If you're looking for a college basketball viewing experience this month that doesn't include getting your shoes stepped on or beer spilled on your clothes, The James Club is a slam dunk.
The James Club, located inside the James Chicago hotel (55 East Ontario), is a residentially-styled space that feels a lot like home. That is if your home has a giant plasma TV and oversized furniture, a personalized wet bar with customized drinks, and a custom glass and leather-rimmed billiards table for the commercials and halftime.
It's also doubtful you'll be able to whip up anything as good at David Burke's Primehouse "Bracket Buster Menu" with traditional fare such as spinach and artichoke dip and chicken wings to more upscale fare such as a sushi station, cured Italian meats and an oyster bar. Free wi-fi is also provided.