Chicago’s best sports bars are ready to set your March on fire! Whether you’re a die-hard college hoops aficionado or just looking for a fun night out with friends, these sports bars have enough screens to ensure you and your friends never miss a single moment of the action. Add beers on tap, beer buckets, classic bar bites, and heavy, greasy burgers to your night, and you’re ready for the perfect March Madness watch party in Chicago!
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Ina Mae Tavern
1415 N Wood St, Chicago, IL 60622
It’s time to finalize your March Madness game plans! From Thursday, March 16th through Saturday, April 1st, Ina Mae will be offering specials such as $45 Po’boy Platters (with choices of blackened shrimp, fried shrimp or Nashville chicken, serving 4-6 people), as well as $29 Wings by The Dozen & Fries. Drink specials include $5 High Noons or $25 High Noon Buckets, $4 Old Styles, $25 Miller Lite & Modelo Buckets, and $10 Hurricanes.
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1072 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
Frontier bringing the heat this March Madness season with specials as competitive as the games, featuring $100 off whole smoked pigs, 20% off Frontier Duo & Trio Meals, 10% off Frontier’s large party menu appetizers, and $25 High Noon, White Claw & Hornito’s Seltzer Buckets. Specials will be available on all game days from March 16th through April 1st and Frontier will be streaming the games on all televisions throughout the restaurant.
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Old Town Pour House
All locations will open early for 11 a.m. games so that no one misses a beat, with plenty of massive HDTVs to catch every move and music videos played during commercials to add to the fun. Seatings are first come, first served.
Delicious menus offering game day favorites like gourmet apps, burgers, sandwiches, and dozens of other mouthwatering bites can be paired with incredible selections of dozens of craft beers on tap and in bottles/cans. PLUS, groups can enjoy the idea beverage – The Mule Madness. Perfect for sharing, this 96 oz mule is served in a shareable mug and is available as a Tito’s Texas Mule, a Dutch Mule, a Kentucky Mule, or a Cucumber Mule ($45).
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Mac’s Wood Grilled
1801 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
Watch every tournament matchup, including all day games at Mac’s Wood Grilled. The Wicker Park bar has 17 Ultra HDTVs and screens every contest Thursday, March 16 through Monday, April 3 (select games with sound). Basketball-friendly drink specials include $15 Miller/Coors pitchers, $4 Paddy’s Irish Whiskey shots, $5 Skrewball whiskey shots, $4 Pink Whitney shots, $5 vodka Mules, $5 Bloody Marys, and $5 house vodka cocktails (excludes Red Bull). Basketball specials are available all day on game days.
1510 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
A lively sports bar in the heart of Old Town with over 40 TV’s and a menu of shareable snacks, burgers, pizza, beer, and signature cocktails – making Benchmark the perfect place to post up for your watch-party this season. Throughout March, guests can enjoy $7 Miller Coors Stadium Cups, $6 Mozzarella Sticks, and $10 Mini Burgers (3) with a side.
3647 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
Located next door to the historic Wrigley Field, Brickhouse offers an elevated dining experience with four expansive bars, two outdoor terraces and stunning views to celebrate your favorite teams in style. For your March Madness watch parties, Brickhouse is offering $10 Pizzas, $10 Boneless Wings, $30 Domestic Buckets, and $45 Shareables. Reserve your party now!
841 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
This beloved West Loop spot will open early for Thursday and Friday games, and is also a great stop for anyone heading to the United Center for a game (it’s less than a 10 min drive from Bandit!). Their Game Day menu is chock full of delicious bites and great drink options for groups including Da Juice Tower ($60) which serves 6-8 with Hanger 1 vodka and a variety of delicious mixes like mango, passion fruit, oj, and more!
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400 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
The lively River North sports bar offers incredible game day eats and more for all those looking to catch the March Madness Action. They’ll open early on the 16th and 17th for games and will likely do so for additional game days. An incredible 30-ft HD wall and nearly 20 additional big screens leave no seat out of view of every shot. Their Game Day Menu will also be available for March Madness games.
The Radio Room’s March Madness drink specials include $8 tallboy stadium drafts, $8 Tito’s mules and a $45 shareable “Holy S#*t Mule”, $25 beer buckets, and more. If you have a big party, try the Grand Plateau. This tower of delicious bites is perfect for groups, including chicken tenders, fried cheese curds and pickles, truffle fries, radio room wings, charred cauliflower, and all the proper dipping sauces for $79.
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