Where To Watch March Madness Games In NYC

by Chiara Atik · March 22, 2010

    Do you have basketball fever yet? After a weekend of upsets, we're down to the Sweet Sixteen.  Click below to find out which New York City bar to hang out in while you cheer your team to (hopeful) victory.-





    If your bracket is shot (like mine.)  and your team out of the running, you can still be part of the action! Head to Whiskey Tavern, where the clever owners have devised a NCAA Tournament bracket with special shots for each team. Sample a Long Island Ice Tea for Syracuse, an Ultimat Vodka for Northern Iowa, a Car Crash for Butler and a Stoli Blueberry for Washington. (See complete shot list below)

    Where to watch the UNI/Michigan State Game

    WHEN: March 26th at 9:37 pm (random time?)

    For Michigan State Fans: Cheer on the Spartans at Blondies West or Mercury Bar East.

    UNI:Mad Hatter Saloon is the place to cheer on Northern Iowa.

    Where to watch the Tennessee/Ohio State Game

    WHEN: Friday, March 26th at 7:07 pm

    Ohio State Fans: Head to SideBar to cheer the Buckeyes to victory!

    Tennessee: UT Fans can watch the game at Traffic Bar.

    Where to watch the Syracuse/Butler Game

    WHEN: Thursday, March 25th at 7:07 pm

    Syracuse: Big Apple orange fans can head to The Hill for $3 Pints and $5 cheese fries (which are orange!)

    Butler: Sort of awkward, cause Butler Alums also like to head to The Hill for games...so either it's gonna be a showdown of Bulldogs and Orange, or Butler fans will retreat to the relatively safer Blondies or Village Pourhouse.

    Where to watch the Xavier vs. Kansas State Game

    WHEN: Thursday, March 25th  at 9:30 pm

    Xavier: Musketeer fans can gather at Bar XII.

    Kansas Fans: The Australian is the place to cheer on Kansas State Wildcats.

    Where to watch the Kentucky/Cornell Game

    WHEN: Thursday, March 25th at 7:00 pm.

    Kentucky: Go Cats! Cheer them on at Jack Demsey's, and enjoy $4 John Wall Shots.

    Cornell: NYC Cornellian's are freakishly serious about their basketball; they're hosting viewing parties at Tonic Times square, SideBAR, Ship Of FoolsThe Hill, Slice, BB&R, and of course, The Cornell Club, where you can buy a sandwich and a banana for $18.

    Where to watch the Washington/West Virginia Game

    WHEN: Thursday, March 25th at 7:27 pm.

    West Virginia: Fans can head to LatitudeBar to help cheer the team to another victory.

    Washington: We don't know! Help us out, Husky fans!

    Where to watch the Duke/Purdue Game

    WHEN: Friday, March 26th at 7:27 pm

    Duke: Duke fans can cheer at the Village Pourhouse...poor them...

    Purdue: The Galway Hooker (lol) is open to Purdue fans who want to, in their words, "put a dent in Obama's NCAA Tournament bracket."

    Where to watch the Baylor/St.Mary's Game

    WHEN: Friday, March 26th at 7:27 pm

    Baylor: Baylor Fans can head to Third and Long to watch the Bears beat St. Mary.

    St.Mary's: We don't know! Help us out, St. Mary Fans!