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Where To Watch the 2016 Superbowl in Philadelphia

Logo of Super Bowl 50

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By now, we’ve all painfully accepted the fact that the Eagles aren’t headed to Superbowl 50. With Chip Kelly kicked to the curb and new head coach Doug Pederson taking over, Eagles Nation waits with baited breath hoping to one day bring home the elusive Super Bowl trophy to their painstakingly loyal fans.

But, before we can look forward to next season, we need to find out which NFL team has what it takes to be named the champions of the most prestigious football event in the world. This Sunday, February 7th, we’ll finally get our answer as the Denver Broncos face the Carolina Panthers in the event’s golden anniversary.

If – like us regular folk – you’re not headed to San Fran to spectate from the sidelines, here are the best places to watch the big game right here in Philadelphia:

 

Fox & Hound– Watching the Bowl at this traditional sports bar will be like hanging with an old, familiar friend… and chances are, you’ll probably run into a few of those as well. This place gets packed, so get there early and don’t get miffed if you’re literally rubbing shoulders with your neighbor. After all, this is the City of Brotherly Love, isn’t it?

With 30 HDTVs, over 100 beers, and room for up to 300 fans, this unpretentious Center City hot spot is always bumping. This Sunday, enjoy $6 22oz drafts of Bud Light or Miller Lites. If you prefer bottled brew, grab a Game Day Bucket: $22.5o for six ice cold bottles of either aforementioned light beer.

 

Smith’s Restaurant & Bar Located in Rittenhouse Square, this upscale sports bar is known for their witty chalkboard quotes, their super friendly bar staff, and their distinctively stepped up bar menu. Boasting 10 HD televisions, the venue can host about 200 people, so get there early to take advantage of their Super Bowl specials.

During the game this Sunday, enjoy $10 flatbread pizzas and $4 select drafts. With a solid beer menu, great food, and a sports-bar-chic environment, you can expect to feel right at home… even in the heart of Philly’s most high-brow neighborhood.

 

XFINITY Live!– Located in the heart of the stadium circuit, XFINITY’s lineup of six themed bars and restaurants is the perfect place to watch the game. This supercomplex has become synonymous with Philly sports, and if you haven’t been there lately, it’s time to take a second look.

If you’re into an experience that’s a bit more upscale than your typical burgers and wings, head to Jason Cichonski’s new MexicAsian restaurant, 1100 Social, right inside. The Top Chef contestant’s newest venture is already enjoying rave reviews for their carefully crafted cocktails, casual atmosphere, and Cichonski’s delicious fusion dishes. (We’re dying to try the Cauliflower Chop-Chop Stir Fry Tacos and the Chinese BBQ Duck with scallion relish and pickled chiles. Not exactly your typical bar grub!)

With the one of the world’s largest televisions (a 32-foot diagonal, 6mm, LED HD television) in the NBC Sports Arena, chap-wearing cowgirls at PBR, and killer views in the Live! VIP Lounge, XFINITY Live! literally offers something for everyone. Except sexy men in chaps… hint, hint.

 

Chickie’s & Pete’s-  You don’t get voted North America’s Best Sports Bar by ESPN for nothin’. Shall we rattle off some stats? The massive 26,000 square foot mega sports bar has more than 50 beers on tap, four huge bars,  two 10 foot HD projectors, one 18 foot HD projector, 18 private suites each with their own 60″ HD TV , and three large party private club boxes each with their own 8-foot projector screen. And you know, you’ve been craving their signature crab fries since the last time you were at the stadium!

This Sunday, for $50 per person plus gratuity (take care of your bartenders, y’all!), you get the ultimate in Game Day gluttony: A specialty menu of their signature items – including crab fries, wings, nachos, snow crab legs, and mussels – washed down with domestic draft beer, house wines, and personal pitchers. The special starts at 6 p.m., so get there early to claim your spot at the bar!

 

Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse- Cav’s is a Philly PR Girl favorite! It’s no wonder that sports fans come out of the woodwork to hang at this chill neighborhood sports bar. Cool, casual, and laid-back, Cav’s Rittenhouse is known for its awesome daily specials and yummy bar food.

With more than 20 televisions and 12 beers on draft, Cav’s is the perfect place to watch the Super Bowl this weekend, but we’ll give you fair warning: If you’re not here before 5, you probably won’t make it inside. People line up early to knab a seat and standing room fills up fast. As usual, they’ll be passing out free halftime hoagies (yes-FREE!), and, this Sunday, enjoy their all day $3.75 Miller Light and $4 Yard’s drafts.

 

Where will you be watching Super Bowl 50? Let us know in the comments!