March Madness is rapidly approaching (March 14 – April 3), and there's no better way to get into this high-intensity basketball tournament than with a crowd of sports fans. Instead of watching the game from the couch in your Springs at South Broadway apartment, here are the five best places to celebrate March Madness around Rochester:
1. Wildwood Sports Bar & Grill
1517 16th St
Wildwood Sports Bar offers some of the best wings in Rochester. While you can find many bar staples at this establishment, your taste buds will be pleased with some unique menu items like the Waffle BLT, Totchos and Duck Poppers. The bar keeps a wide selection of beers on draft, but if you're feeling sophisticated, try one of their signature martinis.
2. Rooster's Barn & Grill
2280 Superior Dr NW
This casual dining spot in Rochester features all of your favorite comfort food and is known for having the best chicken in town. Oversized TVs are located throughout the restaurant, making it easy to watch the game while you enjoy a meal. Rooster's also offers a nice set of pool tables and dart boards, providing another source of entertainment other than the big game.
3. BB's Pizzaria
3456 E Circle Dr NE
Looking for a change from traditional bar food? BB's Pizzaria offers some of the best pizza in the area and serves up large portions for a small price. In addition to being a great place to bring the family to watch the March Madness tournament, BB's features some attractive menu options for the health-conscious.
4. Beetle’s Bar & Grill
230 20th Ave SW
The traditional American menu, beer selection and happy hour cocktails make Beetle’s a natural place to gather to watch the game. Indoor and outdoor dining is available, although the spacious interior is your best bet during the March Madness tournament. Your visit to Beetle’s will never be dull, and you can count on there always being a crowd of sports fans to watch the big game with you.
5. Fat Willy's
4325 Maine Ave SE
This casual burger joint/sports bar boasts a garage-like ambiance, making you feel as though you stopped by your friend's house to catch the game. You can't come to Fat Willy's and not try their shrimp boil, which is a mix of shrimp, vegetables, sausage and a few other ingredients that make this meal a house specialty. Shrimp boils are available for parties of four or more. TVs are located throughout Fat Willy's, so you can enjoy a good meal without missing the game.
Are we missing your favorite place to watch the March Madness tournament in Rochester from this list? If so, please leave your suggestions in our comments section below.