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The Best Seats for March Madness Viewing

You’re going to love the NCAA tournament like Dick Vitale on a 5-Hour Energy bender. Provided you watch it from one of these spots, some of the best in town for taking it all in.

The Bar at Civil Cigar Lounge
FOR GOING ALL RED AUERBACH

The Bar at Civil Cigar Lounge

Sure, you’ll light up a victory smoke after dominating your pool. But first, you’ll light up because you left work at noon. Civil is opening at 11:30am on game days, and the bar gives you a view of two flat-screens... and also their enviable array of brown liquors.

$100 minimum tab to reserve a bar stool, Civil Cigar Lounge, 5335 Wisconsin Ave NW, reserve at 202-364-0800

Table #9 at Cleveland Park Bar & Grill
FOR GOING ALFRESCO

Table #9 at Cleveland Park Bar & Grill

At some point in the next three weeks, it will be warm out. You’ll want outdoor TVs. You’ll find them on this big roof deck, which also has 12 taps and a mean pizza menu. Table #9 is where to get the breeze at your back while you watch the three-pointers rain down.

The Wine Room at Del Frisco’s Grille
FOR A PRIVATE ALUMNI GATHERING

The Wine Room at Del Frisco’s Grille

There are times you want to consort with your fellow bar-goers. Then there are times to hunker down with like-minded fans and shun any opposing colors. For the latter, look to this glass-enclosed wine room, from which you can watch unencumbered before summoning a victory steak.

Atlas Arcade. And Its Run and Gun Game.
FOR SHOOTING THREES OF YOUR OWN

Atlas Arcade. And Its Run and Gun Game.

Here’s the deal: they’ve got this four-person basketball arcade game you can play for free, with NCAA tournament games on a big screen. Here’s the better deal: they’re giving away said arcade game to whoever scores the most points during March Madness. And yes, since you’re wondering, beer = points.

Atlas Arcade, 1236 H St NE, 202-399-2323, see complete rules here

UD Hookup: Drop the password “UrbanDaddy” when you sign up and the bartender will start you off with 13 points.

Table #60 at Lou’s City Bar
FOR SENSORY OVERLOAD

Table #60 at Lou’s City Bar

But maybe you don’t need any bells and whistles. Just a boatload of TVs—23 of them, to be exact, including a 140-inch projection screen right in front of you (aka the Georgetown TV). And if your upset pick doesn’t hit, at least you’ve got pork-belly mac and cheese.

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