March Madness top places in philly to watch

The 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament is finally here, so let the madness begin! We’ve done our research and put together a list of the top places in Philadelphia to watch the games while enjoy food and drinks specials, and even a little light competition! Starting Tuesday, March 14th and until Monday, April 3rd the following restaurants and bars in Philly will offer food and drink specials, extended hours and bracket challenges. Take notes!

Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse March MadnessCavanaugh's Rittenhouse March MadnessCavanaugh’s Rittenhouse
1823 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

This classic spot to watch sports is taking the madness one step further with their March Madness Bracket Challenge 2017! It’s free to signup and there are tons of prizes like a FREE select Dinner item everyday for a Year for a perfect bracket. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places will also win prizes! Fill out your form HERE by March 14th to get in on all the fun. Plus, all participants get drink specials during ALL tournament games! How awesome is that? Sign up now!

City Tap House
2 Logan Square Philadelphia PA 19103

Come out for the games and enjoy $5 Victory Pints at this Logan Square favorite. Starting March 16th, they will be showing all games on their giant 15 ft. television with the sound on! Want to make it a group deal? They are also offering private party viewings for you and your friends. For reservations and more information on party packages, contact them at

Smith's Restaurant and Bar March MadnessSmith’s Restaurant and Bar

39 – 41 South 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Join Smith’s for an epic March Madness viewing celebration on Thursday, March 16th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. They’re offering two tickets types for this awesome event – both include unlimited domestic drafts, a souvenir cup, light bites, and raffle tickets for Michael’s Way Bracket Challenge with a grand prize of $500.00! What better way to enjoy the game than with unlimited beer, great food, and the chance to win a boat load of cash? For more information click HERE.

Varga Bar March MadnessVarga Bar
941 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

During the weeks of March Madness Varga Bar is tapping two kegs at the same time, the first one kicked and drank advances to the next round. Enjoy the games, some awesome beers and do your part to help your favorite breweries make it to the “championship”! For dates and competitors click here! Kegs tap at 8:00 pm sharp each event!

Bar-ly March MadnessBar-ly 
101 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Catch an early game at Bar-ly! They’ll be opening earlier for lunch hours during the weeks of March Madness. Starting March 14th the restaurant and bar will open at 12:00 pm for full service. Grab some lunch and enjoy a game or two while everyone else is stuck in their office! Bar-ly will be open for lunch Tuesday, March 14th, Wednesday, March 15th, Thursday, March 23rd, and Friday March 24th.

Crab FriesChickie’s and Petes

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We all know the best part of the March Madness Tournament is the first Friday and Chickie’s and Petes is on Thursday, March 18th and Friday, March 19th enjoy their All You Can Eat Menu from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Enjoy as much as you can of their classic crabfries with their one-of-a-kind White Creamy Cheese Sauce…that combo is sure to be the perfect addition while watching the games!

McGillin's March MadnessMcGillian’s Ale House

1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

This March Madness McGillian’s is making way for weekly specials on Thursday and Friday nights from Tuesday, March 14th and until Monday, April 3rd! On all Thursday and Friday nights during the tournament enjoy $6.50 pitchers of Pabst Blue Ribbon and $8.50 pitchers of Bud Light, Miller Lite, and Yuengling Light. Plus on all Thursdays grab $2.99 Margaritas and $2.99 Cheese Nachos. Nothing like a few pitchers of beer and some nachos to get the madness started!

Nick's Roast Beef Bar and Grill March MadnessNick’s Roast Beef
16 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Looking for more than just food and drink specials while watching the games? March over to Nick’s for their Championship Baggo Tournament on Saturday, March 18th at 12:00 pm. For only $60 per team you can get entry to the event, some classic Nick’s food, draft beer, and Nick’s spiked lemonade! Winners of the tournament can win Nick’s gift cards, Flyers & Sixers tickets, and tons of Bud Light giveaways! Plus sip on $3 Bud & Bud Light aluminum cans during all the games.

JD McGillicuddys March MadnessJD McGillicuddy’s Manayunk
11 Cotton St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Spending your time watching the games in Manayunk? Check out JD McGillicuddy’s and sign up for their March Madness Bracket Challenge. It’s free to signup and you can watch ALL of the games at Cuddys! Prizes include Gift Certificates for the top 3 winners and free select food for one year for the winner with a perfect bracket! Plus all participants get drink specials during all tournament games! Sign up here!

Know of some awesome March Madness specials happening at a restaurant or bar we didn’t mention? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list! Email us at