It’s time to get your pencils and pens ready, don your favorite team colors and prepare for all of the nonstop excitement associated with March Madness. This year’s 2016 NCAA Men’s Collegiate Basketball Tournament promises to be a real barnburner and your hoops-crazy friends here at Knudtsen Chevrolet, your hometown Post Fall, Idaho new and used car Chevy dealer, don’t want you to miss a minute of the action. So we’ve put together this handy list of the best sports bars and hotspots in Spokane, Post Falls, and Coeur d’ Alene to watch this year’s NCAA Tournament action in our area. (Always drink responsibly.)
But before we get to that, let’s give a big shout out to our hometown ‘Zags. Once again head coach Mark Few has assembled a talented team who are ripping through the West Coast Conference and have a legitimate shot at their 17th straight appearance in the Big Dance. The Bulldogs are tied for the fourth-longest streak of consecutive NCAA postseason appearances in the country. And that’s saying something for a small Catholic university tucked away in eastern Washington that, until recently, not many people have heard of.
While suffering some recent defeats last month to BYU and Saint Mary’s, the Bulldogs still think they can get the job done and again punch their ticket to the postseason tournament. But they’ll have to win the WCC outright, otherwise facing a play-in game in Dayton. The Cougars are also a credible threat to burst Gonzaga’s bubble. So the road to the WCC title and an automatic berth in the tourney may not be as easy as the Bulldogs hoped. But there’s still plenty of reason for optimism with a talented squad that’s come together is playing on all cylinders.
So, good luck ‘Zags. All of us here at your hometown Chevy dealership near Spokane are rooting for you!
Now, let’s get to the business at hand and tell you about our best bets to watch all of the NCAA excitement.
Coeur d’Alene/ Post Falls:
Lounge Fly, 900 N. Hwy 41, Post Falls – You’ll find this cozy locals sports bar in the River City Center. A favorite hangout of Seahawks fans, Lounge Fly, offers lots of TVs and there’s great pizza from Nathan’s a couple of doors down.
The Beacon Pub, 317 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’ Alene – The Beacon Pub offers outdoor seating, lots of flat-screen TVs, thirst-quenching libations, and delicious food in a laid-back atmosphere.
Buffalo Wild Wings, 407 W. Nieder Ave., Coeur d’ Alene – This national chain never disappoints when it comes to lip-smacking wings and a lively, sports-oriented atmosphere. Tons of TVs give you lots of choices to catch the action.
Paddy’s Sports Bar & Grill– Located at 601 W. Appleway Ave., Paddy’s is an authentic Irish pub that offers a rollicking good time. The establishment features 14 TVs, four big-screen projectors, plus several pool tables, and a delicious menu of Irish fare served up in a smoke-free atmosphere.
Capone’s Pub & Grill – With locations in Coeur d’ Alene, Post Falls, and Hayden, the award-winning Capone’s features a menu of made-from-scratch burgers, pizzas, and subs. The décor is filled with an eclectic assortment of sports memorabilia. Watch the games on a huge 75-inch HDTV at their CDA location. Capone’s won the Inlander’s “Best Of” award in 2015 and 2012 and won two Best of Spokane awards in 2014.
Caddyshack – This golf-themed sports bar at 110 W. Prairie Ave. features golf simulators, plenty of TVs, and a great menu of bar favorites.
Rocker Room Sports Bar & Grill 216 E. Coeur d’Alene Ave.– Billing itself as CDA’s “first and only rock ‘n roll themed bar and grill,” Rocker Room features a full bar, extensive menu, lots of games, and two ginormous HDTVs.
The Swinging Doors, 1018 W. Francis, Spokane– This well-known Spokane sports bar institution located at features a real party atmosphere, along with 60 TVs. It’s a consistent #1 “Best of Spokane” award winner.
24 Taps Burgers & Brews, 825 W. Riverside, Spokane – This establishment features gourmet burgers, hand-cut fries, a spacious dining area, and numerous TVs.
Epic Sports Bar & Restaurant, Northern Quest Resort & Casino – Epic has a massive 30-ft. X 10-ft. HDTV of epic proportions to watch the NCAA Tournament. Excellent food & drink and an upstairs cigar bar take your tournament action to the next level.
Borracho Tacos and Tequileria, 211 North Division St. – Ranked the #2 Best Sports Bar in Spokane, this popular eatery serves up authentic Mexican cuisine. You’ll also find lots of TVs to watch the games.
Jack & Dan’s Bar & Grill, 1226 N. Hamilton St., Spokane – A Spokane institution since 1932, Jack & Dan’s is famous for its “Zaggers” appetizers, along with a big menu of savory food items, lots of TVs, and more. Sports Illustrated Magazine ranked it #6 on its list of the “25 Best Sports Bars in America.” And it also received a 2015 “Bartender of the Year” award.
Park Inn Bar & Grill, 107 W. 9th Ave., Spokane – Now under new management the Park Inn has all you could want for a relaxed place to watch the game. Fantastic pizzas and lots more TVs make this Spokane landmark dating back to 1932 unique.
Post Street Ale House, 1 North Post Street, Spokane – With 7 55-inch TVs, plenty of drink options, and classic “from scratch” comfort food, this popular downtown bar and restaurant next door to The Davenport Lusso, scores for a great game-watching experience.
The Ref Sports Bar – Located at 14208 E. Sprague, The Ref offers a family friendly environment with great burgers and pizzas and sandwiches. Its centerpiece is a huge four-sided “scoreboard” with oversized HDTVs positioned above the bar.
True Legends – Located at 1803 N. Harvard Road in Liberty Lake, this popular spot features a huge HDTV, along with numerous other flat screen TVs for your viewing pleasure. Fantastic bar food and friendly staff make this place a winner.
No-Li Brewhouse, 1003 E. Trent Ave., #170, Spokane – A 2015 National Brewery of the Year award-winner, No-Li brings its “A” game with an excellent selection of craft beers, a huge 9-ft TV, as well as a delicious menu.
The Onion Bar & Grill, two locations (Downtown & North Spokane) – The Onion is well-known for its fabulous gourmet burgers. And it’s a great place to hang out and watch all of the NCAA hoops action, too. Spokane Sizzle recently honored The Onion as one of Spokane’s “landmark restaurants.”
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