Don't know where to watch March Madness? These Chicago restaurants and Chicago bars are the best spots for catching all the big games. And we've rounded up great deals on craft beer, Chicago pizza and wings during the NCAA tourney so you can watch hoops without dropping a lot of cash. You know, in case you don't win that office pool.
Where to watch March Madness games
Cheer on your favorite team with an exclusive March Madness cocktail, called Hopping for Hoops, infused with vodka, lemon and grapefruit. Enjoy a drink that does more than sate your palate—proceeds from this cocktail will be donated to Off The Street Club, a local Chicago charity.
You'll hear plenty of "rock chalk" while Kansas Jayhawk fans celebrate with three-for-all happy hour, where select bottles, shots and appetizers are all just $3 from 11am to 3pm on March 17. From March 17 to April 4, cheer on the Badgers, too, with $5 22-ounce Miller and Coors drafts, $5 Dr. McGillicuddy's flavored whiskey and a $15 pizza, wings and tots platter.
Even if your team doesn't make it to the Final Four, maybe your beer will. Jake Melnick's is hosting the Final Four Beers, launching April 2, with specials on four Stone Brewing Company beers. Fill up on the 9-ounce March Madness Burger, topped with a fried egg and stacked between two grilled cheese sandwiches.