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Top Bars To Watch UFC Fights In Philadelphia

April 19, 2012 6:00 AM

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Photo Credit: Fox & Hound Smokehouse & Tavern via Facebook

Photo Credit: Fox & Hound Smokehouse & Tavern via Facebook

There’s no need to order Pay Per View when Philadelphia offers so many options for grabbing a cold drink and watching a UFC fight live with fellow fans. With special events and drink specials that can’t be recreated in your house, you’ll wonder why you even considered it after attending one of these fight nights. With choices that range from sports bars to bowling alleys, you can experience the next best thing to being there while watching the match in high definition, cheering fighters on among crowds of UFC fans and sipping a cheap drink. Check out this list of top bars to catch a UFC Fight at in Philadelphia, and start planning your ideal fight night experience now.
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Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse Sports Bar
1823 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215)-665-9500
www.cavsrittenhouse.com

Price: Fight night cover charge can run up to $5
Hours: Daily – 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.

In addition to being one of the more reasonably priced bars in Rittenhouse, this Cavanaugh’s location regularly shows UFC fights on PPV. With frequent special events running in conjunction with the matches, the drink specials may change, but the cover is usually free or $5 for the night. In the past, attendees have been treated to $5 Cazadores tequila, a half-priced pub menu and $3.50 Miller Lites for the duration of the fight. One thing is for sure, though – at this sports bar, there are enough high definition televisions to make it impossible to avoid watching the fight or any live sports game.

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Fox & Hound Smokehouse & Tavern
1501 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 732-8610
www.foxandhound.com

Price: Fight night cover charge can run up to $15
Hours: Daily – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

You can count on Fox & Hound to always have the game on, no matter what game you’re looking for, and fight night is no different. With a reasonable cover during UFC matches and plenty of space, this giant sports bar is ideal for grabbing a drink and watching a PPV fight that would normally run you $50. Despite the place attracting quite a crowd to watch sports events live, it won’t be hard to find a good vantage point when there are 21 HDTVs! The wait for food makes Fox & Hound preferable as a sports bar on game days, but on top of an impressive beer list, there are always drink specials during fights and sometimes even special events like a meet-and-greet with local MMA fighters.

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Red Zone Old City
35 S 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 639-5359
www.redzonephilly.com

Price: Fight night cover charge can run up to $10
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Fri to Sat – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

If you’re looking for a UFC fight in Old City, Red Zone is one of the few joints that will have you covered. With more than 30 flat panel televisions, you won’t have a problem getting a seat with a good view and a cold beer to go along with it. Drink specials during the fight are usually $3 Miller Lite bottles and $5 Pinnacle shots or mixed drinks. Depending on what fight is playing, there may or may not be a cover charge, but even the most popular of UFC matches will have you shelling out $10 or less to watch PPV in a spot that can only be described as an all-American sports bar.

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Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge
1336 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 545-2471
www.bowlluckystrike.com

Price: No cover
Hours: Mon to Thurs -11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m., Fri – 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sat – 12 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.

For a different experience than your typical sports bar, try watching a UFC fight in the upscale lounge of Lucky Strike Lanes. The lounge has redefined bowling as a trendy hobby, so why not try out their version of fight night specials? With drink and food specials abound, the 29 screens around the joint will let you watch the fight while you enjoy one of the 24 bowling lanes or a game of pool. Lucky Strike has also hosted eye-popping UFC events in the past, with parties where you can get autographs from UFC champs and resident hotties alike. With bottle service and a valet, this will be a definite but welcome change from the usual UFC fight night experience, and you can even rent a party room just for your crew.

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Miller’s Philadelphia Ale House
9495 East Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19114
(215) 464-8349
www.millersalehouse.com

Hours: Daily 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Round up all of your fellow MMA-loving friends and head to the Philadelphia Ale House, the perfect spot for large crowds looking to catch a UFC fight. The bar boasts more than 60 TVs, all in high definition, in a surprisingly comfy and homey atmosphere for such a large bar. Just be sure to call before heading out to confirm that the Ale House will be showing your fight of choice. If you happen to visit on an on-fight night, you won’t want for lack of good sports viewing. Any seat is the best seat in the house to catch an Eagles, Flyers or Phillies game.

Find more of the best spots to watch a game on the list of the Best Sports Bars in Philadelphia.

Lindsay Lewis is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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