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March Madness Frenzy: Cheering on Your Team!

DFW’s energy explodes during March Madness, the single-elimination NCAA basketball tournament. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a newcomer navigating the city, here’s how to experience the exhilarating atmosphere:

Hosting the Madness:

  • Optimize Your Space: Transform your home into a basketball haven. Decorate with team colors and set up a comfortable viewing area. Utilize furniture strategically for optimal seating and consider a projector for a larger-than-life experience.
  • Fuel the Excitement: Prepare delicious snacks and beverages. Consider offering classic concession stand fare like popcorn, nachos, and wings, or explore catering options for a hassle-free feast. Share your March Madness experiences on social media using relevant hashtags and local business tags.
  • Engage Your Guests: Incorporate interactive elements. Create a “bracket pool” where guests predict winners and award prizes. Organize mini games during commercial breaks like trivia or a free-throw challenge.

Partying Like a Champion:

  • Embrace the Buzz: Wear your team’s jersey or colors and arrive early to secure a good spot. Mingle with fellow fans, discuss the games, and enjoy the camaraderie.
  • Local Events: Many restaurants and bars host viewing parties with special promotions, ensuring a lively atmosphere. Here are some restaurants, bars, and event centers hosting March Madness events for families and fans of all ages throughout DFW for the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments:
    • American Airlines Center: While tickets might be required, the American Airlines Center in Dallas will be hosting the South Regional of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, offering an electric atmosphere for fans of all ages.
    • Puttery: This entertainment venue combines miniature golf with a restaurant and bar. They offer a fun and interactive atmosphere for families, with plenty of TVs to catch the games. They have a menu with kid-friendly options like pizzas, burgers, and appetizers.
    • Main Event: This entertainment center provides a variety of activities like bowling, laser tag, and games, along with a restaurant and bar. They often have special packages for families watching sporting events, making it a great option for March Madness.
    • Dave & Buster’s: Similar to the Austin location, Dave & Buster’s in DFW offers a large selection of video games, a sports bar, and a restaurant. They provide special packages for groups watching sporting events, making it a lively place to enjoy March Madness with the family.
    • Twin Peaks: This restaurant chain features a lodge-themed atmosphere with large TVs and a lively crowd during sporting events. They have a menu with American comfort food, making it a popular spot for catching March Madness.
    • Buffalo Wild Wings: A go-to spot for watching sports, Buffalo Wild Wings offers a wide selection of wings, burgers, and other casual fare. The energetic atmosphere and multiple TVs make it a fun place to cheer on your team with friends and family.
    • Cinemark: Select Cinemark theatres feature comfortable seating, large screens, and premium food and beverage options. They sometimes show sporting events, including March Madness, offering a unique movie-theater experience for the whole family.

Beyond the Game:

  • Network with Fellow Fans: Strike up conversations with people who share your passion for basketball. This can lead to new friendships and potential business connections within the DFW community.
  • Embrace the Metroplex’s Spirit: Immerse yourself in the city’s contagious energy. March Madness provides a unique opportunity to connect with the vibrant DFW community and experience the metroplex’s dynamic spirit.


NCAA Women’s Basketball details here.      NCAA Men’s Basketball details here.