Despite the fact that we're totally bummed that Maryland and Morgan State are out of the NCAA tournament, we have to march (really bad pun, I know) ahead and still get drunk somewhere while we watch the sweet 16 and elite eight battle it out this weekend. Here are some great tournament deals and other NCAA-inspired events:
Always a good place to catch an Orioles or Ravens game, Camden Pub is also catering to the college basketball crowd. They're offering $3 Sam Adams drafts (both regular and white ale), as well as 1/2-off appetizers. Camden Pub, 647 W. Pratt Street, 410-547-1280.
For all of the remaining games up until the championship, Alexander's Tavern is offering 22-ounce Miller Lite drafts for $2 each. Plus, you get a Plinko chip with each Miller Lite, you so can go all The Price is Right during the game and win free T-shirts, food, or drinks. Alexander's Tavern, 710 S. Broadway, 410-522-0000.
You can get as rowdy as Maryland guard Greivis Vasquez with Padonia Station's deal during games. They offer a bucket of five Coors Light bottles for only $10. Padonia Station, 63 E. Padonia Road, Timonium, 410-252-8181.
Creativity is key at Baltimore Tap House because all month long they're running "Mustache Madness." It's pretty simple, anyone who comes in with a mustache (real or fake) and buys a domestic or an import, gets their second one for a penny. There are some ground rules, though: goatees don't count and ladies can definitely participate (just a hint: a helpful bartender told me they keep fake 'staches behind the bar in case patrons forget). The special ends March 31. Baltimore Tap House, 600 S. Potomac Street, 410-276-7553.
Join BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter) at Mother's Federal Hill Grille on Saturday. You can watch some of the elite eight teams battle it out on Mother's 18 flat screen TVs. They promise fun, games, and an open bar and appetizers, all while raising money for animals. The event runs from 6-9 p.m. in the new "Mother's on the Alley" room. Tickets are $50 pre-sale and $60 at the door. Mother's Federal Hill Grille, 1113 S. Charles Street, 410-244-8686.
[Image: courtesy of cbssports.com.]