Chicago’s March Madness Specials

Tip-off is underway and you are in search for that bar that is deserving of your presence. While you can go to an alumni bar that shares your compassion for a specific team or you can go to another with TV’s six inches from your face in every which way, there are plenty of options that combine both aspects, and then some. While the tournament expands past two weeks, we find it most useful to choose your locations based off of the food and drink specials being served in a sports enthused atmosphere. Punch your tickets, take a seat and enjoy the tournament while doing it in an affordable way.

Here is the list of bars serving specials during ALL the March Madness action (this list will be updated as they come in):

Bad Dog Tavern – $4 Miller Lite and Bud Light stadium cups, $15 domestic buckets, and $4 Jameson shots.

Bull & Bear$5 select 22oz. drafts (3/28-3/31).

Crossing Tavern– Jayhawk bar serving $15 Miller and Coors buckets, $5 Miller and Coors stadium cups, $4 Crimson Bombs, $5 Mini Burgers (3), and $5 Nachos.

Dark Horse Tavern – $4 22oz Bud Light drafts, $5 Fireball shots, and $5 Bombs.

Deuces and the Diamond – $15 domestic buckets, $20 Corona buckets, and $0.50 Wings.

Gaslight Bar & Grille – Ohio State bar with $15 Miller and Coors buckets, $5 Miller and Coors stadium cups, $3 Tourney Mini Burgers, and $6 Engine 78 Chili.

Grandview Tavern – $4 Boston Lager, $4 Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA, $3 Sinfire, and $8 Reuben w/fries.

Houndstooth Saloon – $4 22oz domestic drafts, $5 Fireball shots, and $5 Bombs.

John Barleycorn (Lincoln Park) – Will open early during the week for all Spartan games, specials include $7  14″ one-topping pizza, $9.95 2 lb. chicken wing buckets, and $7 32oz. domestic pitchers

Krolls South Loop – $3 PBR and Miller Lite drafts.

Lottie’s Pub – $5 22oz. Coors and Miller drafts and $15 Party Platter (includes 14″ Pizza, Bucket of Wings, and Tots).

Mahoney’s Pub – $10 purchase of a REFILLABLE 22oz. Stein, enables you to refill it with $4 Domestic Beer or $8 Craft Beer.

Market – $3 Fireball, $4 Stella, and $5 Jack and Coke

McFadden’s – $15 Bud/Bud Light buckets and $18 Bud/Bud Light beer towers.

Merkle’s Bar & Grill – $10 Bud Light 40oz. drafts, keep the cup for $8 Refills, $4 stadium cup drafts, $5 Bombs, $4 Jameson & SoCo Lime shots, and $0.35 Wings.

Mickey’s Bar & Patio – $20 import buckets, $15 domestic buckets, $6 pitchers, $5 Fireball shots, and $7 Appetizer trio.

Moretti’s (Edison Park) – $3.50 Miller Lite 22oz. stadium cups.

Newport Bar & Grill – $12 Bud family buckets, $5 Jack Daniels, Jack Honey, and Bacardi Bombs.

Other Side Bar – $3 Miller Lite and 1/2 priced food menu.

Park Tavern – $12 domestic buckets and $3 beer of the month.

PitchFork – $4 Corona, $12 Miller Lite buckets, and $10 appetizer sample.

Public House – $5 select 22oz. drafts (3/28-3/31).

Quay – “6 AFTER 6” Package for $100 Featuring 6 Stellas, 6 Absolut cocktails, 6 drummettes, 6 pork belly sliders, 1 Quay pork mac and cheese and 1 pizza. OR $20 Local Beer Crawl – 12oz. portions of Goose Island 312 and Green Line, Hopothesis IPA, and Half Acre Daisy Cutter.

Riverview Tavern – $3 Coors drafts, $4 Brewery of the Month, $4 Well Drinks, and $5 Bombs.

Snuggery (Division Street) – $3.25 Miller Lite 22ozz. stadium drafts.

Sports Corner – $4 Bud Light drafts and $5 Bacardi cocktails (not valid during Cubs home games).

Waterhouse – $8 Bud Light pitchers, $4 Corona, $4 Fireball, and $4 Fried Pickle Chips.

Weather Mark Tavern – $4 20oz. Miller Lite and Bud Light stadium cups.

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Enjoy the games!

– barHappy Team

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