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The Best Philly Bars and Restaurants to Support on Game Day

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Although so many of our favorite activities are currently on pause due to COVID-19, we still have sports — at least on television. Here in Philly, watching, debating, and obsessing over our teams is a way of life, and the region is lucky to have a stellar selection of sports bars and restaurants.

This season, with the help of Crown Royal, we want to give back to these fan destinations and make sure they’re still around next time we can come together again to show our Eagles pride.

So put on your mask (bonus points if it matches your jersey), and head to any one of these 11 winning spots throughout the Philly area to enjoy the game at socially distanced outdoor tables — or better yet, grab a takeout meal and drinks to watch at home. All of these venues offer both carryout and delivery options (for cocktails, too!), so you can show your support even if you’re cheering from your couch for now.

A number of Philadelphia-area bars and restaurants have resumed in-person dining service, including several on this map. However, this should not be taken as an endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on coronavirus cases locally, visit the City of Philadelphia website. Note that at this time, food must be purchased with alcoholic beverages in Pennsylvania and alcohol sales for on-site consumption end at 5 p.m. in Philadelphia.

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1. JD McGillicuddy’s

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111 Cotton St
Philadelphia, PA 19127
(215) 930-0209
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Manayunk is well-known for its bar scene, and just a block off Main Street, JD McGillicuddy’s — nicknamed Cuddy’s — boasts three floors and drink specials during Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers games. The popular spot recently added outdoor picnic tables with big-screen televisions. It’s also open for takeout — think mozzarella sticks, buffalo chicken dip, and cheesesteaks — plus frozen drinks to-go.

2. Great American Pub

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123 Fayette St
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 940-0540
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With its convenient location near a few colleges and easy access to Center City Philly, Conshohocken is a popular town for people of all ages. Great American Pub has been a favorite local watering hole there for the past two decades. Known for its live music and extensive drink selection, this classic pub offers outdoor dining on the roof and patio, indoor seating, curbside contactless pickup, and delivery through Grubhub. The food menu here veers international with quesadillas, cheesesteak spring rolls, pierogies, and falafel, plus burgers and pasta.

3. Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse

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1823 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

This no-frills Center City sports bar is a top pick on game day, known for its award-winning wings and rotating drink specials, such as $6 Crown Apple shots. Don’t miss the fan-favorite tater tots and French onion soup covered in melted provolone and Swiss cheese. It’s open for outdoor dining under spacious umbrellas, plus delivery. With demand high for seats, Cav’s has implemented a reservations policy for games that’s worth reviewing.

4. Ashburner Inn

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8400 Torresdale Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136
(267) 343-7788
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The Northeast section of Philly has plenty of sports bars, but Ashburner Inn stands out for its food menu. Try one of a dozen varieties of pizzas, including Margherita and four cheese, made in its Italian-made wood-burning oven. Seasonal cocktail specials are a highlight here, though the bartenders also know how to whip up a classic. Enjoy the game from the tented garden or take your meal to go.

5. Chickie’s & Pete’s

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1526 Packer Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 218-0500
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The granddaddy of all Philly sports bars, Chickie’s & Pete’s has been going strong since the 1980s and now has more than a dozen locations in the region. Like Crown Royal, this popular spot is an official partner of the Eagles, and this year, it’s offering two at-home tailgate kits for takeout: one with burgers, dogs, and crab cakes, and another with wings and cheesesteaks. Both come with the restaurant’s signature Crabfries and a six-pack of beer. The South Philly location offers outdoor dining and delivery. Whichever you choose, don’t miss Chickie’s seafood dishes, notably the crab legs.

6. Locust Rendevous

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1415 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 985-1163
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This come-as-you-are bar’s central location near the Avenue of the Arts, office buildings, and public transportation means it draws an eclectic crowd — from construction workers to college students. The ‘Vous prides itself on ultra-cold beer and quality food, including French onion soup, wings, loaded waffle fries, and a grilled reuben sandwich. For those looking to enjoy breakfast alongside a Crown Royal cocktail or a cold draft, this place opens at 11 a.m.

