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30 Great Sports Bars in Philadelphia

The game’s always on at these spots in Philly

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.

Fortunately, the city has a wealth of fantastic sports bars to catch the big game.

Whether you’re looking for massive spaces boasting dozens of enormous high-definition televisions or local hangouts for diehard fans, Philly sports bars have you covered. That’s not to mention great food, delicious craft beer and other fun amenities (skeeball, anyone?).

So grab a few friends and root for the home team at some of our top sports bars in Philadelphia, where you can always count on catching the game — not just on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Stadium Complex & South Philly
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McFadden’s Ballpark

With 33 high-definition TVs and two projector screens, it’s no surprise that McFadden’s at Citizens Bank Park has grown a fan base of its own. 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. Look out for the special drink deals offered during home team games of all sports.
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Center City & Rittenhouse Square
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Fox & Hound

Fox & Hound means all sports, all the time. At this massive sports bar at 15th and Spruce streets, you’ll be surrounded by televisions and die-hard fans as you enjoy a beer and a bite to eat.
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Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse

Cavanaugh's has everything a sports fan needs to root on the Phillies, Eagles, Sixers and Flyers. Catch the game on over 20 TVs and score specials during nearly every home team game. Not in Center City? There are Cavanaugh's locations in University City, Society Hill and on the Delaware River waterfront.
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Tavern On Broad

It doesn’t get much better than a burger, beer and your favorite team. Tavern on Broad has you covered with over 40 high-definition TVs, six sound zones, game day drink specials and $5 burgers.
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Locust Rendezvous

A no-frills bar in the heart of Center City, Locust Rendezvous is a popular spot for game day excitement. Local sports fans pack the bar thanks to generous drink specials, signature wings and a festive atmosphere.
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Irish Pub

With two locations to choose from, you’re never too far from an Irish Pub in Center City. Order up some classic pub fare, drink down a pint and enjoy the game. Interesting fact: Scenes from Rocky Balboa were filmed at Irish Pub’s Rittenhouse location.
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Ladder 15

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, like cheese curds with jalapeno ranch and jumbo lump crab guacamole.
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Midtown Village & Market East
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McGillin's Old Ale House

Since before the Civil War(!), McGillin’s Old Ale House has been serving up cold beer, solid bar food and friendly service. Situated on a tiny alley around the corner from City Hall, McGillin’s offers a relaxed spot to enjoy dinner and drinks during the game.
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Field House

Located at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the Field House is a top spot for Philly sports fans. In fact, the spot is so popular that you might want to show up early on game day to grab a beer and claim your seat. With over 50 televisions, however, you'll get a great view no matter what.
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Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar

Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar was originally opened to cater to the diverse and dynamic crowd that makes up the
 Gayborhood. Today, the downstairs of the bar hosts daily specials while the big games play across multiple TVs. The upstairs offers a plush lounge space to continue the party after the game ends.
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Boxers

Boxers touts itself as the perfect spot for gay sports leagues and fans to meet and mingle. Play a game of pool and enjoy a brick oven pizza and a beer before settling in to watch the game on one of the bar's many plasma TVs.
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Bar-Ly Chinatown

This Chinatown sports bar boasts 20-plus TVs and a killerd raft list featuring more than 60 beers.
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Old City, Northern Liberties, Fishtown & North Philly
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Buffalo Billiards

Catch the game from no matter where you're sinking the eight ball at Buffalo Billiards, outfitted with 17 high-definition TVs, eight Brunswich Gold Crown pool tables, four shuffleboard tables and five dart boards. Skeeball and fooseball are also up for the taking.
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Mac's Tavern

Mac's Tavern draws two kinds of fans: those of sports and those of the popular "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" TV comedy. The bar, part-owned by actors from the show, features four plasma TVs and a huge selection of draft and bottled beer options to pair with the ball game.
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Pub Webb

A staple for those who live near Temple University, Pub Webb serves as a North Philly neighborhood spot for both students and locals to catch their favorite sports teams. Daily specials perfect for pairing with the big game – like Wing Night Thursdays – keep the bar filled with cheering fans.
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Queen Village & Bella Vista
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Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub

At Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub, a handful of TVs await for fans who want to catch the big game and enjoy a sudsy pint along with it. In good Irish tradition, the pub hosts a Monday-through-Friday happy hour with $3 Guinness pints to pair alongside any games going on from 5-7 p.m. Irish food classics are also available all throughout the week, including fish and chips and shepherd's pie.
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West Philadelphia
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City Tap House

Steps from University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, 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. Find another City Tap House location in Logan Square, too.
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New Deck Tavern

If soccer strikes your fancy, University City's New Deck Tavern is the spot to be, as the spot airs all European soccer games on the Setanta Pub Channel. That said, sports of all kinds can also be found playing on the bar's seven high-definition plasma TVs. With a special draft beer system imported from Ireland and an extensive collection of single malt scotch, New Deck Tavern is sure to put a quality drink in your hand, too, for every game you come to cheer on.
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