The 4 Best Bars To Watch The National Championship Game In Madison

Worried about missing a second of your Wisconsin Badgers' battle with Duke for the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship? Looking for a place that mixes great food, lots of alcohol, and a gameday atmopshere that gets your blood pumping. Here’s our list of the The 4 Best Bars To Watch The National Championship Game In Madison.

The Great Dane

123 E Doty St.

Madison, WI 53703

(608) 284-0000

A Madison staple in the truest sense, the folks over at The Great Dane brew their own craft beers. Let that sink in. Beer made on site, mixed with a blissfully food coma-inducing dinner menu and multiple televisions, makes for the ultimate Wisconsin basketball viewing party. Be sure to get their early and stake out a spot -- this is the quinessential local favorite and it will fill up with the quickness.


602 University Ave.

Madison, WI 53715

(608) 256-5204

While Monday night's championship game won't bring with it FREE BACON and $1 cans of beer at Wando's (that's a Tuesday thang), this is the right place at the right time to let out your inner and/or college student with the perfect mixture of alcohol, TVs, and unfiltered Badgers pride. It's got a solid frat bar vibe, which shouldn't be too much of a problem for diehard Wisconsin fans looking for a good time.

State Street Brats

603 State St.

Madison, WI 53703

(608) 255-5544

Google the search phrases "Madison" and "best place to watch the Badgers," and State Street Brats will always be at or near the top of every list you find. This is for a damn good reason. No sports bar in Madison bleeds Badger red quite like State Street Brats. Don't believe us? Why don't you chomp down on a red bratwurst, dizzy yourself with the most raucously awesome array of Wisconsin fans outside of the Kohl Center, and see for yourself?

The Echo Tap & Grill

554 W. Main St

Madison, WI 53703

(608) 256-6928

Once a busy hub for train passengers going to and fro from the historic Milwaukee Road Station in Madison, Echo Tap has morphed into a top-shelf Wisconsin Badgers fan hangout. How much do they love Badgers fans at Echo Tap? During football season, they give away two pairs of tickets to every home football game. That sort of Badger spirit, mixed with a diverse beer selection, should put the Echo Tap on the shortlist for the "Frank the Tank" in you.

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