You read that right: Bar-ch Madness is BACK and it's time to get weird.

We're so excited to resurrect the best bracket competition that the spring has to offer (since, you know, you're obviously not looking at any other bracket competitions right now). After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the 2020 Bar-ch Madness competition during the Sauced Sixteen, we were devastated. But, with a year to prepare and a weekend to cram after all the procrastination we did, this year's Bar-ch Madness competition is sure to please.

Here are the participating bars and their current matchups. Who do you think will take the crown?? The Gray Lady on Greensboro Avenue is our reigning champion from year one, and a winner was not able to be crowned for year two, so it is truly anybody's game.

Savannah Bullard, Townsquare Media via Canva
Savannah Bullard, Townsquare Media via Canva

Voting starts today and will run through the end of the month. To get alerts every time a new poll opens, download the FREE Alt 101.7 app! We'll give you a reminder so no one misses out.

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Polls will open at noon and close 36 hours after they've launched. Here's the voting schedule:

  • Thirsty Thirty-Two: Opens March 22 @ noon, closes March 23 @ 11:59 p.m.
  • Sauced Sixteen: Opens March 24 @ noon, closes March 25 @ 11:59 p.m.
  • Inebriated Eight: Opens March 26 @ noon, closes March 27 @ 11:59 p.m.
  • F***ed Up Four: Opens March 28 @ noon, closes March 29 @ 11:59 p.m.
  • Choose Your Champion: Opens March 30 @ noon, closes March 31 @ 11:59 p.m.
  • Winner Announced: April 1 @ noon

After careful deliberation, we decided to allow readers to cast more than one vote if they so choose. TBH, we like the idea of y'all hanging out on our website all day, professing your love for your favorite bar by way of filling out a Google Form over and over.

Speaking of Google Forms, we also decided to break up with Crowdsignal for collecting votes this year. We wanted to use a Google Form to collect votes because, honestly, we're lazy as hell and like the idea of the form making pretty little pie charts for us.

You don't have to sign in or provide an email address to play – just stalk our website for the next week and a half and we'll do the rest.

Enough talking – vote NOW in our Thirsty Thirty-Two poll below! If the poll isn't working in our post, click here to open it in your internet browser.


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