Sacramento is excited to host the first- and second-round games of March Madness at Golden 1 Center. Whether your team is in the NCAA first and second rounds or not, March Madness is a great time to get out and explore the hottest sports bars in Sacramento.

Public House DowntownImage Courtesy of: Public House Downtown

Public House Downtown

1136 16th St.

Located at the corner of 16th and L streets, Public House Downtown offers a unique approach to your average sports bar with its 25 flat-screens and unrivaled sound system. The casual and comfortable ale house has over 60 beers on tap and serves traditional, yet modern American-style dishes such as banh mi sliders, a giant Bavarian pretzel, and pulled pork nachos.


Clubhouse 56

723 56th St.

Clubhouse 56 is a great place to cheer on your favorite team, as they have two movie theater screens and several flat-screen TVs. This East Sacramento sports bar also offers a number of beers, wines, and craft cocktails alongside fresh, locally sourced classic bar food favorites from some of the best chefs in the region.


Republic Bar and Grill

908 15th St.

Located in the heart of Midtown, Republic Bar and Grill is the perfect place to meet up with friends and watch March Madness. Dine on small bites and sip on craft cocktails, beers, and more as you watch the game on one of Republic’s many flat-screen TVs.


Field House American Sports Pub

131 Fulton Ave. Suite D

Grab your friends and head to Field House American Sports Pub in Arden-Arcade. From street tacos, to potato skins, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, and several different types of fries, Field House American Sports Pub has just about every bar food favorite you can think of. Pair your array of bar bites with one of Field House’s craft cocktails, wines, or 14 different beers on tap to make it a true game-day experience.  


Barwest Midtown

2724 J St.

If you’re looking for a fun and lively atmosphere to watch March Madness, look no further than Barwest Midtown. With a 75-foot big-screen TV, plenty of small bites, and dozens of craft cocktails, you’re guaranteed to have the perfect game day experience. Going out with a group? Be sure to try one of Barwest’s 96 oz. cocktail fishbowls for everyone to share.


Tropics Ale House Midtown

2001 J St.

Experience a little slice of paradise on game day at Tropics Ale House Midtown. This Honolulu-inspired bar brings the taste and feeling of the tropical Islands right here to Sacramento. Grab your crew and enjoy tropical drinks and dozens of different pupus as you cheer on your favorite team.


Sauced BBQ & Spirits

Restaurant Pictured: Sauced BBQ & Spirits

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Other Great Places to Watch the Game:

Chargin’s Bar & Grill | 4900 J St.

Cheaters Sports Bar | 3221 Folsom Blvd.

Henry’s Lounge | 2019 O St.

Idle Hour Sports Bar | 6816 Fruitridge Road

Kick’n Mule Restaurant and Sports Bar | 2901 W Capitol Ave.

Midtown Gastrobar | 1616 J St.

Pitch and Fiddle | 8704 La Riviera Dr.

Punch Bowl Social | 500 J St. Suite 100

Sauced BBQ & Spirits | 1028 7th St.

Stingers Sports Pub | 7890 La Riviera Dr.

Twin Peaks | 535 Howe Ave.

University of Beer | 1510 16th St. #300


In town for March Madness and looking for other things to do? Check out our March Madness Itinerary.