There is something truly special about college basketball. Especially March Madness. Its fundamental egalitarianism extends to all levels. Small schools against large, bracket busters, teams marching toward victory or defeat at the same time. Even the ubiquitous neighborhood brackets with a buck or two on the line have drama. From the person who fills their sheet out last minute to the person who spends two days after the first four are announced calculating the best route to victory, winning is always up for grabs. But more importantly, you need to know where to watch March Madness all unfold.
The Local Appeal of March Madness
Even if your favorite local teams missed or get thrown out early, you have something to root for: your bracket. Once the initial play starts it is as much about bragging rights as it is about rooting for your home team.
That is what makes the tournament so watched, so Googled, and so exciting. It doesn’t hurt that it comes when the calendar says spring but for many of us the weather is still stuck firmly in winter.
Or as the seafaring saying goes: any port in a storm.
Where to Watch March Madness Locally
There are plenty of local establishments that will have the game on. The NCAA tournament is so popular that it will be playing in the background almost everywhere. With so many great choices, how do you choose where to watch March Madness? We’ll get to that.
If you are a homebody and intend to view the games at home, check out some of our local market picks to stock up on game day basics. Our recent Super Bowl suggestions had a great local list to give you a good start.
However, if you’re like us and can’t wait to venture out into our great local region to watch March Madness unfold, look no further than our list of sports bars as well as many other great options below.
Let the madness begin!