Go Nuts for March Madness

March is here and that means sports fans are getting ready for a little madness. The NCAA college basketball tournament kicks off on March 11 with 68 teams competing. Several sports bars are gearing up for the anticipated event with a bunch of specials through April 2. Take advantage of the March Madness 2018 deals at any of these popular Long Island and New York City spots.

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Changing Times Ale House, Farmingdale, Bay Shore & East Northport

Pull up a chair and cheer on the underdog image: changing times

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Tons of high-definition TVs, delicious wings and discounts make any of the three locations of Changing Times Ale House a good choice. Head to Farmingdale for drink specials like $20 Montauk buckets and $20 beer towers starting on March 16. Or opt for a $5 basket of wings and $15 Blue Point pitchers at the other two locations. Click for locations

5th & MAD, Manhattan

This bi-level gastropub has plenty of room for a March Madness viewing party. Stay downstairs where a blue bar centers the room or head upstairs to a more sophisticated space with couches and a red bar. Either way, watch the games on one of the large screens sprawled throughout the venue while enjoying drink and food specials. Address: 7 E 36th Street | Phone: 212-725-2353 Click to go

Croxley’s Ales, Farmingdale, Franklin Square, Smithtown & Rockville Centre

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Craft beer pioneer Croxley has plenty of screens and seating to catch a game. image: facebook.com_croxleyalehousefarmingdale_

Another spot known to fill up during game days, Croxley’s Ales is offering its usual weekly deals. Think Taco Tuesdays and wing specials on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays. But during game nights, there are $5 Blue Point beers to boot. Of course there are tons of TVs making it easy to enjoy the games no matter which location you head to. Click for locations

Bill’s Bar & Burger, Manhattan

This popular, casual burger chain is getting into the March Madness spirit with food and drink specials every day of the tournament. Both New York locations are offering half-priced appetizers and $5 mini burgers, along with $15 pitches, $5 draft pints and $10 buckets of select beer. Grab a seat in one of the booths or the smaller tables with checkered tablecloths and catch the games on one of several TVs hanging throughout the place. Click for locations

SideBAR, Manhattan

SideBAR

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Located in the heart of Union Square, this popular sports bar has 21 TVs and projectors perfect for any sports game. March Madness comes with $30 domestic buckets, $35 imported buckets and $120 coolers of Bud Light. Pair that with tasty grub like Louisiana dry rub wings, gourmet burgers or sliders for the ultimate viewing experience. Reservations are recommended. Address: 118 E 15th Street | Phone: 212-677-2900 Click to go

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Anna Halkidis is a senior web editor at Long Island Pulse. Feel free to reach out at anna@lipulse.com or on Twitter @annahalkidis.