March Madness Takes Over Atlanta- Where to Drink Dine

Whether you watch basketball or not, March Madness is definitely taking over everyone's lives for the next couple weeks. You might as well jump on the bandwagon and at least have a little bit of fun with it! Even if you don't understand what a bracket is, or could care less about the Florida Gators (I sure don't), there is still plenty of celebrating going on. Below are some of the best places in Atlanta to make your March Madness just a little bit madder. Cheer for your team, place some bets and make some new friends. Del Frisco's Grille 3376 Peachtree Road Atlanta, GA 30326 404.537.2828 With a double-level patio and bar, guests at Del Frisco's Grille have double the reason to catch a game at the Grille during March Madness.

Whether stopping by for a mid-afternoon office escape or for dinnertime tip-off, Del Frisco's Grille has all you need for game-watching including flat screen televisions throughout the restaurant, food to fight over and a lively bar for cocktails. Zocalo 187 10th Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309 404.249.7576 For the first time in its nearly 19-year history, Zocalo has a TV so sports fans can watch all of the action while enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine and margaritas. Guests can fill out a bracket and those who correctly guess the Final Four teams (before the Sweet 16) will win a happy hour party for four people to watch the championship game at Zocalo.

The party will include eight drinks and two appetizers. Ri Ra Irish Pub 1080 Peachtree St NE #1 Atlanta, GA 30309 404.477.1700 Slam dunk your March Madness experience with Ri Ra Irish Pub in the 12th & Midtown district. No one knows how to celebrate quite like the Irish so grab your mates, a pint (or two) of Guinness and enjoy a gourmet menu of fish 'n chips, Guinness BBQ burgers and much more. Pony up to the bar and score a front-row seat to the action on Ri Ra's giant screens. For more information about the author, Denielle D'Ambrosio, please visit my Google+ profile page.