Catch March Madness games at these NYC hot spots.
Villanova's 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship banner hangs at the Pavilion during a game against Lafayette, Nov. 11, 2016, in Villanova, Pennsylvania. GETTY

Although nothing quite beats stadium seats, when March Madness kicks off Tuesday the worst place to be is not in front of a TV. Luckily, people in New York won’t have to worry about missing a single minute of the college basketball tournament because plenty of bars and restaurants in the Big Apple will host viewing parties while airing the games on multiple screens. Not to mention, some establishments are expected to offer drink specials.

Check out a list of New York City hot spots for watching all the March Madness games at below:

Bill’s Bar & Burger

If catching the games on a 190-inch projector isn’t enough to bring out the school spirit, then munching on $5 sliders and guzzling $15 pitchers should do the trick. Oh, and all the appetizers on Bill’s menu are half-price all day during the entire tournament. If that’s not ballin’ on a college budget, what is?

Location: 16 West 51st St.

Village Pourhouse

Keg stands may be so junior year, but $120 coolers loaded with two dozen ice cold brews at Village Pourhouse may be the next best way to relive those frat house glory days during March Madness. The bar is also offering $30 domestic buckets and $14 pitchers for all beer-lovers every game day.

Location: 64 3rd Ave.


Everybody’s a winner after chugging down $14 pitchers, $30 domestic buckets and $120 coolers filled with two dozen domestic beers. If beer isn’t on the agenda, Sidebar is also offering $55 bottles of White Girl Rosé and $45 bubble buckets of prosecco to wash down that game day anxiety.

Location: 118 E. 15th St.

Boulton & Watt

How about catching every angle of the court on seven TV screens, all while sucking down $7 drafts and $9 pickleback shots?

Location: 5 Avenue A

The Greyson

Catch every foul before the ref even calls it while watching games on 44 TVs — that is if your eyesight is still in working order after throwing back a bucket of brew equipped with six Fireball shots for just $55. There will also be minikegs available for $45. And no need to worry about experiencing college-style hangovers the day after your favorite team wins because the Greyson is offering nacho and wing specials every day of the tournament to help soak up the booze.

Location: 16 First Ave.