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march madness
Megan Zotis
Dribble it, pass it … we want a basket! It’s time for college basketball fanatics to get your game
faces on and head to the court; or to the bar, anyway. This month SCENE decided to give
green beer a back seat and shoot a little love to all our sports fans out there. We’ve rounded
up the best places to enjoy March Madness this season. So get your cheers in gear and let the
games begin!
Joe’s Bar on Weed
“Rock Chalk, Rock Chalk, Rock Chalk!” Home
Known as the “Home of the Game,” Joe’s Bar
of the University of Kansas Jayhawks, Kin-
is THE place to be on game day. During the
cade’s is the ultimate place for hardcore fanat-
NCAA mayhem, Joe’s represents Indiana Hoo-
ics. Doors will open early to the public when
siers, the Fighting Illinois Illini, UCLA Bruins and
the madness begins. Even though it’s no Allen
the Oklahoma Sooners alumni clubs. On the
Fieldhouse, Kincade’s Backroom, Lucy’s, will
days of the Indiana Hoosier games there will
be designated for the cheers or tears of all
be specials that feature $4 Coors Light pitch-
Jayhawk fans in the area. During all games,
ers, $2 Blue Moon pints and $3 Grey Goose
KU gear will be given away to lucky fans and
and Jim Bean cocktails. Reservations for table
the flat screens will provide all the coverage
seating can be made on Joe’s website, Joes-
of last year’s National Champions. So, sport With over 100 Plasma TV’s for fans
your blue and crimson and come to Kincade’s
viewing pleasures, Joe’s will provide front row
to support your team this year!
seats for all the March Madness action. }}
950 W Armitage, 773.348.0010
940 W. Weed, 312.337.3486
joe’s bar on weed
3358 N. Sheffield, 773.404.2151
If you can’t make it to the “Grateful Red” section this year, Redmond’s is the place to be.
Redmond’s is proud to represent the University of Wisconsin Badgers year round, but during March Madness doors will open early to
the shouts of Badger fans. Daily specials will
remain the same throughout March; however meal packages will be available during
the day. On Thursdays and Fridays during the
tournament $5 pitchers will be featured to bar
goers and fans alike. So in the words of Badger fanatics, “On Wisconsin!”
Tavern & Grill
3258 N. Southport, 773.528.8226
Schoolyard Tavern & Grill is the ultimate fan
base for both the Marquette Golden Eagles
and the Fighting Illini. Marquette and Illinois
alumni can come to scream and shout their
alma maters while watching the games on the
nineteen plasmas throughout the bar. Specials
will feature items such as a refillable stadium
cup, Miller Lite bottles and quarter wings. Durcubby bear
Cubby Bear
ing March Madness various prizes will be
given away during a daily raffle. If Marquette
or Illinois are not your favorite college teams,
1059 W. Addison, 773.327.1662
Four Corners Tavern Group has other bars for
The infamous Cubby Bear, located across the
& Grill will be rooting for Indiana, while Gas-
street from Wrigley Field, is normally home
to Cubs fans. But this March, the Cubby Bear
SCENE readers to choose from. Kirkwood Bar
light Bar & Grill will be cheering on the Ohio
State Buckeyes.
will be home to the Big Ten. Careful not to
choose favorites, Cubby Bear is welcoming
any fanatic from all teams. They welcome
you to choose any game featured on their
five projection screen TVs or 90 Plasma TVs.
Cubby Bear wants everyone to be satisfied
with a win, so they are featuring $15 souvenir mugs with $3 domestic beer refills throughout the entire tournament. During half time,
fans, make sure to fill out an entry form for a
chance to win a 42” Plasma TV.
schoolyard tavern & grill
1206 N. State
Every day for the month of March, McFadden’s and Miller Lite will provide specials to
all basketball fans. Miller Lite buckets for $13
and daily food specials are just a couple of
the perks being offered to any and all b-ball
the grand central
enthusiasts. Games will be shown on 15 plasma
TV’s throughout the bar. If you can’t stand the
thought of sharing a room with rivals, rent
one of McFadden’s private sections. For more
information on private rooms availability contact Alicia at 312.475.9450.
The Grand
950 W. Wrightwood
The Grand Central won’t be playing favorites
this basketball season; instead they will represent all teams in the tournament. Throughout the month of March, $12 Miller and
Coors Light buckets, $5 pitchers and a special March Madness Menu will be offered
to each and every fan that stops by to cheer
their team on. The menu will feature $5 flat
breads, appetizers and burgers on game
days. Not only is the food slam dunk delicious, but Grand Central will be giving away
a 42” Plasma during the Final Four grand
prize raffle. Every game will be broadcast in
High Definition and Surround Sound for maximum viewing. Private rooms of 40 or more
will be available for extreme fanatics during
the tournament. }}
Bull & Bear
431 N. Wells, 312.527.5973
This newly opened sports bar is ready to take
March Madness by the horns. All throughout March fans can relish in all you can eat
and drink specials, while keeping track of their
favorite team on giant interactive chalk board
bracket. Tables, which seat up to 15 fans, feature table taps for those fans whose eyes are
glued to the tube. Up to 16 games can be
shown at once, so fans won’t miss one single
free throw this season.
rebel bar & grill
Rebel Bar & Grill
3462 N. Clark, 773.975.2010
Attention all you Fighting Illini fans out there! If
you can’t make it to Williams Arena this year,
Rebel Bar & Grill is the next best thing. With
game day specials that range from $6 32 oz.
Bud Light mugs to $4 wing baskets, Rebel is
the place to watch Illinois shoot those threes.
All Illini games can be seen live on HDTV via
ESPN’s Full Court Package and the Big Ten
Network. Illini readers gear up in your orange
bull & bear
and blue and head over to this ultimate Fighting Illinois fan base. scene
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