Fans all around Philadelphia have dreams of a pennant dancing in their head, which means ecstatic fanatics are scouting out places to root for their favorite baseball team. For fans who want to hang out in a local bar and catch the game, here are Philly’s hottest spots.

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Chickie’s & Pete’s
11000 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19116
(215) 856-9890

Hours: Daily – 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Chickie’s & Pete’s in Northeast Philly is bar-none one of the best places to catch a Phillies game. Chickie’s is game friendly and includes two big bars, a 14’ Big Screen, plenty of TVs all around, and free parking.  Chickie’s also has an all-season covered patio and deck with an expansive bar and huge TV’s. With plenty of food and drink on the menu, don’t forget to order their famous Crabfries.

McFadden’s Ballpark
Citizens Bank Park
11th and Pattison
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 952-0300

Hours: Daily – 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

McFadden’s Ballpark is surely “Philadelphia’s Premiere Sports and dining destination.”  Feast your eyes on the 33 High Definition Plasma TV’s and two giant projector screens.  McFadden’s is a great place to watch a game even when the Phillies are out of town. McFadden’s features a full menu, draft and bottled beer, and the kitchen is open until midnight nightly.

Champps Penn’s Landing
2100 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 218-0393

Hours: Mon to Weds – 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., Thurs to Sat – 11 a.m.- 2 a.m., Sun – 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

To really experience a game, you have to get off of your living room couch and head to Champps.  With enormous screens to watch the game on and made-from-scratch burgers piled high, you are sure to get into the game and have a great time. Have an ice-cold beer, grab a burger and relax while you enjoy the atmosphere and cheer on your favorite baseball team.

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Fox and Hound Center City
1501 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 732-8610

Hours: Daily – 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Fox and Hound has an eight-page menu and features cocktails, brews, party starters, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, entrees, and more, as well as a full-service bar, a wide selection of major domestic, imported and specialty beers, and an All-Star Brew Club. The All-Star Brew Club rewards members win points for a single, double, triple, or home run, which can earn a monetary reward loaded to your card, specials, etc.  You might even qualify to get your name on an all-star plaque or be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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Stadium Sportsbar & Restaurant
900 Packer Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215)  755-9500

Hours: Mon to Thur – 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., Fri to Sun – 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

The Stadium Sportsbar & Restaurant is located in the Holiday Inn Stadium across the street from the stadiums. During the game, you can watch the action on their big screens. Hang out before or after the game to celebrate and sate your appetite with variety of lunch and dinner selections in addition to pizza and sandwiches.

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