CHICAGO — The Big Dance of the final 64 NCAA basketball teams is coming up: selection day is Sunday, March 12 and the tournament begins March 14. The Final Four is April 1-3 in Phoenix.
Never too early to get ready.
If you can't make it to the actual games in person (the closest host cities are Milwaukee and Indianapolis) you might want to drop in on these bars and hang with your fellow fans.
Using the top four seeds (as forecast by most bracketologists) and some Midwest favorites, here's a sample. We'll update after the brackets are announced.
Kincade's, 950 W. Armitage
Lottie's Pub, 1925 W. Cortkand St
Theory 9, 9 W. Hubbard.
Sedgewick's, 1935 N. Sedgewick St.
Sully's House, 1501 N. Dayton St.
Mad River, 2909 N. Sheffield Ave.
Goose Island Bew Pub, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave.
Timothy O'Toole's Pub, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct.
The Kerryman, 661 N. Clark St.
High Noon Saloon, 1560 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Irish Oak, 3511 N. Clark St.
High Noon saloon, 1560 N. Clark St.
Will's Northwoods Inn, 3030 N. Racine St.
Kroll's South Loop, 1736 S. Michigan Ave.
Four Farthings Tavern and Grill, 2060 N. Cleveland Ave.
Schoolyard Tavern, 3258 N. Southport St.
Durkins Tavern, 810 W. Diversey