College basketball fans unite; this is a special time of the year when 68 teams battle for the college basketball national championship. Find out where your team will be cheered on from and all the Wrigleyville bar specials and events going on during the tournament. Plenty of Wrigleyville bars have associations with certain college teams and everyone from around Chicago will want to cheer on their team with likeminded fans. There are also plenty bar specials across Wrigleyville that even if your team isn’t playing it’s worth checking out these Wrigleyville bars.
The Stretch $1,000 pop a shot tournament is taking place at this Michigan State bar. $20 tickets per team of two can be purchased HERE. Not interested in this tournament there will also host smaller Pop-a-Shot Tournaments for teams of two to win gift cards and bar swag on Thursdays and Fridays during the tournament. Guests will also be able to shoot for 50% off bills (minimum tab must be $40) during all days of the tournament. Specials include $6 22oz Miller Lite/Coors Light, $8 Jameson, $7 Tullamore Dew, $25 Buckets of Truly (Mix & Match) & $7 pound of Boneless Wings.
Redmond’s kickoff party for the tournament starts at 10AM Thursday the 21st– Sunday the 24th. Thursday Specials include $5 Miller Lite and Coors Light pitchers and 50 cent wings. Friday has two different timed $20 packaged specials: Pick between 1030AM-230PM or 8PM-12AM for select drafts, well mixed drinks, wine, soda and a food buffet. Also take advantage of their $5 bomb shot deal all day long. Saturday and Sunday enjoy $3 drafts and $3 Tullamore Dew Shots.
Country club home to Florida State opens at 11AM on March 22nd. Their bar deals include $3 Bud Light drafts and $6 Jameson. Boiler Up also at Country Club to cheer on Purdue with $4 Miller Lite Stadium cups and $8 Baltimore Zoos.
Smoke Daddy is featuring game day specials that include $5 Sam Adams Sam ’76, Angry Orchard and Truly Wild Berry. Having a watch party at your place, use Smoke Daddy catering for you dining pleasure.
Dark Horse home of the Maryland Terps will open on 1pm for their Thursday game against Belmont. The bar will feature $5 Bud light stadium cups, $6 Goose island stadium cups, $7 Smirnoff stadium cups, $5 Fireball shots and $5 bomb shots all day during games.
Deuces home of the Purdue Boilermakers will be showing their round one game on Thursday 3/21 at 850PM vs Old Dominion with $5 Jameson and $5 Fireball bar specials.
Brickhouse home of the Kansas Jayhawks and all the basketball tourney action. Their basketball viewing party specials include $6 chicken wings, $8 nachos or potato twists, $10 mini sliders and fries and $18 domestic tall boy buckets of Bud or Bud light.
Greystone home of the Gonzaga Bulldogs and Washington Huskies and all the madness, opens at 1045AM on both Thursday and Friday.
NOLA home of the LSU Tigers have their 1st game of the tournament 3/21 at 11:40AM. Thursday’s daily specials are 50% off wine and $8 shrimp Po’Boy shorties with fries.
Below are the other NCAA tournament teams and the bars they are associated with. No specific basketball specials listed so make sure your asker your server what specials they have when you’re there to cheer on your team.
Trace home of the Tennessee Volunteers
Rizzo’s home of the Syracuse Orange
Roadhouse 66 home of the Michigan Wolverines
Bernie’s home of the Wisconsin Badgers
Old Crow Smokehouse home of the Ohio State Buckeyes
Merkle’s home of the Iowa Hawkeyes
Murphy’s Bleacher’s home to the Iowa State Cyclones
While not in the NCAA tourney these teams below have all won their 1st round game of the NIT. Check out these bars to cheer on your team to win the NIT!
Merkle’s home of Xavier Musketeer’s
Full Shilling home of the Clemson Tigers
Slugger’s home to the Indiana Hoosier’s
There is plenty of good college basketball games ahead as the madness starts. Make sure your bracket is filled out to make every game is worth watching even when your team isn’t playing. These Wrigleyville bar specials will make you enjoy that spring is here and venture from one bar to another to make sure you are in the right cheering section.