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Best Bars To Watch March Madness

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With the weather like it is and the flip-flopping Pisces in rule over the zodiac, most people already think March is a crazy month. But if you really want something outrageous, check out the NCAA's March Madness games at these bars. This play-off season, you'll be guaranteed a slam dunk!

Village Pourhouse (Duke, Kansas, Syracuse): You're guaranteed not to miss a minute of the game at Village Pourhouse, where there's a TV everywhere you turn. Along with their huge beer selections, their kitchen is open late night and has a massive menu. They're happy to host anyone, but definitely stop by if you're keen on Duke, Kansas or Syracuse, in which case, you'll be in store for a warm welcome.
64 3rd Ave.; 212-979-2337

Blondie's (Ohio State): Hungry for famous wings ... and a Buckeyes win? Then get on the horn to reserve a space at Blondie's. The March Madness games fill the bar till it spills onto the street, so be sure to get there a few minutes before your reservation. In fact, you may want to get there extra early to enjoy their two-for-one happy hour, weekdays until 7pm.
212 W. 79th St.; 212-362-4360

Galway Hooker (USC): They promise to broadcast all of NCAA's play-off games, but the USC Trojans' home away from home is right here in New York City at the Galway Hooker. So choose your method of celebration wisely (and quietly) if you're rooting against them. Perhaps it's best to order something to eat off the full menu and stuff your face to muffle your anti-Trojan shouts.
7 E. 36th St.; 212-725-2353

Ship of Fools (Pitt): "If it's televised, we get it!" boasts Ship of Fools. They're happily hosting NCAA parties night after night to all fans, though they tend to get a rowdy Pittsburgh crowd. Stop by Monday through Wednesday for extended happy hours till 10pm and on Thursdays for $2 lemon drop shots all night.
1590 2nd Ave.; 212-570-2651

Barfly (Duke, Michigan): Even basketball fanatics need to eat! So why not stop in at Barfly for their tasty weekend afternoon brunch while you enjoy the game? The bar itself is non-partisan, but they pack in a crowd full of Duke and Michigan fans. Grab a booth, a table or a stool. No matter where you are, you're guaranteed a clear view of the TV.
244 3rd Ave.; 212-473-9660