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22 Best Philadelphia Sports Bars

In a city full of sports fans, here are the hot spots

Philadelphia is one of the best cities in the United States to live in or visit, especially if you are looking for a fun place full of history, delicious food, and dedicated sports fans. 

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Whether you are a big fan of Philly sports or you want to experience the sports culture in the city. I’ve checked out plenty of sports bars throughout the city to find the best ones for you.

Check out my list of the best Philadelphia sports bars below!


Bar-ly Chinatown 

101 N 11th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 

215-922-2688

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One of my favorite Philadelphia Sports Bars is Bar-ly Chinatown, which, as the name suggests, is downtown in Chinatown. I love all the beer options, and you will find 60 of them just on tap. There are plenty of TVs so you can catch the big game and you can get traditional bar food or authentic Chinese food. 


Buffalo Billiards 

118 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 

215-574-7665

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Buffalo Billiards is one of the best bars in Philly, right by Penn’s Landing, thanks to its huge size. There are two levels at the sports bar with two bars. And, as you can guess by the name, there are tons of fun billiards tables. There’s lots of seating here at tables and bars if you want to sit and enjoy the game.


Wicked Wolf 

1214 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 

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A few blocks away from city hall is Wicked Wolf, an upscale sports bar that is perfect if you want sports bar vibes but in a more modern style. They have amazing food here too. And, if you are sitting at the bar, there is a massive TV behind it, and it’s my favorite spot in the bar to catch a baseball, hockey, or basketball game. 


Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse 

1921 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 

215-665-9500

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Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse is in the French Quarter, and it is a great spot if you want a lowkey sports bar where you can grab a drink and good food. They have a good variety of beers here, including light beer, ciders, and unique craft beer. The food is traditional pub fare. 


Chickie’s & Pete’s 

1526 Packer Ave Philadelphia, PA 19145 

215-218-0500

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Chickie’s & Pete’s is a great bar in south Philly by Broad St. and Interstate 76. The best part of this bar is the food, and they have great crab. Make sure you try their best dish, and my favorite, the crab fries. And they have a great happy hour from 4:30 to 7 PM on weekdays, even Fridays. 


City Tap 

3925 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 

215-662-0105

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City Tap is right by UPenn, and it’s my favorite place to go for craft beer. They have more than 60 craft beers on tap. If the weather is nice, be sure to check out the outdoor patio. I love the food here too, and the pizza is the best, as they cook it in brick ovens. Delicious!


Craft Hall 

901 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123 

267-297-2072

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Another great sports bar in Philly that’s great for beer lovers is the Craft Hall, right by the river near the Waterfront Square. They have a lot of beer options, but also other yummy drinks like wine and fun cocktails. If you go in the winter, check out the warm cocktails, like my favorite, the Smores. It has vanilla vodka, cocoa, and marshmallow. So good!


Fado Irish Pub 

1500 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 

215-893-9700 

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You know that Irish pubs are some of the most fun places, which is why one of my favorite Philadelphia sports bars is Fado Irish Pub. It is downtown on the corner of 15th St. and Locust. The drinks are great, and I highly recommend you try the bloody mary. They also have a huge food menu. 


Garage 

100 E Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125 

215-515-3167

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The Garage is a fun sports bar between Girard Ave and Frankford Ave in Fishtown. I love the vibe here since, as the name suggests, it feels like you are in a garage, one of the best places to drink with friends. They have great drinks, including delicious cocktails. I also love the food here, especially the perogies. 


Mac’s Tavern

226 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 

267-324-5507

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Mac’s Tavern is a must-visit pub if you are a fan of the TV show, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It is modeled after the bar from the show, and it is also a great place to grab a drink in the city. I love the happy hour here, where you can grab discounted drinks and appetizers. 


Misconduct Tavern 

1801 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103 

267-928-4297

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Another great sports bar is the Misconduct Tavern in the western part of downtown. The vibe is fun since it has an ocean and boats theme. There is plenty of seating here where you can watch a game. They have plenty of drink options, including cocktails, beer, and wine. 


Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub 

9241-43 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19114 

215-464-7544

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Another fun sports bar in Philly is Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub, right by the Northeast Philadelphia Airport. The bar is a traditional sports bar with plenty of TVs, beer, and good food. Be sure to check out their happy hour specials on all weekdays and their game-day specials during all the local Philly sports games.


