Have You Caught March Madness? Head to One of These 4 Bradenton and Sarasota Hotspots

March 08, 2016


March Madness is here! If you’re ready to grab some friends, a pile of chicken wings and some cold beer to sit back and enjoy the game, you’ll find a number of outstanding locations near Springs Apartments in Bradenton and Sarasota. At any one of these four hot spots, you can be certain the games will be televised and the patrons will be cheering on their favorite team.

1. Legends Sports Pub

1816 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota

Head to Legends Sports Pub as they merge March Madness with a Stone IPA Madness Tap Takeover starting at 6 PM. They also have a robust selection of beer and live music for those nights when the games aren't one. Though they don't have an on-site kitchen, you can order from nearby restaurants for quick delivery.

2. Evie's Tavern and Grill

3561 53rd Ave W, Bradenton

Quite simply, Evie's has it all. With large-screen TVs on the main walls and smaller screens over the bar, you’ll undoubtedly be able to see all the action while dining and hanging out here. In between games, you can hit the billiards room or enjoy live music. The restaurant specializes in game-friendly foods, like burgers and pizza, and has a full bar with flavorful drinks.

3. Geckos Grill and Pub

4870 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Gecko's has served some of sports' greatest, including Michael Jordan. This original restaurant is located at The Landings, and has plenty of TVs for watching the tournament games. Traditional grill food and burgers, along with a full bar combine to make Gecko's a relaxing place to sit back, enjoy some drinks and watch the entertainment unfold.

4. Livingston's Bar, Grill, Amusements

5947 Clark Center Ave, Sarasota

Livingston's is a well-known entertainment icon. This locally-owned establishment features a full bar, complete with TVs that are sure to have the game on. When you’re in between games, head into the arcade, play some billiards or take a spin on the go-karts. You’ll be able to spend the entire evening fully engaged and entertained at this 50,000-square-foot fun center.

Do you have a favorite local spot to view the big game? Let the Springs community know by commenting below!

Editor's note: This post was originally published on 3/8/16 and the content has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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