Sometimes things pop up exactly when you need them -- unless your derelict brother has signed you up for The Game, in which case things pop up exactly when you need them every time, except for a legitimate explanation about how Sean Penn afforded all that crap in the first place. For a sports bar popping up in time for March Madness, get to Tabu
The guys behind U. City's Mikey's have taken over the former Sal's on 12th to create a multi-level, exposed-brick-heavy sports bar & lounge complete with every sports package in the galaxy on a flatscreen armada lording over the joint, from the ground floor's 20-seat tile bar and rear, comfort-food serving dining area, to the downstairs game room and its pair of pool tables, to the upstairs lounge with a glass tile-topped bar, cushy seating, and a DJ booth, proving that DJ Dozier is awesome at football, baseball, and spinning the latest Ke$ha tracks. Grub runs from finger-able apps (four wing varieties including Thai chili and Beam-glazed; kobe sliders), to various and sundry burgers & sandwiches, to hangar steak and salmon served "spa-style", i.e., wrapped in parchment paper, not served on a squishy plastic flip=flop. Along with 20+ bottles, 16 taps pour locals like Yards, Flying Fish, and Stoudts, plus not-so-locals like Brooklyn Pennant and Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat, while an ample cocktail list includes the Boy Scout (Jack/Rumplemintz/créme de cacao/créme de menthe/cherry) and the all-in Absolut/Beefeater 24/Lager/peach liqueur/sloe gin/grenadine/OJ/Sprite Bionic Beaver -- it has the technology, it can rebuild...its dams
They've also totally blown it out for Tourney time, creating 64 limited-time drinks, with one assigned to each team, like the Syracuse Julius (Absolut Vanilla/Mandarin, OJ, grenadine, pineapple) and the UTEP , a shot of Sandshark Tequila and 151 -- because all games aside, the only thing to count on popping up in El Paso is really strong alcohol.