Football season is here, and in Philadelphia it’s a big deal. Through thick and thin, Eagles fans root for their home team with a wholeheartedness that’s downright inspiring. While many choose to watch the game at home and others have the luxury of seeing the action in person, sometimes you want to mingle with other fans without breaking the bank. Here are five bars for watching Eagles games in Philly when you want to get out of the house but don't have tickets.
BRU Craft & Wurst
1316 Chestnut Street
BRU in Midtown Village just got its second full-length projection wall to watch the game. In addition, you can watch on the TVs above the bar and if you're getting thirsty, BRU has 39 craft beers on tap. Their new chef Craig Meyers also put together a Sunday football menu that includes items like Reuben fries, a wing flight and a shortrib quesadilla.
Craftsman Row Saloon
112 S. Eighth St.
This Jewelers' Row gem has multiple large flat screen TVs and will be serving up a special “Game Day” burger. The toppings will change for each game and the most recent burger included three smashed beef patties with jalapeno mac & cheese and caramelized onion on a pretzel bun. Yum! Fans can also enter a raffle to win prizes like gift certificates and jerseys on game day.
The Little Lion
243 Chestnut St.
This relatively new Old City spot may be called “The Little Lion,” but it certainly makes a big roar for game day with its upstairs television and special menu offerings that won’t break the bank. With $3 Lagers and Buck-A-Shuck Oysters, you won’t leave hungry or thirsty.
Nick's Bar and Grille
16 S. Second St.
After undergoing a recent renovation of their bar and dining room, Nick’s Bar and Grille even added a smoker this summer. With TVs in both the bar and dining room, all NFL games will be broadcast on Thursdays, Sundays and Mondays. They also have some pretty sweet deals on libations — $3 domestic pints and $10 buckets of Rolling Rock, Miller Light, Miller High Life and Lager Light.
Drury Beer Garden
1311 Sansom St. (behind Opa)
All season long, guests can watch the Eagles game at the outdoor beer garden behind the Sansom Street restaurant, Opa. When the weather gets colder, Drury Beer Garden will have a tent and heaters to keep fans warm and toasty as well. During each game, $4 select craft drafts will be available.
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