The Best Philly Sports Bars for Watching the Eagles

Get your green on and cheer for the Eagles at these prime spots that have game-day snacks and plenty of TVs.

Craft Hall is one of the spots around Philly among go-to Eagles sports bars. / Photograph by Alistair McDonald courtesy of Craft Hall Philly

Spending your Sunday on the couch with one eye on the screen and the other on your phone (your fantasy league is a full-time job, we get it) is a perfectly respectable way to close out the weekend. But sometimes, you need a little more. Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows the Eagles fight song but no one knows your name. There’s just something special about watching a game with hundreds of strangers, dozens of TVs, and lots of beer. You may share nothing but a fandom, but that’s not nothing, especially in Philly. Here’s where to go when you want a game-day outing that will be worth leaving the couch.

McGillin’s Olde Ale House

According to their website, the beer taps have been flowing at McGillin’s since 1860. But it’s not just one of Philly’s oldest bars, it’s also a memorable place to watch the game. You’ll find plenty of TVs inside, including a high-definition projector, which means there’s really not a bad seat in the house. Fans can purchase an Eagles Super Mug for $5 and get $2 refills of Bud Light every game all season long; there are always additional specials, too.
1310 Drury Street, Midtown Village

Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse

Last year, this popular Center City sports bar moved into a bigger, better space a block away from the original location, now filling out two floors on 1921 Sansom Street. Despite the larger capacity, it still fulfills a key requirement for game-day viewing: wherever you are, you can see a screen (and they’re high enough up that crowds at the bar won’t disturb your sightline). The new space seats nearly 200 people total and has 24 TVs and an 11-foot-high media wall. Sunday goes big with five-can buckets ($20 for Bud Light), giveaways and DJ entertainment during commercial breaks. In addition to an extensive beer list, they also have cocktails, including the Go Birds Bloody Maria made with St. George’s green-chile vodka, house-made tomatillo mix, and garnished with celery, pickle, and jalapeño. The menu is exactly what you’d want to eat while watching a game — wings, burgers, various appetizers — and there’s even a kids’ menu. Cav’s also has Headhouse Square and Riverdeck locations, FYI. You can make game-day reservations here.
1921 Sansom Street, Rittenhouse

Cav’s Ritt’s new location / Photograph courtesy of Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse

Jimmy’s Timeout Sports Pub

There’s a time for publicly watching the Eagles — immediately after a win, say — and then there’s a time when you need to surround yourself only with people who will understand if you curl into a ball as the fourth quarter ticks away. If that’s more your lot in life, gather 20 of your friends and family and rent out the Ringside Room at Jimmy’s Timeout. For a couple hundred bucks extra, you can arrange for a piano player as well, should the game’s conclusion warrant celebration.
5001 Linden Avenue, Northeast Philly

Big Charlie’s Saloon

This Chiefs-themed bar in South Philly may seem like an odd pick for a list of bars in which to catch the Eagles. Not so. If you, like many of us, are fueled by the fires of disappointment and stew for months or years about things well beyond your control, a bar tattooed with dozens of homages to the team that defeated your team last February is perfect. (Though you should probably speak to a professional as well.)
1953 South 11th Street, East Passyunk.

Mifflin Tavern

At the corner of 2nd and Sigel, deep in the bowels of Pennsport, you’ll find a shrine to the ballsiest play in Birds history. The mural, replete with all the X’s and O’s that ended with Nick Foles waltzing into the end zone in Super Bowl LII, stands as a three-story reminder of the last time the Lombardi Trophy made its way down Broad Street. After paying proper homage, walk around the corner to Mifflin Tavern, order the pierogies of the day, and pray that a new mural is coming soon.
1843 South 2nd Street, Pennsport

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Mifflin Tavern / Photograph by Joseph M. Kitchen

Sports & Social at Live! Casino

With a massive 52-foot screen and 24 additional TVs, the sports bar inside South Philly’s Live! Casino is a fun place to watch (and bet on) games. On game day, they’ve got drink specials, halftime contests, giveaways of Eagles memorabilia, and live entertainment. During away games, they’ve got free face-painting, snacks, and a chance to win tickets to the next home game. They’re also home to the FanDuel Pre-Game Show hosted by 97.5 The Fanatic with giveaways, Birds trivia and special guests (including Eagles alumni).
900 Packer Avenue, South Philly 

Craft Hall

Craft Hall is lined with TV screens for watching the game, partly because the place is located inside a 35,000-square-foot warehouse. It’s also a great place to bring the whole family, since they have a massive pirate-ship playground, old-school Nintendo games, and tabletop shuffleboard. You’ll find a large craft beer selection from Mainstay Brewing, drink specials, and snacks, sandwiches, and BBQ to fuel you though the action. Game-day specials include the $60 Game Day Board that’s loaded with enough goodies for three to four people.
901 North Delaware Avenue, Northern Liberties

