Top Sports Bars for Watching the Madness

March 10, 2016

The madness of March is here! Sports fans are looking for the best places in the area to cheer on their favorite college teams. So wear your team colors with pride, order your favorite beverage and a tasty snack, and kick back at any of these great local sports bars. Please note that the following are listed in alphabetical order:

Cheers Sports Bar & Grill - Cheers is a local hotspot with 14 screens featuring DirecTV’s ultimate sports package.
Featured special: A variety of food and drink specials during tournament games.

Cleats Club Seat Grille - With all of their sauces and dry rubs, personally crafted and manufactured, wings are what they do best. The result is a flavor profile unique to what Cleats say are the world's best wings.
Featured special: $1 Labatt draft pints during all games with a food purchase. Food specials will change daily throughout the tournament.

Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar - This establishment offers a vibrant yet casual atmosphere for families and sports fans alike. The menu features Lake Erie perch and walleye, choice cut steaks, hefty burgers, and the locally famous Cameo Pizza.

Erie Social Shuffleboard Club & Bar - Catch the madness of March on two large projection screens! Get your competition on by playing shuffleboard, darts, or life-size Jenga during the big game.
Featured special: $10 domestic buckets during all tournament games.

Manny's Sports Tavern & Grille - This locally-owned and operated full service bar offers a wide selection of craft brews and fresh, hand-made burgers and sandwiches.

Quaker Steak & Lube - Quaker Steak offers award-winning ribs & burgers, tempting street foods, plus some of the best wings in the area with your choice of 25 signature sauces.

Rudy's Bar and Grill - Enjoy a wide variety of beers, mixed drinks, and delicious homemade food, including soups, chips, hummus, and fresh hot sandwiches.

Small City Taphouse - Small City Taphouse is a downtown Sandusky institution for both craft beer lovers and raw fish fanatics. With 44 beers on-tap and tons of TVs, make sushi your new game-time snack!

Thirsty Pony - Labeled as “awesome eats with an attitude” this family-friendly sports bar features the excitement of off-track betting along with delicious food and drinks. The menu features juicy hand-packed burgers and Frickers’ famous frickin’ chicken wings.
Featured special: $2 pints of domestic drafts during all tournament games

What is your favorite sports bar in the Shores & Islands? Let us know in the comments where you go to watch the big games!

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