly game room equipped with two pool tables, darts, video games, jukebox, and an air hockey table. Everything you need for a terrific time out.

Snowbelt Brewing Co has good brews and a great crew. This downtown staple has a modern big city vibe with a small town atmosphere.

The Sugar Bowl's new upgrades are very welcome. The atmosphere is sophisticated and sleek. If high style is your cup of tea, this is the perfect escape. Their Cranberry Apple Mule us sure to please.

Tap Room 32 offers an inviting sit-down setting where internationally inspired cuisine is served in an elegant but relaxed environment.

Mary's Tavern is just the place to go for a good time. The drinks are priced right and the locals flock to this watering hole making it a go-to spot for anyone looking for something fun to do.

Frances Eugenia