Top Sports Bars in Philadelphia
You don’t need tickets to the game to be a part of the action
In a town as sports-crazy as Philadelphia cheering on the local team is not just a past time, it’s a source of pride and excitement. Because of our total devotion to local sports, it can be difficult to get tickets. Fortunately, the city has a wealth of fantastic sports bars to watch the big game.
Whether you are searching for massive spaces boasting dozens of televisions or local hangouts for diehard fans, Philly sports bars have something for everyone. Not to mention plenty of great food and local beers.
So grab a few friends and root for the home team at some of our top sports bars in Philadelphia:
Chickie’s and Pete’s
Voted “North America’s Best Sports Bar” by ESPN Mobile, Chickie’s and Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar is South Philly’s premiere sports bar located just a few blocks from Citizen’s Bank Park. The 24,000 square foot location boasts three bars, a 14-foot television and Chickie’s and Pete’s signature Crab Fries.
Details: 1526 Packer Avenue | 215-218-0500 | www.chickiesandpetes.com
With 33 high-definition televisions and two projector screens, it’s no surprise some ticket holders watch the game at McFadden’s at Citizens Bank Park. Even when the Phillies are out of town, many locals still head to the stadium to grab a bite and a brew at McFadden’s.
Details: 1 Citizens Bank Way | 215-952-0300 | www.mcfaddensballpark.com
City Tap House
Steps from University of Pennsylvania and Drexel, City Tap House has one of the most extensive draft beer lists in the city. With 60 drafts, including many rare and sought-after craft brews, you definitely won’t go thirsty during the game.
Details: 3925 Walnut St. | 215-662-0105 | www.citytaphouse.com
Piazza at Schmidt’s
It’s hard to miss this 80,000 square foot plaza in Northern Liberties and even harder to miss the game thanks to a 40-foot LED television. Bring a lawn chair or sit at one of the many bar/restaurants surrounding the Piazza including Gunners Run, P.Y.T. Bar and Burger Joint and Darling’s Diner.
Details: N. 2nd St. and Germantown Ave. | www.atthepiazza.com
Philadelphia’s first casino, SugarHouse features 45,000 square-feet of gaming with picturesque views of the Delaware River. After trying your luck on the gaming floor, head over to Lucky Red to watch the game and grab some stadium-style eats.
Details: 1001 N. Delaware Avenue | 877-477-3715 | www.sugarhousecasino.com
Tony Luke’s Beef & Beer Sports Bar
Located across the street from Tony Luke’s Original location, saddle up to Tony Luke’s Beef & Beer Sports Bar for a delicious traditional Philly cheesesteak and watch the game.
Details: 26 East Oregon Avenue | 215-465-1901 | www.tonylukes.com
Get a taste of Ireland in the heart of Center City at Fado. Soccer may be the sport of choice at this Irish-inspired bar, but rest assured Fado will be packed with red when the Phillies take the field.
Details: 1500 Locust St. | 215-893-9700 | www.fadoirishpub.com
Located at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the Field House is a top spot for Philly sports fans. With over 50 television, the Field House is extremely popular spot to watch the game, so be sure to arrive early to claim your spot.
Details: 1150 Filbert St. | 215-629-1520 | www.fieldhousephilly.com
A popular happy hour destination in Center City, Public House has plenty of space for large groups wanting to watch the game, grab a martini and relax.
Details: 2 Logan Square | 215-587-9040 | www.publichousephilly.com
Fox & Hound
It’s all sports, all the time at the Fox & Hound. You’ll be surrounded by televisions and die-hard fans as you enjoy a beer and a bite to eat at this massive sports bar at 15th and Spruce Streets.
Details: 1501 Spruce St. | 215-732-8610 | Fox & Hound
With two locations to choose from, you’re never too far from an Irish Pub in Center City. Order up some pub fare, drink a pint and enjoy the game. Interesting fact: part of Rocky Balboa was filmed at Irish Pub’s Rittenhouse location.
Details: 1123 Walnut St. | 2007 Walnut St. | www.irishpubphilly.com
McGillin’s Old Ale House
For nearly 150 years, McGillin’s Old Ale House has been serving up cold beer, solid bar food and friendly service. Located on a tiny alley around the corner from City Hall, McGillin’s offers relaxed dinner and drinks during the game.
Details: 1310 Drury St. | 215-735-5562 | www.mcgillins.com
This Center City bar and grill has everything a sports fan needs. Root on the Phillies, Eagles, Sixers and Flyers on 12 flat-screen televisions and don’t worry about the time, their full menu is available until 1 a.m.
Details: 1823 Sansom St. | 215-665-9500 | www.cavsrittenhouse.com
Tavern on Broad
It doesn’t get much better than a burger, beer and your favorite team. Tavern on Broad has you covered with 34 televisions along with drink specials and dollar dogs during the game.
Details: 200 S Broad St. | 215-546-2290 | www.tavernonbroad.com
Featuring upscale pub fare, an extensive beer list and plenty of televisions, Misconduct Tavern is a top spot for sports in Center City. Be sure to check out their specials during major sporting events.
