Where to Watch March Madness in LA

Chicken Cobb Egg Burger at Public School. Photo courtesy of Public School
Chicken Cobb Egg Burger at Public School. Photo courtesy of Public School

For those who want to follow March Madness, here are some fun places in LA to follow basketball with other fans. Some of these hot spots are offering special deals –

Public School On Tap has a great deal on Monday, April 4th with their NCAA Championship Game promotion. All night Recess offers $4 to $7 food & drink specials, depending on location. Come back on Friday, April 7th to celebrate National Beer Day to get educated with $4 Craft Beer Flights all day in the bar and dining room. This includes IPA/Seasonal Beer/Ale. Specific taps vary by location. Click on www.publicschool310.com

Downtown – 612 Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 622-4500; Culver City 9411 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 558-0414; Sherman Oaks 15300 Ventura Blvd #102G, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (818) 728-9818; Thousand Oaks 120 N Promenade Way, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 (805) 379-3909

Plan Check Photo by Jill Weinlein
Plan Check Photo by Jill Weinlein

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar is having viewing parties during college basketball season in their industrial style, vintage architectural restaurants with multiple flat screen TVs. Order one of the burgers with ketchup leather. The Da Buck Fifty Wings ($2.50 each) seasonings change daily and Wasabi Beer Nuts ($3)  caramelized peanuts and cashews coated with soy sauce, sugar, and wasabi. Both go well with beer, wine and the creative cocktails.

Plan Check’s Double Cut Wing
Plan Check’s Double Cut Wing

Plan Check’s new online ordering and delivery service is available at all restaurant locations within a two miles radius of each location. Customers can access online ordering via Plan Check’s homepage and selecting the delivery icon in the upper right hand corner. Now through April 30, Plan Check patrons can test out the new delivery service with a promo code (DABOMB24) that will automatically deduct $5.00 off the first order.

Locations: 1800 Sawtelle Blvd. LA (310) 444-1411; 351 N. Fairfax Ave.(323) 591-0094 and 1111 Wilshire Blvd. (213) 403-1616 – http://www.plancheck.com.

Plan Check bar nuts - courtesy of Plan Check
Plan Check bar nuts – courtesy of Plan Check

Charcoal Venice is LA’s new neighborhood restaurant from two-star Michelin Chef, Josiah Citrin, and his Chef de Cuisine, Joe Johnson. Enjoy live-fire cuisine amidst a minimalist atmosphere while watching the game on two TV’s. Some of Chef Josiah and Chef Joe’s masterfully-grilled sharable plates include: Cabbage Baked in the Embers ($9.50) – tart yogurt, sumac, and lemon zest, smoked in a Big Green Egg and Smoky Grilled Chicken Wings ($14.50) – Blue Lake beans, almonds, and lemon-infused breadcrumbs. 425 Washington Blvd. Venice (310) 751-6794.

Photo courtesy of Charcol Venice
Photo courtesy of Charcoal Venice

The Club Room at BOA Steakhouse Sunset offers a cool lounge space at West Hollywood’s BOA Steakhouse, which is located adjacent to the restaurant’s bar area. It showcases sophisticated décor and comfortable, oversized furniture situated around a big screen TV – perfect for March Madness viewing. The exclusive menu of savory bites and revamped libations include Blue Crab Toasts ($10) with avocado tartare; Yellowtail Crudo ($12)  with sea beans, radishes, and avocado crema and  The Grand Prix cocktail ($15) – made with premium vodka, Zucca Amaro, Cocchi Americano, elderflower liqueur and lime. 9200 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA · (310) 278-2050 – www.innovativedining.com/restaurants/boa

Grand Prix cocktail - courtesy of BOA Steakhouse
Grand Prix cocktail – courtesy of BOA Steakhouse

ROCK & BREWS is hosting “BATTLE OF THE BREWS” for MARCH MADNESS. The Rock-Inspired Restaurant is Broadcasting All NCAA Tournament Games with Beer Specials through the National Championship game on Monday, April 4. Rock & Brews will also host Battle of the Brews, pitting beers against each other in a tournament-style competition. Guests are invited to vote for their favorite beers to advance to the championship, and the winning beer will win a tap takeover at the restaurant for a day.

Courtesy of Rock & Brews
Courtesy of Rock & Brews

Rock & Brews offers player’s pint upgrades (20 oz pours) of select draft beers during all NCAA tournament games throughout the entire tournament. Each Rock & Brews location features numerous flat screen televisions, making our restaurants the perfect viewing spot for college basketball fans throughout the March Madness tournament. 143 Main Street. For more information, call (310) 615-9890.

Photo cortesy of Holy Cow BBQ
Photo courtesy of Holy Cow BBQ

Holy Cow BBQ is doing a Holy Madness take out deal. Order slow, smoked goodness and get 10% off on all online and mobile app orders – text COW to 33733 to get the app – from April 3 to 6. www.holycowbbq.com – 264 26th Street (across from the Brentwood Country Mart) (310)883-6COW.

Many of this specials were also featured in the March 31 issue of the Beverly Press and Park La Brea News by Jill Weinlein.

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