March Madness is making a swoosh into local bars in Orange County as the best college teams battle for the championship. Root for your favorite team this year at Orange County’s best bars to watch the action. Check out our list for the best places to see your team play.
849 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Additional Locations: Brea, Chino Hills, Irvine, Costa Mesa
With locations throughout Orange County, the Yard House is the perfect place to grab a beer with friends and watch as March Madness takes hold of the country. Known for its wide and plentiful selection of beers, the Yard House offers a great happy hour along with other cocktails and American cuisine. And, with 150-200 beers on top depending on the location you go to, you can be sure of a good time. Each location comes complete with large TV’s and a fun environment to watch the action unfold. The Yard House has OC locations in Brea, Chino Hills, Irvine, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa.
Silky Sullivan’s Restaurant & Irish Pub
10201 Slater Ave
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Complete with 16 High Definition Large Televisions, you can be sure of the complete experience at Silky Sullivan’s Restaurant & Irish Pub. Formerly the Fountain Valley Post Office, the pub took over the location in 1984 and has been serving up a great time ever since. The bar serves up a great amount of beers and cocktails along with finger foods and other American type bar/pub food.
1545 Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802
The ESPN Zone located in Downtown Disney in Anaheim 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. If you need a break from all of the action, play inside the 10,000-square-foot interactive game room. And, if you’re looking for an outside venue, ESPN Zone features a large outdoor patio with mounted televisions waiting for you to watch the game.
Players Sports Grill
24401 Ridge Route Dr Ste B105
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 & Brewing Company
23641 Vía Linda
Mission Viejo, CA
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 offers 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 as well and it is centrally located in OC. So, if you’re looking for a festive and convenient place to watch March Madness, OC Sports Grill is the perfect venue.
18420 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92612
The bar and lounge at Prego Ristorante has six widescreen televisions for watching March Madness while dining on their authentic Italian cuisine. This Irvine restaurant is known for its beautiful OC business crowd that frequents the bars as well.
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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.