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21 Top Sports Bars in Philadelphia to Grab a Drink

If you’re a sports fan, there’s no better city to be in than Philadelphia. The Eagles, Phillies, Sixers and Flyers all have rabid fan bases, and the city comes alive on game days.

Friends having fun at a philadelphia sports bar

If you’re looking for a place to watch the games and root for your team, check out one of these best sports bars in Philadelphia. You won’t be disappointed!

Best Sports Bars in Philadelphia, PA

  1. City Tap House Logan Square
  2. Bar-Ly Chinatown
  3. Garage Fishtown
  4. McGillin’s Olde Ale House
  5. Xfinity Live! Philadelphia
  6. Brauhaus Schmitz
  7. Chickie’s & Pete’s
  8. Craft Hall
  9. Tradesman’s
  10. Nick’s Roast Beef Bar & Grille
  11. Devil’s Den
  12. Founding Fathers Sports Bar & Grill
  13. Fadó Irish Pub
  14. Brü Craft & Wurst
  15. Gojjo
  16. Cavanaugh’s Restaurant & Sports Bar
  17. Sidekicks Sports Bar
  18. Timeout Sports Bar
  19. Stokes Sports Bar
  20. Bonnie’s Capistrano Bar
  21. Misconduct Tavern

City Tap House Logan Square

2 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-587-9040
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In their kitchen, craft comes first. Like beer slowly fermenting in a tank, their food is prepared with equal parts precision and patience. Above all, their goal is to see their food sit side by side with the craft beer they adore, letting food and beer elevate each other.

I really loved this place, so I’ll be coming back soon. When I was here I ordered the Mashed Old Fash with Woodford reserve Bourbon, beer syrup, angostura bitters. Some other drinks that the bartender recommended were the Honeysuckle Mule, New Trail White Ale, or Ginger Basil Margarita.


Bar-Ly Chinatown

101 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-922-2688
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Bar-Ly Chinatown is the best sports bar where you can stop by and enjoy an amazing happy hour. They have 60 different beers on draft and intercontinental bar food, 30 large-screen TVs, NFL ticket packages. You can catch every game there.

If you stop by this place, I would recommend trying the White Beer Sangria;  Smirnoff, Peach Schnapps, infused fruit, orange juice, Shocktop Apple. Other drinks that caught my eye were the Black Velvet, Cinnamon Apple Bomb, and Yards Pale Ale. I’ll be ordering those next time I pop into this spot!


Garage Fishtown

100 E Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: 215-515-3167
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Garage Fishtown is the place to be for all your sports and beer drinking needs. With 300+ different canned beers and 10 different drafts there is something for everyone. Nine televisions gives everyone the opportunity to watch all their favorite sports. Two pool tables, shuffleboard and skeeball are great way to create competition among friends.

My favorite drink is the Blood Orange Collins with Manatawny Gin, lime juice, San Pelegríno Blood Orange. Or you can try the Watermelon Froze, Caribbean Queen, and Pickle Back Shot


McGillin’s Olde Ale House

1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-735-5562
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Philadelphia’s Oldest Pub, featuring 29 beers on draft focusing on local, fresh microbrews. A pub menu loaded with homemade items, everything from our famous Nachos and French Onion Soup to the Irish Mixed Grill and Cape May Stew. McGillin’s is considered the BEST place for karaoke in the city – Sundays and Wednesdays are hopping with DJ Joe at the mic.

My friends tried the Fireside, Eggnog Martini, and Skrewge and loved them! I had the Mistletoe Mule with Tito’s Vodka, ginger beer, splash of cranberry, lime & cranberries and it was delicious!


Xfinity Live! Philadelphia

1100 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone: 267-534-4264
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XfinityLive! is a dining and entertainment district centered in the heart of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. Xfinity Live! is home to multiple restaurant and entertainment choices, including five main venues: Victory Beer Hall, 1100 Social, Broad Street Bullies Pub, PBR Bar & Grill (Professional Bull Riders), and the first-ever NBC Sports Arena.


