Sure, you could watch the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments from the comfort of your own sofa, but what’s the fun in screaming your fool head off in a quiet house? Go find your tribe – or at least some good pub fare – as you cheer on (or against) teams in the best college sporting event around. The men go from March 14-April 3. The women, with last year’s Final Four Washington Huskies stars Kelsey Plum and Chantel Osahor expected to again go deep – or maybe win it all? – play March 24-April 2.


Bob’s Burgers and Brew

Not only can you enjoy the “Favorite Burger” in Whatcom County as you watch the game, but you can also enjoy a wide selection of beers at Bob’s Burgers. At the downtown Bellingham location, TVs are scattered in the restaurant downstairs and in the upstairs bar section. But if you don’t live near Bellingham, there are also locations in Blaine, Burlington, and Everett, among others.

202 E Holly St. #101, Bellingham


Extremes Sports Grill

Love pizza? Drool over nachos? If you want some savory eats as you watch March Madness, you might want to head over to Extremes Sports Grill, where they have more than 20 TVs to watch the games.

4156 Meridian St., Bellingham


Slo Pitch Sports Grill & Casino

There’s a casino room, poker room, restaurant or bar section to sit and watch the game at Slo Pitch, with more than 20 different TVs throughout the sports grill and casino.  Get a Sample Platter for the crew, complete with chicken strips, mozzarella sticks, fried green beans, veggie and pork egg rolls and onion rings.

3720 Meridian St., Bellingham


Buffalo Wild Wings

This may be the obvious choice for sports fans alike. This restaurant chain has more than 30 TVs and have a seriously good selection of – you guessed it – wings to satisfy most tastes. You have the choice of either traditional Buffalo-NY style wings or boneless wings with Chipotle BBQ, Parmesan Garlic or their own signature Buffalo sauces.

6 Bellis Fair Pkwy. Bellis Fair Mall, Bellingham


Rusty Wagon Old Tyme Food & Beverage Co.

Rustic décor lines the walls of the Rusty Wagon in Lynden, with a good food menu to boot! Enjoy some homemade chicken pot pie and prime rib as you watch the TV located in the bar section.

6937 Hannegan Rd., Lynden


Sports Keg Grill

There’re numerous TVs and great pub food like fish and chips, burgers, fantastic onion rings and jalapeño poppers to munch on as you watch the game. If it’s not too cold you can also enjoy the patio outside.

1660 S Burlington Blvd., Burlington


Train Wreck Bar 

This sports bar is pretty small, but have large booths that can accommodate groups of six to eight people. Great beer selection, lots of yummy food and plenty of TVs to watch the game.

427 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington


Union Tavern – Local 902 

Not only is the staff super friendly, but the bar has a rotating beer and cider list for customers. There are multiple TVs and the bartenders are very accommodating, even for the one person who wants to watch golf.

902 Commercial Ave., Anacortes


North Sound Brewing Co.

If you’re more interested in enjoying a good beer with good company with the game playing in the background, North Sound Brewing is for you. Complete with a taproom and beer garden, this brewing company has a cozy, warm atmosphere.

17406 State Route 536, Mount Vernon


Haley’s Sports Bar and Grill

Located in the cute town of Friday Harbor, Haley’s is a welcoming sports bar with great pub food. Enjoy their crab tater tots as you cheer on your favorite team.

175 Spring St., Friday Harbor

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