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Updated 12:57 pm, March 16, 2016
Looking for a local bar to cheer on your alma mater while stacking stadium cups and collecting shot glasses? This guide will help you zero in on where to stake out some space on college basketball gamedays.

Bar owners and alumni groups: Don't see your bar included here? We'll be adding to this guide online throughout the season. Send your affiliation and specials to RedEye nightlife and events reporter Heather Schroering for consideration.

Metromix and RedEye's college sports bar guide includes official partnerships with alumni associations in addition to bars owned by alumni and unofficial affiliations declared by bar management.

ALABAMA
Houndstooth Saloon (3369 N. Clark St. 773-244-1166): No specials


BUTLER
Brownstone Tavern & Grill (3937 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-528-3700): $5 22-ounce Miller and Coors stadium cups, $5 Jameson shots, $20 Revolution beer buckets, $2 mini-burgers
Gaslight (2450 N. Clark St. 773-929-7759): $5 Coors Light stadium cups, $6 Blue Moon and Angry Orchard, $5 mini-burgers (3), $6 select pizzas
 

CLEMSON

The Full Shilling (3724 N. Clark St. 773-248-3330): $4 22-ounce domestic stadium cups, $5 UV bombs, $9 domestic pitchers
 

COLORADO

Chop Shop (2033 W. North Ave. 773-537-4440): No specials
 

DUKE
Beer Bistro North (1415 W. Fullerton Ave. 773-525-2727): No specials
 

DAYTON
Standard Bar & Grill (1332 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-904-8615): $15 Coors Light buckets, $5 22-ounce Bud Light drafts, $5 22-ounce Guinness drafts


ILLINOIS
Joe's Bar (940 W. Weed St. 312-337-3486): $4 Bud Light and Coors Light bottles, $6 Ketel One flavored vodka cocktails, $5 Tito’s cocktails, $5 Founders IPA drafts, $5 Fireball shots
Schoolyard Tavern & Grill (3258 N. Southport Ave. 773-528-8226): $5 Miller/Coors stadium cups; $5 Svedka bombs; $5 mini-burgers, mini-turkey burgers, mini-Sriracha chicken (3 each)
The Country Club (3462 N. Clark St. 773-975-2010): $3 Corona Light drafts, $5 Dr. McGillicuddy whiskey shots, $9 Bud Light pitchers
 

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
Flagship (1622 W. Belmont Ave. 773-281-3805): $15 Miller/Coors buckets, $5 Fireball shots
 

INDIANA
Division Ale House (1942 W. Division St. 773-384-6886): $3 Fireball shots
Joe's Bar (940 W. Weed St. 312-337-3486): $4 Bud Light and Coors Light bottles, $6 Ketel One flavored vodka cocktails, $5 Tito’s cocktails, $5 Founders IPA drafts, $5 Fireball shots
Kirkwood (2934 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-770-0700): $5 Miller/Coors and Upland Brewing stadium cups
Sluggers (3540 N. Clark St. 773-248-0055): No specials
 

IOWA

Clover Sports & Leisure (722 W. Grand Ave. 312-344-1934): $4 22-ounce domestic stadium cups, $5 UV bombs, $9 domestic pitchers
Cortland's Garage (1645 W. Cortland St. 773-862-7877): $15 Miller Lite and Coors buckets, $4 Corona and Corona Light bottles
Crossroads Public House (2630 N. Clark St. 773-248-3900): $25 100-ounce Bud Light super tubes, $5 Fireball shots, $18 Miller Lite buckets
Four Shadows (2758 N. Ashland Ave. 773-248-9160): $4 22-ounce domestic stadium cups, $5 UV bombs, $9 domestic pitchers
Jack & Ginger’s (2048 W. Armitage Ave. 773-227-6700): No specials
John Barleycorn Wrigleyville (3524 N. Clark St. 773-549-6000): No specials
Merkle's Bar & Grill (3516 N. Clark St. 773-244-1025): $3 cans, $4 Fireball shots, $5 bombs
Newport Bar & Grill (1344 W. Newport Ave. 773-325-9111): $4 Dr. McGillicuddy apple pie liqueur shots, $5 Fireball shots, $15 domestic buckets
Tallboy Taco (325 W. Huron St. 312-488-4917): $22 “Tourney and Tacos” lunch special available from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday includes guacamole and chips, traditional cheese crisp, your choice of five tacos and two churros.
Tavern on Little Fort (4128 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-360-1869): $5 20-ounce Miller Lite stadium cups, $8 Miller Lite pitchers, $5 Tito’s cocktails
Theory (9 W. Hubbard St. 312-644-0004): $25 Coors Light and Miller Lite buckets (5 16-ounce cans), $6 Miller Lite, Coors Light and Blue Moon stadium cups
 

