Unless you've been living under a boulder for the last week and a half, you probably know the Eagles are playing the Patriots on Sunday in the Super Bowl. You probably also know that if the Eagles win, thousands of rowdy Philadelphians are going to take to Broad Street for a celebration of the ages, which will likely include more greased pole climbing. If they lose, you won't want to be alone as the city wallows in heartbreak, and these spots will be close to public grieving, as well.
If you're looking to be close to the spectacle, here are the bars that are both showing the game and a stone's throw away from Broad Street — fingers crossed — for the celebration.
Good Dog Bar will be showing the game on Sunday with no cover charge, so it's worth hitting up if you're looking for a laid-back spot to throw back a couple beers with your friends near City Hall.
224 South 15th St.
If you're trying to avoid paying cover charges at splashy sports bars, this divey spot in Rittenhouse Square will be showing the game with no cover charge.
1524 Sansom St.
If you have a big group, Fado's is taking reservations for groups of 10, 15 or 25. If you're not, come by for $5 Yuenglings and what's sure to be a rowdy time in the front.
1500 Locust St.
Check out Locust Rendezvous for a down-to-earth Super Bowl night. They'll be charging a cover, and you'll be able to get $3.25 Krombacher pints, $2.25 cans of Bud Light and $3 Black Velvet Canadian whiskey shots.
1415 Locust St.
This beloved dive bar will be showing the big game on all their screens, with food and drink specials to boot. They'll be embracing a South Philly tradition — the block pool — which changes the specials depending on how the game is going. For example, if the Eagles are leading, beer prices might drop a few bucks for as long as that lead is held. The bar will also be serving $6 wings throughout the night.
831 Christian St.
The Irish pub will be showing the game on Sunday, and its $10 cover charge makes it one of the cheaper spots to be if you're looking to be in Center City.
1600 Arch St.
Kelliann's will be offering drink and food specials during the Super Bowl, and they'll be showing the game on all four of their screens with no cover charge.
1549 Spring Garden St.
This Temple favorite will open at 11 a.m. on Sunday, so you'll have plenty of time to grab a great table for kickoff. Pub Webb won't be charging a cover, and they'll have food and drink specials the whole day.
1527 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
If you want to watch the Super Bowl with a pint of vodka in one hand and a gigantic cheesesteak in the other, you'll want to check out Eagle Bar. This North Philly watering hole will be showing the game on its televisions.
3653 Germantown Ave. #2
This sports bar will have $8 pitchers of domestic beer and half-price wings to chow down during the game. They won't be charging a cover fee.
7233 Frankford Ave.
Hammerheads will be showing the big game on all their screens with whistle-to-whistle drink specials and a food buffet. Doors open at 1 p.m. and only those over 21 will be admitted.