Trademan’s and Bru Craft & Wurst 

1322 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 

267-457-3994

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Another great bar in Philly is Trademan’s and Bru Craft & Wurst. I like to come here to watch sports when I want something other than beer since they have a huge selection of whiskey. You will find the classic whiskeys, as well as some whiskeys you may not have tried before. And they have great BBQ, which pairs well with sports and whiskey.


Xfinity Live! Philadelphia 

1100 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148 

267-534-4264

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Xfinity Live! Philadelphia is the best place to grab a drink near all the major sporting events. There are plenty of restaurants and bars all within the Xfinity Live! Center. And, if you are heading to a game, Citizen Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field, and the Wells Fargo Center are all a few blocks or less from here. 


City Works Eatery & Pour House 

220 Main Street King of Prussia, PA 19406 

484-690-4150 

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City Works is another great bar and restaurant in Philly in the King of Prussia Town Center. The restaurant is a great place to grab dinner and drinks when the game is on. They have plenty of craft beer on draft, and the food is delicious. I highly recommend the City Work Burger or the Smoked Cheddar Mac n’ Cheese.


New Deck Tavern 

3408 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

215-386-4600

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New Deck Tavern is a fun sports bar right by UPenn. I love New Deck because there is always something going on here, even when there’s not a game. They have trivia nights, and a lot of the people who go here are students from the university. 


P.J. Whelihan’s Pub + Restaurant 

1776 N Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19121

609-714-7900

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P.J. Whelihan’s Pub + Restaurant is a great sports bar, and they have locations all over the city, including in some of the sports centers, like the Wells Fargo Center and the Liacouras Center. P.J.’s has amazing chicken wings, which is a staple for a sports bar. And, of course, they have some great beer too. 


Sports and Social Philly 

900 Packer Ave Philadelphia, PA 19148 

267-682-7422

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Another one of my favorite Philadelphia sports bars is Sports and Social Philly, which is just north of Citizens Bank Park. The best part of this bar is the food, and they have all the good sports bar classics, like sandwiches, burgers, and apps. They also have some good cocktails that are a good change from beer. 


Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar 

254 S 12th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 

215-964-9675

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If you are looking for a place to watch sports that is also LGBTQ+ friendly, check out Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar, a gay bar downtown. The bar is great for games, and they get big and fun crowds. I also love the vibe here, and of course, the food and drinks are delicious. 


Tir Na Nog 

1600 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19103  

267-514-1700

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Another great Irish Pub in Philly is Tir Na Nog, right by Love Park and the Suburban Station. I love it here since it is a low-key bar without anything too elaborate. They have a good variety of food and drinks, but my favorite thing at the pub is brunch. They have really good food at brunch, and of course, you can get mimosas and other yummy cocktails. 


Ladder 15  

1528 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102  

215-964-9755

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Ladder 15 is another great bar in Philly, and while they sometimes charge a cover, it is well worth it. The vibe here is so fun, and they have a happy hour that helps you save money while having fun. And Ladder 15 is just a few blocks away from City Hall, so it is easy to get to. 


SPIN 

211 S 15th Street Philadelphia, PA 19102  

267-463-4850

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The final one of the Philadelphia sports bars that I love and recommend is SPIN downtown, a few blocks away from City Hall. You will find TVs for sports in the bar area, and there is also a ping pong table area which is a lot of fun. 


Final Thoughts

Philadelphia is a very fun city full of culture, great food, history, and of course, sports. There are plenty of Philadelphia sports bars with different types of food, drinks, and vibes. 

Leave a comment if you have been to any of these bars or have another one to recommend. 

Philly’s Best Sports Bars 

  1. Bar-Ly Chinatown 
  2. Buffalo Billiards
  3. Wicked Wolf 
  4. Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse 
  5. Chickie’s & Pete’s 
  6. City Tap 
  7. Craft Hall 
  8. Fado Irish Pub 
  9. Garage 
  10. Mac’s Tavern 
  11. Misconduct Tavern 
  12. Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub
  13. Tradman’s and Bru Crafts & Wurst 
  14. Xfinity Live! Philadelphia 
  15. City Works Eatery & Pour House
  16. New Deck Tavern 
  17. P.J. Whelihan’s Pub + Restaurant
  18. Sports & Social Philly
  19. Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar
  20. Tír na nÓg
  21. Ladder 15
  22. SPiN Philadelphia

Written by Mike Morrow

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