March Madness: Where to Watch NCAA Tournament in NYC

marchmadness-some-e-card1The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has earned the nickname March Madness, with more nationally televised basketball than at any time of the year, as the top teams in the country battle on the road to the Final Four, this year in Atlanta.
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Below are some viewing locations in NYC.
To find where the alumni clubs are watching, check out our special NCAA Alumni Game Watch page.


irishexit_marchmadness2013March Madness at The Irish Exit
showing the games on 20 HDTVs
$3 Miller/Coors drafts
$10 Miller/Coors pitchers
$20 towers during all games
Irish Exit

978 Second Ave.
(between 51st & 52nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 755-8383


overlook_marchmadness2013Over 20 high-definition flat panels under the Overlook roof, and two giant screens on our outside roofdeck.
225 E. 44th St.
(between Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 682-7266


mcfaddens_marchmadness2013March Madness at McFadden’s
$3 domestic drafts during all games
15 HD TVs plus 84 inch HD plasma

private party room available
contact Mandi


McFadden’s Saloon
800 Second Ave.  (42nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 986-1515
Showing the games on the giant projection screen.

712 Third Ave. (45th St.)
New York, NY
(646) 580-2437


turtlebay_marchmadness2013March Madness at Turtle Bay
$3 domestic draft
$4 import draft
$5 burgers
during all March Madness games

Turtle Bay
987 Second Ave.
(between 52nd & 53rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 223-4224

johnnyutahs_marchmadness2013Brackets, Bulls & Beers
showing the games with sound
$3 domestic draft pints during games before 9pm

Johnny Utah’s

25 W. 51st St.
(between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
Rockefeller Center
(212) 265-UTAH


Fill out a bracket for a chance to win $500.
25+ TV screens complemented with three large screen projectors.

kegroom_logoThe Keg Room
53 W. 36th St.
(between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 643-1400


Blaggard’s Pub

8 W. 38th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 382-2611

Flat screen TV’s throughout the bar
Slattery's Midtown Pubat:
Slattery’s Midtown Pub
8 E. 36th St.
(between Madison & Fifth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 683-6444

131 W. 33rd St. (bet. Sixth & Seventh Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 695-1122.


stoutShowing the action on 36 HDTVs
133 W. 33rd St. (between Sixth & Seventh Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 629-6191.


Greenwich Village:

Showing the game on 8 Hi Def TVs and a 20 foot flat screen.
amityhall_logoAmity Hall
80 W. 3rd St.
(bet. Thompson & Sullivan St.)
New York, NY
(212) 677-2290

Down the HatchGreenwich Village bar with 9 HDTVs
Half price bar until 8pm
and featuring Atomic Wings.
Down the Hatch
179 W. 4th St.
New York, NY
(212) 627-9747


Off the WagonGreenwich Village sports bar with 17 HDTVs and one 100 inch screen.
Happy Hour 2-8pm Thursday & Friday
Off the Wagon
109 MacDougal St.
(bet. W. 3rd & Bleecker St.)
New York, NY
(212) 533-4487
3 Sheets SaloonGreenwich Village sports bar with 19 HDTVs on 2 floors.
half price drinks Friday & Saturday until 8pm
half price beers all day & night Sunday
3 Sheets Saloon
134 W. 3rd St. (Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 777-1733


East Village:

companybar-grillEast Village neighborhood bar with 7 HD TVs
Home to Indiana Hoosiers fans
Company Bar & Grill:
242 E. 10th St. (between 1st & 2nd Ave.)
New York, NY
(646) 454-9187


East Village sports bar. Keg Service table available.
Home to Gonzaga alumni.
221 Second Ave. (between 13th & 14th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 677-2655

slainte_logoEast village Irish pub showing the games on 12 HDTVs, and a large HD projector.
304 Bowery (bet. Bleecker & Houston St.)
New York, NY
(212) 253-7030


The 13th StepEast Village sports bar with 32 HD TVs. Whole bar half price 11:30am – 8pm Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
The 13th Step
149 Second Ave. (bet. 9th & 10th St.)
New York, NY
212 228-8020

Lower East Side:

Hair of the Dog: 168 Orchard St. New York, NY (212) 477-7771.
17 HD TVs plus 3 projectors.


Lower Manhattan:

Ryan Maguire’s Ale House: 28 Cliff Street New York, NY (212) 566-6906
Downtown sports bar & Irish pub.

Stone Sreet Tavern: 52 Stone St. New York, NY (212) 785-5658


Firefly: 54 Spring St. (bet. Lafayette & Mulberry) New York, NY (212) 966-8716.
Upscale sports lounge showing the games on 16 HD big screens & Surround Sound.

Gatsby’s: 53 Spring St.  (bet. Lafayette & Mulberry St.) New York, NY (212) 334-4430.
Watch the games on 5 plasmas and giant screen.


Hell’s Kitchen:

Bourbon Street Bar & Grille: 346 W. 46th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.) New York, NY. (212) 245-2030.
New Orleans themed bar & restaurant with several large TVs.



