Go Mad

Greg Hatem

Slam dunks for NCAA Tournament viewing

by Katherine Poole

It sets in on Selection Sunday, March 11, and rises to its final, fevered pitch Monday, April 2. It is March Madness, and all around the Triangle even our most mild-mannered denizens will succumb to the bracket-busting, house-dividing, lucky-sock-wearing insanity. You can embrace it and follow along at these local watering holes known for solid eats and drinks; large and plentiful screens; and a welcoming atmosphere to all hoops-mad fans. Don’t miss a moment; a few seconds is all it takes to win a championship – sheer madness. Here are a few places across the Triangle, in no order of preference.

RALEIGH / CARY

Carolina Ale House

4512 Falls of Neuse Road

Other locations in Glenwood South, Brier Creek, Cary, and Durham

carolinaalehouse.com

Craft Public House

1040 Tryon Village Drive, Cary

craftpublichouse.com

Hickory Tavern

1156 Parkside Main St., Cary

Other locations in Carrboro
and Holly Springs

thehickorytavern.com

High Park Bar and Grill

625 E. Whitaker Mill Road

highparkbarandgrill.com

Players’ Retreat

105 Oberlin Road

playersretreat.net

Ruckus Pizza, Pasta, and Spirits

1101 Market Center Drive, Cary

Other locations in Cary, Morrisville, Apex, and Raleigh

ruckuspizza.com

Village Drafthouse

428 Daniels St.

villagedrafthouse.com

Woody’s Sports Tavern & Grille

8322 Chapel Hill Road, Cary

woodyssportstavern.com

CHAPEL HILL

Carolina Brewery

480 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

carolinabrewery.com

Italian Pizzeria III (IP3)

508 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

italianpizzeria3.com

Orange County Social Club

108 E. Main St., Carrboro

orangecountysocialclub.com

Top of the Hill

100 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

thetopofthehill.com

DURHAM

Devine’s

904 W. Main St., Durham

devinesdurham.com

Mattie B’s Public House

1125 W. NC Highway 54, Durham

mattiebs.com

Pour Tap Room

202 N. Corcoran St., Durham

durham.pourtaproom.com

Tobacco Road

280 S. Mangum St., Durham

Other locations in Chapel Hill
and Raleigh

tobaccoroadsportscafe.com