The 82nd annual March Madness tournament is right around the corner, kicking-off March 17. Below is a list of different promotions, specials and best hang out spots to catch a game in the city.
The Loop restaurant is also celebrating March Madness by offering food and beverage specials all day every game day, including:
½ off all bottles of wine
$4 Fresno Chile Hummus (Za'atar Olive Oil, Pumpkin Seeds, Grilled Pita)
$5 Daily Shot
$5 Patatas Bravas (Spanish-Style Potatoes, Brava Sauce, Garlic Aioli, Pimentón)
$6 Bubbles or Sangría
$7 Cheeseburger (Single Angus Beef Patty, Bacon, Tomato, Lettuce, Mustard Aioli)
$8 Glass of Albariño, Naan flatbread (Roasted Seasonal Vegetables, Celery Root Pureé, Whipped Goat Cheese, Arugula)
$9 rotating Daily Cocktail
$9 Chicken Kabob (Marinated Chicken Thighs, Tahini Hummus, Black Garlic Chimichurri, Roasted Potatoes)
El Che Steakhouse & Bar
The West Loop steakhouse will be rolling out a Malbec Madness competition in conjunction with the tournament. Starting Monday, March 16, eight Malbecs will face off in an epic battle of the bottles. The wine that nets the most by-the-glass sales that week advances to the next round the following week. Fill out your bracket and follow your favorite seed. If you pick the winning Malbec, you’ll be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a Chef’s Counter for Two (Monday-Wednesday). May the best pour win.
1 Seed: Catena Paraje Alamira Malbec, Argentina
2 Seed: Tikal Amorio, Argentina
3 Seed: Vistalba Courte B. , Argentina
4 Seed: Maison Georges 'Le Vassal de Mercues', Cahors France
5 Seed: Milbrandt Malbec, Washington
6 Seed: Altamana Grand Reserva, Chile
7 Seed: Lieu Dit Malbec, California
8 Seed: Clos la Coutale Cahors Malbec, France
During March Madness, Houndstooth will be opening early Thursday and Friday to make sure none of the maddness is missed. Throughout the tournament, enjoy $5 Stadium Cups, $5 Bombs and $7 Double Decker Nachos. Large groups are welcome and private space is available.
During the games, Recess will offer $5 Dobel shots and cocktails, $3 select cans and bottles and $5 drafts. Pair the drink specials with Executive Chef Daniel Weiland’s specialty burger of the week for only $10 or share a platter of jumbo wings with the table for $1 per wing. Guests can create their own bracket for the chance to win a $250 Recess Gift card.
Catch a game in West Town. Available from 5-7pm Tuesday through Friday, and 3-6pm Saturday and Sunday - $5 Krombacher Pilsner boots, $6 featured cocktails and food specials like a $6 big garlic-y pretzel, $6 rib tips, $6 tarte flambee and $12 hot schnitz sandwich.