March Madness: Best bars to watch local teams

Virginia guard Justin Anderson dunks the ball over Maryland guard Seth Allen and Maryland forward Charles Mitchell in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Sunday, March 10, 2013. Virginia beat Maryland in overtime 61-58. (AP Photo/Norm Shafer)

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WASHINGTON – March Madness is at the forefront of everyone’s minds right now, so why not pick a local sports bar to watch your favorite team? WTOP Living compiles the best college bars for the students in the D.C. area universities to keep up with your school’s team.

George Washington University
Team: George Washington Colonials, Division I
Watch at: McFadden’s Bar and Saloon
2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

Howard University
Team: Howard Bison, Division I
Watch at: Duffy’s Irish Pub
2106 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Georgetown University
Team: Georgetown Hoyas, Division I
Watch at: The Tombs
1226 36th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

American University
Team: American University Eagles, Division I
Watch at: Public Tenley
4611 41st Street NW, Washington, DC 20016

Catholic University
Team: Catholic University Cardinals, Division III
Watch at: San Antonio Bar & Grille
908 12th Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20017

George Mason University
Team: George Mason Patriots, Division I
Watch at: Icons Sports Lounge and Grille
10418 Main St., Fairfax, VA 22030

University of Maryland College Park
Team: Maryland Terrapins, Division I
Watch at: RJ Bentley’s
7323 Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD 20740

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