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Hoops Hangouts: See Mizzou and SLU Games in Clayton, Richmond Heights

Find out where to watch NCAA basketball tournament games, then tell us who's going to advance.

Clayton and Richmond Heights readers: If you clicked on this post, you've undoubtedly already filled out a bracket for the NCAA men's basketball tournament that officially kicked off Tuesday. 

For the first time since the 1999-2000 season, both the University of Missouri and Saint Louis University are playing in college basketball's most prolific postseason tournament. 

Both squads open their tournament schedules on Friday:

  • No. 2-seeded Mizzou against Norfolk State at 3:40 p.m. The game will be aired on TNT.
  • No. 9-seeded SLU against Memphis at 5:50 p.m. The game will be aired on TBS.

So where can you go to see these games and others to come? Here are a few options—be sure to click on the business names to rate your favorites:

  • — 26 N. Central Ave.
    This cozy restaurant bills itself on its Web site as offering American-style food "and the most comfortable surroundings possible."
  • — 7347 Forsyth Blvd.
    This longtime bar offers burgers and sandwiches, in addition to a variety of beers. Oh — and it's got big-screen TVs, too.
  • — 12 N. Meramec Ave.
    You'll find international and American offerings on the menu of this bistro.
  • — 20 N. Central Ave.
    Check out burgers, melts, soups and salads as you browse the ample sports memorabilia that adorn the interior.
  • — 6734 Clayton Rd.
    Grab some American-style food, or drop by for an appetizer or dessert at this classic chain restaurant.
  • — 1062 Saint Louis Galleria
    This restaurant—another chain classic—offers sit-down dining and a bar that features televisions at the Saint Louis Galleria. Vegetarian, gluten-free and sugar-free options are available.
  • : 6611 Clayton Road
    You'll find antipasto, pizza, salad and beverages, in addition to a fully stocked bar. 
  • : 15 N. Meramec Ave.
    Patch reader Scott Harris recommends this classic Clayton hangout for catching the game. It's got a build-your-own-burger bar, a comprehensive beer menu and outdoor seating. And it's open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

Then predict the final score of both games by posting a note in the comments section below! 

SCOTT HARRIS March 16, 2012 at 01:59 PM
My favorite is Barristers in Clayton!--Scott
Nate Birt (Editor) March 16, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Great suggestion, Scott! I've added information about Barrister's to this article.

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