Where to watch First Four games

March Madness in Dayton: Best places to watch Flyers, Raiders, First Four and more college hoops

Sure, there’s a sports bar around every corner. But we’ve rounded up some of the absolute best places to enjoy a little college basketball this week and as the NCAA tournament progresses.

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For the ninth year running, University of Dayton students and other area revelers rose early the Wednesday before St. Patrick's Day to celebrate Blue Beer Day at Milano's Pizza, Subs and Taps, 1820 Brown St., drinking blue-dyed Budweiser, playing water pong, and enjoying the great weather. VIVIENNE MACHI / STAFF


Rooted deep in Flyer Country, and surrounded with TVs on every nook and cranny, Milano's on Brown Street is a basketball fan's paradise. Famous for its square-cut pizza and subs.

ADDRESS: 1820 Brown St., Dayton 

HOURS: Mon – Sat: 11 a.m. – 2:30 a.m. Sun: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

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Additional locations in Beavercreek, Miami Twp. and West Chester Twp.

Flanagan's Pub 

This bar may be famous for its St. Patrick’s Day celebration. But simply put: Flanagan's Pub is THE neighborhood bar and hangout spot for University of Dayton students, and offers an infectious sports atmosphere during NCAA tourney time. 

ADDRESS: 101 E. Stewart St., Dayton 

HOURS: Mon - Tues 11 a.m - 10 p.m., Wed-Sat 11 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.

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Buffalo Wild Wings (University of Dayton) 

A well-known national chain with the screens, firepower and locations to serve basketball fans throughout the area. What better location to celebrate college basketball with appetizers, wings, beer and lots of TVs than the UD location? But when it comes to this chain, there seems to be one around every corner in every neighborhood.

ADDRESS: 1900 Brown St., Dayton 

HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Monday-Thursday), 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Friday) 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Saturday), 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sunday) 

INFOWebsiteFacebook | Call (937) 222-9464 

Fox & Hound (Beavercreek) 

Television screens at every angle with daily drink specials. Basic and to the point. 

ADDRESS: 2661 Fairfield Commons Blvd., Beavercreek 

HOURS: 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. (Sunday through Saturday) 

INFOWebsiteFacebook | Call (937) 426-4145 

You told us Bunkers serves the best chicken wings in the Dayton area. It's hard to disagree.
Photo: Jim Ingram

Bunkers Sports Bar & Grill (Vandalia) 

There is a good reason this place has been voted the best place to watch the game in Dayton. The bar is literally surrounded by television screens, so there’s no missing a play…unless you get caught up trying to read all of the more than 40 beers on tap that rotate regularly. The menu is chock full of great American bar fare, included their much-heralded wings (also voted Best of Dayton). But you should do yourself a favor and get there early enough (starting at 8 a.m.) for their ginormous breakfast portions.

ADDRESS: 893 E. National Rd., Vandalia 

HOURS: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Monday), 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Tuesday-Thursday), 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m (Friday), 8 a.m. to 2:30 a.m (Saturday), 

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