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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.
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
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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 chicken sandwiches and shrimp tacos.
1612 South Street, Grad Hospital
This popular Center City sports bar just 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 22 TVs and an 11-foot media wall. During Thursday night games, you can drink Yuengling drafts for $4, and Sunday goes big with five-can buckets ($18 for Bud Light, $24 for White Claw). In addition to an extensive beer list, they also have cocktails, including an off-menu (and green, obvs) Philly Special that they made for us since we asked nicely (YMMV). 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.
1921 Sansom Street, Rittenhouse
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 halftime contests, giveaways of Eagles memorabilia, $5 Bud Light specials, and sometimes even meet-and-greets with former Eagles players before the game. You can add on the Tailgate Package to get your group wings, sliders, beer, and your own decorated table.
900 Packer Avenue, South Philly
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 a green cocktail (the color comes from mixing lemonade, pineapple and Curacao), a “half-yard” brisket cheesesteak for two (or one, if you’re feeling ambitious?), $15 beer pitchers, wings, and the Super Bowl-inspired “Underdog” (Kobe beef wrapped in bacon, served on a hoagie roll with guac, queso, pico de gallo and chipotle ketchup).
901 North Delaware Avenue, Northern Liberties
City Tap House
With spots in University City and Logan Square, City Tap House’s two locations are both reliable places to go if you want giant TV wall, game day specials and extensive draft beer lists. In addition to staples like nachos, pizza and wings, you’ll also find some slightly nicer bar food here like mussels and steak frites.
2 Logan Square, Logan Square; and 3925 Walnut Street, University City
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
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 bar food, but also retains its BYOF policy.
100 East Girard Avenue, Fishtown; and 1231 East Passyunk Avenue, East Passyunk
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. 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, 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
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
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). The menu features things like tandoori buffalo, Korean BBQ, and “sticky Saigon” wing specials, along with banh mi, gyoza, and dan dan noodles. 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
This Best of Philly-winning 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
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
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
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 location inside Parx Casino’s Malvern location.
Multiple locations, but the OG is at 4010 Robbins Avenue, Northeast Philly
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Burbs and Beyond
Parx Casino Sportsbook and Liberty Bell Beer Garden
Speaking of Parx, their 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 go-to spot for Eagles games on the Main Line, the Greeks, which turned 100 this year, bills itself as “Narberth’s oldest and friendliest bar.” 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
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.