Even if you’re not a basketball fan, it’s hard to resist getting into the spirit of March Madness. Whether you’re rooting for your alma mater, the underdog or the top dog, college basketball season is a fun way to embrace your competitive side while enjoying time out with friends. Those looking to go out for March Madness in Brooklyn have plenty of options, especially near our Gowanus apartments, where both longtime and new sports bars feature bites and brews perfect for sports fans.
Here are a few of the best venues to celebrate:
200 Fifth, 200 5th Ave.
One of the area’s biggest and best sports bars, 200 Fifth is the place to be for March Madness in Brooklyn. The space features an impressive 108 televisions, which will be tuned to all the NCAA games. If you’re looking to save some coin while you’re out for the game, this is the place to do it, as 200 Fifth features nightly drink specials — such as $4 cans and half-off drafts from 4-7 p.m. on weekdays. And with 40 beers on tap, you can try a new brew at every game!
Union Grounds, 270 Smith St.
This bustling bar features 11 TVs, making it a hit with sports fans, who can take in their favorite game from the bar or a table. Union Grounds kicks pub grub up a notch (think a fusion of tots and nachos and hot dogs with all the fixins) and offers decently priced beers and nightly food specials.
Paddy’s, 273 S. 13th St.
Paddy’s opened about four years ago and has quickly become a neighborhood favorite. The Irish pub features a collection of flat-screen TVs ringing the bar, so no matter where you find a seat, you’ll have a front-row ticket to the big game. Paddy’s offers more than a dozen beers on tap and, while it doesn’t serve food, it does lets drinkers bring in their own selections, so you can nosh on your favorite slice while you sip, socialize and cheer on your team.
Luckily, celebrating March Madness in Brooklyn is simple. The tough part is picking which place to hit first!