Xfinity Live Now Open For Business (Which Means For Drinking)

As we speak, the crowds are likely descending on the brand-spankin’ new colossal money-making machine that is Xfinity Live. There are restaurants. There are gift shops. There are TV’s bigger than my first apartment, patios, fire pits, live music venues (one of which is currently occupied by Third Eye Blind, doing a free outdoor concert to “celebrate” the opening), a replica Stanley Cup, a mechanical bull and more bars than any reasonable human being needs access to within a hundred steps. Hell, there are more bars than any unreasonable human being needs access to within one hundred steps.

But the point is, it’s all there, It’s all open. And just a couple days ago (while the place was still crawling with construction crews desperately trying to get everything assembled for the grand debut), the Foobooz Full Coverage News Van pulled up out front and disgorged our crack team of video ninjas who got a first look at the place. Want to take a look at the place before committing to a night of corporate-approved debauchery? Then you’ve come to the right place…

Foobooz Full Team Coverage: First walkthrough of Xfinity Live

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  • It actually looks a hell of a lot cooler than I thought it would. Despite it’s absolutely tone deaf name (Xfinity Live! is a name that makes me want to punch puppies), it’s kind of cool that there will be a place to hang out after the games are over other than McFadden’s. And the Victory Beer Hall looks like it could be fun, and I can’t imagine it will be that much more expensive than all of these craft brew joints in NoLibs and Passyunk.

  • Corporate

    It seems a bit cold and corporate, not really a Philadelphia personality to it. Did the person with the camera have alcohol withdrawal? What’s with all the shaking?

  • Corporate

    And can we all finally agree Chickie and Pete’s sucks balz and is an insult as a Philly “tradition”?

  • Mike

    If it’s anything like McFadden’s, I wouldn’t want to go there after games, but it might be a good place to go to watch playoff games. Still looks more like a mall food court than anything else.

  • Snake


    No, no we can’t.