Where to Find March Madness Drink Specials in Washington, D.C.
Too soon to be making March Madness plans? Not really. Though the Final Four and the NCAA Championships are still a few weeks away, things begin getting serious with the first tip offs on Monday, March 18. Get your bracket sheets and pencils out and head to one of these bars to enjoy discounted drinks and food while you watch the on-court showdowns.
51st State Tavern (2512 L St. NW; 202-625-2444)
$3.50 Bud Light drafts
Buffalo Billiards (1330 19th St. NW; 202-331-7665)
$3 Bud & Bud Light Bottles and $4 Flying Dog Underdog Drafts
Cleveland Park Bar & Grill (3421 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-806-8940)
$3.75 for 16 oz Miller Lite cans
Front Page (1333 New Hampshire Ave. NW; 202-296-6500)
$3 Miller drafts, $4 Blue Moon draft specials and a bracket contest
Grand Central (2447 18th St. NW; 202-986-1742)
Drinks deals include $5 Fireball shots, $4 regular drafts; $5 craft drafts, $4 rail drinks and house wines. Since men and women cannot live on drinks alone, the bar’s offering a bunch of food specials, including $7 Buffalo wings or Chicken tenders, $7 hamburger and fries, $7 grilled chicken sandwich or wrap and Fries
Lou’s City Bar (1400 Irving St. NW; 202-518-5687)
$15 Miller Lite pitchers and $20 Coors Light 16 oz buckets
Lucky Strike (701 7th St. NW; 202-347-1021)
Bowl while you watch b-ball—$15 beer bucket specials
M Street Bar & Grille (2033 M St. NW; 202-530-3621)
Specialty happy hours throughout March; food and drink specials between $5-$12. $5 menu includes cocktails Mickey Blue, Gin Breeze, and Mint Lemonade and snacks like yucca fries with aioli and plantain bruschetta
Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St. NW; 202-332-6355)
Beat the Clock Happy Hour, Monday through Friday. All Miller Light bottles and house vodka drinks start at $2 at 5pm, then $3/6pm and $4/7pm.
Penn Social (801 E St. NW; 202-697-4900)
Sweet Sixteen cornhole tournament on March 27 with Redhook Brewery and viewing parties for Final Four and Championship games on 22ft movie screen. Food and drink specials including $3 Miller Light drafts.
Public Bar (1214 18th St. NW; 202-223-2200)
$3 Miller Lite and Yuengling, and $5 Vodka/Redbull
Public House National Harbor (199 Fleet National Harbor; 240-493-6120)
$20 buckets of five Coors Light bottles or Coors Banquet bottles
Redline (707 G St. NW; 202-347-1248)
$5 fireball shots and a specialized shot list including:
- Alioop Oatmeal Cookie (Goldschlager, Bailey's, and Butterscotch Schnapps liquor)
- Triple Threat (vodka, triple sec, lime juice)
- 4-Point Play (gin, tequila, light rum, vodka, and triple sec)
- Cross Over (SoCo and lime)
The Tombs (1226 36th St. NW; 202-337-6668)
Final Four Specials include $3 craft beers and bourbon drinks and $2 Natty Bohs. Night of the championship, Fireball shots are $4. Viewing party on March 16 for ESPN’s 30 for 30: Requiem for The Big East; during the screening, get a free Tombs cup with purchase of beer pitcher.
Town Tavern (2323 18th St. NW; 202-387-8696)
$10 Domestic pitchers, $5 Sam & Blue Moon drafts, and $5 Burger baskets. If you book a table for 10 or more, get a free pitcher.
Ventnor Sports Cafe (2411 18th St. NW; 202-234-3070)
Drink specials by game, including:
- UNC: Drinks served in "Blue Cups" from legendary Chapel Hill Bar "He's Not Here"
- Syracuse: $4 Bottles of Labatt and $3.50 Gennese Cream Ale Cans
- Michigan: discounted Bell’s on tap
Wisdom (1432 Pennsylvania Ave. SE; 202-543-2323)
Specialty cocktails by region, all $8
- East: Philadelphia Bluecoat gin with housemade tonic
- South: Dickel Red label Tennessee with lemon and New Orleans' Praline Liqueur
- Midwest: Dragon Berry rum with Koval Hibiscus liqueur
- West: Smoked tequila and chocolate margarita
Finally, if you want to reap the benefits of March Madness but don’t really care for basketball, check out the Bethesda Row March Martini Madness. All month long, 10 restaurants on the Row are offering the best of their martini creations at happy hour prices: American Tap Room, Assaggi, Café Deluxe, Jaleo, Lebanese Taverna, Mon Ami Gabi, Mussel Bar, Parker’s, Raku , and Redwood.
Tags: Beer, Cocktails, Food, Spirits, Sports