Catch March Madness at These Sacramento-Area Sports Bars
It’s no surprise that Sacramento is mad about basketball! The Sacramento Kings are poised for the playoffs, ranking third in the Western Conference. And with March right around the corner, basketball fans are also gearing up for March Madness, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
This year, March Madness is especially exciting, as Sacramento will play host to first and second round games over two days, March 16 & 18 at the Golden 1 Center. You can buy tickets to see the games in person or hit up one of the many sports bars in the greater Sacramento area to watch them with fellow fans. And, if basketball isn’t your thing, no worries. Many area sports bars feature multiple TVs so you can catch whatever else happens to be on. Following are some of our top picks for watching March Madness in the greater Sacramento area.
Public House | Downtown Sacramento
Located in Downtown Sacramento, Public House is a lively, family-friendly sports bar and restaurant. There are 25 high-definition TVs and a state-of-the-art sound system so you won’t miss a beat. They offer a full menu featuring pub-style dishes and they have 60-plus beers on tap.
Wally’s Pizza Bar | Cameron Park
This neighborhood bar in Cameron Park offers everything sports fans are looking for in a hangout spot: plenty of TVs, local and imported beer, and a variety of unique pizzas. Options include Thai curry chicken pizza, Sriracha gouda and classics such as pepperoni and margherita. Vegan and gluten-free options are also available.
Lamppost Pizza | Davis
What’s better than pizza and beer? Pizza, beer and basketball! This popular pizzeria in Davis is known for its live sports, whether you prefer basketball, football, baseball or soccer. They have seven big-screen TVs, so you can always catch your favorite event. They also have an inviting outdoor patio.
Sully’s Bar & Grill | Rocklin
Located in Rocklin, this friendly bar & grill is known as a fun, kick-back spot to watch the game. Not only do they have numerous TVs, they also have pool, darts, karaoke and live music. If you’re hungry, you can indulge in hearty fare such as potato skins, nachos or sandwiches. They also have several salads and entrées on the menu.
Clubhouse 56 | East Sacramento
This friendly neighborhood bar and restaurant is THE place to go in East Sacramento to catch a game. They have two theater-sized screens, numerous HD TVs, and a top-of-the-line sound system. You can order a burger or sandwich and a variety of beer, wine and cocktails.
El Dorado Saloon & Grill | El Dorado Hills
There’s something for everyone at this lively, family-friendly spot in El Dorado Hills. The inside has plenty of TVs for catching the game, while the outdoor patio welcomes your furry four-legged friends. If you like live music, they host local bands too. Tacos, burgers, burritos and sandwiches are just a few of the dishes on the menu.
West Sac Sports Bar & Grill | West Sacramento
This relaxed sports bar in West Sacramento is a local favorite. Not only can you watch sports over a cold brew, you can enjoy pub favorites such as hot wings and burgers. They also offer food specials, including authentic, house-made Thai food on Monday nights.
Field House | Sacramento
This classic American sports pub in the Arden-Arcade area is a solid bet for catching March Madness or any other game for that matter. Not only do they have 17 TVs, they also have an HD projector. Their menu offers hearty bar bites and sandwiches and they have 28 beers on tap, plus cocktails if you’re feeling fancy.
Bar 101 | Roseville
With 13 HD TVs and a 10-foot screen, you won’t miss a minute of the action at this lively sports bar in Roseville. They also have an extensive list of local craft beer. Food options include stick-to-your-ribs pub fare such as nachos, burgers and tacos, plus several entrée salads for those who want something lighter.
University of Beer | Various Locations
With locations in Davis, Folsom, Rocklin, Roseville and Sacramento, there’s bound to be a University of Beer near you! All of their locations play the big games of the day, and you can throw back local craft beer while you watch. Staying after the game? They also host trivia, karaoke and other events.