Premier League Soccer is the biggest league in the soccer world and, although we are far away from the U.K., soccer fans come out in droves early in the morning to catch their favorite team. If you’re an early riser soccer fan, head to one of these bars listed below.
The Bards
2013 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 569-9585
www.bardsirishbar.com

The Toon Army of Philadelphia, a.k.a Newcastle United supporters, meet for every weekend match, and sometimes a weekday match too, at the small Irish pub the Bards on Walnut St. The Bards is a cozy little bar with great drinks (especially Guinness), food and specials along with a friendly staff. A few TVs are placed above the bar to view the games on. While watching the game, enjoy Irish food like shepherd’s pie and Irish stew, along with a glass of wine or draft beer.

Liberty Bar & Grill
2204 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 00000
(267) 519-3665
www.facebook.com/2204liberty

Liberty Bar & Grill opens its doors at 11 a.m., when Premier League soccer is well under way and playing live on one of its flat screen TVs. It’s also an official U.S. soccer bar, which means it has pledged to show all of the U.S. soccer matches, so watching soccer all day here is possible. Its kitchen serves up cheap bar food, including sandwiches, burgers and appetizers, like fries and wings, until 1:30 in the morning. Drinks are cheap, too, with great specials running during the games.

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Misconduct Tavern
1511 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 732-5797
www.misconducttavern.com

Misconduct Tavern is currently the meeting location for all Arsenal fans in the Philadelphia region to watch and discuss the game while sharing a beer. This sports bar has 10 HD flat screen TVs positioned around the bar for optimal viewing, so if North London isn’t your team, you’ll be able to find a TV with a different game on. Misconduct Tavern has 12 taps of rotating draft beer, along with a list of over 50 different bottles. The kitchen serves fresh salads, sandwiches and sliders until 1:30 a.m. The bar opens at 11:30 a.m., but earlier on the weekends.

O’Neal’s Pub
611 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 574-9495
www.onealspub.com

O’Neal’s Pub sits on the corner of third and South streets and hosts fans of the Evertonians during all of its matches, even those at 7:45 a.m. O’Neal’s has been serving Philadelphia for over 35 years and has 18 HD plasma TVs to watch the game on. It has an impressive beer list, with more than 100 bottles available and 19 beers on draft. For food, enjoy Irish favorites or something a little more meant for a game, like wings, chicken fingers or nachos.

Tir Na Nog
1600 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 514-1700
www.tirnanogphilly.com

Tir Na Nog, conveniently located across from Suburban Station, shows all European and Premier League soccer. In fact, they open for the first game on Saturday and Sunday, and if your game is not listed on the calendar, let this bar know and they will try to accommodate you. Tir Na Nog is also listed as an official pub for Chelsea FC, but has enough TVs and space to escape any rival fans. It also has great drink specials during games, 18 drafts and an American-Irish menu, including wings and shepherd’s pie.

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Kelly Neilson is a freelance writer living and working in Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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