Top 5 Sports Bars for Celebrating March Madness in San Antonio

(March 09, 2017) / by Jenny Elbel

basketball game sport player in action isolated on black background.jpegIf football is king in Texas, then basketball is the crown prince. San Antonio sports fans love the Spurs, and in March their attention is fixed on the NCAA college basketball tournament.  Catch March Madness at one of these exciting sports bars near our Springs San Antonio luxury apartment communities.

1. Cover 3
1806 NW Loop 1604 W, San Antonio
210.479.9700
10.9 miles from
Springs at Bandera

When it comes to sports bars, Cover 3 has an impressive pedigree. It was voted 2016's Best Sports Bar by readers of the Express-News, and Texas Monthly named their burger as the Best in Texas. With its open kitchen and upscale menu, this is not your father's sports bar, but rest assured that come tournament time all 32 TVs will be tuned to basketball.

2. Ticket Sports Pub
420 E Houston St, San Antonio
210.222.9722
16 miles from
Springs at Live Oak

How can you go wrong with a sports bar that calls itself "The Ticket?" This lively bar in the historic Houston Street district is Ground Zero for many of San Antonio's most passionate fans. Watch the game on one of the 15 HD TVs as you dine on classic sports fare such as pizza, wings, corn dogs and nachos. Pair your meal with one of dozens of domestic and imported beers in bottles and on tap.

3. The Friendly Spot
943 S Alamo St, San Antonio
210.224.2337
17.5 miles from
Springs at Alamo Ranch

Take the whole family along to The Friendly Spot, which is both kid-friendly and pet-friendly. The vast seating area of this outdoor ice house includes a playground along with a big-screen projection TV. There are a staggering 250 bottled beers and 76 on draft to go along with Texas-centric dishes such as nachos with escabeche and the Blind Pig, a smoked pork BBQ sandwich. All items on the kid’s menu are only $5.

4. Faust Brewing Co.
240 S Seguin Ave, New Braunfels
830.625.7791
4.8 miles from
Springs at Creekside

Enthusiastic customers have referred to Faust Brewing as "the best-kept secret in New Braunfels." The bar has the welcoming warmth of a period brewpub with the modern features of flat-screen TVs and an extensive beer, wine and liquor selection. Food has a true global influence with dishes like Italian and German nachos, pierogies and souvlaki skewers. Be sure to try one of the house microbrews on tap.

5. Hooligan's Bar & Grill
13920 N IH 35, Live Oak
210.654.4444
1 mile from Springs at Live Oak

Hooligan's boasts three bars and an outdoor patio, so there's plenty of room for you and your friends. Enjoy the game over some all-you-can-eat crawfish, which is served beginning at 3 p.m. every Sunday, or dine on traditional wings, burgers and nachos.

Did we miss your favorite sports bar? Let us know in the comments!

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