How To Find The Best NCAA Tournament Sports Bars In Gainesville

February 1st, 2017 by

March Madness officially returns to Central Florida as Orlando’s Amway Center will host the 1st and 2nd-round of the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship March 16 & 18. Interest in the games is running high at UF, and throughout Gainesville and vicinity. But as everyone knows, tickets are both expensive and hard to get. Which begs the question: Where are the best places to watch the 1st and 2nd-round games in and around Gainesville? Read on for our 7 top picks.

  1. The Brass Tap, 3833 SW Archer Road, Bldg. B Gainesville 32608best-sports-bars-gainesville-fl

Arguably one of the most popular watering holes in Gainesville, the Brass Tap is the perfect place to catch all the NCAA hoops action. Wide-screen TVs, a delicious menu, and an extensive selection of beers make the Brass Tap a standout.

  1. Gator’s Dockside of Gainesville, 3842 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville, 32607


Another fan favorite, Gator’s Dockside gives you lots to cheer about. Huge TVs and great wings, steaks and seafood make this one of the area’s more popular sports bars.

  1. Gator City Sports Grill, 1728 W. Univ. Ave. Gainesville 32603




Gator Spirit reigns at this popular hotspot. Catch all the NCAA tourney action on one of many screens and enjoy the raucous vibe.

  1. Miller’s Ale House Gainesville, 3950 SW Archer Road, Gainesville 32608



This well-known chain doesn’t disappoint when tournament time rolls around with plentiful TVs, a huge, menu, and friendly staff.

  1. The Social at Midtown Restaurant & Rooftop Bar, 1728 W. Univ. Ave. Gainesville, 32603



This popular sports bar features tons of big-screen TVs, a hip vibe, and delicious food, making it a great place to catch all the tournament action.

  1. World of Beer, 3265 SW 34th St., Gainesville 32608



Big-screen TVs, terrific food, and a large selection of libations make World of Beer a great place to “hoop” it up during the tournament.

  1. Sal’s Place, 5109 NW 39th Ave. Gainesville, 32606



Sal’s Place has a lot to offer when it comes to watching the NCAA tournament unfold. A large number of big-screen TVs and a lively atmosphere make this local sports bar a winner.

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