The Gonzaga Bulldogs, North Carolina Tar Heels, South Carolina Gamecocks, and the Oregon Ducks stand alone in the Final Four of the 2017 NCAA March Madness Tournament. With each school looking to punch their ticket to the big dance, college basketball fans around the country are about to be treated to some exciting matchups.
In fact, in the teams’ home cities – Charlotte, North Carolina; Columbia, South Carolina; Eugene, Oregon; and Spokane, Washington – ardent supporters are ready to gather with fellow students, faculty, staff, and alumni to cheer on their teams from afar. Here are just a few of the places the most excited fans will be this weekend to wear their colors with pride, cheer on their teams, and consume delicious bites and brews.
Charlotte, North Carolina – University of North Carolina
Picasso’s Sports Cafe
Plenty of happy Tar Heels fans have made Picasso’s their preferred watering hole, and with a killer wings and tots combo, who can blame them?
If you want some fantastic food options, like a pork belly taco, at a place that’s been excited about March Madness since there were 64 teams, Draught in Charlotte should be right up your alley.
Spokane, Washington – Gonzaga University
EPIC at Northern Quest Resort & Casino
While it’s connected to the Northern Quest Resort & Casino, EPIC offers ginormous video displays and several different types of foods to satiate any fan, such as Kobe meatloaf and a burger named Gut Buster.
Jack & Dan’s Bar and Grill
Locals love Jack and Dan’s, and you’ll find an incredible Bloody Mary to enjoy during the game. You may need the whole first half to finish one!
Columbia, South Carolina – University of South Carolina
Gamecocks flock to the Tin Roof for good times with great friends and delectable offerings, such as brisket cheddar mac & cheese.
Yesterdays Restaurant & Tavern
It’s not all about the main course when selecting a place to watch the game – sometimes it should be about the dessert. Yesterdays boasts an amazing apple pie that looks like it should have won a blue ribbon prize at a state fair.
Eugene, Oregon – University of Oregon
The Bier Stein
Here’s a place that offers more than just wings for game time; they even have offerings for those with different diets. Yes, that includes some delicious-looking vegan nachos.
Bill & Tim’s Barbeque & Tap House
If you’re looking to stock up your house for a watch party, you’ll want to grab your food from Bill & Tim’s Barbeque & Tap House. They offer up some excellent barbeque for the discerning carnivore.
Whether you’re getting barbeque or comfort food, there are plenty of options to select from when it comes to planning your game day. What doesn’t need a second thought? Determining where to buy that next jersey or sports accessory for your school. Fanatics is the best place for officially licensed NCAA Men’s College Basketball merchandise.