Are you Flyered Up?

What's New — By abbygordon on June 9, 2010 at 5:17 pm

What’s better than the Flyers fighting for the Stanley Cup? The Flyers fighting for the Stanley Cup during Philly Beer Week!

With the Flyers just two wins away from the Stanley Cup and the men in orange playing tonight in Philly, people all over the city are revved up.  So where can you go to watch these exciting games and cheer on the team as if you were a local?  Here are a few great sports bars listed by neighborhood.

Old City/Society Hill: The Artful Dodger on 2nd between Pine and Lombard.  The bar area is small, but they’ve got great food and a crowd of regulars who cheer on Philly’s teams year-round.

If you want more space, try Buffalo Billiards on Chestnut Street.  It’s a large sports bar with pool tables, darts, and lots of excited fans.

Center City: Independence Brew Pub, with plenty of tv’s and seating, is a favorite for sports-watchers.  On 7th Street, don’t miss Coco’s, a narrow bar tucked away between jewelery stores.  Coco’s offers plasma tv’s, great burgers, and tons of character.  I had walked by this place a hundred times before I ever went in, which I did to watch the Phillies last year — and it was definitely a night to remember! Further west in Center City, try Roosevelt’s, which is small and intimate with a loyal following.

Fairmount: The Bishop’s Collar – a narrow bar that’s a favorite with locals.  Several large televisions, great local beers on draught, and an enthusiastic crowd will make for a time to remember.

West Philly: The Landmark Americana Grill, a new addition to Drexel’s campus, offers large televisions, a big bar and grill menu, and a decent beer list. Come here for the atmosphere, which includes outdoor seating with heat lamps and a wrap-around fireplace.