Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Where to watch March Madness in the neighborhood

It's almost that time again, the beginning of March Madness, the NCAA basketball tournament. A few local schools are in, namely Georgetown and George Mason, plus some that are a bit farther afield like Richmond and VCU. And considering it's DC, odds are lots of alums of tourney schools live in our neighborhood. Whether or not your team is in, it's a pretty exciting time in sports.

So where to watch the games? There's a few good possibilities in the neighborhood.
  • Lou's City Bar with its multiple TVs. I wasn't blown away by the place the first time I went, but it was just the first day. Their heated patio is open too, with 42" screens, and they open at 11. Pretty good deal. And if any event was built for a sports bar, this is it.
  • Meridian Pint opens at 11 am as well, and they have TVs downstairs, plus pool tables, shuffleboard, and other games in case your team is getting blown out.
  • Tonic over in Mt. Pleasant also has a number of TVs, plus deals: $4 Sam Adams drafts during games, and if you wear your team jersey during games you get free tots.
  • Blue Banana in Petworth will also be showing the games. Thursday there's 2 free drinks during happy hour and 1/2 price beers all night, and Friday there are Captain Morgan drink specials, plus the Captain will make an appearance.
  • The Heights has a couple TVs, as does Red Rocks, but there probably won't be much room for groups.
Go team.

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