Thursday Night Football is back, and what better way to watch it than out with a few friends with a cold beer in hand? Lucky for us, Philadelphia has a multitude of sports bars offering great specials for Thursday night. See below on where to go.
Bada Bing Sports Bar & Grille
2372 Orthodox St.
Philadelphia, PA 19137
Bada Bing Sports Bar & Grille is the newest sports bar in Philadelphia, having opened last May in Bridesburg. Bada Bing has TVs at every angle for your viewing pleasure and you can expect some great drink specials during games. Bada Bing also has plenty of other entertainment to distract you if your team isn't playing too great, like pool or an arcade game. This place serves great bar food (buffalo wings, chicken tenders, wraps and crabs, for instance) and has a beer list that will appeal to a broad spectrum of people.
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118 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Buffalo Billiards is a great place for anyone who needs a little activity while they watch the game. Along with 17 HDTVs to view the game on, this place also has eight pool tables, four shuffleboard tables, five dart boards, skeeball and foosball. Thursday night specials include $3 local drafts and half-price burgers from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. and, during NFL and college football games, enjoy $4 mimosas and bloody marys and $3 domestic bottles and Yuengling lager drafts. With an upstairs and downstairs bar, Buffalo Billiards has plenty of room to roam around and watch a game.
1823 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
As one of the premier sports bars in the Rittenhouse area, Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse is sure to show Thursday night games on one of its 20 HDTVs and, with both upstairs and downstairs bars, a seat won't be hard to find. The Thursday specials include 45-cent wings (some of the best wings in the city) and $3.50 Coors Light bottles. The restaurant offers a wide range of American pub fare (burgers, mac and cheese, chicken fingers, etc.) and the bar has a great selection of beer.
South Philly Bar & Grill
1235 E. Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
South Philly Bar & Grill is located at Philadelphia's most famous intersection in South Philly, 9th and Passyunk, where you can also find Pat's and Geno's. Constantly ranked as one of the best sport bars in Philly and even the country, SPB&G has multiple high-def TVs to watch the game on and a state-of-the-art sound system. Thursday night is Yueng and Wing night - enjoy $2.50 Yuengling Lagers, $10 pitchers and half-off wings.
1100 Pattison Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
If you can't make it to a game, watching it live at XFINITY Live! is the closest thing to actually watching the game live. Located in the South Philly Sports Complex, XFINITY Live! is a huge entertainment center featuring five bars – Broad Street Bullies Pub, NBC Sports Arena, PBR Bar & Grill, Spectrum Grill and Victory Beer Hall. You'll be able to view the game in any of these spots, but head to the NBC Sports Arena for a real treat. Hailed as the "fourth stadium experience" in the complex, the Arena features a 32-foot diagonal LED HDTV.
Kelly Neilson is a freelance writer living and working in Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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