For sports enthusiasts visiting Philadelphia, now is the time to soak up the incredible gameday atmosphere as the Philadelphia Eagles have advanced in the 2019 NFL Playoffs. On Sunday 13th January, fans will gather at local bars to watch the current Super Bowl champion, Philadelphia Eagles, play the New Orleans Saints in the Division Round.
For those American football fans who want to celebrate every electrifying touchdown amongst passionate locals, the city of Philadelphia is home to numerous sports bars and restaurants across the city, allowing for plenty of options no matter what neighbourhood travellers are staying in during their visit. Located in the heart of South Philadelphia’s Sports Complex is XFINITY Live!, a dining and entertainment centre, while fans can also cheer on the Eagles at bars such as South Philadelphia’s Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House & Sports Bar, which is home to a 14-foot television. The game will also be shown at McGillin’s Old Ale House, City Tap House, Frankford Hall and also Field House, which is one of Philadelphia’s largest sports bars with over 50 high-definition TVs.
Further information on sports bars in Philadelphia is below:
XFINITY Live! Philadelphia
XFINITY Live! is the ultimate destination for Eagles fans, offering live screenings of games and multiple dining and entertainment venues right in the heart of South Philadelphia’s famous Sports Complex, home of the Philadelphia Eagles stadium, properly known as Lincoln Financial Field. The huge 24-foot-wide LED TV screen in the outdoor area of XFINITY Live! and the 32-foot HD TV inside NBC Sports Arena puts fans right in the middle of the game while the six restaurants on site provides travellers with plenty of authentic Philadelphia dining options. For more information, visit www.xfinitylive.com.
Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House & Sports Bar
This Philadelphia favourite has been named as the ‘Best Sports Bar in North America’ by sports channel ESPN and it’s easy to see why. The restaurant and bar has five locations in Philadelphia, with one conveniently located just a few blocks away from the Lincoln Financial Field. A proud partner of the Philadelphia Eagles, Chickie’s & Pete’s pleases their sports fans not only with their 14-foot television and bar, but their irresistible signature crab fries: crinkle cut fries tossed with a special seasoning and served with a creamy sauce. For more information, visit www.chickiesandpetes.com.
McGillin’s Olde Ale House
As Philadelphia’s oldest and most famous Irish pub, McGillin’s Olde Ale House is a hub for sports fans and features a roaring fireplace, high beamed ceilings, plus a unique and historical collection of innkeepers’ licenses, all displayed above an antique mahogany bar. Opened in 1860, the same year Abraham Lincoln was elected president, the historic pub on Drury Street in Center City is one the of oldest taverns in the country and has 30 beers on draft, including a large selection from regional microbreweries. Eagles fans at McGillin’s can enjoy NFL games on the bar’s high-definition and projector screen TVs and also purchase a ‘Super Mug’ for £3.95 ($5), allowing them to enjoy £1.58 ($2) refills of Bud Light during every game. For more information, visit www.mcgillins.com.
Field House is one of Philadelphia’s largest sports bars and is well-equipped for Eagles fans, offering over 50 high-definition TVs and five different sound zones. Located inside of the Philadelphia Convention Center and just across from the world-renowned Reading Terminal Market, the energetic bar also provides guests with a lengthy craft beer and pub grub menu. For more information, visit www.fieldhousephilly.com.
City Tap House
Offering craft brews from local and global breweries, the two rustic-yet-lively City Tap Houses in Philadelphia allow sports fans to enjoy brilliantly crafted beers plus a 15-foot multiscreen at the Logan Square location. For gameday meals, City Tap House serves authentic, brick oven pizzas plus American pub fare, including crab hushpuppies, fried chicken sandwiches, ten spice wings and pulled pork nachos. City Tap House has two locations in Philadelphia: University City and Logan Square. For more information, visit www.citytap.com.
Set in an industrial structure in the heart of Philadelphia’s trendy and fun neighbourhood of Fishtown, Frankford Hall embodies the spirit of an open-air German biergarten presented with a modern twist. Complete with open-air picnic tables, fire pits and an indoor bar area with ping-pong and shuffleboard, Frankford Hall is the ideal spot to catch the Eagles game with a giant pretzel and cold beer in hand – be it by the half or full litre! For more information, visit www.frankfordhall.com.
For more information on Philadelphia, visit the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website,
Photo Captions (From Left to Right):
Image 1: XFINITY Live! is the ultimate destination for Eagles fans. Image courtesy of XFINITY Live! for PHLCVB.
Image 2: The Philadelphia Eagles’ home stadium, the Lincoln Financial Field stadium.
Image 3: As Philadelphia’s oldest and most famous Irish pub, McGillin’s Old Ale House is a hub for sports fans.
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About Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), www.discoverPHL.com, a private non-profit membership corporation, is the official Tourism Promotion Agency for the City of Philadelphia globally, and the primary sales and marketing agency for the expanded Pennsylvania Convention Centre. The PHLCVB competes with its counterparts worldwide for convention and tourism business. The organization has divisions dedicated to the multicultural, sports, and life sciences markets.