The Philadelphia Eagles take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 on February 4 and there’s no question about it: Philly is all fired up. Local breweries are making bets with their Boston counterparts, cheesesteak shops are redecorating, bakeries and candy stores are getting creative with themed sweets, and at least one chef is sporting an Eagles green beard.
Philadelphians already know where to watch the game and where to get Eagles-themed food throughout the city, from Iggle doughnuts at Federal Donuts to green beer at McGillin’s. Here are the bars and restaurants drawing in fans with deals and discounts on food, beer, and cocktails.
During the Super Bowl, both MilkBoy locations (1100 Chestnut Street and 401 South Street) will pass around free shots of house whiskey after every Eagles touchdown and free wings at halftime. The kitchen is also planning Eagles green wings made with spicy habanero sauce for $11. A few drafts and canned beers will go for $3 each, and select cocktails, wines, and drafts are $2 off.
Happy hour at Tiki (102 S. 13th Street) will go all day on Sunday and includes $5 well drinks, $5 sangria, $3 pounder cans, and $5 dumplings.
The Super Bowl party at Time (1315 Sansom Street) features $7 cocktails made with Eagle Rare bourbon. The game will be shown on a big screen in the dining room and on TVs throughout the bar. Village Whiskey (118 S. 20th Street) is mixing up $5 Eagles-themed cocktails using Eagle Rare during the game and serving $5 snacks, punch, and Dock Street Rye Pale Ale. Leading up to the Super Bowl, Trestle Inn (339 N. 11th Street) is offering $5 shots of Eagle Rare, Thursday to Saturday from 5-10 p.m.
Destination Dogs (1111 Walnut Street) is doing a Fry Eagles Fry special available during the game: It’s a fried hot dog, fries, steak and cheese (for a cheesesteak simulation), and pepper relish. Wash it down with $2 Miller Lite drafts.
Ping pong bar Spin (211 S. 15th Street) is offerings specials from 1 p.m. to midnight, including $7 pretzel bites with beer cheese, $7 hummus and pita, and $8 buffalo chicken sliders.
Game day means two-for-one pizzas at Jose Garces’ 24 (2401 Walnut Street) plus drink specials, including $2 Miller Lites and $6 wines on tap. The game will be shown on the bar’s TVs.
Every time the Eagles score, customers at Mad Rex (1000 Frankford Avenue) get a free Flying Eagle shot. Every table will get free loaded fries, select drafts will go for $3, and a green Smoking Eagle cocktail is planned.
Score giveaways at Garage in Fishtown (100 E. Girard Avenue) like koozies, t-shirts, hoodies, and Eagles jerseys, where the game will be shown on nine TVs and Bud and Bud Light pounders go for $3. At the South Philly Garage (1231 E. Passyunk Avenue), get $3 Miller Lite cans, $4 Yards drafts, and $5 well cocktails.
It’s happy hour all day at The Olde Bar (125 Walnut Street) on Super Bowl Sunday, which means $1 oysters, $5 snacks, and drink specials.
Nick’s (16 S. 2nd Street) in Old City is knocking $3 off its signature roast beef and roast pork sandwiches during the game. Also on special: $2 tacos, $8 pulled pork nachos, $10 Miller Lite buckets, and $3 domestic drafts.
Just off South Street, O’Neals (611 S. 3rd Street), which has 22 TVs, is opening at 9 a.m. to get the party started early. During the game, score $.50 wings and $3.50 Guinness, Stella, Heineken, and Heineken Lights. All-day beer specials include $3 drafts and $9 pitchers of Miller Lite. Before the game the Wild Bohemians will play live.
University City’s Distrito (3945 Chestnut Street) is partnering with Corona to do giveaways during the game and serve $20 Corona Light half towers. There will also be $2.50 tacos.
Ordering in? Sister spots Dizengoff (1625 Sansom Street) and Goldie (1526 Sansom Street) are joining forces for a very enticing catering package with Dizengoff’s humus and Goldie’s falafel, plus beet salad, Israeli salad, pita, and more. It’s $150 and will feed 15 to 20 fans. (It’s also vegan.) Another option: Rooster Soup Co. (1526 Sansom Street), also in Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook’s group of restaurants, is putting together its own Super Bowl package with a choice of salads, sandwiches, and cookies. It’s $150 and feeds eight to 12 people. Order either here.
Before the Super Bowl, Devil’s Den (1148 S. 11th Street) hosts its annual Puppy Bowl watch party with two competitors in attendance: Lila and Hinesville, both from the Morris Animal Refuge. The bar will be pouring greyhounds with Tito’s Vodka for $7, with all of the proceeds going to the animal shelter, and donating $1 from each Lagunitas beer sold. Devil’s Den is also donating 15 percent of proceeds from the day’s dog-themed menu, including Puppies in a Blanket (a beef hot dog wrapped in puff pastry) and Barley the Labradoodle (a falafel dog with chiptole aioli and cheese).
It’s on for Sunday, February 4, from 3-6 p.m. And really, how can you resist these faces?