The brackets are out and it’s time to get your picks in before March Madness really begins. The college basketball tournament officially starts on March 14th and 15th with the First Four games.
Round one of the bracket games begins on Thursday, March 16th.
So, with the first tip-off of the tournament only hours away, where can you go to catch all the action? We’re laying out five of the best spots to watch March Madness… just pray for no first round bracket-busters!
If you could only choose one place to catch all of March Madness, $3 Deweys may just be your best option!
Dewey’s will play all of the games on their several TVs AND you can fill out your bracket now and enter the return of the $3 Dewey’s Prize Pool! That’s right, Dewey’s is once again hosting a free-to-enter bracket pool, with over $1,000 in prizes to give away throughout all of March Madness!
After each round of the tournament, they’ll give away a $100 gift card to the leading bracket owner. Gift cards include some amazing restaurants around Portland such as Saltwater Grille, The Porthole, and, of course, $3 Deweys itself.
The Grand Prize winner, whoever has the leading bracket at the end of the tournament, will go home with $300 in gift cards to local restaurants, plus two tickets to Boston Calling – a total value of $650!
If you get thirsty with anticipation as you watch the games, grab a $5 pint of Shipyard’s American Pale Ale.
No other restaurant in Portland goes as all out for March Madness as $3 Dewey’s!
Kill two birds with one stone this week by heading to Gritty’s to catch the March Madness games on their several TVs, as well as take part in St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans! They’ll have all the games on, and plenty of festivities as the Irish pub celebrates its biggest day of the year.
If you’re here for the March Madness Munchies, Rigby Yard is a good stop to keep in mind.
They are only open until 4PM on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but they’ve got great deals on drinks and food alike, like $5 craft beers from 2-4PM, $3 off apps from 4-6PM, and specials throughout the tournament on their “soon to be famous” Panko-dusted Chicken wings with a house-made Honey BBQ, hot sauce, or dry rub.
Keep track of all the games going on at Dock Fore, who will be opening doors early at noon so you don’t miss any of the action. They’ll also be offering regular happy hours, including $1.95 pints on select beers, and nightly specials throughout the tournament for you to get your snacking and sipping on.
Catch the games on the big screen! Bunker Brewing will be showing March Madness games on their projector throughout the tournament.
There are plenty of options out there to catch the best college basketball of the year, so grab your school colors, fill out your bracket, and head down to your favorite Portland spot to get in on the action!