IOWA STATE
Fizz Bar & Grill (3220 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-348-6088): $4 domestic tall boys (PBR, Miller Lite, Coors Light, Bud Light), $4 Goose Island Green Line pints
  KANSAS
Crossing (2548 N. Southport Ave. 773-327-4900): $5 Miller Lite, Coors and Boulevard unfiltered wheat stadium cups
Lotties Pub
 (1925 W. Cortland St. 773-489-0738): $5 22-ounce Miller/Coors drafts, $5 Dr. McGillicuddy whiskey, $15 party platter with 14-inch cheese pizza, wings and tots
Toons (3857 N. Southport Ave. 773-935-1919): $4 Sierra Nevada Otra Vez pints, $4 Sierra Nevada pale ale tallboy cans, $4.50 pints of Goose Island Green Line

KENTUCKY
The Pony (1638 W. Belmont Ave. 773-828-5055): $5 22-ounce Miller/Coors drafts, $5 Dr. McGillicuddy whiskey, $15 party platter with 14-inch cheese pizza, wings and tots
 

MARQUETTE

Schoolyard Tavern & Grill (3258 N. Southport Ave. 773-528-8226): $5 Miller/Coors stadium cups; $5 Svedka bombs; $5 mini-burgers, mini-turkey burgers, mini-Sriracha chicken (3 each)
 

MIAMI

Flagship (1622 W. Belmont Ave. 773-281-3805): $15 Miller/Coors buckets, $5 Fireball shots
 

MICHIGAN STATE

The Anthem (1725 W. Division St. 773-697-4804): $4 22-ounce Miller Lite drafts, $4 Jameson shots, $6 Tito's vodka cocktails
The Arrogant Frog (1365 W. Fullerton Ave. 773-248-9119): No specials
Corcoran's Grill & Pub (1615 N. Wells St. 312-440-0885): $4 Miller Lite pints, $18 Coors Light buckets, $2 mini-cheeseburgers, $7 wings (8 pieces)
Hidden Shamrock (2723 N. Halsted St. 773-883-0304): $2 Miller/Coors Light drafts, $3 Fireball shots, $4 Bud Light drafts, $5 Shock Top drafts, $5 bloody marys
Mad River (2909 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-935-7500): $4 Miller/Coors drafts; $4 shots of Fireball, Dr. McGillicuddy's and Tijuana Sweet Heat; $15 Miller/Coors pitchers and buckets; $30 buckets with five fireball shots
Old Crow Smokehouse River North (149 W. Kinzie St. 773-348-8899): No specials
The Stretch (3485 N. Clark St. 773-755-3980): $20 domestic tallboy can buckets, $5 Jameson shots
The Tin Lizzie (2483 N. Clark St. 773-549-1132): $15 domestic buckets, $8 32-ounce domestic drafts
Wild Goose (4265 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-281-7112): No specials
 

MISSOURI

Derby (1224 W. Webster Ave. 773-248-0900): $5 Bud Light stadium cups 


NEBRASKA
Division Ale House (1942 W. Division St. 773-384-6886): $3 Fireball shots
 

NORTH CAROLINA

Gamekeepers Tavern & Grill (345 W. Armitage Ave. 773-549-0400): $6 domestic and $9 import drafts


