Where to Eat This Weekend: Restaurants with TVs
Phillies fans have to eat, too. If you’re not going at Citizens Bank Park on Friday night or in Cincinnati on Sunday night, you’ll want to be glued to a TV, but you’ll need sustenance. We called around and found out which restaurants will be playing the game and who will actually have the sound on. Here are our picks for great places to eat where you can keep one eye on your plate and one eye (and an ear) on the game.
Soccer fans head to this South Street beerhall for World Cup matches, but the authentic German fare (and $3 Spaten lagers during all Phillies playoff games) makes this a worthy destination for baseball, too. There is one TV in the dining area and two above the bar. Don’t miss their Best of Philly award-winning Bavarian pretzels. According to management, they play it by ear, but the sound will most likely be on.
Brauhaus Schmitz, 718 South Street, 267-909-8814
The NoLibs’ tapas spot has carted in two TVs for the Phillies playoff games. Snack on Serrano ham croquettes or dates stuffed with Marcona almonds and Cabrales yogurt while you catch the game. The sound will be on.
Bar Ferdinand, 1030 North 2nd Street, 215-923-1313
If you’re among the first 50 people through the door of the South Philly gastropub for each Phillies playoff game, you’ll score a custom rally towel (pictured). Yards beers are $1 off during the game, which pair very nicely with chef Alex Urena’s beercentric dishes like mussels Diablo. There are two big TVs in the bar and a large projector pulled down in the dining area for games. The sound will be on.
Devil’s Den, 1148 South 11th Street, 215-339-0855
Every time the Phillies hit a homer during the playoffs, Jose Garces’s University City Mexican spot will hand out a free can of Tecate. Watch the game on one of the three high-definition televisions in the downstairs Cantina or on in the second floor lounge. The sound will be on in the second floor lounge, but off in the Cantina.
Distrito, 3945 Chestnut Street, 215-222-1657
Starr’s Head House Square pizzeria serves fresh-out-of-the-oven pies and has a TV in its new bar area, adjacent to the main dining room. The sound will be on.
Pizzeria Stella, 420 South 2nd Street, 215-320-8000
The Midtown Village Asian fusion spot has a TV at the bar. Take advantage of their epic Scorpion Bowl cocktail to take the edge off of the anxiety of who’s going to win — and to accompany Philly cheesesteak bao buns or chicken satay. The sound will be on.
Sampan, 124 South 13th Street, 215-732-3501
Jason Lipnicki’s local interpretations of hearty American meals — herb-roasted pork loin stuffed with Lancaster County goat cheese and braised beef short ribs over mac’n’cheese — are a great companion for the Phillies. There are two TVs in the bar and one in the dining room. Sound will be on for the last two innings.
Stone Rose, 822 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, 484-532-7300
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