March Madness is making a swoosh into local bars in Orange County as the best college teams battle for the championship. Basketball fans will have the trendiest cocktails in hand to give cheers when their favorite teams make the winning shot.
18420 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92612
The bar and lounge at Prego has six widescreen televisions for watching March Madness while dining on their authentic Italian cuisine. Prego just recently re-opened after a five-month remodel after an accidental fire. The bar has a professional atmosphere where young business professionals can enjoy watching March Madness.
1545 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
The ESPN Zone located in Downtown Disney is the ultimate destination for watching March Madness. Inside of the ESPN Zone is a screening room that features a 16-foot, HD screen surrounded by 12 36-inch televisions. Take a break from the game to play inside the 10,000-square-foot interactive game room. For sports fans looking for an outside venue, the ESPN has a large outdoor patio with mounted televisions to watch the game.
Players Sports Grill
24401 Ridge Route Drive #105B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
The Players Sports Grill has more than 40 HD flat-screen televisions and 20 different beers on tap for watching your favorite team play during March Madness. The bar has a large outdoor patio, comfortable chairs and festive sports decor.
Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company
23641 Via Linda
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
College basketball fans can savor Oggi’s popular pizza while watching the game on one of their 40 flat-screen televisions. Oggi’s offers daily drink and meal specials throughout the week, and has a full service bar with 30 different beers on tap and handcrafted Oggi’s and guest beers.
OC Sports Grill
450 N State College Blvd.
Orange, CA 92868
OC Sports Grill has a long bar with massive televisions mounted to watch the Big Dance while they serve up some refreshing drinks. There is an extensive cocktail and beer menu to satisfy everyone’s desires during the big game. Centrally located in Orange, the OC Sports Grill is a festive and convenient place to watch March Madness.
Shelby is an Orange County Native, and is a freelance writer for multiple magazines and websites around LA and Orange County. She can be found writing daily about the hottest happenings at the OC Mom Blog or on Twitter @OCMomBlog.