7 of Philly’s Best Sports Bars for Catching the Super Bowl

These top bars offer everything sports fans need for the big game.

Super Bowl LIII takes over the nation Sunday, February 3. And as the hometown of Super Bowl LII champs, the Philadelphia Eagles, you can be sure crowds will be heading out to revel in all the football action. Luckily, this sports-obsessed town has plenty of watering holes stocked to the gills with top-shelf beers, tasty bites and, of course, tons of big-screens. So where to go to cheer on American Football Conference winners the New England Patriots and National Football Conference champs the Los Angeles Rams? Read on for a few of our favorite sports bars across town.

Buffalo Billiards
118 Chestnut St., 215.574.7665

This sports bar may be located in a historic neighborhood, but the vibe here is far from dusty. Two floors offer two full bars keeping the beer flowing, while 17 1080p HD TVs ensure plenty of screen time for broadcasting all the game-day action.

Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse
1823 Sansom St., 215.665.9500

Locals stop in here to watch the game on 20 big screens while munching popular tater tots and chicken wings. The friendly, down-to-earth vibe means fans aren’t shy about letting loose when their team scores.

City Tap House

City Tap House
3925 Walnut St., 215.662.0105

With 60 taps of rare and local brews, this popular bar has one of the most extensive draft beer lists around. On the menu, find tasty bites like honey goat cheese brick oven pizza and a pork burger topped with pickled apple slaw, bacon and a fried egg.

Field House
1150 Filbert St., 215.629.1520

Located inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center, this renovated space offers 50 plasma TVs and 40 beers on tap, most of which are local brews. Pair with nosh like double-smoked bacon popcorn and cheesesteak dumplings.

Founding Fathers Sports Bar & Grill
1612 South St., 267.519.0253

Thirteen big-screen TVs make every seat at this upscale bar feel up close to the action. Beers on tap run from regional to big name, with bites like mac and cheese doughnuts and flatbreads.

McGillin’s Olde Ale House
1310 Drury St., 215.735.5562

The city’s oldest continuously operating tavern is also one of the best spots to watch a game, especially the Super Bowl. In addition to all the viewing opportunities, the bar is full of character and history dating back to 1860—when the bar opened and Abraham Lincoln was elected president.

McGillin’s Olde Ale House

Tabu Lounge & Bar
254 S. 12th St., 215.964.9675

It may be located in Philadelphia’s “gayborhood,” but this popular hot spot draws a diverse crowd. There’s plenty of action here, not just on the 15 HD TVs but also in the venue itself, as fun seekers get lively most nights of the week.

Xfinity Live!
1100 Pattison Ave., 267.443.6415

This 80,000-sq.-ft. space houses six venues, including Broad Street Bullies Pub and PBR Bar & Grill, where fans ride a mechanical bull. It’s the next best thing to being at the game in person.

Anne Kim-Dannibale
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