Let’s get ready to rrrummble!  March Madness is in full swing and reaches its pinnacle with the NCAA Final Four and the National Championship game.  Roundball fans need to look no further than Dayton, the epicenter of college basketball, to get in on the action and excitement!  The best place to watch college basketball (OK, we may be biased) is the University of Dayton Arena.   

This year, the University of Dayton Arena once again proudly hosted to the NCAA® First Four® Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament! If you attended the recent First Four games there, you know the Arena was packed with electrified, cheering fans. The seats are incredible, and the amenities - including the giant center jumbotron - are second to none.

Dayton definitely loves college basketball!  Perhaps that is one of the many reasons the University of Dayton Arena has played host to more NCAA® Tournaments than any other facility in the U.S.!  U.D. and the Arena staff know how to throw an excellent NCAA® party, and Greater Daytonian's will have you banking on a sell-out crowd of energized fans.

Now that we've reached the Final Four - and even if your bracket is completely busted - there are plenty of great places to watch the games around the Dayton area.

We've put together a short list of just a few places where you and your basketball-loving friends can go out to watch the Final Four and National Championship games! Where's your favorite place to catch a game? Drop it in the comments!


Dublin Pub

Dublin Pub

Located in the heart of Downtown Dayton this eclectic pub is a well known spot to local basketball fans. With plenty of TV's, it's no wonder the 'basketball fever' viewers get swept up in. Also, depending on the evening you may be able to catch live music!


Milano's Pizza, Subs & Taps (University of Dayton)


Pizza, subs, beer, AND basketball, what’s better than that? Located in the heart of Flyer country Milanos is the ultimate place for basketball fans-- a popular University of Dayton hang-out, you’ll be surrounded by U.D. and enthusiastic basketball fans—you might even feel like you’re in the arena! TV's on every wall so you never miss a thing, and some of the best pizza and subs around so you'll definitely want to grab a bite to eat. Cheers!


Flanagan’s Pub


Flanagan's Pub is THE bar and hangout spot for University of Dayton students, and offers an infectious sports atmosphere during the NCAA tournament.  Plenty of TVs, drinks, grub and enthusiastic basketball fans---what’s not to love?!


Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings

A well-known fan favorite with a location pretty much anywhere you go. But what better location to celebrate college basketball in Dayton with appetizers, wings, beer and lots of TVs than the UD location?


Bunkers Sports Bar & Grill


Bunkers has been voted best place to watch a game in Dayton before and we know why! With TV’s covering the walls, there’s no way to miss a play. That is if you don’t get distracted by the large menu full of mouthwatering American fare.


Oregon Express 

Oregon Express

Cheer on your teams, track your brackets and get into the March Madness®.

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