The Philadelphia sports culture is a big deal in the city. Philly fans may have a reputation of being rude and a little crude, but we’re just extremely passionate. Whether it’s The Phils, Birds, Sixers, or Flyers, show your passion for your favorite team by enjoying the game at a local sports bar. Not only will you enjoy the game on the big screen, you’ll also enjoy some good eats, ale or cocktails, and a slew of fellow Philly fans. It doesn’t get more intense that that!
Here are eight local Philly bars with big screens and great vibes so you can enjoy the games amongst fans like you. Here’s where you can watch them!
Located in Center City, this upscale sports venue is more than just a bar but a perfect place to catch any game. With 1,200 square feet of state-of-the-art LED screens lining the walls, your game experience will indeed be an unmatched. In between rooting for your favorite team, enjoy tasty food choices off their modern menu including a raw bar, delicious appetizers, and more. Of course, you can pair your meal and passion with a cocktail or cold brew. Reservations are recommended especially on big game days.
Where: 1910 Chestnut Street
A proud partner of the Philadelphia Eagles, this Philly-centric sports pub has your back when it comes to showing sports. Serving up all American food but specializing in Philly dishes, you can feast on a delicious dinner while watching the games. Indeed, some iconic menu items include their famous crab fries, fried crab mac and cheese, cheesesteaks, of course, lobster rolls. In addition to the many iconic dishes you can only get here, there’s plenty of beer and cocktails to go around. Voted ESPN’s #1 Sports Bar on the East Coast, this proud Philly bar has you covered on game day!
Where: various locations
Another iconic Philly-centric sports bar that has pool tables, shuffleboards, and big screens so you don’t miss any game action while playing. With two floors and a VIP room, there are plenty of tables and booths to sit ad vibe, even on a more crowded game night. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy a beer, play some pool and watch the game, all in one pretty sweet evening!
Where: 118 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA 19106
Located in Logan Square, City Tap is a more sophisticated bar where you can enjoy a nice meal while watching the games without the commotion of an intense sports bar. Their elevated menu serves chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, mussels and so much more. Have an elegant dinner while rooting for your favorite team here!
Where: 100 N. 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Located in South Philadelphia, this is the ultimate sports bar where you can have a true sports fan experience. With a 32-foot, $1 million Sony LED high-definition television, it’s like watching the game live! Comcast SportsNet Ticker displays the latest stats and scores. Outside there’s a 24-foot-tall LED video wall that’s part of the XFINITY On Demand Theater. With a full service bar and plenty food items, you won’t go wrong spending the game day here!
Where: 1100 Pattison Avenue
Located in Center City, if you’re rooting for an Irish team or a soccer game is on, watching at an Irish pub just makes sense. Fadó’s includes a sport’s schedule on their website where you checkout in advance what sports will be played on which night. Enjoy a Jameson-Ginger-Lime or a Guinness while you watch the game in this authentic Irish Pub.
Where: 1500 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Located in Center City, McGillin’s Old Ale House is Philadelphia’s oldest, continuously operating tavern. They’ve been serving cold brews as far back as The Civil War! Catch any game at McGillin’s for a historically good time. They play all local and away games on their numerous flat-screen TVs hung around the bar, so no matter where you sit you’ll have a view of the game. Choose, from their long list of beers and wines and delicious menu to spice up your game day viewing experience.
Where: 1310 Drury Street
Located on the North side of Philly, enjoy some spicy wings and a spiked slushie at this sports bar while you watch the big game. Yeah, you read that right, slushies with alcohol! Refresh yourself and sip on this sweet, cold drink as the game heats up. This straightforward hangout place includes a pool table, a live DJ, and Karaoke on select nights perfecting for singing the Philadelphia Eagles theme song!
Where: 2207 N 2nd St Philadelphia, PA 19133