March Madness is upon us…is your bracket ready! More importantly, where will you be watching the games? Every year, the March Madness phenomenon grips the nation and turns casual college basketball fans into die hard bracket fiends. 68 teams vying for college basketball's biggest prize. It's the last-second, buzzer-beating baskets, the euphoria of winning to play another day and the agony of losing and going home.
It's this chaos that gives the tournament its March Madness nickname. Why not experience the highs and lows at some of the best spots in DC?
Redline (707 G St, NW)
Call NOW and see if they still have a tap table available. Eight premium booths are fitted with the “Personal Table Tap” system, and guests are invited to pour their own draft beers and enjoy a no-wait standard of service. E-mail them firstname.lastname@example.org for premium booth seating for parties of 6 or more. These booths book quickly during sporting events and it is required that at least 6 members of the party are present to be seated. Redline also offers all sorts of quirky specialty shots like the Alley-oop Oatmeal Cookie and 4 Point Play. Catch March Madness on 50 TVs and one huge projection screen.
You have a lot to choose from at Penn Social. Watch the games on a 22 foot movie screen or on one of the nine 15 foot screens spread over two floors. During the tournament, they’ll have $3 Miller Lite pints and $12 pitchers, plus a special Miller Fortune release party on March 20th.
At Public Bar you will find the NCAA championship spirit and 40 TVs across all three levels. Kick back with $3 Miller Lites, $3 Yuenglings, and $5 Stoli and Redbull specials throughout the March Madness Season.
Lou’s City Bar (1400 Irving St, NW)
At Lou’s City Bar you can enjoy $20 buckets of Coors Light or $15 pitchers of Miller Light. Cheer on your team in front of their HGTVs and a 140’’ HD projector screen.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon (2007 18th Street, NW)
Jack Rose presents Courtside Happy Hour: Almost as good as sitting courtside! Jack Rose Dining Saloon will host a “Courtside Happy Hour” on its heated rooftop terrace during March Madness. Starting March 18 and running through the end of the tournament, Jack Rose will air games (during business hours) on the terrace’s three large flat screen TVs, while serving up half-priced bites like Fried Chicken Skins, Smoked Whiskey Wings, Fresh Local Oysters and more. The bar will offer $5 Pints & Punch specials, on select craft brews and house made punch cocktails during the games!
Atlas Arcade (1236 H Street, NE)
DC's ONLY Arcade Bar! They have a four-person basketball arcade game you can play for free while the NCAA tournament games play on a big screen nearby. The hook? They're giving away the game to whoever scores the most points during March Madness.
Buffalo Billiards (1330 19th St, NW)
Play games while watching the games! Darts, ping-pong, foosball, shuffleboard, skeeball, or pool are available to play while shouting at the five 10-foot screens or one of the 62 flat screens.
Ventnor Sports Cafe (2411 18th St, NW)
If you're looking for something a bit more cozier, you can head to Ventnor's. Bottomless mimosas Friday through Sunday make watching your favorite team lose a little easier.
Pour House (319 Pennsylvania Ave, SE)
Do March Madness right with 60-inch plasmas, a martini lounge upstairs, or the game room with darts, skeeball, and shuffleboard.