Guide to Philly Sports Bars

by | November 30, 2012 at 11:50 AM | Local News

By Tamara Anderson, Examiner.com

Whether you are a fan of the Eagles, Sixers, Flyers, Phillies or college sports, it is vital that you find a sports bar to complement the bigger-than-life personality of most Philadelphia fans. The City of Brotherly Love enjoys its sports just as much as its cheesesteaks and Yards Pale Ale. We support our own, and these are just a few of the local spots that offer the perfect combination of sports, fans, food, drinks and atmosphere.

XFINITY LIVE! Philadelphia
1100 Pattison Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 609-1600

If you are looking for big fun and lots of variety to suit everyone’s tastes, then XFINITY LIVE is the place for you. It is the largest sports bar in Philly and can be found in the Wells Fargo Complex. Fans are surrounded by Sony flat screen televisions with non-stop coverage of every game, and at the center is a 24-foot wide XFINITY On Demand Theater. Diehard Philadelphia sports fans can dine and drink at the various restaurants and bars looped around the arena-like space. Spots like the Spectrum Grill, NBC Sports Arena, Philly Marketplace and Broad Street Bullies Pub abound. Each offers its own unique flavor, ranging from laid back bar stools to a Vegas-style mechanical bull.
 
Cavanaugh’s Restaurant & Sports Bar
119 South 39th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 386-4889

Located in the heart of University City, all sports fans enjoy sipping on Cavanaugh’s extensive selection of beer, which includes local favorites and international brews, while watching the game on new flat screen high definition televisions. It is a favorite spot for hockey fans. Convenient street parking is available. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 50 cent wings and half price nachos are just a few of weekly specials that complement the menu and patrons’ taste buds. If you are looking for a college atmosphere with great food, drinks, music, and karaoke, Cavanaugh’s is the place for you.
 
Fox and Hound Pub and Grille
211 Mall Blvd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 962-0922

A favorite location for soccer fans. The Jalapeno Cheddar Bratwurst Sliders and the Beer Lovers’ Guidebook packed with 100 beers are just a few of the reasons that sports fans love Fox and Hound Pub and Grille. The King of Prussia location offers free convenient parking. UFC Fight Night features the girls and the roaring action without the cost of a plane ticket to Vegas. Come and watch the game with the one of the “FOX Fave” appetizers. Each of these taste sensations will go along nicely with an amazing selection of beer and mixed drinks, like the Blackberry Long Island Iced Tea.
 
McMenamin’s Tavern
7170 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19119
(215) 247 – 9920

If you seek that neighborhood feel where the bartender brings your usual without having to utter a word, then McMenamin’s Tavern is the sports bar experience for you. This is a small venue located in the heart of Mt.Airy/Chestnut Hill that offers a menu filled with choices bursting with robust flavor, like the amazing wings. Fans all agree that some of the best burgers and comfort food are here to make your taste buds sing with joy as you watch your favorite team win. Get there early on game night to grab a seat and make sure to sample the extensive beer selection available on tap and in bottles.
 
Chickie’s and Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar
11000 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19116
(215) 856- 9890

ESPN voted it the “Greatest Sports Bar in America.” The northeast location opened in 1998 and Philadelphia fans have been packing the house ever since. Chickie’s & Pete’s patrons love the seafood and the famous crabfries that melt in your mouth with Pete’s secret seasoning. Daily drink specials will complement any game or meal with family or friends in this warm and inviting atmosphere.