For many, the March college basketball tournament is one of the most exciting and anticipated sports events of the year. Sixty-eight teams will compete in March Madness — a single elimination tournament over three weeks. Finding a place to watch is a top priority.

Four local Valley venues are offering food and drink specials and great viewing opportunities!

Uptown Alley

Uptown Alley has a new $5 March Mayhem menu that will be available during games! The menu features eight new dishes and 75 cent wings!  A few of the new menu items include:

• South of the Border Mac & Cheese –  mac & cheese, seasoned beef, pico de gallo, crispy tortilla strips

• Bacon jalapeno street dog – grilled quarter pounder hot dog, sweet corn, creamy ranch, jalapenos, bacon and cilantro.

• BBQ pork nachos – hand pulled BBQ pork, cheddar jack cheese, pickled onions, pico de gallo and jalapenos. 

Commemorative mugs are also available for purchase $9 per mug for domestic beer, $10 per mug for imported beer with $3 and $4 refills through April 8. 

Uptown Alley is 60,000 square feet of fun. The entertainment destination in Surprise boasts 40 bowling lanes, two-story laser tag, arcade games, billiards, a sports lounge with a 10 foot projector, multiple large-screen TVs and more! Located at 13525 N. Litchfield Road in Surprise. For more information visit

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks is opening its three Valley locations early at 9 a.m. for game viewing starting March 21. The sports lodge will be serving its brunch menu both during the week and on the weekends. The brunch menu includes breakfast tacos, chicken and waffles and steak & eggs. Drink specials include $3 dollar mimosas & $3 Bloody Mary’s from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., and mix and match buckets of beer for $20. Brackets will also be available for fans to keep up with all the action on the 100 large-screen TVs. Twin Peaks is located at 2135 E Camelback Rd. in Phoenix, 8787 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. in Scottsdale, and 6922 N. 95th Ave. in Glendale. For more information visit

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill combines the traditional values of European and American pubs, creating a gathering place where friends and family can come together to celebrate the excitement of college basketball. The handcrafted food, 25 beers on tap including locally brewed Arizona beers, signatures cocktails will make game watching fun for everyone. Happy Hour specials run seven days a week from 3-6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – close and include $4.95 – $6.95 well drinks, house wine, margaritas and $1 off all draft pints. There are three Valley locations: 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 1041 in Tempe, 7014 E. Camelback Road, Suite 1423 in Scottsdale and 2212 E. Williams Field Road in Gilbert. For more information visit

Dave and Buster’s

Dave and Buster’s Tempe Marketplace is a slam dunk to catch all of the March Madness mania and  you can challenge your friends to a friendly game of Super Shot. On game days only, you and your friends can get unlimited wings & video game play and discounted 22-oz draft beers of Bud Light, Miller or Coors. This is being offered    every Thursday, Friday & Sunday during the tournament: 3/21, 3/22,3/24 & 3/28, 3/29, 3/31 AND Monday 4/8 – the day of National Championship.

Located in the bustling heart of Tempe Marketplace, Dave & Buster’s offers hundreds of the hottest new arcade games,  mouth-watering, chef-crafted creations from the American-style menu, innovative cocktails and huge beer selection. For more information, visit or follow on Facebook to stay up to date with weekly events and specials!