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Top Tahoe South Sports Bars for March Madness

When it comes to celebrating early spring at Tahoe South, Mother Nature usually brings us a series of winter storms locals refer to as "Miracle March." These storms have been known to drop several feet of snow, making Lake Tahoe's spring skiing the best in the West. With the storms that have hit us this Feb-uburied, it leaves us wondering what March will bring. One thing we do know, it’ll bring us the best of the NCAA!

The timing of these storms usually happen, ironically, during another miracle time of the year, NCAA Basketball March Madness. You can ski all day in March, taking in the best snow conditions anywhere, and afterward head to the top sports bars where locals go to watch basketball playoff action.

The 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament will involve 68 teams playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. The 78th edition of the tournament is scheduled to begin on March 15, 2016, and will conclude with the championship game on April 4 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. | Credit Wikipedia

The 2019 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament will involve 68 teams playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. The 81st edition of the tournament is scheduled to begin on March 19, 2019, and will conclude with the championship game on April 8 at U.S. Band Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. | Source: Wikipedia

Our recommended spots are:

Lucky Beaver Bar and Burger

Lucky Beaver lake tahoe restaurant

Lucky Beaver Bar and Burger feature exceptional people, drinks & one-of-a-kind burgers. | Photo: Lucky Beaver Bar and Burger

Burgers, beer, and basketball -- what more could one ask for? Grab a seat at the 42-foot long bar that is equipped with gaming machines and watch your favorite teams on several flat screen TVs. If you're feeling lucky, the Lucky Beaver has a sports betting kiosk so you'll never lose a seat.

Pick 6 Sports Lounge

Pick 6 Sports Lounge Tahoe

Pick 6 Sports Lounge on Harrison Avenue in South Lake Tahoe | Photo: Tahoe Daily Tribune

Pick 6 Sports Lounge is a two-story sports bar with a focus on good beer and classic food with a twist.  Get transported to a Giants game at AT&T Park with the SF Garlic Fries before diving into the Phelps Pot Stickers or Ricky Henderson Beef Sliders. Cap it off with a Palmer’s Pastrami Burger or the Jamie Anderson Healthy Heart Sandwich (grilled eggplant, roasted peppers, lettuce, tomato, alfalfa sprouts and feta on whole wheat with lemon basil aioli).

Sidelines Sports Pub inside the Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe

Sidelines Sports Pub inside the Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe | Photo: Sidelines Sports Pub

At Sidelines Sports Pub, you can catch your favorite team while sipping on an ice-cold beverage and munching on some sports pub grub. No matter the season, we have the games you want to watch.

Straw Hat Sports Bar and Grill

Known as the “the Locals“ Sports Bar with 20 large HDTVs, a 72-inch HDTV and more than $20,000 worth of sports memorabilia on the walls, this is a March Madness paradise. There's even a special Dish® televised sports package which will cover all the games. Straw Hat has at least 25 beers to choose from, huge pizza & wing selections and a 32-item salad bar.

Sonney's BBQ Shack Bar & Grill

Sonney's BBQ Shack Bar & Grill

Sonney's BBQ Shack Bar & Grill on Emerald Bay Road South Lake Tahoe | Photo: Sonney's BBQ Shack Bar & Grill

Here at Sonney’s BBQ Shack all our meats are cooked Low-n-Slow with Oak, Apple, and other hardwoods to give our meats what we feel is the Best BBQ smoke flavor around. We started smoking the Brisket and Butts while everyone is sleeping, and they stay in the smoke for 12-14 hours. BBQ and Sports what more could you ask for?

Emerald Bay Bar & Grill

Formerly known as Brothers, Emerald Bay Bar & Grill features breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily as well as awesome daily food and happy hour drink specials such as their famous $2.00 tacos and beef sliders, Chili Verde weekend breakfast and Steak and Shrimp Sunday dinner.

Audible's Bar & Grill

Very popular spot with locals and visitors alike! Weekly specials, sports memorabilia and more.

March Mania at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is the Place to Cheer on Your Team. Free Viewing in Vinyl Showroom and Center Bar. March 15-18, March 23-25, March 31-April 2, 2018. Sports Central Drink Specials Starting at $2. Want a reserved table? Call 775.589.7650 for package details. $30 beverage minimum per person.

Wherever you watch the madness, March is sure to be an exciting time to visit South Lake Tahoe!

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