In Philadelphia, we can’t get enough of local sports. Our appetite for sports is as big as our appetite for some good wings and a beer. When it comes to a great sports bar, there are some requirements — plenty of televisions, a great staff ready to refill quickly and a lot of passionate sports enthusiasts who must count the bar as their go-to. Lucky for you, we have the scoop on some of the best sports bars in Philadelphia.
- McFadden’s Ballpark- 1 Citizens Bank Way- Always a great game day spot, you can’t beat 47 high- def. televisions. Convenience is king here — it’s located on the 3rd base gate of Citizen’s Bank Park, making it a great spot to watch the Phillies or grab a bite pre or post game.
- McGIllins Olde Ale House-1310 Dury Street- Of course we must have the oldest Irish pub in Philadelphia on our list. This gem opened during the time Lincoln was elected and has been serving up favorites ever since. McGillin’s atmosphere is both unique and welcoming. The brick walls are covered with history. Items range from a sign from the old Wanamaker department store to old photographs and liqueur licenses.
- Chickie’s and Pete’s- 1526 Packer Avenue- This crab house and sports bar has the honor of being voted “North America’s Best Sports Bar” by ESPN Moblie. It’s massive in size (24,000 sq. ft.) and has a 14-foot television. We love the mussels and, of course, their signature crab fries.
- Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse-1823 Sansom St- Get ready to become a serious carnivore when you sit down at Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse. The cheesesteak and the burgers are some of the best around. The best part: it’s usually not packed so you can grab a great seat to watch a game.
This list is just a highlight of a long list of the best sports bars in Philadelphia, but it’s time for us to turn on a game! Remember to wear your jersey or favorite sports attire before heading out to watch the game.