Our Favorite Philly Sports Bars

February 1, 2021

Philly is an excellent city for sports fans, with teams in each of the “Big Four” major sports leagues and sports embedded into the city’s history and culture. In honor of the biggest sports weekend of the year, Superbowl weekend, we wanted to share some of our favorite sports bars in the city.

Read on if you are new to the Philly bar scene or planning your Superbowl Sunday in the city. We will cover the opening and delivery status of each bar:

Fox & Hound

Our neighbors on Spruce Street have no shortage of options for beer, TVs, or classic sports bar fare. We’re also big fans of the ping-pong tables, Jenga, and other games. While the bar isn’t currently open for in-person dining, Fox & Hound is still offering to-go delivery – perfect for Superbowl Sunday. Our residents at the Touraine and the Annex certainly won’t be able to find anywhere closer to get their wing fix!

Fadó Irish Pub

At Fadó’s, you’ll see Philly’s famous Irish pride come to life. Here you can enjoy your sports alongside authentic Irish meals and a brew from their expansive beer list. It’s also an excellent spot for fans of the European soccer leagues. With limited indoor seating and expanded outdoor "parklet" seating, Fadó’s is also one of the few places where you can watch the big game in person. Be sure to reserve ahead to ensure you get a table.

City Tap in University City

We couldn’t make a Philly sports list without mentioning our favorite spot in University City. There’s so much to love about this City Tap location: the unmatched beer list, inspired gastropub menu, outdoor balcony seating.

McGillin’s Olde Ale House

What can you say about the city's oldest pub that hasn't already been said? McGillin’s is a Philly institution where people of all walks of life can enjoy a local beer and the big game. After over 150 years in business, McGillin’s was probably more equipped than any other Philly bar when it came to riding out tough times. We are happy to report they are open for Superbowl Sunday with indoor and outdoor seating – if you can snag a seat!

We hope this list provided you with some options for this weekend’s game or a post-pandemic outing. If you choose to order take out this Sunday, try to get your delivery scheduled in advance whenever possible. Many local restaurants will be going from little business to maximum capacity overnight, and scheduled deliveries can help manage the demand. 

Enjoy the game and support local!