It's that time of the year again to boast about your bracket until it all falls apart after the first weekend, it's March Madness! Don't miss a single game and catch all the action at one of the following spots with food and drink specials. Watch as your alma mater tries to cut down the nets while cursing that school you've never heard of. And no, we couldn't find the supposed state of Murray either.
1) Barn & Company
Where: 950 W. Wrightwood
What: The Lincoln Park sports bar will be dishing out $2 pulled pork sliders, $5 basket of wings, $3 Coors Light cans, $5 Absolut, Jameson and Malibu cocktails, and more.
2) The Fifty/50
Where: 2047 W. Division
What: Try some of the massive chicken wings or in-house smoked pulled pork and ribs, and enjoy March Madness themed cocktails such as the “Dick Vitale-ity,” “Cinderella Story,” and “Wild Finisher.” Cap things off with $2 domestic bottles during the National Championship game on April 2.
3) Roots Handmade Pizza
Where: 1924 W. Chicago
What: Grab a slice of pie at Roots or build your own salad. $5 “Madness” shots will keep you fueled up during the games as well as $2 12 oz. cans and $3 16 oz. tall boys.
4) Market Restaurant and Bar
Where: 1113 W. Randolph
What: Get the competitive juices flowing by playing a few games of hoops bingo, bags or ping pong. Then settle in for March Madness with $2 domestics, $5 Bacardi Bombs and $7 red sangria.
5) Rockit Bar & Grill
Where: 22 W. Hubbard
What: Fill out your brackets for Rockit’s third annual Mac Madness featuring five different types of mac and cheese including Buffalo lobster, foie gras, and truffle mac.
Where: 1027 N. Milwaukee
What: Bring down the house with $5 seasonal pints and feed your friends and family with the $225 Tailgate package for 6-10 people, or the Whole Animal package that feeds 10-15 and includes a whole smoked pig.
7) Lottie’s Pub
Where: 1925 W. Cortland
What: Catch the games and enjoy $5 22 oz. Miller/Coors drafts, $5 bucket of wings, and a $15 party platter that includes pizza, wings, and tots.
Where: 1510 N. Wells
What: With 46 televisions and a retractable roof, this Old Town spot is a perfect destination to watch all the action. Specials include $6 Miller Lite and Coors Light stadium cups, $5 mini-burgers, and $5 dozen wings.
9) The Anthem
Where: 1724 W. Division
What: Think you know who’s going to win it all? Prove it with the Anthem’s bracket challenge and win Cubs and Blackhawks tickets as well as other prizes. Food and drink deals include the $25 “Drumettes and Domestic Bucket” and special $7 commemorative domestic cups with $3 refills.
10) Lion Head Pub
Where: 2251 N. Lincoln
What: The month of March is a slam dunk with $3 22 oz. Miller Lite drafts. During the games, chow down on 45 cent wings, $4 burgers or enjoy $10 Bud Family buckets.
Eater Chicago intern Jeffy Mai contributed this article.