The brackets are set. The TV schedule is out. But where will you watch the NCAA basketball tournament play out? There are a couple obvious factors to consider: great TV access, good drink and good food. Here are a few spots to catch the Madness.

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Game On!

82 Lansdowne Street
(617) 351-7001
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Why: Over 90 HDTV’s and a state of the art sound system. Some of the best comfort food in Boston and, of all things Beantown, a great raw bar. Grab some oyster shooters and watch some 3 point shooters in action. Join their All Star club and get special privileges, including the ability to cut the line and never miss a shot.

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The Crossing

1592 Tremont Ave
(617) 487-4851
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Why?: Great Mission Hill location + who’s going to complain about 25 cent wings and bucket specials of cold beers?

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The Greatest Bar

262 Friend Street
(617) 367-0544
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Why?: 20 HDTV’s and the home of a 14′ HDTV. Hungry? Two words: Pretzel Sticks (w/ cheese sauce). Trust me.

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Brighton Beer Garden

386 Market Street
(617) 562-6000
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Why?: For all the beer drinkers out there, you have 10 draughts, 44 domestic bottles, and 34 imported bottles to choose from. Switch it up every game!

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The Fours

166 Canal Street
(617) 720-4455
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Why: Sports Illustrated named them the Best Sports Bar in America a few years ago, enough said. Make sure you last for the late games though, as pizza is 1/2 off after 10:00pm.

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Jerry Remy’s NEW Seaport Location

@ Liberty Wharf
250 Northern Ave
(617) 856-7369
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Why?: It’s impossible to miss a play at the new Jerry Remy’s due to the 40′ wall of 32 LED TV screens. Also, TV’s in the bathrooms, mirrors, stalls, booths (w/ your own remote), behind the bar, on the ceiling. You name it, you’ll see it. Grab a menu and order Mini-Chimi Cheeseburgers, if you like your hoops spicy.

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Champions

@ The Boston Marriot Copley Place
(617) 927-5304
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Why?: Upscale sports bar with one of the greatest collections of local craft beers. Catch the game on a large projection screen or on a semi circle of TV’s that wraps around the space. Bring a group and grab a few Allagash “Triple Reserves” and Harpoon “100 Barrel Series.” Don’t forget the “Champions Sampler” platter with two dozen wings, 8 beef & cheddar sliders, fully loaded waffle fries and stack of onion rings.

Kevin Brown is a senior curator for Gilt City Boston and man about town. Gilt City Boston is “the premier online destination for unique lifestyle experiences”. For more information, check out its website www.giltcity.com/boston.

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