O’Neals Pub

This Irish pub and sports bar has been holding it down just off South Street for four decades, and it shows (in the best way). They’ve got an enviable bottle list, a great selection of Irish whiskeys, rare scotches and cognacs, and “19+ beers on draught.” (Why not just say 20? Why, O’Neals?) The bigger-than-it-looks-from-outside space has lots of TVs, and food-and-drink specials on game day.
611 South 3rd Street, Queen Village

Founding Fathers Sports Bar and Grill

This South Street game-day staple offers fans a relatively relaxed atmosphere with more than a dozen TVs lining the walls, and 20 different draft lines for a great beer selection. If you’re looking for an emerald-hued cocktail, their special Philly Mule adds Midori to the traditional ginger-lime drink. Food specials include chipotle chicken nachos.
1612 South Street, Grad Hospital

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Eagles fans gather around the bar at Founding Fathers on South Street. / Photograph courtesy of Founding Fathers Sports Bar & Grill


If great beer is at the top of your priority list when you’re watching the game, you’ll love the 300-plus varieties offered here (plus cocktails, shots, and pouches they call “fun bags”). Both locations include shuffleboard, pool tables, Skee-ball and other games to keep you entertained at halftime. The Passyunk location is right near the Italian Market so there are plenty of options to BYOF along with you. The Fishtown location now serves food, including pierogies and other snacks.
100 East Girard Avenue, Fishtown; and 1231 East Passyunk Avenue, East Passyunk

Frankford Hall

This German-style beer garden in Fishtown has indoor TVs, sure. But we prefer their outdoor area with its own bar, fire pits, and a big screen for watching the Birds. Grab a giant pretzel and some house-made sausages and hunker down to watch — when it gets cold, the fire keeps it toasty.
1210 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown

Misconduct Tavern

Misconduct is nautical-themed, which is a fun fact that doesn’t really affect your game-day viewing but worth sharing nonetheless. They expanded their original Rittenhouse location during the pandemic so it’s even bigger and has even more TVs. They’ve also got 12 draft beers and over 50 bottles available, as well as a solid food menu that includes your basics (burgers, wings) along with lobster sliders and oysters (possibly explaining the nautical theme). They’ve also got locations in Logan Square, and just opened another on the ground floor of Left Bank Apartments in University City.
1511 Locust Street, Center City

Tradesman’s and BRÜ Craft & Wurst

These side-by-side restaurants, both operated by Craft Concepts Group, are reliable spots to watch the Birds. Tradesman’s boasts four viewing areas, multiple TVs, plus a 10-foot media wall above the main bar to give you plenty of watching options while you house some traditional BBQ and drink specials. Another special? Their six-foot-long cheesesteak — it’ll run you $90, and comes with long hots and fries. When it’s nice out, you can even snag one of their sidewalk window seats and watch the game through open-to-the-bar windows on Chestnut Street. Or head over to BRÜ for German food and game-day faves (spring for the $50 Game Day Plate!), plus 39 beers on tap and the Eagles on a 105-inch projection wall (plus eight additional HDTVs).
1322 Chestnut Street (Tradesman’s) and 1316 Chestnut Street (BRÜ), Midtown Village

Photograph courtesy of BRÜ Craft & Wurst

Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar

This multi-level restaurant and bar brands itself as “The Best Gay Sports Bar in Philly.” With three floors of entertainment, including a roof-deck bar with a view of the city, there’s lots to explore at Tabu. Cold drinks and menu items like loaded fries, wings and burgers will satisfy any hanxiety (hunger and anxiety) during the game. The second floor in particular is home to Eagles watch parties; check out the events calendar online for game days and other fun things to do.
254 South 12th Street, Midtown Village

Libertee Grounds

The combo of golf and football makes this a unique experience for every Eagles game, thanks to the bar’s own Philly-themed mini-golf course. Though the place opened with an adults-only policy, they recently added all-ages hours on Sunday afternoons from noon to 4 p.m., which just happens to coincide with many of the games on the Eagles’ schedule, so bring the kids (at least until 4 p.m., when it’s 21+ again). They added a brunch menu, too, which also happens to coincide with many game times. They’ve also got more than 30 taps of craft beer, including game-day pitcher specials of their exclusive Libertee Lager & Double Nickel’s Weekend Warrior. For game viewing, there are 10 TVs (including one showing NFL RedZone) and a projector screen, all with audio on the whole time. When the weather’s nice, there’s also an outdoor TV setup in the beer garden.
1600 West Girard Avenue, Fairmount

Brooklyn Bowl

This Fishtown spot adds some extra fun to game day with their “Bowling with the Birds” series. Every Sunday at noon, Brooklyn Bowl hosts all-ages Family Bowl, and on game days, they show the Eagles on their six giant screens so you can watch while you bowl. The bar is just steps from the lanes, so you can enjoy beer and cocktails right at your seat, and you can order fried chicken from downstairs restaurant Blue Ribbon to be brought up to you as well.
1009 Canal Street, Fishtown

Xfinity Live!

