Best places to watch the Super Bowl
Chickie’s and Pete’s is a Philly-sports-community staple thanks to those famous crab fries it sells at every Philadelphia home game. You’ll have to fork over a hefty $125 to attend the Super Bowl watch party at any of its 11 locations throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, but that grants you big-screen TVs as far as the eye can see, an all-you-can-eat buffet and an open bar flowing with draft beers, wine and soft drinks from 6pm till the end of the game.
Located steps away from Broad Street—which will be lit if the Eagles win—Fox & Hound is beloved by local sports fans for its dozen-plus TVs and a mind-bogglingly large draft list featuring dozens of craft beers. Stop in on game day, pay the $30 admission and work your way through a list of drink specials, including a bucket of six select 16-ounce bottles for another $30. You may also walk away with a prize: The bar is raffling off a Carson Wentz jersey at every quarter.
You’ll find two City Tap House locations around town, but the one in University City is especially impressive. The dining area is spacious, with high ceilings, lots of high- and low-top seating and TVs everywhere you look. Another perk? The bar is stocked with a whopping 60 beers on tap and the kitchen cranks out spicy, finger-licking good wings. Admission to its game-day soiree is $25 for general admission, which gets you a free-drink ticket, or spring for the $60 option, which guarantees you a seat and $60 toward your final bar tab.
This North Philly watering hole—the largest of its kind on the Temple University campus—boasts more than 18 TVs, 25 rotating beers on draft and an extensive menu of Philly-themed classics (we’re looking at you JAWN Burger.) Expect a high-energy crowd on game day, when $30 will get you an open bar featuring a selection of brews (Bud Light, Budweiser, Austin Eastcider, Goose Island and more), select spirits and a DJ playing live during commercial breaks (don’t worry, you can catch all the funny ads the next day on YouTube.)
Situated across the street from Reading Terminal Market (and its excellent pre-game cheesesteak action), this massive, 12,000-square-foot sports bar is decked with no less than 35 HDTVs, a top-notch sound system and 40 local draughts. Admission is $25 for standing room entry, or, if you’re coming with a crew, secure a table for $150 per seat.
Wanna know where to watch the Super Bowl outside the typical bar scene? Check out this bash at the winter retreat along the Delaware River. For $60 per person, you’ll get a table and seat in the cozy Lodge, which will screen the game on two 12-foot screens, and serve Chickie’s & Pete’s cheesesteaks and appetizers all night. This is a great option if you have non-sports fans or kids in tow. While you’re mesmerized by the game, they can kill time by playing arcade games or taking a twirl around the outdoor ice rink.
Looking for budget-friendly places to watch the Super Bowl? Both locations of this hip bar and watering hole may be offering the most generous Super Bowl watch parties in town. Admission costs $0, and bartenders will be pouring up complimentary house whiskey shots and doling out free wings at halftime. If you’re springing for drinks, may we suggest MilkBoy’s version of the Citywide Special? It includes a can of Straub Lager and a shot of Heaven Hill bourbon for $5.
Situated in bustling Midtown Village, this German inspired watering hole will be open on game day with the Super Bowl shown onto a giant projection wall—as well as on every other TV in the house. Admission is $25 and that gets you access to a bunch of food and drink specials, such as $5 pints and three flavors each of nachos ($11), cheesesteaks ($12) and chicken wings ($9).
This University City bar and restaurant is offering a cover-free bash on Super Bowl Sunday, appetizers at happy hour prices all day, $2.50 Yuengling and Kronenbourg drafts and a Carson Wentz jersey giveaway after the game. App options include Landmark fries ($), cheesesteak egg rolls ($7) and a big plate of jalapeño-topped nachos for $6. Get there early to snag a table, and be ready to take in the game with a lively, mostly student-based crowd.
With locations in South Philly and Fishtown, the two outposts of this laid-back operation have coolers stocked with more than 400 beer cans ranging from workaday Yuenglings and PBRs to limited editions from 21st Amendment and 2SP. There’s no cover charge on game day, which means you’ll have extra change left over to grab some grub from the on-site food truck or, thanks to the BYO food policy, bring something from outside. Hint: the South Philly location is located across the street from Pat’s and Geno’s. Be sure to save some quarters for a round of skee ball or ping-pong during commercials.
On most nights, the kitchen at this Fairmount restaurant and wine bar whips up upscale New American cuisine, but they’re pulling off the white tablecloths for the Super Bowl. Stop in to see the game on a projection screen as well as on other TVs scattered about the bar, and drink your way through a heap of drink specials, including $4 Miller Lite and Bud Light pounders, $4 Yards brawlers and $3 Yuengling drafts. There will also be cheesesteaks on the menu, when you need a little sustenance to soak up the alcohol.
All six locations of Miller’s Ale House will welcome in sports fans on Sunday with a cover-free watch party and Super Bowl-approved drink deals, such as discounts on beer and margarita pitchers, beer buckets and appetizers. The menu includes onion rings, nachos, quesadillas and the gut-busting Ale House Loaded Fries, which is a full pound of seasoned fried taters topped with melted cheeses, green onions and applewood smoked bacon.
Tucked away on Drury Street, Philly’s oldest continuously operating tavern is offering to options for where to watch the Super Bowl: Deal seekers can catch the game and a handful of drink specials downstairs for a $5 cover. Or you could venture upstairs, where a $100 cover gets you an open bar that includes the establishment’s famous green beer and well-drink cocktails.