NORTHERN ILLINOIS
Celtic Crown (4301 N. Western Ave. 773-588-1110): $4 22-ounce domestic stadium cups, $5 UV bombs, $9 domestic pitchers
Trophy Room (170 W. Ontario St. 312-600-6920): No specials
 

NOTRE DAME

Citizen (364 W. Erie St. 312-640-1156): $5 stadium cups, $18 Bud Light and Budweiser buckets, half-price chicken strips
Commonwealth Tavern (2000 W. Roscoe St. 773-697-7965): $5 20-ounce Miller Lite stadium cups and $15 Miller and Coors buckets throughout the tournament plus $10 Irish nachos and $5 Jameson on Notre Dame game days
D4 (345 E. Ohio St. 312-624-8385): $6 small plates (pulled chicken quesadillas, Reuben flatbread, buffalo wings, onion rings and parmesan truffle fries), $5 16-ounce Bud Light aluminum bottles
Declan's Irish Pub (1240 N. Wells St. 312-642-5522): No specials
High Noon Saloon (1560 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-227-9339): $5 frozen margaritas, $3 Fireball shots
Racine Plumbing (2642 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-871-1600): $35 Brunch & Booze from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday includes any brunch item plus unlimited bloody marys, mimosas and draft beers.
Tallboy Taco (325 W. Huron St. 312-488-4917): $22 “Tourney and Tacos” lunch special from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday includes guacamole and chips, traditional cheese crisp, your choice of five tacos and two churros
 

OHIO STATE

The Butcher's Tap (3553 N. Southport Ave. 773-325-0123): $4 22-ounce domestic stadium cups, $5 UV bombs
Woodie's Flat (1535 N. Wells St. 312-643-0093): $5 22-ounce Bud Light stadium cups
Old Crow Smokehouse Wrigleyville (3506 N. Clark St. 773-537-4452): No specials
Trophy Room (170 W. Ontario St. 312-600-6920): No specials
Vaughan's Pub (2917 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-281-8188): $3 Miller Lite pints, $15 Coors Light buckets, $6 wings, $2 tacos
 

PURDUE
Fireplace Inn (1448 N. Wells St. 312-664-5264): $20 domestic buckets, $4 Jameson shots, $9 pub burger with select craft beer draft
Waterhouse (3407 N. Paulina St. 773-871-1200): $15 Bud Light buckets, $5 Tullamore Dew shots, $3 Corona Light drafts
The Smoke Daddy (1804 W. Division St. 773-772-6656): $15 domestic buckets
Trinity (2721 N. Halsted St. 773-697-3032): $13 fried pork tenderloin sandwich on brioche with pickles and mayo on Purdue game days
 

SYRACUSE

Gamekeepers Tavern & Grill (345 W. Armitage Ave. 773-549-0400): $6 domestic and $9 import drafts
 

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Diag Bar & Grill (2856 N. Southport Ave. 773-404-8400): $5 22-ounce Bud Light stadium cups
Moe's Cantina River North (155 W. Kinzie St. 312-245-2000): No specials
Rockit Bar & Grill (22 W. Hubbard St. 312-645-6000): No specials; enter a bracket for the chance to win a free burger every week
Rockit Burger Bar (3700 N. Clark St. 773-645-4400): No specials
WestEnd (1326 W. Madison St. 312-981-7100): $6 Miller/Coors stadium cups
 

USC
Highline (169 W. Kinzie St. 312-533-2742): $25 domestic aluminum buckets (5 16-ounce bottles), $5 Fireball shots, $6 mini-burgers (3)
 

VANDERBILT

Fado Irish Pub (100 W. Grand Ave. 312-836-0066): No specials
 

VILLANOVA
Derby (1224 W. Webster Ave. 773-248-0900): $5 Bud Light stadium cups March 18-20
 

VIRGINIA

Lincoln Station (2432 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-472-8100): $4 Founders All Day IPA
 

