Few events in sports capture the excitement of March Madness. It’s an all-out battle for the NCAA National Championship and teams have only one game to prove that they are, indeed, the best team in college basketball. Attending a game live is the best way to experience the excitement, but a good bar with a great atmosphere is the next best thing to being there. Here are some of the top bars for March Madness in Houston.
Nick’s Place
2713 Rockyridge Drive
Houston, TX 77063
(713) 780-8338

A sports bar known as much for its outstanding food as its sports viewing, Nick’s Place is the perfect spot for March Madness viewing. Nick’s specializes in Italian cuisine and its kitchen is open 16 hours each day, serving delicious Italian specialties including breakfast, lunch, dinner and appetizers/snacks. For sports viewing, Nick’s Place features approximately 40 televisions and that means there will be no problem finding the March Madness game of your choosing. With its renown food and sports viewing, Nick’s Place ranks as one of the best places for college basketball fans and March Madness thrills.

Houston Texans Grille
12848 Queensbury Lane
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 461-2002

With a name like Houston Texans Grille, this may not seem like a place for watching college basketball, but Houston Texans Grille is, in fact, one of the best places for March Madness. Its sports-themed atmosphere is perfect for the occasion and the establishment transforms into a basketball viewing hub when March Madness rolls around. Houston Texans Grille even features contests and gives away cash prizes to those who can correctly predict the winners of each bracket, adding an element of competition to an already entertaining venue. Its location in Houston’s City Centre makes it easy to find and with so much fun and prizes, it’s a great choice for March Madness 2015.

Lucky’s Pub
801 St. Emanuel St.
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 522-2010

Known for its gigantic HDTV screen, Lucky’s Pub has a solid reputation in Houston as a place for great sports viewing. The walls are covered with television sets tuned to live sports action at all times and the 21-foot television screen is perfect for a greater than life-size display of March Madness games. Good food is another reason to consider Lucky’s Pub for March Madness and the outdoor patio is perfect for the warm days common to the area in March each year. With good food, drinks and the largest big screen television in town, Lucky’s Pub is a great place for March Madness entertainment.

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Revelry On Richmond
1613 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 538-0724

An appropriately named bar, Revelry on Richmond is your place for a lively, festive good time. Located in Houston’s famed Museum District, this sports bar is more stylish and a little more upscale than most, but it still maintains a casual vibe that makes it perfect for March Madness. Sample one of the more than 40 craft beers on tap or spend some time on the outdoor patio enjoying the warm breezes while your favorite team battles for March Madness supremacy. Revelry on Richmond is often voted one of the top sports bars in Houston and its status as a place for great sports entertainment makes it perfect for your March Madness viewing needs.

Underdogs Pub
4212 Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 410-5660

A great hangout in the Houston Heights area, Underdogs Pub is a nice place for March Madness basketball viewing and more. Many locals love Underdogs because of its laid-back atmosphere, and it’s common to find friends gathering at Underdogs Pub for an after-work drink and a chance to catch a game on one of the many televisions. March Madness is big here and patrons love the large selection of craft beer and the amazing outdoor patio. You can even bring your dog along with you as it’s common to find several pooches hanging out with their owners, chilling together in the outdoor sunshine. A home-like atmosphere, great beer and plenty of love make Underdogs Pub one of the top places in Houston for March Madness fun.

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