Brauhaus Schmitz

718 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 267-909-8814
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Open since 2009, Brauhaus Schmitz has revived the city’s love affair with its German heritage and reintroduced a whole generation of Philadelphians to the foods of their forefathers.  This Teutonic kitchen churns out excellent Haus-Made Sausages, Savory Schnitzels, and the Best Schweinhaxe outside of Munich.

To complement the much-lauded food at Brauhaus, Owner Doug Hager continues to grow its outstanding beer list. By cultivating close relationship with brewers during his frequent visits to Germany, Brauhaus is able to present the World’s Largest German beer selection with 34 rotating draft lines, all imported from the Vaterland!

In addition to the amazing draft beer selection, you will find another 100 mostly German Flaschenbier (Bottles) as well as a well rounded wine and spirits selection! Be sure to check out their selection of German Schnaps! Prost!!

This is one of the most popular bars in the area, so you’ll be sure to have a good time. I ordered a few drinks, but my favorite ended up being the Einbecker Dunkel.


Chickie’s & Pete’s

1526 Packer Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone: 215-218-0500
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The taste of Philadelphia sports bar came alive late one night in 1987. An argument and a brotherly brawl over mom’s unique gravy at 4 am in the Ciarrocchi household, led to what is now the unique Chickie’s & Pete’s zesty cuisine. With a mother’s ingredients, a respected family business, and Pete’s own tried, tested, and perfected French fry reinvention, Crabfries®, Pete Ciarrocchi was destined for success.


Craft Hall

901 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 267-297-2072
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Craft Hall is “Ode to Philly” with décor inspired by the city, Housed in a 35,000 sq ft warehouse with over 500 indoor and outdoor seats. They offer food and activities that the whole family can enjoy and was voted the “Best Bar for Parents” by Philadelphia Magazine!

A true makers space, Craft Hall is the proud home of Mainstay Independent Brewing Company and the Lost Bread Co. Bakery. The open concept space of Craft Hall will continue to highlight how their bread is baked, meat is smoked, and beer is brewed, providing a unique experience and better understanding of the craftsmanship that goes into creating them.

The bartender at this spot recommended the Pitty Hot Chocolate with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, hot chocolate, whipped cream and Reese’s Cups, so I had to try it! The group of friends I was with ordered the Pointer Peach Barkarita, Corgi Cranberry Black Mule, and Maltese Melon, Peach Palmer, and Parks Pale Ale.


Tradesman’s

1322 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 267-457-3994
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Celebration of American ingenuity, and entrepreneurial spirit, embodied in craft beer, small batch whiskey, traditional BBQ, and local and sustainable farm sourcing. It is our mission to unify these ideals on one menu and under one roof.

We dropped by this spot one night and had a blast! If you end up visiting this bar, I would try the Campfire Dream cocktail, Old Eagle, or Harvest Mule.


Nick’s Roast Beef Bar & Grille

16 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-928-9411
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By day, the $5.95 lunch special attracts the local business community, tourist families, and future entrepreneurs. By night and on weekends, food specials in the dining room and games in the bar attract sports fans, students, locals, and long-time regulars. No matter who you are, what you do, or what you are wearing, Nick’s has something for everyone.


Devil’s Den

1148 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 215-339-0855
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Devil’s Den is a cozy spot to unwind with a rotating draft by the fire. The bar also serves delicious bar snacks, such as $13 wings, $10 nachos, and other savory bites. Stop by for brunch (which is served until 3 p.m.) and enjoy Espresso Martini before the game.

Enjoy craft cocktails like the Espresso Martini with Espresso Infused Vodka, Coffee Liquor. Other great drink options include the Spiked Hot Apple Cider, Mulled Manhatten, and Winter Gin Spritz.


Founding Fathers Sports Bar & Grill

1612 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: 267-519-0253
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Located on the iconic South Street, their bar is about fun in a friendly neighborhood atmosphere. You can always catch a game as you are completely surrounded by flat screens, their kitchen puts out some great gastropub style food and their bartenders pour a killer cocktail.

The Spiked Blueberry Lemonade was absolutely delicious and had Stoli Blueberi muddled with Blueberries & Lemon, topped with Lemonade & Club Soda. Other great cocktails I tried were the Raspberry Champagne Cosmo, Philly Mule, and Stateside Vodka Soda. This spot is a must-visit!


