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Top Things to Do With a Sports Geek in Philly

Philadelphia is made for sports lovers. Even if you aren’t a fan of our local teams, there are many places that can get you into the sporty spirit.

Whether you want to take a cue from a local and spend your afternoon watching the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park or the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field, or if your idea of watching sports is more in tune with a variety of beers on draft enjoyed inside, there’s a spot for you.

So, grab your baseball hat and your favorite team jersey and spend your days in Philadelphia cheering on your favorite team (just not too loud, we do have a reputation). 

Lincoln Financial Field

The home field of the NFL Super Bowl 52 champs, The Eagles, offers more than 68,000 seats in a high-tech, $512 million stadium. Game days offer excellent sightlines onto the field and top tastes at more than 300 concession stands. Among the favorites, Chickie's and Pete's Crab Fries are a must.

Xfinity Live!

Just a few feet from the stadiums where Philly's sports teams play is XFINITY Live!, a huge indoor and outdoor venue with six different bars, a variety of food options and live entertainment all under one roof. Head here before and after the games to enjoy a spirited pre- or post-game drink. Don't have tickets?

The Franklin Institute

The city’s celebrated, family-friendly science museum explores the history and future of science through hands-on exhibits such as "Your Brain," "Changing Earth," "Electricity" and even a walk-through "Giant Heart." Immersive special exhibitions often sell out. $23, children (ages 3-11) $19 (special exhibitions more).

Citizens Bank Park

Home to the Philadelphia Phillie's, Citizens Bank Park is an ideal spot for sports lovers. Catch a game while munching on ball park eats. New this year: Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches and Rita's Italian Ice. 

Chickie's & Pete's

This famous bar and seafood house originated in northeast Philly back in the '70s, and today has nearly a dozen locations. It is much loved by locals for its sports fans and “crabfries,” fresh seafood and a party-like atmosphere.

Fox and Hound Bar + Grill

Located a block away from the Avenue of the Arts, this spacious, lively bar and restaurant features large-screen televisions, billiard tables and a full menu and bar with great beer specials. Daily 11 am-2 am.

Field House Sports Bar

Located inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center, this upscale sports bar is a great place to watch the game on more than 35 high-definition TVs or listen to live music while dining from the contemporary American menu. Su-Th 11:30 am-11:30 pm, F-Sa 11:30 am-2 am.

City Tap House

Located on The Radian building’s balcony, City Tap House (with another location in Logan Square) boasts 60 taps, pouring many rare and sought-after craft brews. The gastropub offers new American elevated pub fare, plus dining on the terrace and stone fire pits overlooking Walnut Street. L, D (daily), Br (Sa-Su).

Founding Fathers Sports Bar and Grill

This upscale sports bar located on the Graduate Hospital area’s northern edge features a wide array of daily specials and late night offerings, as well as 20 draft lines and an even greater bottle selection. M-F 4 pm-2 am, Sa-Su 11:30 am-2 am.