Where to Watch the Sweet Sixteen Game

The NCAA Sweet Sixteen is here! Office and school hallways are full of smack talk. Facebook is covered with pictures of the UL and UK mascots, as owners proudly display their loyalty. One thing’s for certain, the bluegrass state will be glued to CBS Friday night. If you haven’t decided where to watch the game, keep reading for some great options.

Bluegrass Brewing Co.

Home to Louisville since 1993, this local brewery is a great place to watch the game. Happy Hour prices are being offered during the game at the St. Matthews and 4th Street locations. The 636 E. Main St. location is also worth checking out, as they’re in on a little bet with Country Boy Brewing Co. of Lexington. If you’re a Cardinal fan, this is the location for you!

Equus & Jack’s Lounge

Are you looking for a great atmosphere, big comfy couch and delicious food to enjoy before the game? If you said yes to all of the above, then Jack’s Lounge should be your destination this Friday night! Their Contemporary American menu is sure to please. The bar offers a variety of domestic and imported beer, specialty cocktails and an award winning wine menu. Equus & Jack’s Lounge is located at 122 Sears Ave.


The downtown location at 110 W. Main St. is just outside the YUM! Center. If you can’t watch the game live, why not cheer the Cardinals on from their home court. Enjoy fantastic pizza, beers and a great time from the heart of Cardinal territory.

Momma’s Mustard, Pickles & BBQ

With BBQ this good, you’ll be thinking what game? Momma’s makes Kansas City style BBQ that will leave you smackin’ your lips. With a new location at 119 S. Hurstbourne, and the original location at 102 Bauer Ave., there are plenty of televisions around for you to take in the big game.

The Monkey Wrench

Start the night early by enjoying The Monkey Wrench’s new Contemporary Hillbilly menu. Nothing starts the evening off right like good southern fare. If the weather’s right, enjoy the rooftop bar known as the Island in the Highlands. Numerous televisions will let you end the night cheering on your favorite team. The Monkey Wrench is located at 1025 Barret Ave.

O’Line Sports Grill

This grill offers a great family friendly atmosphere. There’s something on their menu for everyone, including the Juicy Lucy burger and Fried Oreos to celebrate the win! If your little ones can’t make it until game time Friday night, why not make a trip to O’Line for a little pre-celebration of your team’s arrival in the Sweet Sixteen? A separate Kid’s Menu is available. O’Line Sports Grill is located at 2813 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy.

Rootie’s Sports Bar & Grille

An East-End favorite since 1978, Rootie’s has perfected the buffalo wing. Need we say more? Rootie’s was the only bar in the state of KY to be ranked by CNN as one of the best 101 sports bars in America. UL and UK fans are welcome and frequent this bar, where over 30 televisions will display NCAA games this weekend. Check out Rootie’s Sports Bar & Grille at 12205 Westport Rd.

Troll Pub Under the Bridge

This pub has 6000 square feet of rooms and nooks, creating a unique atmosphere in Louisville. Find Louie the Troll at the corner of Washington and 2nd Streets, then follow his direction to this sunken treasure. A hangout of Cardinal fans, the Troll Pub’s website even features a picture of Pitino himself with Louie the Troll!

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