How to Celebrate March Madness in Durham

Cameron Indoor Stadium, home to Duke basketball, is only 10 miles from Dean Dome, home of the North Carolina Tar Heels. From March to early April in the Triangle, you will spend endless hours watching basketball. Planning on heading this way to cheer on your favorite team this spring? Come root for your team at the Arrowhead Inn, a top rated Durham B&B, where you can watch the big game here or at one of the many sports bars in Durham and Chapel Hill.


Drinks in Durham

Fullsteam Brewery in Durham provides the perfect game day atmosphere with their southern-style beer and bites. They offer a wide selection of beer on tap, a cool kitchen and a big screen to watch the game. Fullsteam is also a landing pad for many local food trucks which means the options for curing your March Madness hunger are endless. At the heart of downtown Durham, you can join the local fans and truly enjoy the game.


Celebrate Your College Roots

Top of the Hill, known to many as TOPO, is located right off of the University of North Carolina’s campus, making it the perfect place to relive your college days. As you enjoy the panoramic views and spring weather from the outdoor deck, you can choose from a number of locally sourced menu items and brewed in-house beer and hand-crafted spirits. As a staple in Chapel Hill for the over 20 years, TOPO has it all. Whether you are rooting for the home team or your own, you will enjoy the March Madness at Top of the Hill.


Casual Foodie Fans

Not sure where you will be on game day? No problem. Tobacco Road Sports Café has locations in Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill. If you choose this as your landing spot you can expect, fresh locally sourced food with exceptional service and infinite opportunities to watch sports. No matter the location, Tabacco Road Sports Café will ensure you enjoy every game. 



Wings, Burgers, and Beer

Devine’s Restaurant and Sports Bar is a local favorite in Durham. Since 1978 Devine’s has made it a priority to make their establishment the place for all sports lovers. Serving All-American favorites, a wide selection of beer, wine, mixed drinks, and the opportunity to watch every game this spring. If the weather is nice, sit on the patio and enjoy taking in the game on the big screen. You will not want to miss the opportunity to watch the March Madness season at Devine’s.


Pubs Favorites with Local Flair

Mattie B’s Public House in south Durham has its own take on sports bar classics. From their tap list to their tapas list, every sports fan can agree, watching the big game here is a must. If you choose here, make sure to check out their famous, talk of town Carolina burger. No matter what food you desire, they have a variety of options everyone can enjoy while watching the game. 

There is no time like March Madness to come to Durham. Spend a relaxing getaway at the Arrowhead Inn and take in the best of the NCAA tournament. Whether you come at the beginning of the tournament or for the NCAA final four, whether you are a Tar Heel or a Blue Devil or just want to enjoy a good basketball game, come to Durham and enjoy the best of the game.