Philadelphia's Best Bars and Drink Specials for March Madness 2014
What comes after Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Freaky Friday and Selection Sunday? March Madness! Cheer for your alma mater, favorite team, and bracket choices at these eight sporty spots.
Cavanaugh’s Headhouse Square (421 S 2nd St.; 215-928-9307)
With more than 30 HDTVs, you’ll be sure to find a good seat.
Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse (1823 Sansom St.; 215-665-9500)
20 HDTVs for your viewing pleasure.
Carmel Café & Wine Bar (372 W. Lancaster Ave, Wayne; 484-580-6725)
Any fan wearing any Villanova team gear or any card carrying Villanova alum will receive a free flatbread and $8 glass of Villanova Wine any time of day on any game day, during March Madness.
City Tap House (3925 Walnut St.; 215-662-0105)
$4 local crafts during all NCAA games.
Chickie’s and Pete’s (1526 Packer Ave.; 215-218-0500)
You can eyeball a TV from any seat in the house, so keep yours open for game day food and drink specials here.
Field House (1150 Filbert St.; 215-629-1520)
TVs everywhere and $4 Sam Adams Boston Lager, Angry Orchard, Rebel IPA and Cold Snap Wheat.
McGillin's Olde Ale House (1310 Drury St.; 215-735-5562)
Giant TVs, great food and $7 pitchers of Yuengling Light Lager during tournament play. What more could you ask for? How ‘bout Angry Orchard Cider Bingo with chances to win a free pint of cider and other prizes.
Nick's Roast Beef - Old City (16 S. 2nd St.; 215-928-9411)
The game will be on all TVs in the bar and in the dining room. $3 domestics during all games and daily lunch specials for only $6.95 (selections will vary daily).
Sancho Pistola's (19 W. Girard Ave.; 267-324-3530)
The Pisotla’s crew’s still brand new Fishtown outpost will open at 11 AM on Thurs., March 20 for the tournament’s first big day of games, and tapping a special firkin of Ballast Point’s Sculpin IPA that’s dry-hopped with Crystal Hops.
Sto's (236 Market St.; 267-687-8653)
Catch March Madness in Old City at Sto's where you can watch the games on 10 LED TVs and the big 80" LED TV. Grab $8 pilsner pitchers, $10 Walt Wit pitchers, and wing specials all day long. There will also be giveaways throughout the night.
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