Top Bars To Watch Hockey In Philadelphia

March 19, 2014 9:00 AM

Vincent Lecavalier #40 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates his second goal at 18:13 of the first period against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 26, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Philadelphia is home to die-hard hockey fans who are devoted to their team and the sport, and they don’t want to miss a single minute of the action. Fortunately for these fanatics, the sports-crazy City of Brotherly Love lays claim to a number of top sports bars where fans can gather to celebrate their favorite teams. Grab your friends and head out to one of these top spots for the hat trick – delicious game-day grub, your favorite brews and plenty of big-screen TVs for watching your team score.

Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse
823 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 665-9500

Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse has 20 HDTVs to ensure you won’t miss a thing. Game-day pub eats like Cav’s award-winning wings, hushpuppy shrimp, buffalo chicken dip, outstanding burgers, sandwiches and cheesesteaks are fan favorites, and it serves up some of the best chicken and shrimp tacos around. With your favorite beers on tap and an abundance of good spirits, you’re sure to satisfy your thirst for fun. Want dessert? Cavanaugh’s does dessert right by sports fans with butter-grilled pound cake and funnel cake fries.

Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar
1526 Packer Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 218-0500

Chickie’s & Pete’s South Philly location is the perfect spot to catch the game while catching up with friends over a brew and some great grub. This award-winning eatery provides a great taste of all Philadelphia has to offer, and you won’t want to miss the signature crab fries. You won’t miss one second of the game in this 24,000-square-foot location because TVs are positioned so that every seat in the house is a good one. At the Philadelphia airport waiting to catch a flight or on a layover while just passing through town? You can still catch the game at Chickie & Pete’s airport location, one of several Chickie & Pete’s locations throughout the area.

City Tap House
3925 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 662-0105

City Tap House offers an extensive craft beer bar – 60 on tap – and has won multiple awards as one of the best bars to watch a game in Philadelphia. In the shadow of two Philly-area universities (University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University), this gastropub has something for every crowd. From extensive outdoor terrace-area seating to a 120-seat dining room, you’re sure to find your niche. Five stone fire pits add to the rustic ambiance, but it’s the food, brews and fans that make this place a must for your next big game gathering.

Field House Sports & Beer Hall
Philadelphia Convention Center
1150 Filbert St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 720-1876

The Field House Sports & Beer Hall in Center City serves up American classic pub food and is a popular place on game day. Located above the Market East Train Station, only steps away from the famous Reading Terminal Market, Field House is actually inside the Philly Convention Center – attached to the Downtown Marriott. Along with classic game-day staples like Buffalo wings, cheesesteaks and burgers, Field House dishes up some fun twists on old favorites – cheesesteak dumplings, double-smoked bacon popcorn and blue crab mac’ n’ cheese. In addition to having great food and game-day specials on tap, Field House offers a wide variety of locally crafted beers.

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McFadden’s Ballpark
Citizens Bank Park
1 Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 952-0300

McFadden’s Ballpark, located the heart of Philly’s sports district, is well known as a great spot to catch professional and college sports games. Connected to Citizens Bank Park, McFadden’s is within walking distance of the Wells Fargo Center where the Flyers play their home games. With a full Irish-American bar and over 200 seats in the dining area, this venue can handle any size group. McFadden’s invites Flyers fans to beat the cold during every home and away game with $3 domestic drafts and $4 mixed drinks. If you love the appetizers – almost famous wings, loaded nachos, cheesesteak minis – you’ll love them even more during away games when they’re half off.

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Christy Ayala covers sports, recreation, the outdoors, and leisure activities in the Philadelphia area. She earned a masters degree in recreation administration from George Williams College and managed programs in the Midwest, Hawaii, and Pennsylvania. Her work can be found on

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