The “Beer of the Month” at NY Beer Company for March, 2013 is Blue Point Brewing Company.
They will be hosting March Madness viewing parties on Thursday March 21st & Thursday March 28th.
The bar will be showing all NCAA men’s basketball games all afternoon & evening on 25 HD screens.
Blue Point Brewery will be in the house co-hosting & giving away all kinds of cool gear & beer.
Specials, discounts, raffles, prizes, giveaways, & complimentary tastings of Blue Point’s finest local brews on tap.
New York Beer Company
321 W. 44th St.
(between 8th & 9th Ave.)
New York, NY
212-245-BEER (2337)

March Madness at The House of Brews
Over 100 beers from around the world with rotating draft specials.
Showing the games on big screens w/ Surround Sound.

The House Of Brews:
302 W. 51st St. (Eighth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 541-7080.
363 W. 46th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 245-0551.

Showing the game on over 20 plasma TVs.
783 Eighth Ave.
(between 47th & 48th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 245-3034


$4 draft beer: Samuel Adams Boston lager, Samuel Adams seasonal, Heineken, Harp, Smithwick’s. $3 bottles: Miller 64, Miller High Life
Thursdays & Fridays, 12-6pm
Bar and Restaurant

733 Ninth Ave. (between 49th & 50th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 265-2720
New York, NY
Beer, Basketball and Bernie at Tir na nOg
NCAA Basketball, $5 Heineken Pints and the commentary of Bernie

tirnanog-logoTir na nOg
315 W. 39th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 760-0072



Hurley’s Saloon: 232 W. 48th St. (bet. Broadway & Eighth Ave.)  New York, NY (212) 765-8981.
Plasma & large screen TVs.

Pig n Whistle: 165 W. 47th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.) New York, NY (212) 302-0112.
Irish pub in Times Square.

Social: 795 Eighth Ave. (between 48th & 49th St.) New York, NY (212) 459-0643.
Over 20 flat screen TVs.

Smith’s Bar: 701 Eighth Ave. (44th St.) New York, NY (212) 246-3268.
Classic Times Square bar with 14 HDTV’s.

Upper West Side:

The Gin Mill: 442 Amsterdam Ave. (between 81st & 82nd St.) New York, NY (212) 580-9080.
Showing the game on 28 large flat-panel and projector HD TVs.

March Madness at The Dive Bars
Dive Bar: 732 Amsterdam Ave.
(between 95th & 96th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 749-4358.
Broadway Dive:
2262 Broadway (between 101st & 102nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 856-2662.
Dive 75: 101 W. 75th St.  (bet. Amsterdam & Columbus Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 362-7518.

Soldier McGee’s Tavern: 480 Amsterdam Ave. (83rd St.) New York, NY (212) 579-4299
Upper west side sports bar.


Bull’s Head Tavern: 295 Third Ave. (between 22nd & 23rd St.) New York, NY (212) 685-2589.
Murray Hill sports bar with a good beer selection.  Does not serve food but allows you to bring take-out.

Plug Uglies
Plug Uglies
257 Third Ave. (between 20th & 21st St.)
New York, NY
(212) 780-1944



tavernonthird_marchmadness2013aShowing the games with sound on 40 HD TVs, including 3 70 inch screens
$3 Domestic Drafts and 1/2 priced wings
Call to reserve a draft table: 212 300-3046

Tavern on Third
380 Third Ave.
(between 27th & 28th St.)
New York, NY.
(212) 300-4046.


Murray Hill:

Wharf Bar & Grill
587 Third Ave. (between 38th & 39th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 490-7270




thirdandlong_roundlogoMurray Hill neighborhood sports bar.
March Madness special:
$4 Coors Light/Sam Adams pints for ALL March Madness games

Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711



Upper East Side:

mollypitchers_banner2Showing the games on 11 HDTVs
Molly Pitcher’s Ale House
1641 Second Ave. (85th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 249-3068


StumbleInn-LogoUpper east side sports bar with 14 HDTV plasmas and 3 big screen TVs.
The Stumble Inn
1454 Second Ave. (76th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 650-0561
eastendbar_marchmadness2013The East End bar welcomes
Syracuse Basketball supporters
The East End
1664 First Ave.
(between 86th & 87th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 348-3783
The Recovery Room  

1446 First Ave. (between 75th & 76th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 772-1734


The Gael Pub NYC - exteriorUpper east side pub with 7 HD plasma TVs and 8 foot projector screen.
The Gael Pub
1465 Third Ave. (between 82nd & 83rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 517-4141
Trinity Pub NYC

Trinity Pub
229 E. 84th St. (between Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 327-4450

Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NY

The Brazen Head
228 Atlantic Ave.
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn NY
(718) 488-0430


Bayside, Queens:

Bourbon Street
40-12 Bell Blvd.
(bet. 40th & 41st Ave.)
Bayside, NY
(718) 224-2200


Kew Gardens, Queens:

Austin’s Steak & Ale House
82-70 Austin St.
Kew Gardens, NY
(718) 849-3939


Glendale, Queens:

avenue_marchmadness2013Showing every game on 15 TVs
$10 buckets of beer
$2 Bud Light pints
The Avenue Bar & Grill
7122 Myrtle Ave.
Glendale, NY
(347) 725-3853




Yonkers, NY

Burke’s Bar
645 Bronx River Rd.
Yonkers, NY
(914) 237-5137

In Hoboken, check out our friends at for their Hoboken basketball bar guide.

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