The 76ers may be on a losing streak, but they still need all the support you can give them, and there are many places where you can watch the game in Philly. However, if the game is too difficult for you to handle, there are a ton of Philly college teams you’ll be able to watch instead. Head to one of these places to watch a basketball game in Philadelphia.
118 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
This roomy Old City bar has 17 HD plasma TVs to watch the game on and daily drink specials, including $3 local drafts. Buffalo Billiards also has many activities to keep your mind off the game (necessary if you’re watching the 76ers). In fact, Buffalo Billiards is full of pool tables, dartboards, shuffleboard tables, foosball, arcade games and skeeball. The menu consists of snacks, including $10 wings and $5 fries, and sandwiches, like a BLT or grilled cheese with tomato.
1150 Filbert St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Field House is located steps from Center City’s PA Convention Center and just above the Market East Train Station. It encompasses 12,000 square feet and has more than 35 HDTVs and five distinct sound zones. With the multitude of TVs, you’ll be sure to catch your favorite team and enjoy a variety of American pub food, as well, like the porter-braised short ribs, double-smoked bacon popcorn, or simply a flatbread or pizza. This bar supports local breweries by featuring 40 beers on tap brewed within a 100-mile radius.
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O’Neals Irish Pub
611 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
O’Neals has been a favorite place among sports fans on South Street for nearly 35 years. This family-owned Irish Pub has numerous TVs spread out across its multi-level bar, so it won’t be hard to find the perfect spot to sit and watch the game. O’Neal’s has 19 rotating taps, many of them brewed domestically, but also some from Europe. The food here is both reasonably priced and delicious. Try some Irish favorites like shepherd’s pie or something that’s closer to home, like a Philadelphia cheesesteak.
Tavern On Broad
200 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tavern On Broad’s central location on the corner of Broad and Walnut is conveniently located next to the Broad Street Line and easy to get to from all directions. With more than 40 HDTVs, six sound zones and partnerships with 25 alumni organizations, Tavern On Broad is a popular place for sport fans of all teams to watch a game. This place has open space, but also private areas you can enjoy with your friends. While here, enjoy something off of its menu, like the slow-smoked pulled pork sandwich, and daily drink specials.
Kelly Neilson is a freelance writer living and working in Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.