As March rolls around, most guys have to choose between supporting their school or backing the team that's actually gonna make them some money, unless of course they're Cam Newton. Avoid any internal controversy and just support drinking instead, with Thrillist's Bar Madness. Â
Primed and ready for your picks, our 16-city, March Madness-style tourney pits DC's top sports bars against each other in a battle for sudsy supremacy, and in the meantime, gives you the chance to win a cool $2011, which ought to make you happy that we rescheduled things from the year 413. Things work thusly: the DMV's top 12 bars, as decided by a complex mathematical algorithm you could never understand, will go head to head in a nomination round, with the top two going on to rep the area against those from Thrillist'd cities across the country in their quest to be voted the nation's best bar -- which ironically, will actually be least likely to contain sleepers.
As far as regional picks, DC's got the likes of Ventnor's Sports Cafe in ADMO, the more sizeable/less atmospheric Buffalo Billiards, and Dupont's own Public, which's also what Cam's father is super wary his picks'll become.