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

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.


The Crossing

1592 Tremont Ave
(617) 487-4851

Why?: Great Mission Hill location + who’s going to complain about 25 cent wings and bucket specials of cold beers?


The Greatest Bar

262 Friend Street
(617) 367-0544

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


Brighton Beer Garden

386 Market Street
(617) 562-6000

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!


The Fours

166 Canal Street
(617) 720-4455

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

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.



@ The Boston Marriot Copley Place
(617) 927-5304

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