For some, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Laces are tied, moments are made, and brackets are broken: it’s March Madness, baby!
The Big Dance culminates on April 4th in Indianapolis. Until then, people across the country will be placing their bets on their alma maters, hometown heroes, and Cinderella stories. Can Kentucky really go undefeated to win the whole thing? Will Villanova rise to the top? Can Arizona Bear Down and take home the crown? Will the Fighting Irish fight their way to the end?
Team allegiances aside, everyone can come together at a good ol’ fashioned sports bar to watch the magic happen. Who needs wine and cheese when you can have buckets of beer and basketball?
If you’re in New York City, check out these Time Out top-rated watering holes. Banter is a real stand out on this list; premium beers paired with hearty bites make for a sport fans’ paradise. Chicago knows how to party during the tournament at bars across the city. Local favorites Fairways and High Dive are toast of the town. Last but not least, residents of San Francisco root for teams across the country at places like Greens, Brickyard, and Wreck Room.
No matter where you are, cheers to you and your bracket. Next bucket on you!