Catch March Madness—While Eating and Drinking Well—at these NYC Sports Bars and Restaurants

Catch March Madness—While Eating and Drinking Well—at these NYC Sports Bars and Restaurants

Houston Hall has a great selection of brews to enjoy while watching March Madness games (©Glenn Lawrence/NYCPhotoLoft)

The weather might be all over the place, but one thing about March always stays the same—March Madness! Here are some of the best places in town to watch this epic NCAA basketball tournament stating Tuesday, March 14:

Houston Hall (West Village): In addition to being a great spot to watch March madness, this beer hall and brew pub serves an exclusive selection of craft beers and specialty cocktails. All day Mondays and from 4-7 pm on Tuesday-Friday, there will be $6 drinks (1/2 liter steins, house wine, Moscow Mule, Houston Hall Old Fashioned) and $6 appetizers (hurricane wings, southern fried dill pickles, American grilled cheese), plus $2 sliders.

Bill’s Bar & Burger (Rockefeller Center, Meatpacking District and Financial District): Fresh burgers, fries and shakes are all the rage at this burger joint, and there’s also a sizeable list of beers on draft, in bottles or cans. From March 14 through April 3, catch March Madness games while enjoying $15 pitchers and $5 pints of draught beer, $10 buckets of featured beer, as well as half-priced appetizers and $5 Mini B’s (sliders with caramelized onion, cheese, ketchup, mustard, special sauce and pickles).

Gatsby’s (NoLIta): This laid back pub with a bright red façade is more off the beaten path place to watch the games on big screen TVs. In addition to wings and burgers, you can get salads, nachos, pastas, and fish & chips, among other savory selections.

Dave & Busters (Times Square): With lots of big HDTVs, stadium sound, dozens of beer choices, signature cocktails, and a menu with great game day grub like nachos, burgers, wings, loaded tater tots and more, Dave & Busters is a perfect spot to watch March Madness. There are even basketball games to play against your buddies including Super Shot and Nothing But Net.

The Grayson (Lower East Side/East Village): The Grayson is one of the newer sports bars on the NYC scene, having only opened in 2015. It has more than 45 HDTVs and a variety of daily food and drink specials to keep you satiated during the games. (This place has $2 mimosas on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-1pm!)

Flatrion Hall (Flatiron District): With 12 special beers on tap at all times and a 25-foot Victorian style bar from the old Commodore Hotel, this restaurant and beer hall is a great rustic spot to grab a drink and a bite while watching the basketball games. Flatiron Hall’s $2.50 appetizer specials in the Beer Cellar on Sunday-Tuesday features game-appropriate eats like hurricane wings, pastrami Rueben spring rolls and buffalo steak fries.

Hooters (Midtown West): Catch all of the NCAA tournament action on over 65 TVs on two different floors. Wings and burgers standout on a menu full of savory starters (Hooters nachos, fried pickles, mozzarella sticks and more), soups, salads, sandwiches and seafood. There is also a full-service bar with 20 draft selections and an assortment of craft beer. 

Warren 77 (Tribeca): This cozy, casual sports bar houses one-of-a-kind sports photography and memorabilia. During March Madness, you can stop by to fill out brackets to win prizes. There will also be a shot-for-shot challenge where customers can challenge the bartender to a basketball shoot out. Winner gets a free shot, but everyone wins with a menu that features wings, poutine, chili dogs, nachos and a sizable beer list that includes Warren 77 Amber Ale.

Nachos at Warren 77 (©Paul Wagtouicz)

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