Hail to basketball
Rack House Kitchen and Tavern honors basketball with killer specials throughout March Madness. On Mondays, enjoy $5 Moonshine and $10 smoked chicken dinners; Tuesday is half-priced flight night and $16.99 ribs; on Wednesdays, get $5 martinis, $4 Smirnoff drinks and $3 tacos; Thursdays, $3 domestic drafts, $1 off all craft beers, $4 Jack Daniels cocktails and $5 build-your-own burgers; on Saturdays and Sundays, enjoy $3 mimosas, $5 Bloody Mary's and 50-cent wings.
Rack House Kitchen and Tavern, 222 E. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights; (847) 640-7225 or rackhousetavern.com.
Wickets' mad March
It's a mad season at Wickets where March Madness begins Tuesday, March 18. Cheer on all of your favorite college basketball teams with $4 Coronas and Corona Lights through April 2.
Wickets Bar and Grill, 601 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg; (847) 619-1400 or wicketsbarandgrill.com.
Rock on, teachers
It's good to be a teacher on Thursdays at Mullen's. Teachers get 20 percent off their food bill with an ID. Pete Ellman's Big Band performs 8 to 10 p.m. Specials include $2.50 Miller Lite drafts and $5 select martinis and half-priced pizzas from 10 p.m. to midnight. No cover.
Mullen's, 3080 Warrenville Road, Lisle; (630) 505-0240 or mullensbarandgrill.com.
-- Sara Hooker