Fadó Irish Pub

1500 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-893-9700
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They focus on gathering and connecting their neighborhood. The city’s best pint of Guinness alongside a brilliant European and craft beer lineup, housemade cocktails and a from scratch kitchen. Your place for international sports.

When I came to this spot my friends ordered the Moscow Mule, Fadó Irish Coffee, and Aperol Spritz. I went for the Signature Old Fashioned which was absolutely amazing. It’s a cocktail with Jameson Irish Whiskey, Angostura bitters, simple syrup, soda, orange peel & Luxardo cherry.


Brü Craft & Wurst

1318 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-800-1079
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Guten tag bier-drinkers, sausage, kraut, pretzel and schnitzle-eaters. Cocktail-sippers, shot-takers, happy-hour-enjoyers, they didnt’ forget about you. Germans never forget.

Wilkomen to Brü Craft & Wurst, an indoor bierhall and wursthaus in the middlest of Midtown Village on Chestnut and 13th in Philadelphia.

Acthung! They have 39 drafts loaded on tap with a full blitz of domestic and import bottles. Their food is not for the faint of appetite. Come by yourself or bring your friends, so long as they are strong.

This place is one of my favorites! I came here with a group of co-workers and had a great time. I ordered the Captain Lawrence Citra Dreams and loved it.


Gojjo

4540 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Phone: 215-386-1444
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They have been at the forefront of an ethnic based business in University City. Since the fall of 1996, they have been proud to be a part of a robust commercial corridor on the Baltimore Avenue strip and a part of an ever-changing community of business professionals and its even more diverse local population.  They are home to the one and only, Ethiopian Cheesesteak, a Philadelphia Magazine Award winning dish and local favorite!

This is one of the most popular bars in the area, so you’ll be sure to have a good time. I ordered a few drinks, but my favorite ended up being the Southern Comfort-themed cocktail.


Cavanaugh’s Restaurant & Sports Bar

119 S 39th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-386-4889
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Found down in the hub of West Philly, Cavanaugh’s University City has been delivering premiere service in the sports bar industry for over 80 years. With everything from award-winning Wings to 23 beers on tap (and 100+ ready for takeout and delivery), Cav’s UC has the menu to fill any appetite…Or have the food come to you with delivery specials through Grub Hub or Seamless.


Sidekicks Sports Bar

2207 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19133
Phone: 215-634-1161
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Sidekick’s Sports Bar is one of Philadelphia’s best sports bars. It’s small, but it’s definitely alive! They have amazing events here with drink specials you’re sure to enjoy, and the live DJ every Thursday turns the dance floor into a destination in and of itself!


Timeout Sports Bar

3709 Schuyler St, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Phone: 215-608-0001
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A local sports bar where you can cheer for your favorite hometown team on high definition televisions, sit back relax, and be comfortable.


Stokes Sports Bar

2651 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone: 215-271-2783
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A true drinker’s bar. No credit cards. No BS. Just the best pre/post gaming little dive bar in town.


Bonnie’s Capistrano Bar

1503 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 215-462-7282
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The service at this bar is defined as cool. They always had the best dive atmosphere, cool bartenders, cool patrons, cold and cheaper beers, and the best dirty martinis.


Misconduct Tavern

1511 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-732-5797
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Featuring 12 draft beers, 50+ beer bottle list, a beautiful nautical atmosphere, and HD TVs to watch the game.  In addition, they have a private event space downstairs perfect for parties or meetings. What more could you ask for?

I got the Liquid Swords cocktail! Other drinks I would recommend are the Sweet Tea Lemonade, Pomegranate Martini, and Holiday Yule Mule.


Final Thoughts

So there you have it – our list of the best sports bars in Philadelphia. If you’re looking for a great place to catch the game, grab a cold one, and cheer on your favorite team, any of these spots will do the trick.

Looking for other great spots around Philly? Check out the complete list of the area’s best bars, right here.

Did we leave any bars off of our list? Let us know in the comments! And be sure to check out our other blog posts for more tips on what to do and see in Philly.

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