FYIDC: Final Four Hot Spots

by Editorial

Washington’s playbook on where to watch 2012’s Final Four Tournament.
Jill A. Norris

Photo by Dave Spengler

As judgment day approaches, tensions heighten between sports fans rooting for their favorite March Madness teams. After the Norfolk State over Missouri and Lehigh over Duke upsets, it’s clear that anything can happen in the games that remain. The Final Four is not something that should be casually watched at home, so here are some of the best places for Washingtonians to be a part of the action, thrill and heartbreak that is the NCAA.

Watch And Give

What: Final Four viewing party and charity event
When: Saturday, March 31st, 4:00-10:00pm
Where: The Front Page Restaurant and Grille
Price: $20 minimum door donation fee
Washington Life’s Take: The March Madness Tournament can bring out the bad in basketball lovers, but it can also bring out the good. 10% of sales will benefit Girls Inc. WCDMA and Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership. Raffle prizes range from Nationals tickets to local restaurant gift certificates.

Drink For Cheap

What: March Madness drink specials
When: Game time
Where: Buffalo Billiards
Price: Varies
WL’s Take: If you did not participate in the bracket contest, don’t miss out on all the great drink specials too! Pay only $3.50 for Miller Light and Coors Light drafts and $4.50 Sam Adams and Sam Seasonal Draft.

All-Star Viewing

What: Sports Bar
When: All the time!
Where: Penn Quarter Sports Tavern
Price: Varies
WL’s Take: Despite their lack of March Madness specials, the Penn Quarter Sports Tavern offers basketball fans to ultimate viewing experience. With 19 large flat-screen TVs, two full bars and an outdoor patio, this is the best place to go for the Final Four.

Mad Deals — Seriously

What: Not your ordinary bar
When: Game time
Where: Madhatter
Price: Varies
WL’s Take: Trying to compromise with your boyfriend/girlfriend about where to watch the Final Four? Try Madhatter! Enjoy $6 Red Bull drink specials in the wondrous world of Alice and Wonderland too.

Party Like A Pro

What: Free beer! (potentially)
When: Game time
Where: Town Tavern
Price: Varies
WL’s Take: Watch every game, including the Final Four, at Town Tavern. You can even b0ok your own game-watching party in advance and get a pitcher on the house!

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