Chickie’s and Pete’s
Philly’s most popular sports bar
Famous for its crab-seasoned fries, hard-shelled crabs and free-flowing beer, Chickie’s and Pete’s has become the most popular sports bar in Philadelphia and was recently rated the third best sports bar in the country by ESPN.
Chickie’s now has four locations in Philadelphia (including at the Airport) and two in New Jersey. The 24,000 square foot South Philadelphia location is by far the biggest and has emerged as the most popular place at which to watch an Eagles game in Philadelphia other than Lincoln Financial Field.
Giant bars, huge TVs and a famous seafood menu keep fans happy, boisterous and messy (don’t stress — there is a hand-washing station in the middle of the dining room, so dig in). If you’re planning to catch a big game here, you’ll want to arrive at least an hour before kick-off or you might not get in the door. Chickie’s other two locations in Northeast Philadelphia are similarly popular and, since they’re smaller, fill up just as quickly.
And whatever you do, just don’t show up wearing the opposing team’s jersey.
Only bottled water is offered, so if you don’t feel like paying for water, bring your own.
There are always special events happening, so check out their website for the latest: chickiesandpetes.com
The original at 4010 Robbins Avenue, (215) 338-3060, and the second location at 11000 Roosevelt Boulevard (US Rt. 1), (215) 856-9890.
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