March Madness is back in full swing, and what better way to celebrate than with dining specials and watch parties? The following are five spots to get the most out of March Madness in San Diego.
Dirty Birds Bar & Grill
Enjoy slam-dunk-worthy wings (the “10th Best in America,” according to Yahoo Sports) during your March Madness matchup at Dirty Birds Bar & Grill. The sports destination features dozens of HDTVs for game viewing, a full bar with ice-cold brews, craft cocktails and some of the most incredible wings to hit your plate. There are 37 wing sauces to choose from, 25 beers on tap and beer buckets for those catching the basketball games with friends. Dirty Birds Bar & Grill’s hours vary depending on location. For more information, visit dirtybirdsbarandgrill.com.
March Madness in San Diego’s Draft Republic is popping with excitement from March 14 to April 3. The North City location will have Buzzer Beater Eats, including Bavarian pretzel bites for $7.95, Draft Republic’s house-smoked buffalo chicken sliders for $13.95, and house-made beer-braised bratwurst sandwich for $16.95. To wash everything down and cheers your favorite teams is an assortment of drink specials, including Draft Republic house beers for $9, select house wine for $7 a glass, Michelob Ultra buckets of beer, which include five Michelobs for $25 and more. Many flatscreens adorn the walls, making no seat in the sports bar a bad one. Draft Republic is open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m., Friday from 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit cohnrestaurants.com.
Dave & Buster’s
Gather your friends and head over to Dave & Buster’s for the ultimate spot to enjoy March Madness in San Diego. The family-friendly destination is showing all games at its venue on one of the many flatscreens scattered throughout the space. When you aren’t checking your bracket, be sure to enjoy shooting some hoops, playing arcade games or grabbing a bite to eat. Reservations to save a seat are encouraged but not required. Dave & Buster’s is open daily from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. For more information, visit daveandbusters.com.
Nason’s Beer Hall
Catch every hoop shot on 23 TV’s while enjoying a game day-themed menu, 24 beers on tap and buckets of beer specials at Nason’s Beer Hall at Pendry San Diego. Guests can enjoy staple grub like the Nason’s chicken wings with your choice of ginger-soy glaze, BBQ, WTF (spicy) or buffalo sauce; the buffalo chicken pizza with applewood bacon, mozzarella, onion and ranch; or if you bring the whole family along for the game, your four-legged members can indulge in a veggie, beef or chicken feast. There is no cover charge. Nason’s Beer Hall is open Monday through Thursday from 3 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 to 12 a.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit pendry.com.
Time Out Sports Tavern
Locally owned and operated, Time Out Sports Tavern is the perfect spot to cheer on your favorite basketball teams this March Madness. The sports bar boasts a variety of flatscreens, state-of-the-art sound systems, pool and yard games, a full bar and game-day-inspired bites. A daily happy hour takes place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with discounted appetizers, cocktails and select beers. Time Out Sports Tavern is open Sunday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, visit timeoutsportstavern.com.