March Mess Around Downtown Madness


Welcome back to Mess Around Downtown!

The days of it being completely acceptable to gamble in the office and come back from lunch with a bit of a buzz are upon us Downtowners. College ballers all across the country are playing their hearts out and The Mess Around is here to give you the scoop on where to watch these mad hoops. Below are Downtown sports bars where you can catch the action and find some deals. Don’t be afraid to email me at to let me know about new retailers or changes to existing retailers. Thanks.


1834 Bar & Burger – 62 Pearl Street: 212-248-4848

Go downstairs at 1834 where the flatscreens are plentiful and the beer flows like wine. Chef Diane Dimeo (winner of Food Network’s “Chopped”) has created a new mouth watering burger menu. This newly redesigned space gave me the feeling that I was in an old-school burgeria fused with an upscale man cave. It’s a good thing, trust me. They’re celebrating March Madness with a $5 burger and beer combo special, $4 drafts and 2 for 1 deals. Check it.


85 West Sports Lounge85 West Street: 212-266-6128

Feeling Classy? You need to get down to the business of rooting for your team from the comfort of a leather sofa at this upscale sports watching facility. Sip on a $5 draft of Bud Light or Bass when the tournament is on. But wait, that draft is only $4 if you’re sporting your college team’s gear. Now we’re talking. They’ll feature daily food specials throughout the tournament as well.


The Beekman Pub15 Beekman Street: 212-732-7333

Plenty of B-ball and large screen televisions to go around for everyone at this friendly Irish pub. The locals love this joint and there is never a shortage of  deals to be had. Stop in during any game at any time for happy hour prices.


Beckett’s – 81 Pearl Street: 212-269-1001

This is the place to watch sports on Stone Street. If you disagree with me, you are more than welcome to take it up with one of their 9 foot televisions. They also have twenty-six 50 inch screens. Yes, it’s for real and $5 Stella Artois is real too.


Liam’s Pub – 90 Fulton Street: 646-241-9105

This joint used to be called Exchange and is now under new ownership. They love soccer here but are tuning their Direct TV dishes to every single NCAA tournament game. While you’re watching: play darts, beer pong, and pool. Their menu is in the process of being upgraded, but if you ask nicely they may have some leftover corned beef and cabbage from yesterday for you.


Warren 77 – 77 Warren Street: 212-277-8994

This is a sports bar owned by a sports star. They’ll only be playing the tournament games that will be on CBS (which is most of them), but I forgive them because their mac n’ cheese is addictive and I feel cool when I’m in here. You can check their TV events schedule here.


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