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Chicago college sports bar guide

Where to watch college basketball during March Madness

(Barry Brecheisen/for RedEye )
March 07, 2014

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Looking for a local bar to cheer for your alma mater? This guide will help you zero in on where to stake out some space on college basketball gamedays.

Bar owners and alumni groups: Don't see your bar included here? We'll be adding to this guide throughout the season. Send your affiliation and specials to RedEye nightlife and events reporter Kate Bernot for consideration. RedEye's college sports bar guide includes official partnerships with alumni associations in addition to bars owned by alumni and unofficial affiliations declared by bar management.

 
Arizona  | Arkansas  | Boston College | Butler | California | Clemson  | Colorado | CreightonDuke |  Florida  |  Georgetown | Georgia Tech | Illinois | IndianaIowa  |  Iowa State  |  Kansas  |  Kentucky  | LouisvilleLSU | Marquette  | MarylandMichigan  |  Michigan State  |  Minnesota  | Mississippi State | Missouri  |  North CarolinaNorthwestern  |  Notre Dame  |  Ohio State  | Ohio UniversityPenn State  |  Purdue  | St. Louis University |  Syracuse  |  Texas | Texas Tech | Villanova | Virginia |  Virginia Tech |  Washington | Wichita StateWisconsin  | Xavier | Unaffiliated bars with NCAA specials

ARIZONA
Finley Dunne's in Roscoe Village: $4 22-ounce Miller Lite and Miller High Life drafts, $5 Wildcat bombs (flavored vodka and Monster), $15 Tucson Trash Cans (32-ounce pitcher of vodka, rum,gin,  triple sec, sour mix, Sprite, blue curacoa and Monster), $5 Cardinal fireballs (Fireball, cranberry juice and bourbon)

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ARKANSAS
Wheel House in Lakeview

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BOSTON COLLEGE
Nick and Dimo's Tripoli Tap in Lincoln Park

BUTLER
Brownstone Tavern and Grill in North Center: $4 Miller Lite/Coors Light/Angry Orchard stadium cups, $5 bone-in wings, $5 mini-burgers, $5 Bacardi bombs
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
Nisei Lounge in Wrigleyville

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CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
Vines on Clark in Wrigleyville
The Trinity Bar in Lincoln Park: $4 16-ounce domestic drafts, $4 well drinks, $5 appetizers, $3 vodka lemonades, $3 mimosas and bloody marys

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COLORADO
Fireplace Inn in Old Town: $3 domestic bottles

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CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY
Jaks Tap on the Near West Side

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DUKE UNIVERSITY
Sedgwick’s Bar & Grill in Lincoln Park: $18 Miller and Coors buckets and $2 mini-pulled pork sandwiches

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FLORIDA
Sully's House in Old Town: $15 domestic buckets, $10 Miller and Coors pitchers
The Temple Bar in Lakeview: $4 Magners Pints, $4 Green Line Pints, $4 Two Brothers Seasonal Pints, $15 Miller Lite/Coors Light Buckets, $1 KC wings (wings in bacon form)

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GEORGETOWN
Theory in River North

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GEORGIA TECH
Red Ivy in Wrigleyville

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ILLINOIS
Bird’s Nest in Lincoln Park
Durkin’s Tavern in Lincoln Park
D4 in the Gold Coast: $5 small plates (pulled pork quesadillas, reuben flatbread, buffalo wings, parmesan truffle fries and onion rings)
Flagship in Lakeview
High Noon Saloon in Wicker Park
Joe's Bar in Goose Island
Links Taproom in Wicker Park
Rebel Bar & Grill in Wrigleyville: $5 burgers, $6 32-ounce Bud Light stadium mugs, $4 Oskee Wow Wow Bombs (orange juice, orange rum and energy drink), $12 Bud Light buckets, $5 Fireball shots
Schoolyard Tavern & Grill in Lakeview: $4 Miller Lite/Coors light/Angry Orchard stadium cups, $4 Jameson shots, $4 Bacardi Bombs, $4 mini burgers

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INDIANA

American Junkie in River North: 75-cent wings (5 wing minimum), $1 junkie sliders (3 slider minimum), $7 nachos,  $16 domestic bucket of 5, $20 selected premium beer buckets
Flagship in Lakeview: $15 Miller/Coors buckets
Finley Dunne's in Roscoe Village
Joe's Bar in Goose Island
Kirkwood in Lincoln Park
Prost in Lincoln Park: Half-price appetizers, $5 bombs, $3 shots, $5 steins
Rockwood Place in Lakeview: $5 Bud Light stadium cups, $6 flatbread pizzas
Sluggers in Lakeview
Wheel House in Lakeview

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