Best Bars to Pump Up Your Game in Philadelphia

Watching sports in Philadelphia is not for the faint of heart. Philadelphia fans are known for their fierce loyalty and their dedication to their teams. If you're interested in catching a game featuring one of these teams, or even one that's not one of the locals, you need a comfortable, friendly and affordable venue to do so. This city proves itself in offering plenty of options to cool off with a brew, enjoy a delicious cocktail or two, or grab a meal, big or small, while taking in an inning or two. From South Philly favorites like McFadden's, Chickie's and Pete's, Tony Luke's and Xfinity Live to terrific spots in Rittenhouse Square and Northern Liberties, there's sure to be a great place to hang out near you. Bring friends, coworkers, family, neighbors or a date to one of these lively destinations and share in the excitement that a game brings, or enjoy a meal in a casual and friendly environment surrounded by good company. Food options abound and many venues feature great craft beers and super cocktail options to suit all kinds of tastes. You won't go hungry, you won't be thirsty and you won't miss the big game. That sounds like a win-win for all.

Brauhaus Schmitz
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The expansion of this almost authentic German bier hall couldn't have come sooner. With its dirndl-clad servers, rare German beers, and a nearly constant rotation of soccer games on the TV, the once-narrow space was too small to accommodate its...  Read More

Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse


With a full menu on tap until 1am, this terrific Center City venue has fans lined up to watch the game. More than enough HDTVs line the walls and a host of beer varieties tempt the tastebuds of all kinds of folks. Great pub fare is always a...  Read More



This Northern Liberties venue is not visible from the street, so venture in and check it out for yourself. From concerts to yoga festivals, this is a space made for fun. With some pegging it as a hotspot for hipsters, it turns down no one for...  Read More



First-timers may ask, "What's an 'Old Philly Style Sandwich?'" The answer is right here, just a stone's throw from the I-95 over-pass. Tony Luke's has garnered accolade after accolade over the years, and its walls are adorned with the faces of...  Read More

Fox and Hound Sports Tavern
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Make no bones about it - this tavern is all about sports. It's perfect for either a large crowd or just a table for two. Watch the game or enjoy some conversation, patrons sit on cozy extra-large benches which seem to add additional character to...  Read More

McFadden's@ The Ballpark


When you're in the mood for food (and when is that not happening) and you're in the vicinity of the Philadelphia sports complex, McFadden's is a place that lets you be a sports fan to the fullest. Watch the game on one of the many TVs, and pick...  Read More

University City


Located on The Radian Balcony, just steps from the campuses of University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, City Tap House boasts one of Philadelphia's most extensive draft beer lists- 60 taps, including many rare and sought-after craft...  Read More

Fieldhouse Sports Bar


When you're in the mood for good times and great cuisine, be sure to checkout Fieldhouse Sports Bar. The venue is located in the PA Convention Center Complex, and is known for offering sports fan a terrific spot to relax, unwind and catch some...  Read More

Chickie's & Pete's South Philly
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With EPSN calling it the #1 Sports Bar in North America, Chickie's and Pete's has certainly had success pleasing people. This Philadelphia mainstay opened in 1977 and has been delivering great food, great atmosphere and great beer to...  Read More



If you're looking for a great sports bar and dining experience in the area of Citizen's Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field, Xfinity Live will be right up your alley. Tables are usually easy to get when you stop in. It's a great place to grab...  Read More