Details: 1511 Locust Street | 215-732-5797 | www.misconduct-tavern.com
Visitors inevitably find their way to South Street for shopping, food and music. But for sports, they take a few steps down 3rd Street to O’Neals where the taps are always pouring area microbrews and the satellite system displays top sports from all over the world.
Details: 611 S. 3rd Street | 215-574-9495 | www.onealspub.com
With two bars and multiple floors, Drinker’s West is a prime spot for sports fans in University City. Before the game you can play some pool or pinball, then enjoy $1 hot dogs as you cheer on the Phillies.
Details: 3900 Chestnut St. | 215-397-4693 | www.drinkerswest215.com
Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub
There are over a dozen televisions to catch the game at this laid back South Street sports pub. The menu features traditional Irish favorites like Shepherd’s pie and fish and chips along with bar favorites like wings and pizza.
Details: 2nd and South St. | 215-464-7544 | www.paddywhackspub.com
A fashionable Northern Liberties hotspot, North Bowl features two full bars, an upstairs lounge and, of course, bowling. Enjoy a few frames while cheering on the Phillies and order a bite to eat from a selection of comforting eats, including tater tot plates and tasty corn dogs.
Details: 909 North 2nd St. | 215-238-2695 | www.northbowlphilly.com
With two floors, two bars, pool tables, shuffle board and nearly a half-dozen dart boards, you won’t run out of things to do at Buffalo Billiards. Fortunately, there are also plenty of televisions scattered throughout the bar so you won’t miss a minute of the action.
Details: 118 Chestnut Street | 215-574-7665 | “(external)“www.buffalobilliards.com”:http://www.buffalobilliards.com
A no-frills bar in the heart of Center City, Locust Rendezvous a popular spot for postseason excitement. Local sports fans pack the bar during games thanks to generous drink specials, signature wings and a festive atmosphere.
Details: 1415 Locust Street | 215-986-1163 | www.locustrendezvous.com
Once a firehouse, Ladder 15 is now a spacious sports bar in Rittenhouse Square. Along with rotating drafts of local and specialty beers, Ladder 15 also serves classic pub food with a twist, including an oxtail “cheesesteak” and korean tacos.
Details: 1528 Sansom Street | 215-964-9755 | www.ladder15philly.com
Sitting above the Avenue of the Arts, Perch Pub offers spectacular views of the city and plenty of ways to watch the game. The menu features tasty, modern pub fare with a great selection of local beers to wash it all down.
Details: 1345 Locust Street | 215-546-4090 | www.perchpub.com
Elephant & Castle Pub
A great spot to head after work, Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant has plenty of room for groups looking to watch the game. Curb your appetite with signature pub grub, including Shepherd’s pie or bangers and mash.
Details: 1800 Market Street | 215-751-9977 | elephantcastle.com
Located in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 13 Restaurant has a lively bar where you can sip on a cocktail while cheering on the Phillies.
Details: 1201 Market Street | 215-625-6795 | marriott.com
The festive atmosphere at Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia’s authentic German Bierhall on South Street, is perfect for Playoff excitement. Satiate your hunger with delicious German cuisine and wash it all down with one of 20 beers on tap, available in traditional one-liter steins.
Details: 718 South Street | 267-909-8814 | brauhausschmitz.com
Percy Street Barbecue
Inspired by the Texas frontier, Percy Street Barbecue’s succulent beef brisket and comforting Southern cooking is a sure-fire grand slam during the playoffs.
Details: 900 South Street | 215-625-8510 | percystreet.com
You can’t go wrong with the delicious Mexican cuisine and a margarita at Jose Garces’ colorful outpost in University City. The wall of Lucha Libre masks will help you channel your competitive spirit as you root for the hometown team.
Details: 3945 Chestnut Street | 215-222-1657 | distritorestaurant.com
Mid-Atlantic Restaurant and Tap Room
For decades, the ideal baseball-watching meal has been a beer and a hot dog. Chef Daniel Stern has updated this sports tradition with his housemade Smoke House Dog served with local craft beers on tap at Mid-Atlantic Restaurant and Tap Room in University City.
Details: 3711 Market Street | 215-386-3711 | midatlanticrestaurant.com
In addition to delicious wood-fired pizza, Pizzeria Stella in Society Hill, will be showing every Phillies playoff game at the bar and serving up $3 Narragansett beer specials.
Details: 420 South 2nd Street | 215-320-8000 | pizzeriastella.net
Head outside to the beer garden at Memphis Taproom to watch all Phillies Playoff night games on the projection screen. Bonus: Sly Fox cans are just $3 during the game.
Details: 2331 East Cumberland Street | 215-425-4460 | memphistaproom.com
Table 31 teamed up with Sony and is showing the Phillies playoff games on the latest flat screen HD TV’s outside on the plaza! Support the Phillies and enjoy amazing food and drink specials, including $5 Bud and Bud Light aluminum bottles, $20 buckets of 5 Bud or Bud Light bottles and $7 Grey Goose vodka, Bluecoat Gin, Penn 1681 rye vodka drinks.
Details: 1701 John F Kennedy Blvd | 215-567-7111 | table-31.com