WISCONSIN

Deuce's & the Diamond Club (3505 N. Clark St. 773-644-5554): $5 Badger Bombs (vodka mixed with Red Bull), $5 Jameson shots, $35 domestic beer table toppers
Fatpour
 (2005 W. Division St. 773-698-8940): $5 Bud Light stadium cups, $5 cheese curds
Kroll's South Loop (1736 S. Michigan Ave. 312-235-1400): $15 domestic buckets
Lotties Pub (1925 W. Cortland St. 773-489-0738): $5 22-ounce Miller/Coors drafts, $5 Dr. McGillicuddy whiskey, $15 party platter with 14-inch cheese pizza, wings and tots
Monty Gaels Tavern & Grill (4356 N. Leavitt St. 773-279-4900): $3 Coors Light pints, $14 domestic buckets, $6 jumbo wing platter, $6 cheese curds, $2 tacos
Prost (2566 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-880-9900): $5 half-liter Deschutes beers, $5 Jack Daniel’s shots and drinks
Ranalli's (1925 N. Lincoln Ave. 312-642-4700): $5 Miller/Coors/Leinenkugel stadium cups, $5 Fireball shots, $10 12-inch pizzas (up to 2 toppings)
Stout Barrel House & Galley (642 N. Clark St. 312-475-1390): $5 brats, $5 cheese curd basket, $5 Soco Lime shots, $5 Jameson shots, $6 22-ounce Miller Lite drafts, $8 22-ounce bloody marys
 

XAVIER

Merkle's Bar & Grill (3516 N. Clark St. 773-244-1025): $3 cans, $4 Fireball shots, $5 bombs
 

BIG TEN
Beer Bistro North (1415 W. Fullerton Ave. 773-525-2727): No specials
Fizz Bar & Grill (3220 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-348-6088): $4 domestic tall boys (PBR, Miller Lite, Coors Light, Bud Light), $4 Goose Island Green Line pints
Mac's American Pub (1801 W. Division St. 773-782-4400): $5 Coors Banquet and Miller Lite stadium cups
Tuman's Tap & Grill (2159 W. Chicago Ave. 773-782-1400): $10 Coors Light pitchers
 

