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Best Bars for March Madness near NEIU

Nicole F. Anderson, Writer

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The March Madness Tournament teams were announced on Selection Sunday. The next steps for fans are to fill out the brackets and choose one of the many drinking spots to watch the games. Don’t wait until the last minute to choose a spot, the first game is March 13! The following bars on the Northside of Chicago will be airing the games:

Ted’s Place Ltd on 4425 N. Central Ave. will open at 12 p.m. every day and have all-day specials and happy hour. This Portage Park dive bar has friendly bartenders and a pool table. Ted’s Place Ltd is cash only so be sure to leave your credit cards at home.

Vaughan’s Pub & Grill on 5485 N. Northwest Highway is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Vaughan’s has daily deals but will have specials during the March Madness games on wings, sliders, and domestics.

City’s Edge on 5310 W. Devon will open at 10 a.m.on Sunday and 11 a.m. Monday through Sunday. There will be daily deals along with their daily beer bucket deal. Their food specials will include burger specials Mondays through Thursdays and a fish fry on Fridays. They have a variety of food items that will appeal to almost everyone and the friendly staff can offer recommendations for food pairings.

Max’s Place at 4621 N Clark Street opens at 7 am and will air the games and have daily drink specials. This is a mom and pop place with a diverse crowd. Grab a couple friends and cozy up in this tiny Sheridan Park bar.

Replay Andersonville on 5358 N Clark Street is open at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The games will be aired, however, the sound will be muted. Replay is bright, always stocked and has attentive bartenders.

Little Bad Wolf on 1541 W Bryn Mawr Ave opens at 11 a.m. every day. They have drink specials and will air the March Madness games with sound. They boast about their 100+ beer selection, whiskey choices and their specialty cocktails.

Mullens on 7301 N Western Ave opens at 11 a.m. Mullens will air the games and have daily specials. Be sure to try their famous ‘Moon Burger.’

Public House on 400 N. State Street has a 30-foot video wall and the place is filled with plasma TVs. Their March Madness specials include burgers, nachos, wings, and drinks. The early games will have Bud Light and Kettle One Bloody Mary specials. During the Final Four games, fans can enter into Public House’s raffle for the chance to win a 10-person Happy Hour.

Whether you choose a dive bar like Ted’s Place or a nicer bar like Replay Andersonville, you’ll be sure to get your March Madness and beer fill. Drink Responsibly.

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