NCAA Women's Tournament in Greenville: Here's where to eat, drink and watch the games

The Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight of the 2023 Women's NCAA Basketball tournament arrive March 24 through March 27 in downtown Greenville.

Fans will see the undefeated South Carolina Gamecocks, Louisiana State University star forward Angel Reese and four electrifying days of March Madness at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena located at 650 N. Academy St.

Greenville is no stranger to the NCAA Tournament, as Bon Secours has hosted three Men's NCAA tournaments in 2002, 2017, and 2022, and are slated to host again in 2026.

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Mar 19, 2023; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Dawn Staley and her dog Champ watch as assistant coaches Fred Chmiel and Lisa Bower hang an updated bracket in the locker room following their 76-45 victory over the South Florida Bulls at Colonial Life Arena, advancing them to the Sweet 16. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

The Women's Tournament in Greenville will be the first ever two-site format, alongside Seattle. In the past, the NCAA Women's Tournament had four regional sites. The new format will have eight teams play on the 24th and 25th, then two regional championship games will tip off on the 26th and 27th.

As visitors from across the country show up to cheer on their teams and taste the tournament experience, here are a few places near the Bon Secours Wellness Arena and downtown Greenville to enjoy the game and be among the madness:

Places to Eat

Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack, 420 Laurens Road ∎ Moe's Original BBQ Greenville, 109 W. Stone Ave,∎ Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint, 19 Augusta St. ∎ Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar, 1 N. Main St. Site T ∎ Zorba Lounge, 1414 E. Washington St.

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Places to Drink.

∎ City Tavern, 128 N. Main St,∎ Oak & Honey, 200 E. Washington Street ∎ Fireforge Crafted Beer, 311 E. Washington St. ∎ Carolina Ale House, 113 S. Main St. ∎ Tetrad Brewing Company, 603 E. Stone St. ∎ Ink & Ivy, 21 E. Coffee St.∎ Sip Whiskey & Wine Bar, 103 N. Main St. Suite 400

Places to watch the game

Downtown Alive (Friday only) at NOMA Square (Men's tournament viewing, Tip-Off Fan Fest), 220 N. Main St.∎ Yee Haw Brewing, 307 E. McBee Ave.∎ Mac's Speed Shop, 930 S. Main St.

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– A.J. Jackson covers the food & dining scene, along with arts, entertainment and more for The Greenville News and Anderson Independent Mail. Contact him by email at, and follow him on Twitter @ajhappened.

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