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March Madness!

Spartans… prepare for glory!


We are excited to announce that Golden Gate Tap Room is the official watch spot for every March Madness matchup.

Thursday, March 20: MSU vs Delaware
Round of 64 / 1:40pm PDT
[Can’t sneak out of work? You can catch the game on TNT or stream it online.]

Saturday, March 22: MSU vs Harvard
Round of 32 / 5:40pm PDT

Friday, March 28: MSU vs Virginia
Sweet 16 / 6:57pm PDT

Golden Gate Tap Room
Union Square / 525 Sutter St #2, San Francisco, CA 94108


We’ve made it to the conference title game again and we are ready to smell the roses! There has never been a more important game in recent Michigan State football history.

Join the SF Spartan Nation at Rouge SF / Nick’s Crispy Tacos on Saturday to cheer our Spartans to victory against the Ohio State Buckeyes. We’ll have the booths on the Broadway street entrance reserved and lots and lots of Sparty swag.

As always, please treat fellow patrons and bar staff with respect and patience. It’s going to be busy day and Nick’s has been very accommodating to us.

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013

Time: 5:15 PM kickoff

Location: 1500 Broadway St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Host: Monica Fineis

RSVP to the Facebook event here.


Men’s Basketball: #2 Michigan State vs #1 Kentucky Game Watch at Golden Gate Tap Room


The No. 1 Wildcats (2-0) and No. 2 Spartans (1-0) will meet in the first of two huge games in the Champions Classic tomorrow at Chicago’s United Center, and the Bay Area Spartans will be cheering them on at Golden Gate Tap Room in San Francisco.

We have a pool table pod closest to the bar reserved for us. All draft beers are $2 off from 3-7 pm. RSVP to the Facebook event here.

Tipoff: 4:30pm

Location: Golden Gate Tap Room 525 Sutter St (at Powell), San Francisco, California 94102

Drink Specials: $2 off draft beers from 3-7pm


Big Ten Trivia Night

Show off your conference trivia knowledge and impress fellow Big Ten alumni during Trivia Night at Monaghan’s organized by the Penn State Chapter. Teams can be composed of no more than 6 people. Come with a team or join one assembled at the event.

Date: Monday, October 21, 2013

Location: Monaghan’s | 3243 Pierce Street | San Francisco, CA 94123

Host: Penn State Alumni Association San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

Cost: $5 per person. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Four Diamonds Fund, a leader in the fight against pediatric cancer, which seeks to aid families of patients and support cancer research.

Registration: Required by October 21. Registration and more info here: https://bigtentrivianight.eventbrite.com/

Drink specials include $4 Skyy and $4 Mirror Pond Ale.

Upcoming March events

The Bay Area Spartans have a lot of exciting events happening in March, so stay tuned!

  • This Friday, March 15, we are having a game watch party at our usual spot, Amante! Game time should be around 6pm, and we’ll be facing the winner of Thursday’s Iowa vs Northwestern game.
  • On Saturday, March 16, MSU Baseball faces off against Santa Clara. Join us for a tailgate and the game!
  • The Red Wings are back in San Jose on Thursday, March 28. Find more details for that event here.

Subscribe to our emails and check out our Facebook events page for March Madness game watch announcements.

As always, Go Green!

MSU vs Michigan game watch party

Hey, remember that time when we beat Michigan by 23 points!? The Wolverines are in a tailspin, having lost 4 of their last 7 games, most recently to lowly, winless Penn State.

We will be watching at our usual spot, Amante. Wear your Green and White as we cheer the Spartans to victory! Invite your friends, as long as they are wearing the right colors.

Date: Sunday, March 3
Time: 1pm PST
Place: Amante
Host: Kate Ciungan

I hope to see you all there to support our Spartans! RSVP here.

MSU vs. Indiana Game Watch

This is the biggest game the Breslin Center has ever seen. It is the first time that two top-5 teams have met on the Breslin hardwood.

We will be watching the game at Amante. Tip off is 4pm PST (I know I know… but if you can leave work early, do it!)

Wear your Green and White (it’s a whiteout at the Bres) as we cheer the Spartans to victory! Invite your friends as long as they are wearing the right colors!


Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Time: 4pm PST
Location: Amante
Host: Kate Ciungan

RSVP here. Hope to see you all there!