Brooklyn Hangouts to Hit Up During March Madness

March Madness basketball is officially here! Although the first and second rounds came and went at the Barclays Center, there is still time to get in on the action. Whether your favorite college basketball team is playing or not, March Madness is a great excuse to get with friends to celebrate and catch a game. With so many great bars and restaurants around Brookyln, we thought we’d be a good friend and round up a few of our favorites.

The Pacific Standard



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The Pacific Standard is one of those bars that will have you coming back for more. With a relaxed and playful atmosphere, The Pacific Standard keeps customers and sports fans satisfied with featured beers, weekly happy hours and great bar events. Their laid-back, California style is perfect for New Yorkers who want a change of scenery.

4Th Avenue Pub


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The 4th Ave Pub is an awesome spot to meet up before or after any March Madness game. With an extremely impressive variety of beers and cocktails, Barclays Center attendees frequent this pub often.

Bonus: There is unlimited fresh popcorn to snack on before leaving for the game!



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Alchemy is the perfect place to grab appetizers and drinks before a game, especially if you’re in the mood for a low-key and comfortable atmosphere. Happy hour and breakfast keep customers coming back during the off-season.

Mullanes Bar & Grill


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Mullanes is a solid sports bar that we would recommend if you want to watch a few of the games. Complete with nine flat-screens TV’s, sports fans won’t have any problems watching their favorite teams play. Pair that with their late night kitchen and free buffet during happy hour and you may never leave.



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For a delicious Italian meal, there is only one choice. Broccolino has a fun and relaxing environment, where you won’t feel weird wearing your team’s jersey to dinner. It’s perfect for filling up before you head to Mullanes to watch your favorite team.

There are so many amazing dining spots and bars around Brooklyn, that it may be hard to choose just one. Do you have a favorite hangout spot before hitting the Barclays Center? Share you secrets in the comments!



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