UNAFFILIATED BARS WITH NCAA SPECIALS

Beef & Barley (3001 N. Ashland Ave. 773-248-0990): $11.95 marinated jalapeno wings with spicy garlic rub, $7.95 glass of bacon, $9.95 social nachos (cheddar queso, guacamole, toppings), $13.95 Captain calamari (coated with Cap’n Crunch, served with honey-cherry pepper relish)
Benchmark (1510 N. Wells St. 312-649-9640): $25 domestic aluminum buckets (5 in a bucket), $30 Revolution and Lagunitas buckets (5 in a bucket)
Blackfinn Ameripub (65 W. Kinzie St. 312-836-0290): $4.50 drafts or $25 100-ounce towers of Coors Light and Miller Lite, $5.50 drafts or $31 100-ounce towers of Blue Moon, $6 Bacardi drinks
The Boundary (1932 W. Division St. 773-278-1919): $10.99 buffalo chicken rolls, $13.99 chicken nachos
Bull & Bear (431 N. Wells St. 312-527-5973): $15 buckets of Bud Light, Budweiser or Michelob Ultra; $6 22-ounce Bud Light drafts; $5 16-ounce Bud Light aluminum bottles, $12 classic single (hamburger with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, secret sauce, pickles), $14 double patty, $11 chili mac ‘n’ cheese, $13 wings
Clark Street Dog (3040 N. Clark St. 773-281-6690): $12 Three-Point Play special includes a small order of wings, shot of Jameson and Ale Syndicate draft; during Final Four, bar guests enjoy complimentary hot dog and boneless wing buffet at halftime, $3.50 Goose Island and Ale Syndicate drafts and $5 Jameson shots
Compass Bar (433 W. Diversey Parkway 773-248-3230): $6 chicken tenders, $15 domestic buckets (5 in a bucket), $20 craft beer buckets (5 in a bucket)
Emerald Loop (216 N. Wabash Ave. 312-263-0200): $4.50 Miller Lite pints, $18 Coors Light buckets, $2 mini-cheeseburgers, $7 wings (8 pieces)
Fairways (1141 W. Armitage Ave. 773-698-6020): $18 game-day buckets, $5 Jameson and Fireball
The Fifty/50 (2047 W. Division St. 773-489-5050): $6 Jameson shots; $8 Vegas bombs; $6 Fireball shots; $6 Ketel One cocktails; $16-$22 buckets of Founders All Day IPA, Revolution Bottom Up Wit or Dale’s pale ale
Fremont (15 W. Illinois St. 312-874-7270): $25 Miller or Coors Light tallboy buckets, $5 pints, $10 Sriracha wings, $10 mini-prime burgers
Frontier (1072 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-772-4322): $5 Lagunitas, $4 Miller High Life, $100 off whole pig parties
The Harding Tavern (2732 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-697-9340): $5 Stone Brewing IPA
Howells & Hood (435 N. Michigan Ave. 312-262-5310): $14 mini-bacon hot dogs, $12 bologna smalls (bologna, Big Ed's gouda mornay and cornichon)
Jake Melnick's Corner Tap (41 E. Superior St. 312-266-0400): $14.95 March Madness burger (9-ounce beef burger topped with pepper jack cheese, bacon and a fried egg between two grilled cheese sandwiches)
Lincoln Avenue Social (2263 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-348-7200): $4 drafts, $15 buckets
Mahoney's Pub & Grille (551 N. Ogden Ave. 312-733-2121): $15 domestic buckets, $10 Coors Light pitchers, $5 Jameson, $5 Fireball, $5 UV bombs
Old Town Pour House (1419 N. Wells St. 312-477-2800): $8 Idaho potato skins, $13 bourbon chipotle wings, $14 steak sandwiches
Old Town Social (455 W. North Ave. 312-266-2277): $4 PBR
Pitchfork Food & Saloon (2922 W. Irving Park Road 773-866-2010): $15 Bud Light buckets, $5 Tullamore Dew, $6 popcorn chicken
Public House (400 N. State St. 312-265-1240): $20 buckets of Bud Light, Budweiser and Michelob Ultra; $6 22-ounce Bud Light drafts; $5 16-ounce Bud Light aluminum bottles; $9 Ketle One bloody marys (add 8-ounce Bud Light for $3), $10 Washington Apple shots made with Crown Royal apple, $12 crispy chicken wings, $14 mini P-House burgers, $8 Load It Yourself nachos
State and Lake (201 N. State St. 312-239-9400): $25 Bud Light buckets, $4 4-ounce tasting glasses of beer, $24 beer flights (8)
Ravens (2326 N. Clark St. 773-348-1774): $4.50 Goose Island Green Line pints, $8 car bombs, free popcorn
Remington's (20 N. Michigan Ave. 312-782-6000): $4 drafts, $5 red and white wine by the glass
Sheffield's (3258 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-281-4989): $20 mix-and-match Oskar Blues buckets, $5 featured Coronado Brewing drafts
Replay Andersonville (5358 N. Clark St.): Buffalo, Beer and Basketball special available 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday March 14-27 includes a Bud Light with your choice of a buffalo chicken wrap, buffalo wings or buffalo burger
Sidebar Grille (221 N. LaSalle St. 312-739-3900): $10 boneless wings, $3 mini-Merkts cheddar burgers, $5 soft pretzels, 20-ounce drafts priced as pints
Whirlyball (1825 W. Webster Ave. 773-486-7777): $1 off select drafts
The Windsor (160 E. Huron St. 312-943-7777): $3 drafts, $5 red and white wine by the glass
Zoom Pizza Factory (2156 N. Clybourn Ave. 773-857-3979): 10 percent off to diners who wear their college gear to the restaurant

Additional reporting by Eat & Drink editor Morgan Olsen.

Bar owners and alumni groups: Don't see your bar included here? We'll be adding to this guide throughout the season. Contact RedEye nightlife reporter Heather Schroering for consideration.