There are plenty of Southern California teams competing in the Big Dance this year: San Diego State, UC Santa Barbara, USC, and UCLA, with the UCLA Bruins among the favorites to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship. But like every year, top-seeded teams are often removed by scrappy schools that want it more — and that’s part of the fun.
The nearly month-long collegiate basketball tournament battles are best experienced with rabid fans, and with plenty of food and drink close by. And while Los Angeles has a wealth of sports bars, not all of them open early enough to watch the games. Here now are 11 sports bars to watch March Madness, with many of them opening around noon, and possibly earlier. Make sure to double-check each bar’s hours and social media before going in to confirm that the bars will be open.Read More