11 Places to Watch March Madness in the DC Area

What to Know

  • There are plenty of NCAA Tournament basketball games remaining leading up to the national championship April 2.
  • Virginia and University of Maryland Baltimore County are the two local teams remaining.
  • Here are some places where you can watch.

March Madness is well underway and numerous tournament brackets have already been busted. Still, there are plenty of games remaining leading up to the national championship April 2.

University of Virginia and University of Maryland, Baltimore County are the two local teams remaining after Virginia Tech lost to University of Alabama on Thursday, March 15. The Cavaliers and Retrievers are set to play Friday, March 16 about 9:20 p.m. EST.

Nonetheless, there are several bars and restaurants throughout the D.C. area offering food and drink specials during the NCAA Tournament. Here are some places where you can watch.

Rebellion DC

Rebellion DC opens its doors at 11:30 a.m. for viewers who want to catch some of the early afternoon games. Drafts are $5 until happy hour begins, and there are several food specials to choose from. From 3:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, the bar serves $3 domestic cans, $5 house wines and $5 well cocktails. House wine, well drinks and draft beers are all $5 on Sundays staring at 10 p.m.

Location: 1836 18th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009


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Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill

Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill has emerged as one of the go-to spots for Virginia basketball fans. The bar is open 11 a.m. Thursday and Friday for the early games and has an extensive beer and wine menu with happy hour deals.

Location: 2424 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, Virginia 22201

Buffalo Billiards

Buffalo Billiards will be offering buckets with 16 ounce cans of Bud Light or Coors Light for $22 and $6 Captain Morgan throughout the tournament.

Location: 1330 19th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Across the Pond Restaurant & Pub

Across the Pond Restaurant & Pub has multiple specials only available during tournament games. On Thursdays, Friday and Sundays when games are on, the restaurant is offering $5 appetizers, $5 Carlsberg and $4 ATP Pilsner. Modello & Jamo shot combinations will be available for $9, and PBR & Jamo shot combos will be served for $10. On Fridays from 4 until 8 p.m., the restaurant will offer $6 Guinness and $1 Oysters.

Location: 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

Nellie’s Sports Bar

Nellie’s opened Thursday and Friday for the early matchups and is offering $4 Miller Lite bottles during each contest.

Location: 900 U St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Stoney’s DC

Stoney’s is offering $4 drafts, $12 Bud Light pitchers, $15 Shocktop pitchers, $5 Fireball shots and $20 pitchers of Devil’s Backbone Lager. The restaurant will also serve $5 grilled cheese and $7 super grilled cheese.

Location: 1433 P St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

Penn Social

Penn Social has several specials available during tournament games, including $4 Miller Lites, $4 Blue Moons and $5 Devils Backbone Brewing Company selections.

Location: 801 E St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

Penn Commons

Penn Commons will have basketball on each of its 12 TVs throughout the tournament. Happy hour begins at 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and all day Sunday. The bar has 40 beers on tap that will be served for $5 during happy hour. If you wear team attire for a Big 10, ACC or A10 game, you’ll receive happy hour prices regardless of the time of day.

Location: 706 Sixth St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Lou’s City Bar

Lou’s City Bar has 23 TVs and buy-one-get-one-free drink specials from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The restaurant also has 10 lunch specials for $10 or less.

Location: 1400 Irving St. NW #111, Washington, D.C. 20010

Millie’s Spring Valley

Millie’s is offering $5 Cisco drafts and food specials throughout the tournament. The restaurant will also be giving away prizes as the tournament progresses.

Location: 4866 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

Union Pub

On tournament game days, Union Pub is offering $15 Bud and Bud Light buckets, $14 Bud Light pitchers, $5 rail drinks and $5 Goose Island IPA Drafts.

Location: 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

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