Many people’s favorite season, football season, is about to begin. It will, hopefully, bring much happiness to the region. If you’re heading to an Eagles game this fall at the Lincoln Financial Field, check out one of these bars before (or even during) the game.
Chickie’s & Pete’s
1526 Packer Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 218-0500

Chickie’s & Pete’s is within walking distance of Lincoln Financial Field and is perfect for watching any sporting event or pre-gaming in before heading over to the stadium. It is famous for its crabfries, but it also sells a wide-variety of bar food, including wings, burgers and mussels. With 24,000 square feet, a few large bars and private rooms, you and your friends will find plenty of room to mingle and discuss the big game. Chickie’s & Pete’s is also the world’s first interactive sports bar, featuring Play2 and amusement pod entertainment centers.

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

McFadden’s Ballpark is connected to Citizen’s Bank Park, but don’t worry, you don’t need a baseball ticket to enter. It’s located within close distance of Lincoln Financial Field and is a popular place to grab a drink or bite to eat before the game. It has 47 Hi-Def Plasma TVs and 3 projector screens to keep you up to date with other games before watching your own. McFadden’s serves elevated bar food, including soups, salads, specialty fries, sandwiches and Irish favorites, like shepherd’s pie. Great game day specials exist here too ($4 Miller Lite).

South Philadelphia Tap Room
1509 Mifflin St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 271-7787

South Philadelphia Tap Room is easily accessible through SEPTA and the Broad Street Line, located just a few blocks from the Snyder Station and the Tasker Morris Station. The drafts here are constantly rotating between a good mix of both local and national brews while the bottle list features more than 100 international types of beers.  Brunch is served on Sunday, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., so you can enjoy eggs and French toast before heading over to the Linc.

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Tavern On Broad
200 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 546-2290

Tavern On Broad is located next to the Walnut-Locust street station on the Broad Street Line and just a quick train ride away from Lincoln Financial Field. This Center City sports bar can accommodate both small and large groups with its open space and more intimate areas to hang out in. It has 40 HDTVs to watch the pre-game on and six-distinct sound zones. It serves American pub fare, such as a slowed smoked pulled pork sandwich, $10 sliders and $5 burgers. Its game day specials include $3 Coors Light Drafts.

XFinity Live!
1100 Pattison Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(267) 443-6415

XFinity Live! is an entertainment destination at the South Philly Sporting Complex, featuring many bars and restaurants perfect for before, during or after the game. Enjoy a gourmet burger at the gastro pub Bullies, ride the mechanical bull at the country-western styled PBR Bar and Grill or delve into Victory Beer Hall’s craft beer list while viewing a spectacular view of the city skyline. The NBC Sports Arena is often hailed as the fourth stadium experience, featuring a 32-inch LED HD television, full menu and bar.

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