The 2013 college basketball tournament is almost here! While filling out your brackets and placing those last minute bets, you should start to think about where you’d like to watch your favorite NCAA games. Baltimore’s local sports pubs bring out the real competition for all of the anticipated basketball madness. Join your friends at these local pubs and bars.
All-Star Sports Bar
34 S. Eutaw St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
Titled for its accommodations, All-Star Sports Bar hosts a myriad of televised sports. However with the tournament approaching, the local sports bar will turn into a haven for NCAA fans. The sports hub offers a full-bar service and full food menu. Its wide variety of beers, both international and domestic, will be half-off during game times along with their regular happy hour times. All-Star lodges a large community of sports fanatics, which is unsurprising considering the multitude of televisions and the surreal surround sound.
Turp’s Sports Bar And Restaurant
1317 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Modeled after the TV show, “Cheers,” Turp’s sports bar is one of Baltimore’s most famous neighborhood pubs. At Turp’s, everybody knows your name. During the college basketball tournament, this sports bar will have alternating specials from Monday to Wednesday. If you swing by for Monday’s games, you’ll get to enjoy the 39-cent wing night, including any flavor of wings that you desire. On Tuesday, the bar has half-priced pizza. On Wednesday, the bar offers burgers and fries priced under $5. There is also a full-service bar with beers and cocktails.
1700 E. Fort Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
Located in the casual neighborhood tavern of the historic Locust Point area, City Limits is most suitable for the NCAA’s madness. The bar has 17 TVs, which will reserve several screens for you to watch your favorite college basketball team. In addition, City Limits has a projection screen, situated in a large community area, where you and your friends can squirm over your placed bets. While your eyes are glued to the screens, enjoy the bar’s daily specials of $5 wings in all flavors, $3 Miller Lites, $10 steaks, $4 wines and many other specials.
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Magerk’s Pub And Grill
1061 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
Magerks Pub and Grill is a great mixture between a casual sports bar and a casual dining area. This bar has a total of 20 high definition television screens that offer set aside a large amount for NCAA game coverage. If you’re not interested in an annoyingly crowded bar, Magerks Pub is a great option to explore. The subtle atmosphere, their wide beer selection and esteemed cheesesteaks are more than enough reasons to experience the tournament at this Federal Hill pub.
63 E. Padonia Road
Timonium, Md. 21093
During game days, Padonia Station designs itself as the ultimate Baltimore sports hub. With several large LCD screens to watch the games, this is a great place to bring your friends to experience the madness. Not only does the Station offer great food and drink specials such as $5 wings and a $5 bar menu, this sports hub has local, trivia games that test your knowledge on your favorite teams. If you’re the lucky winner of any trivia games, you automatically walk home with surprise prizes to accompany all of your winning bets.
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Cherise Lesesne covers issues in higher education. She is a recent graduate from Spelman College where she obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in English Language and Literature. With an interest in public policy and cultural affairs, Cherise has written on several topics concerning higher education administration, internationalization and cultural affairs for publications Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as well as CBS Baltimore.