The Eagles may be out of the running, but that doesn’t mean Philadelphia football fans aren’t thirsty for the Big Game in Santa Clara. And in true Philadelphia fashion, the beer (and the wings!) will be flowing at area sports bars and pubs as Philly fans watch two teams from other cities battle it out for game day glory at the Big Game. Read on for five of the top bars in Philadelphia to watch this year’s Big Game (and those commercials) as it plays out from Santa Clara, California.

Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse
1823 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 665-9500
www.cavsrittenhouse.com

One of the most popular sports bars in Center City, Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse has 20 HD flat screens, beer buckets and pop shots and a pub menu that includes an appetizer sampler platter loaded with wings, pretzel bites, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks and tater tots. (You can even get crab tots!)  For the Big Game, Cav’s pulls out all the stops with food and drink specials that include discounted drafts and super cheap wings that can be ordered ahead online.

City Tap House
3925 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 662-0105
www.citytaphouseucity.com

This University City bar has already been voted as  “Best Bar To Watch A Game” several times by Philly Beer Scene Magazine, and it’s not hard to see why. Elevated American pub fare (think brick oven pizzas and “craft”wiches) and a rustic, relaxed atmosphere with tons of TVs make this a prime Super Bowl spot. And the fact that it’s located within walking distance from the University of Pennyslvania and Drexel University campuses makes it a perfect place for students to gather for the Big Game.

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Field House
1150 Filbert St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 720-1876
www.fieldhousephilly.com

One of Philadelphia’s largest bars, the two-story, 12,000 square foot Field House is located next to the Market East train station, which means getting a ride home is no problem. With more than three dozen TVs for game day viewing and large tables for seating, this recently renovated Center City sports bar takes pride in serving local brews, with 40 area-based craft draughts on tap, including Yards Brewing, Victory Brewing and Dogfish Head. Craft beer and wings specials are typically on tap for special events.

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

With a pub grub menu that includes Philly classics like cheesesteaks, smoked pulled pork and $5 burgers, this popular tavern, which is located below the Bellevue Hotel in Center City, has the distinction of being one of the top-rated sports bars in Philadelphia. Perks for game viewing include over 40 HD TVs and six sound zones, so fans can see (and hear) all of the action. Daily drink specials are always on the menu, and patrons can score one-price deals for Big Game brews and food.

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XFINITY Live!
1100 Pattison Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(267) 443-6415
www.xfinitylive.com

It doesn’t get any bigger than this. Located in the Wells Fargo complex, the NBC Sports Arena at XFINITY Live! has a whopping 32-foot HDTV. That mean you won’t get a better view of the action on the field unless you have a front row seat in Santa Clara. A full service bar and menu that includes pizza, sandwiches and wings make this the perfect pit stop for the Big Game. Keep an eye out for a rotating menu of drink specials throughout the game, and if you need to stretch your legs, there are five more drinking and dining venues in this complex.

Victoria Miller is a freelance entertainment writer who also covers recreation and leisure activities in the Philadelphia area. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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