Football season is officially here. Sunday afternoons are now reserved for watching the game, hanging with friends and family, and enjoying delicious food. Check out some of Philadelphia’s favorite places to watch the game. If you’re staying in, scroll to the bottom to see how you can prepare to watch the game from home.


Chickie’s & Pete’s

Happening List Finalist for Sports Bar

1526 Packer Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Chickie’s & Pete’s is known as the Philly sports headquarters. There are a few locations around Philadelphia and was voted ESPN’s #1 Sports Bar on the East Coast.

Xfinity Live!

1100 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Xfinity Live! is one of Philadelphia’s popular destinations for sports, work and play. It’s conveniently located steps away from Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field and the Wells Fargo Center, and within walking distance from NRG Station and the highly anticipated Pattison Place. There’s a variety of restaurants to choose from and sports game watch parties. Check the website to stay up to date with events and details.

Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse

1823 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA

Cavanaugh’s is a dynamic sports bar in the Rittenhouse neighborhood of Center City Philadelphia that serves creative bar food, has a dictionary of craft beers and is your #1 spot to watch all local and away games on their 20 HDTVs.

Steam Pub

Happening List Finalist for Burger, Beer Bar & Brunch, Happening List Winner for Martini

606 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468

Steam Pub in Southampton is a pub-style restaurant that was a former train station connecting the Bucks County suburb to the rest of the country and allowing Southampton to thrive economically. As the temperature gets cooler and football season starts, Steam is gearing up for their favorite season with great seasonal beers and fall drink menus. Stop by to watch the game and enjoy great food and drinks.

Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub

150 South Street, Philadelphia, PA & 9241-43 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

Paddy Whacks is a Philadelphia favorite Irish Sports Pub. During football season, crowds line up along the bar to watch one of the HDTVs. The menu includes Irish favorites like Sheppard’s Pie and fish and chips, plus wings, pizza and other pub fare.

Founding Father’s Sports Bar & Grill

1612 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

Founding Father’s Sports Bar is open for business after a year of locked doors and empty seats. The menu has changed but the food style is still the same, American Gastropub. The Sports Bar is ready to be your game day headquarters.

Watch from Home

Watching the game from home can be just as fun as watching from a lively sports bar. All you need to create the perfect game day at home is delicious appetizers and food, drinks and a fun atmosphere. Here are a few recommendations for home entertaining.

  • Appetizers: One of the best parts of watching the game from home is the snacks. Whether you choose to do take out or make the food yourself, the options are endless. Finger food, such as corn dogs, veggie sticks and mini sliders are popular appetizers that are easy to grab and go. Dips are another favorite that can be made in the crockpot, prepared beforehand and then heated up later. If you don’t enjoy cooking, grab take out from a local restaurant or order catering.
  • Drinks: Stock up on beer or a beverage of your choice for game day at home. If you’re feeling festive, opt to create a Philadelphia Eagles cocktail. Give it a fun name and use the Eagle’s colors to create something memorable for all to enjoy.
  • Atmosphere: Bring the team spirit into your home with decor and memorabilia. Pick up some balloons and streamers in green, white and silver and hang them in your watch area. Put on your jersey and decorate the table with logos and banners. Cheer like you would at the stadium!

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