Bars with Game Day Specials and Rowdy Atmospheres for the 2022 Phillies Playoffs
Where to cheer on the Fightin' Phils during their 2022 playoff run...
Philadelphia is in the midst of its first Red October in more than a decade as the Philadelphia Phillies continue an improbable run towards the 2022 World Series from the final Wild Card position.
The Fightin’ Phils — led by new skipper Rob Thomson and superstar sluggers Bryce Harper, Nick Castellanos and Rhys Hoskins — have taken the National League by storm in the postseason — and this sports-loving city has high hopes that the Fightins’ run will continue all the way into November.
Citizens Bank Park has been buzzing with energy — and that electric atmosphere has spread throughout the region.
Can’t make it to the game? We’ve got you covered with the next best thing: a list of Philly bars serving up a raucous game day atmosphere and some can’t-miss specials.
For even more places to watch the game, check out our “Philly’s Top Sports Bars” article .
Perfect for grabbing a beer on your way into the stadium or for anyone looking for that quintessential playoff atmosphere when the Phils are on the road, this complex in the shadow of Citizens Bank Park is the place to be on game day. Get there early to grab a prime viewing spot at one of five bars inside, or reserve a table ahead of time . Free parking is available during away games.
Crabfries and baseball go together like the Phillie Phanatic and high jinks. Chickie’s & Pete’s super-sized South Philly location — a short walk from Citizens Bank Park — boasts three bars, a 14-foot television (perfectly sized for armchair umpires) and the venue’s signature Crabfries®. Not near South Philly? No worries: You can also score those crave-worthy fries at a number of other Chickie’s & Pete’s locations throughout Greater Philadelphia, including in Malvern, Upper Darby and Warrington.
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“Cold beers right heres” is the slogan at this mechanic-themed bar , which boasts an impressive canned beer selection at locations in East Passyunk and Fishtown. You can add “cheers and jeers” to that tagline during Phils’ playoff games with tuned-in fans glued to every pitch on the nearly countless TVs lining several walls. Pro tip: You’re allowed to bring outside food into both locations, so grab a cheesesteak from Pat’s or Geno’s across the street in South Philly or from Joe’s in Fishtown before heading in to snag your lucky seat.
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While this Old City sports bar and billiards hall is a popular gathering spot for college football and NFL fans, the atmosphere has proven to be just as electric during the 2022 Phillies playoff run. Work out some of that nervous pregame energy by shooting pool, throwing darts or hopping on one of two regulation shuffleboards.
There isn’t a bad seat in the house at South Street’s Founding Fathers Sports Bar & Grill , thanks to the 13 TVs lining the walls. An expansive list of craft beers and a menu full of game day specials like sandwiches, wings and pizza add to the atmosphere. Perfect for game-day sipping, the aptly named There’s No Crying in Baseball Hazy Mango IPA from Evil Genius is $6 during all Phils games.
Game day and happy hour collide at this open-air restaurant located where the campuses of the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University intersect. The Game Day Happy Hour menu — available during all Phillies games (and Flyers, Sixers and Eagles games, too!) — features a $6 citywide special and snacks like a $5 party mix, $8 pork rinds and $10 fancy fries made with the restaurant’s signature spice blend.
This hip sports bar — which touts itself as the place where sports and nightlife live — features a menu of elevated bar classic favorites and signature cocktails. Phillies playoff specials include $6 Tito’s cocktails, $8 wings and $9 burgers from the first pitch to the last.
One of Philly’s most popular sports bars opened its doors at a new location just as the Phillies started their epic run towards the postseason. Coincidence? We think not. The new Samson Street spot serves up classic bar favorites (think wings, burgers, and mac and cheese) and game- day drink specials. Not in Center City? There are other Cavanaugh’s locations in Headhouse Square and on the Delaware River waterfront (open Friday through Sunday).