March Madness: Elite Eight Viewing in NYC

The 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 Houston, Texas.   They are down to the final 8, aka The Elite Eight.  Winners go on to The Final Four next week to see who plays for the national championship.
See our MurphGuide Directory of NYC Sports Bars for some suggested viewing spots.


2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament Schedule:


Elite Eight

Saturday, March 26
Oregon (#1) vs. Oklahoma (#2) – 6:09pm (CBS)
Kansas (#1) vs.    #2 Villanova (#2) – 8:49pm (CBS)

Sunday, March 27
Virginia (#1) vs. Syracuse (#10) – 6:09pm (TBS)
North Carolina (#1) vs.    Notre Dame (#6) – 8:49pm (TBS)

The Final Four

Saturday, April 2, 2016marchmadness2016_finalfour
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NCAA Championship Game

Monday, April 4, 2016
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Alumni Game Watch Parties in NYC

See where college alumni are watching their teams:

Sunday, March 27
Virginia (#1) vs. Syracuse (#10) – 6:09pm (TBS)

Big Apple Orange are hosting game watch parties at Social in Hell’s Kitchen

Social: 795 Eighth Ave. (between 48th & 49th St.) New York, NY (212) 459-0643
Syracuse fans are known to gather at The East End and Overlook
East End BarThe East End

1664 First Ave.
(between 86th & 87th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 348-3783

225 E. 44th St.
(between Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 682-7266




virginia-club-newyorkVirginia Cavaliers:
The Virginia Club of New York are hosting an Elite Eight game watch party at American Whiskey.

American Whiskey
247 W. 30th St. (between 7th & 8th Ave.) New York, NY. (212) 967-1070

Sunday, March 27
North Carolina (#1) vs. Notre Dame (#6) – 8:49pm (TBS)

notre-dame-nycpublichouse_notredame-basketballaNotre Dame:
The Notre Dame Alumni of NY host game watch parties at Public House.

Public House: 140 E. 41st St. (between Lexington & Third Ave.), New York, NY. (212) 682-3710.


Notre Dame fans also have a home at Tir na nOg:

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


unc-chappel-appleNorth Carolina Heels:
The New York Carolina Club host game watch parties at Slattery’s Midtown Pub. Tag your game day pictures with #NYCCgamewatch

Slattery’s Midtown Pub

8 E. 36th St. (between Madison & Fifth Ave.)Slattery's Midtown Pub
New York, NY
(212) 683-6444

Reservations: Walk-ins welcome


Saturday, March 26
Oregon (#1) vs. Oklahoma (#2) – 6:09pm (CBS)

oregonOregon Ducks:
The New York Ducks are hosting an Elite Eight game watch party at Sidebar.

Sidebar: 115 E. 15th St (at Irving Pl) New York, NY. 212-677-2900
ou-sooners-nycOklahoma Sooners:
NY Sooners, the OU Club of NYC are hosting an Elite Eight game watch party at The Mad Hatter.
The Mad Hatter: 360 Third Ave. (between 26th & 27th St.), New York, NY. (212) 696-2122

Kansas (#1) vs.    #2 Villanova (#2) – 8:49pm (CBS)


Villanova alumni Manhattan chapter are hosting two game watch locations: The Australian and Gramercy Ale House

The Australian
20 W. 38th St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY


The Gramercy Ale House: 272 Third Ave. (between 21st & 22nd St.) New York, NY (212) 260-1129

kansas-jayhawkKansas Jayhawks:
The NY Metropolitan Area Chapter of the KU Alumni Association are hosting a Sweet Sixteen game watch at Cornerstone in midtown.
Cornerstone: 961 Second Ave. (51st St.) New York, NY. (212) 888-7403

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