We see you working. Harder than usual, even. Because come Thursday, your productivity is going to, well,
plummet. And because your office’s Q1 performance is really none of our concern, we thought we’d help
you out with this hour-by-hour road map to enjoying a full day of hoops.
Just in case you can’t get down to New Orleans for the Final Four, Bayou is dishing out bowls of gumbo
anytime you order up an Abita beer (which shouldn’t be a problem). Given the weather report, you’ll want
to hang on the patio, where they’re setting up TVs. It’s like Mardi Gras and Madness in one.
2:10PM, MONTANA VS. WISCONSIN
At Curtis Draper, You’re Red Auerbach
So confident are you that you’ll hit your two-team parlay in the afternoon, we wouldn’t put it past you
to light up your victory cigar during the games. Here to help: this downtown tobacco den, providing
you with all the leather club chairs and rare Hondurans you need to go along with Jim Nantz.
4:40PM, VANDERBILT VS. HARVARD
Pitchers and Pies at Mellow Mushroom
This one’s a cerebral matchup, so time to feed your head with $10 pitchers of Shiner Bock and $12
one-topping pizzas at the Mushroom’s TV-laden upstairs bar. If you’re really feeling witty, they’re
extending the normal happy hour specials on drinks, beer and cheese bread to seven hours.
7:15PM, VCU VS. WICHITA STATE
Bar Games and Microbrews at Iron Horse
By now, your competitive juices should be flowing. Enter Iron Horse, with its plethora of shufflepuck,
skee-ball and arcade games. Oh, but let’s not forget the 20 draft lines with some limited-edition craft
brews. Knock two bucks off until 8pm. Otherwise known as halftime.
9:57PM, COLORADO VS. UNLV
Pitchers and a Projector at Mason Inn
Glover Park’s Southern-fried sports bar is opening early, with $9 pitchers and $5 car bombs all day while
you catch the games on their projection TV and flat-screens. And if you’d rather hear less of Greg Gumbel,
local Southern rockers the Morrison Brothers Band will be taking the stage after the final horn.