8 Sports Bars in Chicago for March Madness Parties

8 Sports Bars in Chicago for March Madness Parties
8 Sports Bars in Chicago for March Madness Parties

Chicago’s best sports bars are ready to set March on fire! Whether you’re a die-hard college hoops lover 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 draft beers, beer buckets, classic bar bites and heavy, greasy burgers to your night and you’re set for the perfect March Madness watch party in Chicago!

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1415 N Wood St, Chicago, IL 60622

It’s time to finish March Madness game plans! From Thursday, March 16 through Saturday, April 1, Ina Mae will offer specials like $45 Po’boy Platters (with choice of blackened shrimp, fried shrimp or Nashville chicken, serves 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 brings the heat this March Madness season with specials as competitive as the games, with $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 & Hornitos Seltzer Buckets. Offers will be available on all game days from March 16 through April 1 and Frontier will stream the games on all TVs throughout the restaurant.

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All locations will open early for games at 11 a.m. so no one misses a beat, with plenty of massive HDTVs to catch every move and music videos playing during commercials to add to the fun. Seating is first come, first served.

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Delicious menus of favorites such as gourmet apps, burgers, sandwiches and dozens of other mouth-watering bites can be paired with incredible selections of dozens of craft beers on tap and in bottles/cans. In addition, groups can enjoy the idea drink – 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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1801 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

See each tournament matchup, including all-day games at Mac’s Wood Grilled. The Wicker Park bar has 17 Ultra HDTVs and shows every contest Thursday, March 16 until Monday 3 April (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 $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 TVs and a sharable menu of snacks, burgers, pizza, beers and signature cocktails – making Benchmark the perfect place to set up 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 adjacent to historic Wrigley Field, Brickhouse offers an elevated dining experience with four expansive bars, two outdoor patios and breathtaking 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!

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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-minute drive from the Bandit!). Their Game Day menu is chock full of delicious bites and great drink options for groups, including the Da Juice Tower ($60) that serves 6-8 with Hanger 1 vodka and a variety of delicious concoctions 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 meals and more for all those looking to catch up March Madness Action. They open early on the 16thth and 17th for games and will likely do so for several game days. An incredible 30-foot HD wall and nearly 20 extra-large screens leave no seat out of sight for every image. Their game day menu will also be available for March Madness game.

  • 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 curds and pickles, truffle fries, radio room wings, charred cauliflower and all the right dipping sauces for $79.

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