Where to Watch March Madness in DC – 2015

2010 Final Four from the pricey seats I got

March Madness, my favorite 3 weeks of the entire year, is upon us, and as a college sports junkie who loves buzzer beaters and upsets, it does not get better than Thursday and Friday this week for the first two rounds of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. I’ve lived in DC since 2008 and I’ve left town (Vegas, Chapel Hill, Charleston (2x), Key West) or taken both afternoons off from work every.single.year. This year is no different, and I will be out and about catching the action during the afternoon. This post lists spots that will be featuring games, with orange highlighting for those places with at least 4 TVs in one room (so you can watch all the games at once) and-quite important for daytime bar watching-lots of natural light so you don’t feel like you’re in a dungeon. Most of these specials are during games only.

Dupont Circle

  • Public Bar
    • $3 Miller Lite &  Yuengling / $5 Stoli and Redbull specials.
    • food specials during all games
  • Darlington House
    • gameday food & drink specials in Cantina
  • Buffalo Billiards
    • $4 Miller Lite / $5 Blue Moon / $20 mix & match can buckets
  • Rebellion
    • doors open at 11a
    • $15 domestic buckets

U Street / Shaw / Logan Circle

  • Ben’s Next Door
    • All drafts $5 / $7 Bacardi drinks
  • Stoney’s
    • $3 drafts / $10 pitchers Stoney’s Amber or Wheat
    • $15 grilled cheese platter (3 grilled cheeses quartered) / $15 20-wing platter / $9 cheese pizza
  • Nellie’s
    • open at 11a
  • Drafting Table
    • open for games
    • beer bracket + most popular on special during national championship game

Chinatown / Penn Quarter

  • Redline
    • daily food & drink specials
    • prize giveaways
  • City Tap House
    • Tap-It-Ology starts at noon
    • 16 beer bracket – $5 during hours of competition
  • Penn Commons
    • March Madness Beer bracket
    • winning beer will be $3 during national championship game
  • Penn Social
    • open at noon
    • $3 Bud Light drafts and $12 pitchers
  • Rocket Bar
    • open at noon
    • HH specials & free wi-fi

Columbia Heights / Petworth

  • Lou’s City Bar
    • $15 Miller Lite pitcher specials
    • patio open if weather cooperates
  • Meridian Pint
    • basement opens at 11:30a on Thurs/Fri
    • $4 beer specials on local beers 3 Stars Ghost, DC Brau Penn Quarter Porter, Port City Optimal Wheat, Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager
    • $500 prizes
  • DC Reynolds
    • opens at 11a

Shaw / Bloomingdale

  • Ivy & Coney
    • doors open at 11:30a
  • Boundary Stone
    • open for brunch

Capitol Hill

  • Capitol Lounge
    • Barstool Sports watch party Friday
  • Lola’s
    • $4 Miller Lite / $5 Yuengling / $6 house wine & house rails
  • Union Pub
    • $12 Bud Light pitchers / $5 Slow & Low / $4 Mystery beer
  • The Big Stick
    • $3 Bud Light / Bud drafts

H Street

  • Halftime Sports Bar
    • $2 drafts / $3 shots every game
  • The Star and Shamrock
    • bracket giveaways
    • drink specials
  • The Big Board
    • $12 Yuengling pitchers

Georgetown / Foggy Bottom / Glover Park

  • Stoney’s on L
    • $10 pitchers Stoney’s Amber or Wheat
    • $15 grilled cheese platter / $15 20-wing platter / $9 cheese pizza
  • Thunder Burger & Bar
    • $16 “Thunder Burger 3-Point Play” – Sam Adams & Slider special
      • Boston Lager/Beef
      • Angry Orchard/BBQ pork
      • Cold Snap/Crab cake
  • Mason Inn
    • $9 Miller Lite Pitchers, $5 fireball & Jameson

Downtown

  • The Laughing Man
    • $4.50 New Belgium drafts / $18 pitchers
  • BlackFinn
    • open for all games

Adams Morgan

  • Jack Rose
    • Rooftop Madness
    • $5 pints / $6 punch / $7 whiskey
    • 1/2 price food specials
  • Roofers Union
    • food specials noon – 7p
  • Ventnor Sports Cafe
    • open early for games
  • Town Tavern
    • open early
    • free pitcher for parties of 10+
    • $12 Bud Light pitchers / $3 Budweiser & Bud Light bottles & $6 burger baskets
  • Pop’s SeaBar
    • open at noon
    • 50 cent wings
  • Mellow Mushroom
    • open early
    • $5 New Belgium Slow Ride Session IPA

Brookland

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