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Final Pour

With gracious input from the NYC alumni chapters of nearly every school in the tournament, here's the definitive breakdown of where to drink this March Madness. With bonus fun facts!

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Midwest

#1 Louisville: The Hill
416 Third Ave., nr. 30th St.; 212-481-1712
vs.
#16 Morehead State
Fun Fact: The well-coiffed Rick Pitino is the only coach in NCAA history to lead three different squads (Providence, Kentucky, Louisville) to the Final Four.

#2 Michigan State: Blondie's
212 W. 79th St., nr. Amsterdam Ave.; 212-362-4360
vs.
#15 Robert Morris
Fun Fact: Tom Izzo, Michigan State's nearly-as-well-coiffed-as–Rick Pitino head coach, will shave his head after the tournament, as he promised if his team won the regular-season Big Ten title. Nooooo!

#3 Kansas: The Backpage
1472 Third Ave., at 83rd St.; 212-570-5800
vs.
#14 North Dakota State: Channel 4
58 W. 48th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212 819-0095
Fun Fact: NDSU will own all the heartwarming features: It's the Bisons' first year in D-1, and four years ago, all of their now-seniors red-shirted so they'd have one shot at the tourney. Awwww.

#4 Wake Forest: Brother Jimmy's
1485 Second Ave., at 78th St.; 212-288-0999
vs.
#13 Cleveland State
Fun Fact: Don't tell the Vikings, but Cleveland is, well, not a state.

#5 Utah
vs.
#12 Arizona: Bleecker Heights Tavern
296 Bleecker St., second fl.; 212-675-6157
Fun Fact: In the first season since legendary coach Lute Olson retired, the Wildcats stretched their streak of consecutive tournament appearances to an active-record 25.

#6 West Virginia: The Hill
416 Third Ave., nr. 30th St.; 212-481-1712
vs.
#11 Dayton: Brother Jimmy's Baitshack
1644 Third Ave., at 92nd St.; 212-426-2020
Fun Fact: West Virginia's mascot, the Mountaineer, is one of a select few to carry a weapon.

#7 Boston College: Pat O'Brien's
1701 Second Ave., nr. 88th St.; 212-410-2013
vs.
#11 USC: Galway Hooker
7 E. 36th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-725-2353
Fun Fact: Hope for a blowout: Percy Miller — Lil Romeo! — is a lil-used USC guard.

#8 Ohio State: SideBar
120 E. 15th St., nr. Irving Pl.; 212-677-2900
vs.
#9 Siena: Copper Door Tavern
272 Third Ave., nr. 22nd St.; 212-254-3870


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