Forget the green! College basketball fans have bypassed St. Patty’s Day and deemed March the month of basketball. And we have reason to celebrate! As of now, our very own UNC Tarheels are set to play in the NCAA’s Sweet Sixteen tournament tonight, Friday, March 25th. Tipoff is at 9:57PM against Indiana.

If you’re visiting the Outer Banks for Spring Break, and looking for the perfect place to watch your favorite team play during March Madness, you’re in luck! The Outer Banks is packed with college basketball fans along with plenty of hangout spots to grab a great meal, local brew, and watch the tournament unfold.

Let’s introduce you to some of our favorite OBX restaurants from Corolla to Hatteras Island to watch all of the awesome March Madness unfold…

Barefoot Bernies in Kitty Hawk

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Barefoot Bernies has a great wraparound bar area with plenty of flat screen TVs to comfortably sit and watch the game. You’re sure to find something you love on their island inspired food and drink menu.

Lighthouse Sports Bar in Buxton on Hatteras Island

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Shoot some pool during halftime at this comfortable local hangout in Buxton, NC. The laid back atmosphere and local crowd will make you feel at home.

Striper’s Bar & Grille in Manteo

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Enjoy a relaxing view, great food, and drinks while you watch your alumni play at Striper’s Bar & Grille. Bringing a big group? They have room for you and your friends with two bars that both offer a soundfront view of the harbor.

Lucky 12 in Nags Head

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A favorite among locals, Lucky 12 is a fun local dive bar with a vintage flair. They have 16 flat screen TVs with the College Game Day Package, games, and local beers on tap. Make sure to order one of their delicious pizzas to share while you cheer on your team.

Pangea Tavern in Avon on Hatteras Island

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Pangea Tavern is the hot spot on Hatteras Island if you’re a craft beer enthusist. This intimate hangout spot has an upbeat atmosphere, perfect for celebrating your team’s victory.

Uncle Ike’s Sandbar & Grill in Corolla

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Uncle Ike’s offers a good mix of your game day favorites like wings and nachos, but they also have great salads for the healthier members of your party. You’re sure to meet a fellow fan while catching the game here!

Sundogs Raw Bar & Grill in Corolla


Sports, live music, and delicious food are what Sundogs Raw Bar & Grill is all about. Bring your friend for a fun-filled night out.

Captain George’s in Kill Devil Hills

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Although they are famous for their seafood buffet, Captain George’s also has a spacious bar area with plenty of TVs for your viewing pleasure. Grab a seat at the bar or at one of the booths that features its own personal TV! They have a great appetizer menu with all of your game day favorite finger foods.

BK Shuckers in Kitty Hawk


This sports bar in Kitty Hawk always has a lively crowd for game time. They carry a variety of sports programs so you’ll never miss a game.

Roadside Bar & Grill in Duck


The Roadside’s Barside Bar has a laid back, camp out vibe like no other spot on the Outer Banks. They have a projector screen outside for the big games and a fun atmosphere that everyone in your group will enjoy.

Which NCAA team are you pulling for? We’d love to hear about your favorite college basketball teams and OBX game day spots. If you’d rather watch the tournaments from the comfort of your home, check out our upcoming blog featuring the Best Media Rooms to Watch March Madness!