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Where to Catch March Madness Games in Philadelphia

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With March Madness kicking off next week, we’ve rounded up our top Philadelphia bars to catch this year’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, taking place March 13 through April 4. Grab a beer, fill out your bracket and don’t miss a shot!

South Philly Bar & Grill 1235 E Passyunk Avenue (215) 334-3300

Filled with high-def TVs, state of the art sound system and energized atmosphere in Philly’s most legendary intersection, 9th and Passyunk.

Buffalo Billiards 118 Chestnut Street
(215) 574-7665


Shoot pool, play shuffleboard, skeeball, fooseball or throw darts while cheering on your favorite team on the 17HDTVs.

Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse 1823 Sansom Street (215) 665 9500

Sign up for Cav’s March Madness Bracket Challenge to enjoy drink specials, win prizes and watch all of the games on their 20 HDTVs.

City Tap House
 3925 Walnut Street (215) 662-0105


Voted “Best Bar to Watch the Game” by Philly Beer Scene 2011-15 and one of the most extensive craft beer bar lists in Philadelphia.

Ladder 15 1528 Sansom Street (215) 964-9755

Transformed from what was once a firehouse to a now upscale bar scene with 35-foot ceilings and New American pub grub.

Field House
 1150 Filbert Street
(215) 629-1520


One of Philadelphia’s largest sports bars of 12,000 square foot space equipped with 35+ HDTVs and 40 local draughts.

Founding Fathers Sports Bar & Grill 1612 South Street (267) 519-0253

Offering a classy and comfortable atmosphere with 20 taps of local and craft breweries.

Fox and Hound 1501 Spruce Street (215) 732-8610

“We’re not trying to be everybody’s bar. Just yours.” Enjoy draft specials of $3.50 Miller Lites and $5 Blue Moons throughout March.

Bar-Ly Chinatown 101 N. 11th Street (215) 922-2688

Chinatown’s only sports bar of 26 wall-to-wall TVs and 60 draft beers.

Chickie’s and Pete’s 1526 Packer Avenue (215) 218-0500

Showcasing a trophy case of close to 20 ‘Best Sports Bar in Philadelphia’ Awards, try to watch a game without eating their signature crabfries— you can’t do it!

XFINITY Live! 1100 Pattison Avenue (267) 443- 6415

Offering a variety of five inside venues and an expansive outdoor area, you won’t be able to miss a shot if you tried.

McFadden’s Ballpark 1 Citizens Bank Way (215) 952-0300

With 47 Hi-Def plasma TVs and 3 projector screens, McFadden’s has become the “go-to” place for Philly’s sports fans.

What’s your game plan? Let us know where you’ll be watching in the comments section!