In the heart of March, while Overland Park may not fit the mold of a traditional 'college town,' it boasts a significant number of college basketball enthusiasts. With the NAIA Tournament and the Men's and Women's Big 12 Tournament taking place nearby in Kansas City, MO, it's clear that the most thrilling weeks of college basketball are upon us. Embrace the excitement by filling out a bracket, as tournament season offers a perfect opportunity to venture out and enjoy the diverse array of restaurants and sports bars that Overland Park has to offer. Gather with fellow fans to watch the games, create unforgettable memories, stories to tell and high-fives shared around the bar.

North Overland Park


Maloneys Sports Bar & Grill -  Centrally located in Downtown Overland Park, Maloney's had one goal: to create an inviting sports bar with friendly service, tasty food and plenty of drink options. With an expansive downstairs patio that is covered and can be fully enclosed and heated during the cold months. Our upstairs features a full bar with a covered area that can be enclosed and climate controlled as well as an outdoor, open air, roof top deck. We always strive to create the perfect atmosphere when the big games are on. You will find countless big screen tvs throughout the building, including on the outside spaces to make sure you don’t miss a single play when it matters most.

The Peanut - The Peanut on Santa Fe is one of two locations in Overland Park. Known for some of Kansas City's best wings and BLT's, the Peanut is a friendly neighborhood sports bar and restaurant nestled in the heart of Downtown Overland Park. With many big screen TV's, surround sound and endless special, it has truly become a local favorite spot to catch a game. One of the Peanut's saying is "I Got Time For One Final Final."

The Other Place - Whether you’re enjoying a meal with family or a game with friends, The Overland Park has what you need! The Other Place or "OP" is a sports themed restaurant that specializes in great homemade pizza, oven baked subs, sandwiches, pastas, salads and a one of a kind gameday experience.

Burg & Barrel - You can't watch a game without the right beer. At Burg & Barrel you got that neighborhood vibe mixed with some of the best local breweries on tap. Have the urge to host a big watch party? Checkout the Rickhouse attached  with a sizable 110” HD projection screen featuring an HDMI plugin for multimedia applications, making it ideal for presentations or slideshows. Additionally, we have a total of 6 flat screen TVs available, so you and your guests can cheer on your favorite teams in style.


Sports Bars

Central Overland Park


Tanner'sThere are two Tanner’s locations in Overland Park (143rd and metcalf; 119th and 69 hwy) and both are awesome spots for a beer and Chicken Lips or Jumbo Wings. Tanner's offers numerous televisions to watch college basketball and cheer for the Cinderella team.

Fox and HoundFox and Hound is an Overland Park staple located right off of 435 and Metcalf in Overland Park. Relax like the locals at this fun and friendly bar and grill. With delicious food and an expansive beer list, Fox & Hound won't disappoint.  If your team is on yet, keep occupied with pool tables, darts, beer pong and more.

Revel Sports Tavern - New to the scene in 2023, Revel Sports Tavern. Are you looking for a sports bar atmosphere that is slightly more upscale, but not fine dining; where you can still get your Busch Light, but also an old fashioned. Something to do during halftime or pregame? checkout the  spacious patio outside offers seating and the usual tailgating games — cornhole, etc.

Talk of the TownAt Talk we pride ourselves on offering a family friendly atmosphere sports bar as well as supporting an equally satisfying environment for people of all ages & interests. The Overland Park location has outside seating so you can enjoy our meal in the fresh air. Of course our patios are equipped with audio and video so you won't miss a shot.

Johnny's TavernIf you’re looking for a college-esque atmosphere, head to one of two Johnny’s Taverns in Overland Park. Johnny’s Tavern started in Lawrence in 1953 by John Wilson. And back then, Johnny’s Tavern became a haven with plenty of beer and music on the jukebox. Many years later, Johnny’s expanded into the Kansas City area, bringing area Big 12 fans together like back in the good ‘ole college days.  


Sports Bars

South Overland Park


Coach's Bar & GrillThe patio life is the best way to have a beer and watch March Madness. Even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, Coach’s has heated patios to get your outdoors fix. There are two Coach’s Bar & Grill’s in Overland Park. The Coach’s off 135th is a firepit with a view. It has two outdoor fire pit areas on a fantastic rooftop deck. And the Coach’s off Metcalf also has two outdoor fire pits with lounge seats if you prefer to stay on the ground. Both Coach’s serves comfort-food-meets-sports-bar with sports memorabilia lining the walls.  

The Brew Top - Look no further as The Brew Top in OP is both a Sports Bar and an Entertainment Venue. From TV's everywhere and having a rooftop  bar to hosting live bands and artists late at night, Brew Top is a one stop spot for all the March Madness activity.  

Rock & Brews - In the Prairiefire District, stop by with patio vibes and Big screen TV's lined from filling the walls you bound to never miss a last second shot that busts your bracket. Plus all dogs are welcome at Rock & Brews! So much so that your dog has its own menu to order from. Go ahead and order up the Barkin' Bacon or the Bow Wow Burger for your pup while you also keep your bracket from busting. Rock & Brews serves American comfort food with a non-traditional and creative spin. There's even a menu for your 'Lil basketball fans too -- the human ones.

Bullpen - Bullpen on 135th! The Bullpen is a family operated Bar that strives to create a family-friendly atmosphere where everyone can enjoy their favorite meals while watching live sports games.


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