With its prime location smack dab in the middle of the stadiums and its massive size, Xfinity Live! (their exclamation mark, not ours) definitely brings its own kind of hardcore viewing experience. In fact, it’s probably the closest thing to actually being at the game. Fans can watch the Birds on a 32-foot LED screen in the NBC Sports Arena (which also has a full-service menu for bar food and drinks). There’s also Victory Beer Hall for a more casual kind of atmosphere (including long communal tables, a stage, and a patio), along with other bar and restaurant options throughout the complex. Outside, you’ll find a 24-foot-tall screen, too. Reservations are recommended for game day, as this place understandably gets very crowded.
1100 Pattison Avenue, South Philly

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Eagles fans at Xfinity Live! / Photograph courtesy of Xfinity Live!

Chickie’s and Pete’s

Chickie’s and Pete’s is a “proud partner of the Philadelphia Eagles,” so you can rest assured they’ll prioritize showing the game all over the place. While their famous Crabfries put them on the map, this energetic sports bar also has everything from wings to mussels to pizza. From its start in Northeast Philly, you’ll now find locations throughout the Philadelphia area, each with plenty of TVs, beer, and fans to celebrate/commiserate with. One notable game-day location (for obvious reasons) is the massive, 24,000-square-foot spot right by the stadiums on Packer Avenue. And if you’re looking to pair your sports watching with some sports betting, head to their Parx Casino Bensalem location.
Multiple locations, but the OG is at 4010 Robbins Avenue, Northeast Philly

JD McGillicuddy’s Manayunk

You don’t necessarily have to leave your own neighborhood to come here, but if you’re already in Manayunk or nearby, this is probably your best bet for watching the Eagles. (Our logic: Pitcher’s has better food, but there are more screens and just more of a basic sports-bar feel here, which is what you really want on game day). They’re aiming exactly for what you’re picturing: wings, beer specials, lots of TVs and cheering.
111 Cotton Street, Manayunk

Burbs and Beyond

Parx Casino Sportsbook and Liberty Bell Beer Garden

Parx’s Bensalem location’s Sportsbook is a big, flashy spot that boasts “the country’s first 155-foot TV screen” — a random claim-to-fame, but that means that they can show up to 36 games at the same time (and of course you can place your bets right there). Sportsbook also has a 38-seat bar, but if you’re really looking for a festive atmosphere on Parx’s campus, head to Liberty Bell Beer Garden. The 7,600-square-foot, indoor-outdoor space has patios, fire pits, pub fare and a rotating selection of craft beer and cocktails. The outdoor area even has two giant TV walls so you won’t be missing the action while getting some fresh air. And since this is a casino, after all, there are sports-betting kiosks there, too.
2999 Street Road, Bensalem

The Greeks

The go-to spot for Eagles games on the Main Line, the Greeks, bills itself as “Narberth’s oldest and friendliest bar.” (It’s over 100 years old!) You can always expect a great craft beer list and, while some sports bars are squarely meat-focused, the Greeks has plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. Don’t worry, though: they’ve got you covered for all the traditional favorites too.
239 Haverford Avenue, Narberth

Fitzpatrick’s Crest Tavern

All the way at the bottom of the Wildwoods, right before you cross the bridge into Cape May, sits Crest Tavern. Part beer cooler, part restaurant, part convenience store, it serves the neighborhood what it needs — which is cold beer and the Eagles on the TV. Don’t leave without an I’m-sure-it’s-officially-licensed kelly green Crest t-shirt. 9600 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood Crest, NJ.

Broadway Bar & Grille

Friendly locals who are hard-core about their Eagles love to gather at the Broadway Bar & Grill for games. The volume is turned up nice and loud, so you feel you’re right there with those screaming fans in the stands. If you’re looking to enjoy some of the best seafood around while you watch the game, this will be your best bet, as the Broadway shares a menu with the Best of Philly-winning Clam Tavern, known for delicious eats and a family atmosphere.
329 East Broadway Avenue, Clifton Heights, NJ.

… And Beyond Beyond


Last year, when the NFL announced its global partnerships, one in particular stuck out to us: The Eagles were the only team heading to Africa. The whole continent! One team! And the Birds making the Super Bowl led to a watch party at Beehive, complete with an “It’s a Philly to Accra Thing” slogan emblazoned around the bar. Have we been? No! Does it seem like a blast? Yes.
8th Ringway, Accra, Ghana