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Top Bars To Watch College Football In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is home to many colleges and some die-hard sports fans. With college football season finally starting, you'll want to find a place to watch the game. This list will help.

Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse
1823 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 665-9500

For great drink specials during games, head to one of the best sports bars in the city – Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse. This bi-level bar boasts 20 HDTVs, so you won't miss any action during the game. The menu consists of American bar food (burgers, chicken fingers, mac n' cheese), and while here, you'll want to try its award-winning buffalo wings. Cavanaugh's is sure to have your favorite beer on tap and is always bustling with enthusiastic sports fans both young and old.

Chickie's & Pete's Crab House and Sports Bar
1526 Packer Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 218-0500

The Chickie's & Pete's location in South Philly is within walking distance of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. The largest of C&P's seven locations at 24,000 square feet, this place has plenty of TVs and an 18' showpiece for your viewing pleasure. Chickie's & Pete's is also home to an interactive sports bar, PLAY2, in which you can watch the game with your friends in private or play one of its numerous video games. Don't forget to try the bars famous crab fries and indulge in some cheap drinks.

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

If you love beer and football, head to the City Tap House in West Philadelphia. City Tap House has a huge craft beer list, with more than 60 beers on tap. This place is great for a group and has many TVs situated around the bar for a perfect view of the game. With its American pub fare, City Tap House serves food made for a game – think spiced wings, pulled pork nachos, burgers and mussels.

South Philly Bar & Grill
1235 E. Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 334-3300

South Philly Bar & Grill is located at South Philly's most famous intersection, 9th and Passyunk. This place is consistently mentioned on both local and national lists for top sports bars in the area, and with its many high-def TVs places strategically around the bar for optimal viewing, large projection screen and state-of-the-art sound, SPB&G is a great place to catch a football game. SPB&G may be next to Pat's and Geno's, but stay here for a bite – it serves elevated bar food like cheesesteaks, mussels and grilled wings. Twelve drafts, including seasonal beer, are on tap.

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

Tavern On Broad is located on the corner of Broad and Walnut and is conveniently set next to the Broad Street Line. This bar has plenty of open space but can also accommodate both small and large groups in more private areas and rooms. Tavern On Broad has 40 TVs and six distinct sound zones. It specializes in alumni game watch parties and will host a private viewing party for your game of choice.

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

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