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Where to Catch the March Madness Action in NYC
March 14, 2023, 6:40.56 pm ET


Photo: Common Ground

Basketball and a dance party at Common Ground, located just steps away from the Highline, with March Madness viewing with comfortable banquettes for viewing, and flatscreens throughout the space.

The Hairy Lemon is a popular East Village spot to grab a beer and watch the game. Jumbo chicken wings top the menu along with bar bites like Philly Cheesesteak Spring Rolls and Pigs in a Blanket.

The Three Monkees in Midtown is a bi-level bar with flat screen TV’s and two projector screens to capture all of the sports action while partaking in rotating brews and artisanal bites.

Photo: Gamehaus

Gamehaus in Long Island City is offering over a dozen large screen TVs and 11-foot LED video wall to capture all of this year’s March Madness with beer bucket specials and craft cocktails.

Located just a few blocks from Madison Square Garden, Smithfield Hall is a popular gathering spot for sports fans. There are 20 beers on tap by the glass or pitcher. The food is classic American.

Belly up to the bar at Standings in the East Village to catch your favorite teams in action. Multiple screens and lots of sports paraphernalia lines the wall. Beer is the drink of choice.

Photo: Little Rebel/Andy Stark

Little Rebel in the East Village is hosting a March Madness Party. The bar is known for its variety of chicken wings in flavors like everything bagel, maple waffle or buffalo in a sprawling two-level space.

Blondies on the Upper West Side draws a crowd with its communal tables filled with fans cheering on their favorite teams. Burgers, Buffalo Chicken Wings and Pasta a La Louie line the menu.

Get your game on at Sláinte on the Bowery. With 19 brews on tap, many from local breweries, you will never run out of choices. Bar bites include wings, nachos, poutine and an Irish “Cubano” sandwich.

Photo: Downtown Social

New to the scene is Downtown Social, the sister of Charleston, SC’s Uptown Social, with a wall of 27 flatscreen TV’s where you will never miss a buzzer beater or highlight reel-worthy dunk.

The Supply House on the Upper East Side is a popular watering hole watering hole with big screen TVs a diverse beer selection and bites like Nana’s Meatball Sliders, House-made Chili and Hot Coffee Burger.

Boxer’s in Hell’s Kitchen is a popular gay sports bar in New York City with big screens lining the walls. The menu features Boxer Burgers and Brick Oven Pizzas with a variety of toppings.

Photo: J.Bespoke

Catch the games in a speakeasy. J.Bespoke is redefining the idea of a sports bar with its sophisticated setting and expertly crafted cocktails for an elevated watch party experience.

Harlem Tavern is a popular neighborhood haunt to watch your favorite teams while indulging in premium bites like Tequila Shrimp Skewers, Seafood Gumbo, Chicken & Waffles, and more.