March Madness in NYC

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If you’re a basketball fan, there’s a good chance March may be your favorite month of the year. The college NCAA basketball tournament is in full swing and it’s time to plan out where you’ll be watching your favorite teams match up near Roosevelt Island. Check out the list below for the best places to watch near The Octagon.


American Whiskey – Whether you’re a whiskey drinker or not, the options at American Whiskey have you covered. For fans of the spirit, this spot offers over 100 domestic whiskeys, as well as Scotch and Irish varsities. Basketball fans can also enjoy $4 Bud Lights, $5 Shock Tops, and $8 specialty cocktails throughout the month. Fair warning: It is a UVA bar.


5th and MAD – This bi-level gastropub offers four distinct areas to catch your games during March Madness. During the month, you can catch your favorite teams on one of the bar’s large screens while enjoying price-slashed food-and-drink packages during happy hour, which includes $6 beers, well drinks, and certain house wines.


The Grayson – At this sports bar, there are 44 TV screens readily available for basketball fans paying a visit during the month. A special offer during game days is a loaded bucket, consisting of as bucket of domestic brew and shots for $55, or a domestic mini-keg deal for $45.  Enjoy nacho and wing specials while you cheer on your team.


American Whiskey

247 W 30th Street New York, NY

(212) 967-1070


5th and MAD

7 E 36th Street New York, NY 10016

(212) 725-2353


The Grayson

16 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

(212) 510-8726


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