If you’re not one of the lucky 66,000+ people attending the Super Bowl in Minneapolis on February 4, you’re probably fishing for an invite to a party or trying to find a good spot to veg-out all day and watch the game. While we can’t help you get invited to a party, we can share with you some of the best South Philadelphia bars to watch the game! It’s not every year we get to watch the Eagles play in the Super Bowl, so this occasion must be celebrated properly.
6 Best South Philadelphia Bars to Watch Football
With such close proximity to the sports stadiums, it should come as no surprise XFINITY Live! is the spot for Philly sports. Even when there’s not a home game, the fans in any of the six bars make it feel like the game is happening right next door. Rest assured, the Super Bowl festivities will not disappoint. XFINITY Live! tends to draw in a younger, rowdier crowd and is guaranteed to deliver a lively atmosphere, jam-packed with screaming fans. Make sure to check the XFINITY Live! website and social media pages for Super Bowl-specific events, and keep in mind there could be a cover charge or required tickets for certain events.
There’s a Geno’s Steaks conveniently located inside XFINITY Live!, so be sure to grab the best cheesesteak in Philly to keep you full during the game!
South Philly Bar & Grill
Voted ‘Best Sports Bar in Philly’ from 2009 to 2011, South Philly Bar & Grill serves up cold beer, specialty drinks, and TVs galore. Your eyes can find a screen from any spot in the bar, and come Super Bowl weekend, each one is sure to be tuned into the game. SPB&G is your typical dim-lit sports bar, attracting and entertaining all ages, with many seats to choose from around the bar or at multiple tables. This is the perfect place if you’re going out to watch the game with friends or even by yourself! SPB&G has daily happy hour and drink specials, and the Super Bowl will be no exception. Check their Facebook page for updated specials and Super Bowl information!
When you get hungry, you can walk across the street to Geno’s for one of our famous steaks!
Garage – Passyunk
If South Philly Bar & Grill isn’t the vibe you want, try walking right next door to Garage Passyunk. This former auto body shop calls itself ‘South Philadelphia’s King of Kans,’ selling over 300 different beers. The space is decked out with a pool table, shuffleboard, skeeball and, of course, multiple televisions for the ultimate game day experience. Garage is BYOF (bring your own food), so grab a Geno’s steak whiz wit and wash it down with an ice cold beer – what could be better? If you’re looking for a fun, hip atmosphere, Garage is the place to be. Check out their Facebook page to stay updated on Super Bowl events and specials!
Philadium Tavern is a classic South Philly choice for watching the game. This family-friendly sports bar opened up in 1978 and is sure to make you feel like a local. It’s conveniently located near the stadiums and is frequented by local sports fans every weekend. Philadium is a step back from the hustle-and-bustle of XFINITY Live! and Chickies & Pete’s, but that does not mean it’s boring. Come Super Bowl Sunday, Philadium is sure to be full of Eagles fans ready to have a good time. They are known for their welcoming staff, friendly atmosphere, great service, and affordable prices. If you’re looking for a less touristy stop to watch the game, this is it.
If you’re looking for a cozy, hip, slightly more upscale vibe for your Super Bowl Sunday, Devil’s Den is the place for you! The roaring fireplace will warm your bones as you sip on a delicious, unique microbrew while you watch the game. Beer lovers will be in paradise at this place, which features 17 rotating drafts and over 200 bottled beers. Eagles game days usually feature drink specials, which they post about on their Facebook page. Devil’s Den has a laid back, low-key atmosphere, but on Super Bowl Sunday, you never know what you’re going to get.
Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar
Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar has been a South Philly staple since 1938. Here you’ll find longtime locals and service-working hipsters coexisting in the 75 year old establishment. You’ll want to check this place out on Super Bowl Sunday and come back for your birthday to claim your free birthday cake-flavored vodka shot, served up in a cupcake shot glass and topped off with a candle. You’ll also receive the – always flattering – birthday hat. Even when it’s not your birthday, you’ll still be able to enjoy reasonably priced drinks like the Citywide classic – a 12 oz. can of Yuengling Premium and a shot of Windsor Canadian Whisky for only $4. For the Super Bowl (and every Sunday), Ray’s opens bright and early at 9 a.m., so get there early and hunker down all day. When the beer starts catching up to you, head over to Geno’s, located right down the block, for the best Philly cheesesteak.
No matter where you go, you’re guaranteed to be met with fired up fans and lots of excitement. Come see what South Philadelphia has to offer this Super Bowl Sunday, cheer on the Eagles and find your new favorite bar while you’re at it. Fuel up with Geno’s Steaks before, during halftime, or after the game; open 24/7, Geno’s is happy to take your order! Have more suggestions to add to the list of best South Philadelphia bars? Share them with us in the comments section.