Top Bars To Watch The U.S. Open In Philadelphia

August 21, 2014 8:00 AM

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Tennis fans look forward each year to the United States Open Championships. As one of the oldest and most watched tennis championships in the world, the U.S. Open is a must-see, wrapping up the Grand Slam as the fourth and final of the four most important tennis events. Tennis buffs, unable to tear themselves away from watching the competition, can still catch all of the action surrounded by fellow fans at these Philly-area watering holes, where they won’t miss a moment of the games.

Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse
1823 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 665-9500

Cav’s, as locals refer to the venue, sports over 20 HDTVs, so you won’t miss a minute of the U.S. Open. Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse has fun and good food on the menu, including award-winning wings, cheesesteaks, burgers, sandwiches and more. And let’s not forget your favorite beer and spirits. No doubt about it, there is something for everyone on the menu. Not sure what to order? Try the tacos, chicken or shrimp. And you can’t forget dessert at Cavanaugh’s, where the fried cheesecake is to die for.

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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 U.S. Open while catching up with friends over great food. The 24,000-square-foot location boasts TVs positioned so that fans can see the screen from any seat in the house. This award-winning restaurant is a favorite go-to for the taste of all that is Philly — don’t forget to order the signature crab fries. With several locations throughout the area, you’re sure to find a location perfect for your US Open gathering. Even travelers waiting for a flight at the Philadelphia airport can get in on the fun at Chickie & Pete’s airport location.

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

Tennis is what you want on tap during the U.S. Open, but with over 60 drafts on tap, City Tap House has you covered beer-wise as well. Popular with foodies, Chef Ralphi Kane’s creative menu includes options like pastrami burger sliders, chickpea fritters, Serrano garlic shrimp and even a tasty flatbread topped with octopus. Want the tried and true? You’re in the right place at City Tap House. Brick-oven pizza is always a hit, and other popular menu items include Angus steak, salmon, scallops, garlic shrimp and so much more, including a few signature burgers, like the Tap Burger, Lamb Burger and Avenue Hoagie.

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

A popular spot on game day – any game day – is The Field House in Center City. Serving up American classic pub food and a wide assortment of locally crafted beers, this venue is known for playful twists on favorite dishes, such as cheesesteak dumplings, blue crab mac ’n’ cheese and double smoked bacon popcorn. Located above the Market East Train Station inside the Philly Convention Center, Field House is just steps from the Reading Terminal Market and is the perfect spot to keep tabs on your favorite tennis stars while enjoy a good time with friends in the City of Brotherly Love.

South Philly Bar & Grill
1235 E. Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 334-3300

South Philly Bar & Grill is an America’s Top 10 sports bar located at the famous intersection of 9th and Passyunk, where you’ll also find the legendary steak spots, Pat’s and Geno’s. The venue’s large projection screen and plasma TVs makes South Philly Bar & Grill perfect for watching sports, and to round out your tennis-watching experience, there is great food to go with it. Ambiance is important too, and this venue won’t disappoint. Burgers, sliders and even seafood – mussels, clams and snow crab – are on the menu, ready and waiting to please even the most discerning palate.

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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