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Top Bars To Watch MLB Playoffs In Philadelphia

Baseball season will be coming to an end with the playoffs arriving. You may want to go out with a bang and enjoy yourself out at one of the many bars in Philly. If you are searching for the right place to enjoy Major League Baseball (MLB) playoffs in Philly, here are the top bars for their food, drinks,crowds and viewing abilities.
The Bishop's Collar
2349 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA. 19130
(215) 765-1616

Baseball enthusiasts love the Bishop's Collar. It's parking friendly and has outdoor dining. There is Phillies paraphernalia and art to look at, craft beers on tap and plenty of TVs tuned into the Phils.  They don't necessary worship the Phillies, just the perfect pint of Guinness (the name of the bar is from an old Celtic expression regarding the perfect pour of a pint of Guinness). The Bishop's Collar has been offering "salvation by the pint" since 1999. Customers enjoy the many snacks like nachos and quesadillas, or sandwiches like the steak tip sandwich. Overall people recommend it for the good vibe and affordable eats.

Chickie's & Pete's
1526 Packer Ave.
Philadelphia, PA. 19145
(215) 218-0500

An award winning and longtime Philly favorite is Chickie's & Pete's. The MLB playoffs would just go naturally here with their famous crab fries, but their lobster roll is also gaining popularity. Besides being famous for their crabs and crab fries, they also offer a massive 14 ft. television so you can feel like you are at the game, without actually being at the game. The location is close enough to the stadiums to keep you in spirits if you were out with friends beforehand. Chickie's & Pete's can hold a lot of fans with its three bars spread over its 24,000 square feet.

Fox & Hound
1501 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19102
(215) 732-8610

Fox & Hound is one of the best sports bars in Philadelphia because they broadcast all sports, all day long, so you will easily be able to watch all of the MLB playoffs here with your fellow fans. Fox & Hound can be considered an upscale beer bar with a dozen craft beers on tap and higher quality "bar food". For burger lovers, there is the Barnyard which is bacon and a sunny side up egg and cheese, or the Pastrami which has thin sliced pastrami with sauerkraut and thousand island dressing. On Tuesdays, the bar offers $2 pints which are very popular nights for the grateful beer lovers of Philly. Fox & Hound has ranked in the top five best bars by numerous publications for the past three years for its terrific ambiance and strong drinks.

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McFaddens At Citizens Bank Ball Park
1 Citizen's Bank Way
Philadelphia, PA. 19148
(215) 334-0254

If you don't have a lot of money to spend on tickets, but want an evening in the ballpark (whether or not the Phillies are in the play offs) You can join others to cheer on your favorite team right in Citizen Bank Park. McFaddens is very spacious and can accommodate a very large crowd, yet maintains a sophisticated feel. McFaddens regularly has specials coordinated to sporting events, such as certain bottles will sell for $2 and $3.

Field House
1150 Filbert St
Philadelphia, PA. 19107
(215) 629-1520

Field House is a popular and beloved sports bar for specials, and it has an ideal location right in center city near market east. The numerous TVs, some large screen, adorn the place as much as the Phillies art, so no worries on missing anything. This includes the MLB playoffs as one of the busiest of times. Customers enjoy the snacks such as the homemade kettle chips, bacon popcorn and pretzel sandwiches. Field House is run by a friendly staff and is a regular Top 5 pick for the Philly Hotlist.

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Christina Dagnelli is a freelance writer in Philadelphia and the author of Little Squares with Colors: A Different way to look at autism. Her work on examiner can be found here
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