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16 Philly Sports Bars Where You Can Catch the Big Game

Whether you’re trying to catch the Eagles in Super Bowl LVII or a Phillies, Flyers, or Sixers game, these bars will be open and streaming

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Philly has no shortage of sports bars that are perfect for taking in the Big Game. What is the Big Game? Obviously it includes the Eagles’ shot at Super Bowl LVII on February 12, but it can also be any Phils, Sixers, Flyers, or Union game that gets your heart rate up — a championship or preseason game, home or away, night or day. It’s the kind of game that you want to watch out at your favorite bar, beer clutched tightly in one hand and french fry hanging with anticipation from the other. Thankfully, there are more than enough local hangouts where you can do just that.

Whether you like to watch at a sports bar that has 40 TVs and even more beers on draft, or a quiet bar with one forgotten TV in the corner, these 16 local watering holes are great places to post up, drink up, and cheer on Philly’s favorite teams.

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Attic Brewing Company

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Germantown’s Attic Brewing is spacious, the staff is remarkably friendly, the full bar serves everything from house IPAs and barrel-aged porters to wine and cocktails, and the projector inside the massive open brewery space shows local sports — just check on social media or give the business a call to ask.

Murph's Bar

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One part Irish pub, one part Italian restaurant, Murph’s is the Fishtown go-to for when you’re craving a big bowl of strozzapreti and a side of fried burrata to go with an ice-cold beer and a Phillies game. The bar even does game-day drink specials. If that sounds like a lot going on, it is — and it’s what makes Murph’s so perfect.

Garage (multiple locations)

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With one location in Fishtown and another on East Passyunk, Garage is the place to head for a more industrial vibe, with nearly a dozen TVs, rows of fridges stocked with cold beer cans, wings and house-made pierogi for snacking, and Skee-Ball to keep you entertained during halftime.

Craft Hall

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Looking for a place where the kids can play while you focus on the game? Craft Hall features room for 500 people, flat-screen TVs at two bars, two projection walls, and an indoor playground with climbing equipment, video games, and Skee-Ball. The Northern Liberties bar also serves house-brewed beers and casual eats like sandwiches, barbecue, and pizza.

City Tap House Logan Square

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It’s easy to keep an eye on the action with games shown on an 18-by-19-foot video screen at the Logan Square location of City Tap House. The bar has 40 beers on draft to go with gastropub fare like mussels with roasted garlic butter.

With 37 TVs, 60 beers on tap, and a menu that covers everything from fajitas to burgers to pad Thai to dumplings, Chinatown sports bar Bar-Ly is always a good game-watching spot.

The Post

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In University City, the Post is a beer hall, arcade, and sports-watching destination all in one. The menu is full of options perfect for snacking on while you watch a game, like popcorn chicken with dipping sauces and waffle fries.

Tradesman's

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This Midtown Village barbecue, beer, and whiskey joint doubles as a sports bar with a big wall of TVs behind the main bar and more TVs upstairs on the mezzanine. Tradesman’s also has oversized windows that open onto Chestnut and Juniper streets, with stools attached to the building’s exterior walls — you can see the TVs from the sidewalk seats.

McGillin's Olde Ale House

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In business since 1860, McGillin’s bills itself as the oldest continuously operating tavern in Philadelphia — but don’t worry, the TVs are much newer than that. Regional brews are well-represented here, as are game-day specials, to go with shepherd’s pie, crab cakes, and burgers. There are two floors, but this Midtown Village standby still gets jam-packed during big games.

Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar

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This inclusive Gayborhood sports bar shows games and serves beer and pub grub like loaded tater tots and sliders on the first floor. Head upstairs for drinks and music in the lounge, or to the roof deck for more game-watching.

Paulie Gee’s Soul City Slice Shop

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In between games of pool and slices of pizza pie, diners at Paulie Gee’s Soul City Slice Shop can take in any kind of Philly sports game on a row of TVs at the Washington Square West bar. Don’t get too bogged down by the fact that Paulie Gee’s is a New York export — this slice shop is all Philly, and among the best pizza places in town.

Founding Fathers Sports Bar and Grill

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With 13 TVs at different angles, you're almost guaranteed a good view at Founding Fathers on South Street. The 20 taps here pour a rotating variety of craft beers and the kitchen puts out the likes of wings, fried pickles, cheesesteaks, and pizza. During college games, this place can get as raucous as any Philly sports bar.

Cartesian Brewing

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With lots of space, a broad selection of beer, and specials on Sundays, Cartesian Brewing on East Passyunk Avenue is a nice place to come with a group of friends looking to take in the Phils or the Birds.

Chickie's & Pete's (multiple locations)

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No list of sports bars in Philly is complete without Chickie’s & Pete’s down by the stadiums. Yes, you can eat crab fries and shout at the refs at other locations of the home-grown chain, but with a 24,000-square-foot space, three bars, and an 18-foot screen, this godfather of Philly sports bars is the place to be on game days.

Sports & Social Philly

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Inside the Live! Casino and Hotel, sports bar Sports & Social will always have a game on the 52-foot LED display and its 24 big-screen TVs, with halftime wing-eating contests taking place during home games and drink specials during Monday night football.