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7. Landmark Americana Tap & Grill

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2481 N 54th St
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(610) 660-2100
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Right on the St. Joseph’s University campus, this sleek restaurant is a natural favorite for local college students. A big menu of crowd-pleasing finger foods, including wings, crab dip, and buckets of fries makes for satisfying meals. From the bar, try a beer flight or a specialty cocktail, like a Carnival Queen with Crown Royal Apple, raspberry liquor, lemon, and sparkling wine. It’s currently open for takeout and delivery.

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8. Urban Saloon

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2120 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 232-5359
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This Fairmount bar has plenty of space for outdoor seating in the new heated garden. Catch the game on one of the flat-screen televisions and enjoy an order of the spot’s popular wings, coated in buffalo, sriracha honey, Jamaican jerk, or barbecue sauce. Tater tots are a highlight here, too — at brunch, they come topped with eggs, cheese, and chili. To wash that all down, Urban Saloon offers daily drink specials and unmissable featured cocktails — all of which you can also take to-go.

9. Germantown Garden and Germantown Garden Grille

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1029 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(267) 214-0086

Talk about extra safety measures: Meals at Germantown Garden Grill happen in heated plastic igloos that seat two to six people. The menu at this poolside locale in Northern Liberties features steakhouse specials such as center-cut filet mignon, bone-in pork chop, crab cakes, and lobster mac and cheese. It’s connected to Germantown Garden, which offers indoor and outdoor dining with a menu that trends casual — lobster rolls, sliders, fried chicken sandwiches, and fun drinks, including boozy pitchers created by Lê, the legendary proprietor of speakeasy Hop Sing Laundromat. Both Germantown Garden and the Grill have plenty of TVs playing on game days, and delivery is available.

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10. Tradesman’s and Bru

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1322 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(267) 457-3994
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Sister restaurants Tradesman’s and Bru sit next to each other in a prime location on Chestnut Street in Center City, but offer two different experiences. Tradesman’s is a barbecue and whiskey joint, while Bru focuses on German fare and beer. These two are friendly, spacious spots to watch sporting events, and on weekends and game days, seating spills out onto an adjacent closed-down street with private tents featuring TVs and heaters. Both restaurants are offering outdoor dining, plus takeout and delivery.

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1. JD McGillicuddy’s

111 Cotton St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Manayunk is well-known for its bar scene, and just a block off Main Street, JD McGillicuddy’s — nicknamed Cuddy’s — boasts three floors and drink specials during Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers games. The popular spot recently added outdoor picnic tables with big-screen televisions. It’s also open for takeout — think mozzarella sticks, buffalo chicken dip, and cheesesteaks — plus frozen drinks to-go.

111 Cotton St
Philadelphia, PA 19127

2. Great American Pub

123 Fayette St, Conshohocken, PA 19428

With its convenient location near a few colleges and easy access to Center City Philly, Conshohocken is a popular town for people of all ages. Great American Pub has been a favorite local watering hole there for the past two decades. Known for its live music and extensive drink selection, this classic pub offers outdoor dining on the roof and patio, indoor seating, curbside contactless pickup, and delivery through Grubhub. The food menu here veers international with quesadillas, cheesesteak spring rolls, pierogies, and falafel, plus burgers and pasta.

123 Fayette St
Conshohocken, PA 19428

3. Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse

1823 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

This no-frills Center City sports bar is a top pick on game day, known for its award-winning wings and rotating drink specials, such as $6 Crown Apple shots. Don’t miss the fan-favorite tater tots and French onion soup covered in melted provolone and Swiss cheese. It’s open for outdoor dining under spacious umbrellas, plus delivery. With demand high for seats, Cav’s has implemented a reservations policy for games that’s worth reviewing.

