Where to Watch March Madness in DC – 2016

March Madness is upon us, and it does not get better than Thursday and Friday for the first round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. I’ve highlighted some of the better spots or spots with specials; keep in mind that St. Patrick’s Day is Thursday. The schedule can be found here; if you have a good TV package at home but want to watch multiple games at once at a bar, here’s the approximate # of games going on at once during the afternoon on the weekday (on Saturday, there is only 1 game at a time during the afternoon on CBS, up to 3 games at a time during the evenings)

Thursday & Friday (First Round)

  • 12:15-40p: 1
  • 12:40p-1:30p: 2
  • 1:30p-2:00p: 3
  • 2:00-2:15p: 4
  • 2:15-3:10p: 3
  • 3:10-3:30p: 4
  • 3:30p-4:00p: 3
  • 4:00-4:45p: 4
  • 4:45p-5:10p: 3
  • 5:10p-6:00p:2
  • 6:00p-6:30p: 1

Dupont Circle

  • Public Bar
    • $3 PBR, $4 Yuengling, $4 Bud Light (16oz) and $5 Vodka/Redbull.
  • Buffalo Billiards
    • $4 Dos Equis 16 oz cans & $17 buckets of 5
  • Sign of the Whale
    • $3 Bud Light / $12 Bud Light pitchers / $4 Captain Morgan Bracket Busters
  • Rebellion
    • 50 cent wings / $3 bbq pork rinds
    • $2 Coors Light with certain burgers
  • Lucky Bar, Darlington House, Barcode

U Street / Shaw / Logan Circle

  • Ben’s Next Door
    • Jack Daniel’s drink specials
  • Nellie’s
    • open at 11
  • Prospect DC, Stoneys, Duffy’s

Chinatown / Penn Quarter

  • City Tap House
    • $5 Flying Dog S.O.B. & Numero Uno
  • Penn Social
    • doors open at 11a
    • $3 Bud Lights, $4 Blue Moons, and $5 New Belgium Citradelics
  • Bar Deco

Columbia Heights / Petworth

  • Lou’s City Bar
    • $3.50 Coors Light or Miller Lite bottles / $17 Miller Lite pitcher /$20 buckets of Coors

Capitol Hill/Navy Yard

  • Due South
    • $5 Rails / Due South IPA, Due South Lager, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Abita Amber / house wines / couple apps
  • Willie’s

Downtown

  • Bottom Line
    • $4 Captain Morgan Cannon Blast shots
  • Blackfinn

Adams Morgan

  • Jack Rose
    • Rooftop Madness
    • $5 pints / $7 punch / $9 whiskey til 9p
    • 1/2 price food specials
  • Ventnor Sports Cafe
    • open early for games
  • Mellow Mushroom 
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