Xfinity Live

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This six-in-one complex by the stadiums covers all game-watching needs with massive TVs, multiple food and drink venues, and boisterous fans. Choose from Victory Beer Hall, PBR Bar & Grill, Broad Street Bullies Pub, NBC Sports Arena, Live! VIP Lounge, and 1100 Social. All told, that's over 100 TVs, including a 32-foot HD screen.

Attic Brewing Company

Germantown’s Attic Brewing is spacious, the staff is remarkably friendly, the full bar serves everything from house IPAs and barrel-aged porters to wine and cocktails, and the projector inside the massive open brewery space shows local sports — just check on social media or give the business a call to ask.

Murph's Bar

One part Irish pub, one part Italian restaurant, Murph’s is the Fishtown go-to for when you’re craving a big bowl of strozzapreti and a side of fried burrata to go with an ice-cold beer and a Phillies game. The bar even does game-day drink specials. If that sounds like a lot going on, it is — and it’s what makes Murph’s so perfect.

Garage (multiple locations)

With one location in Fishtown and another on East Passyunk, Garage is the place to head for a more industrial vibe, with nearly a dozen TVs, rows of fridges stocked with cold beer cans, wings and house-made pierogi for snacking, and Skee-Ball to keep you entertained during halftime.

Craft Hall

Looking for a place where the kids can play while you focus on the game? Craft Hall features room for 500 people, flat-screen TVs at two bars, two projection walls, and an indoor playground with climbing equipment, video games, and Skee-Ball. The Northern Liberties bar also serves house-brewed beers and casual eats like sandwiches, barbecue, and pizza.

City Tap House Logan Square

It’s easy to keep an eye on the action with games shown on an 18-by-19-foot video screen at the Logan Square location of City Tap House. The bar has 40 beers on draft to go with gastropub fare like mussels with roasted garlic butter.

Bar-Ly

With 37 TVs, 60 beers on tap, and a menu that covers everything from fajitas to burgers to pad Thai to dumplings, Chinatown sports bar Bar-Ly is always a good game-watching spot.

The Post

In University City, the Post is a beer hall, arcade, and sports-watching destination all in one. The menu is full of options perfect for snacking on while you watch a game, like popcorn chicken with dipping sauces and waffle fries.

Tradesman's

This Midtown Village barbecue, beer, and whiskey joint doubles as a sports bar with a big wall of TVs behind the main bar and more TVs upstairs on the mezzanine. Tradesman’s also has oversized windows that open onto Chestnut and Juniper streets, with stools attached to the building’s exterior walls — you can see the TVs from the sidewalk seats.

McGillin's Olde Ale House

In business since 1860, McGillin’s bills itself as the oldest continuously operating tavern in Philadelphia — but don’t worry, the TVs are much newer than that. Regional brews are well-represented here, as are game-day specials, to go with shepherd’s pie, crab cakes, and burgers. There are two floors, but this Midtown Village standby still gets jam-packed during big games.

Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar

This inclusive Gayborhood sports bar shows games and serves beer and pub grub like loaded tater tots and sliders on the first floor. Head upstairs for drinks and music in the lounge, or to the roof deck for more game-watching.

Paulie Gee’s Soul City Slice Shop

In between games of pool and slices of pizza pie, diners at Paulie Gee’s Soul City Slice Shop can take in any kind of Philly sports game on a row of TVs at the Washington Square West bar. Don’t get too bogged down by the fact that Paulie Gee’s is a New York export — this slice shop is all Philly, and among the best pizza places in town.

Founding Fathers Sports Bar and Grill

With 13 TVs at different angles, you're almost guaranteed a good view at Founding Fathers on South Street. The 20 taps here pour a rotating variety of craft beers and the kitchen puts out the likes of wings, fried pickles, cheesesteaks, and pizza. During college games, this place can get as raucous as any Philly sports bar.

Cartesian Brewing

With lots of space, a broad selection of beer, and specials on Sundays, Cartesian Brewing on East Passyunk Avenue is a nice place to come with a group of friends looking to take in the Phils or the Birds.

Chickie's & Pete's (multiple locations)

No list of sports bars in Philly is complete without Chickie’s & Pete’s down by the stadiums. Yes, you can eat crab fries and shout at the refs at other locations of the home-grown chain, but with a 24,000-square-foot space, three bars, and an 18-foot screen, this godfather of Philly sports bars is the place to be on game days.

Sports & Social Philly

Inside the Live! Casino and Hotel, sports bar Sports & Social will always have a game on the 52-foot LED display and its 24 big-screen TVs, with halftime wing-eating contests taking place during home games and drink specials during Monday night football.

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Xfinity Live

This six-in-one complex by the stadiums covers all game-watching needs with massive TVs, multiple food and drink venues, and boisterous fans. Choose from Victory Beer Hall, PBR Bar & Grill, Broad Street Bullies Pub, NBC Sports Arena, Live! VIP Lounge, and 1100 Social. All told, that's over 100 TVs, including a 32-foot HD screen.

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