1823 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

4. Ashburner Inn

8400 Torresdale Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136

The Northeast section of Philly has plenty of sports bars, but Ashburner Inn stands out for its food menu. Try one of a dozen varieties of pizzas, including Margherita and four cheese, made in its Italian-made wood-burning oven. Seasonal cocktail specials are a highlight here, though the bartenders also know how to whip up a classic. Enjoy the game from the tented garden or take your meal to go.

8400 Torresdale Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136

5. Chickie’s & Pete’s

1526 Packer Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145

The granddaddy of all Philly sports bars, Chickie’s & Pete’s has been going strong since the 1980s and now has more than a dozen locations in the region. Like Crown Royal, this popular spot is an official partner of the Eagles, and this year, it’s offering two at-home tailgate kits for takeout: one with burgers, dogs, and crab cakes, and another with wings and cheesesteaks. Both come with the restaurant’s signature Crabfries and a six-pack of beer. The South Philly location offers outdoor dining and delivery. Whichever you choose, don’t miss Chickie’s seafood dishes, notably the crab legs.

1526 Packer Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19145

6. Locust Rendevous

1415 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Close-up of a grilled cheese with bacon and tomato and french fries Courtesy of Locust Rendezvous

This come-as-you-are bar’s central location near the Avenue of the Arts, office buildings, and public transportation means it draws an eclectic crowd — from construction workers to college students. The ‘Vous prides itself on ultra-cold beer and quality food, including French onion soup, wings, loaded waffle fries, and a grilled reuben sandwich. For those looking to enjoy breakfast alongside a Crown Royal cocktail or a cold draft, this place opens at 11 a.m.

1415 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

7. Landmark Americana Tap & Grill

2481 N 54th St, Philadelphia, PA 19131
A cocktail on a bar

Right on the St. Joseph’s University campus, this sleek restaurant is a natural favorite for local college students. A big menu of crowd-pleasing finger foods, including wings, crab dip, and buckets of fries makes for satisfying meals. From the bar, try a beer flight or a specialty cocktail, like a Carnival Queen with Crown Royal Apple, raspberry liquor, lemon, and sparkling wine. It’s currently open for takeout and delivery.

2481 N 54th St
Philadelphia, PA 19131

8. Urban Saloon

2120 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130

This Fairmount bar has plenty of space for outdoor seating in the new heated garden. Catch the game on one of the flat-screen televisions and enjoy an order of the spot’s popular wings, coated in buffalo, sriracha honey, Jamaican jerk, or barbecue sauce. Tater tots are a highlight here, too — at brunch, they come topped with eggs, cheese, and chili. To wash that all down, Urban Saloon offers daily drink specials and unmissable featured cocktails — all of which you can also take to-go.

2120 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130

9. Germantown Garden and Germantown Garden Grille

1029 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Two diners sit at a table in a heated plastic igloo Courtesy of Germantown Garden Grill

Talk about extra safety measures: Meals at Germantown Garden Grill happen in heated plastic igloos that seat two to six people. The menu at this poolside locale in Northern Liberties features steakhouse specials such as center-cut filet mignon, bone-in pork chop, crab cakes, and lobster mac and cheese. It’s connected to Germantown Garden, which offers indoor and outdoor dining with a menu that trends casual — lobster rolls, sliders, fried chicken sandwiches, and fun drinks, including boozy pitchers created by Lê, the legendary proprietor of speakeasy Hop Sing Laundromat. Both Germantown Garden and the Grill have plenty of TVs playing on game days, and delivery is available.

1029 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19123

10. Tradesman’s and Bru

1322 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Sister restaurants Tradesman’s and Bru sit next to each other in a prime location on Chestnut Street in Center City, but offer two different experiences. Tradesman’s is a barbecue and whiskey joint, while Bru focuses on German fare and beer. These two are friendly, spacious spots to watch sporting events, and on weekends and game days, seating spills out onto an adjacent closed-down street with private tents featuring TVs and heaters. Both restaurants are offering outdoor dining, plus takeout and delivery.

1322 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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