Where to Watch March Madness 2023 in Lake County

By: Jeff Randolph 03/09/2023

'Tis the season as we start looking forward to the Big Dance. You might be searching for a place to see how the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament plays out in Lake County, so allow us to help.






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The build for dramatic collegiate hoops is here. Watch your upset special and gain bragging rights at one of these fine establishments. Loyola remains the only school from the state of Illinois to win a Men's Division I basketball NCAA tournament. Many people enter the tournament feeling overly confident about their NCAA Men's Division I Basketball selections, and you may leave on day one with your brackets busted.  





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Here is where you can watch March Madness in Lake County.

Southern Lake County Places to Watch March Madness





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28 Mile Distillery 454 Sheridan Rd., Highwood

Beelow's Steakhouse 763 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich

Big Bowl Chinese and Thai 215 Parkway Dr., Lincolnshire

Bill’s Pizza & Pub 624 S. Lake St., Mundelein

Bluegrass Restaurant 2636 Old Deerfield Rd., Highland Park

Bobby's Deerfield 695 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield

Bosacki’s Brewery 610 E. Hawley St., Mundelein

Broken Tee Brewing Company 406 Green Bay Rd., Highwood

Buffalo Creek Brewing Co. 360 Historical Ln., Long Grove





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Cadwell's Grille at Embassy Suites Deerfield 1445 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield

Chatterbox of Long Grove 330 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove

Chessie’s Restaurant 200 Applebee St., Barrington 

Copper Fiddle Distillery 532 W. Route 22, Lake Zurich

Disotto Italian Restaurant 310 Green Bay Rd., Highwood

Dover Strait Seafood House 89 E. U.S. Highway 45, Mundelein

Fat Rosie's Taco and Tequila Bar 940 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire

Half Day Brewing Co. 200 Village Green, Lincolnshire

Jameson's Charhouse 151 E. Townline Rd., Vernon Hills





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Jaxx Bistro at Hyatt Regency 1750 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield

JJ Twigs Wauconda 1200 N. Old Rand Rd., Wauconda

Joanie's Pizzeria of Long Grove 235 Robert Coffin Rd., Long Grove

Karma Pub at Doubletree by Hilton 510 E. Route 83, Mundelein

Lindy's Landing Restaurant & Marina 115 Park St., Wauconda

Liquid Love Brewing Co. 1310 Busch Pkwy., Buffalo Grove  

Maggiano’s Little Italy 307 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills

Mambo Italiano 748 S. Butterfield Rd., Mundelein




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Oaken Bistro and Bar inside The Forester 200 N. Field Dr., Lake Forest

Park Street Street Craft Kitchen and Bar 14 E. Park St., Mundelein

Parkway Grill at Chicago Marriott Suites 2 Parkway North, Deerfield

Ravinia Brewing Company 582 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park

Roaring Table Brewing Co. 739 W. Illinois Route 22, Lake Zurich

The Side Lot 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda

Tighthead Brewery 161 N. Archer Ave., Mundelein

The Village Tavern 135 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove 





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Whirlyball 285 Center Drive, Vernon Hills

Wick N Ore Kitchen and Tap 1260 S. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills

Wildfire Steak, Chops & Seafood 235 Parkway Dr., Lincolnshire

Wild Onion Brewery  22221 N. Pepper Rd., Barrington

Wright’s Brew & Bistro 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire

Northern Lake County Places to Watch March Madness





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9th Hour Brewing Co. 136 Cedar Ave., Lake Villa

129 Center Cut 129 Center St., Grayslake

Bailey's Corner Pub Inside the Inn on Sheridan 2723 Sheridan Rd., Zion

Barnwood Restaurant at Great Wolf Lodge 1700 Nations Dr., Gurnee

Black Lung Brewing 2217 N. Illinois Route 83, Round Lake Beach





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Bill’s Pub North 18945 W. Washington St., Third Lake

Cafe Pomigliano 13860 Rockland Rd., Green Oaks 

Casa Bonita Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar 633 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

The Chocolate Sanctuary 5101 Washington St., Gurnee

Chrissoulas Restaurant 602 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

Club Tiki Bar and Video Slots 3500 Sunset Ave., Waukegan





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El Puerto Mexican Restaurant 200 N. Forest Ave., Fox Lake

Fatmans 36309 N. U.S. Route 41, Gurnee

Giordano’s Pizza Gurnee 7105 Grand Ave., Gurnee

Green Town Tavern 110 S. Genesee St., Waukegan

Harbor Brewing Co. 811 Sheridan Rd., Winthrop Harbor

Harbor Brewing Co. Lake Villa 136 Cedar Ave., Lake Villa

Harbor Kitchen and Tap 1762 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

Jesse Oaks Food and Drink 18490 W. Old Gages Lake Rd., Gages Lake

Jimmy's Charhouse 1413 Peterson Rd., Libertyville

Johnny's Snack Shop 1500 Main St., Antioch

Lakehouse Lake Villa  850 Tower Dr., Lake Villa

Light the Lamp Brewery 2 S. Lake St., Grayslake






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The Lodge of Antioch 899 Main St., Antioch

Lumberjaxe Axe Lounge 216 Peterson Rd., Libertyville

Main Street Social 608 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

The Mexican Paradise Cafe 436 Lake St., Antioch

Mickey Finn’s Brewery 345 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

Nolan's Restaurant at Illinois Beach Hotel 100 Lake Front Dr., Zion.





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Nightshade and Dark's Pandemonium Brewing Co. 216 W. Clayton St., Waukegan  

Oppidan Spirits 220 W. Clayton St., Lot C, Waukegan

O’Toole’s of Libertyville 412 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

O’Toole’s Lake Villa 10 W. Grand Ave., Lake Villa

Oliverii North 384 Lake St., Antioch

Port of Blarney 27843 W. Grass Lake Rd., Antioch

Primo Italian American Cuisine 720 Milwaukee Ave., Gurnee

Rivalry Alehouse 945 Main St., Antioch





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Salutos Pizza & Pasta 7680 Grand Ave., Gurnee

The Shanty Restaurant 38985 N. U.S. Highway 41, Wadsworth

The Shanty South 38905 N. U.S. Highway 41, Wadsworth

The Temporary by American Place 4011 Fountain Square Pl., Waukegan

Timothy O’Tooles’s Pub Gurnee 5572 Grand Ave., Gurnee

The Vine Martini and Wine Bar 101 Center St., Grayslake

Zümbier Brewery 3232 W. Monroe St., Waukegan

To see what else is going on during March Madness and where else to go in the land of lakes, continue here.

Click here to view the top 10 March things to do in Lake County

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