If you can’t hit the road, but still want to hear the roar of the crowd, check out a local sports bar. Sarasota Magazine suggests you “travel on down to these great spots for watching the NCAA basketball tournament.”
Gecko’s Grill and Pub
4310 S.R. 64 E., Bradenton
Another of southwest Florida’s homegrown restaurant/sports bar franchises, Gecko’s combines above-average American fare with sports-tuned TVs in the bar as well as dining room.