It’s hard to find a Philly bar that doesn’t show Eagles games in some way or another. It’s a cultural thing. Walk around town while the Birds are on the field and you can almost keep score by the cheers and groans that spill onto the city’s empty sidewalks.
Good news for fans of local beer: you don’t have to give up great tasting brew to join the fun.
Lots of Philadelphia beermakers will be showing the team’s anticipated run at another Super Bowl. Some are going all out, with major events and giant projectors, while others are keeping it more subdued. Most are offering food or drink specials to sweeten the deal.
Here’s a list of the best breweries for Eagles watching this season.
The gameday setup at this tasting room under the El in Fishtown includes several large projector screens. Sound will be on, and there’s $1 off all pints of the beer made just a few feet away. Design-your-own sampler platters will be on special for $9 or $16, depending on how many folks you’re trying to feed. 1727 N. Front St.
A drop-down screen in the back room — literally right below the brewhouse at this Point Breeze outfit — will join the TV at the bar in showing the game, with sound on throughout. Look for $4 pints of easy-drinking signature Bancroft Beer, plus half off boneless or veggie wings. 1939 S. Bancroft St.
Kicker Jake Elliott is buddies with one of the managers of this Chambersburg brewery, which also does special one-offs in its fermentation room in Philadelphia. All four TVs at the Callowhill bar will be showing the game with sound on, and patrons can look for $6 citywide specials and deals on pitchers. 990 Spring Garden St.
Hyperlocal beer, Eagles games and games for kids? Find it at this multi-use revamp of the former Yards building near the Delaware waterfront, where Mainstay Brewing makes beer behind a carnival of jungle gyms and other family-friendly fun. Look for a special roast pork sandwich and green wings. 901 N. Delaware Ave.
This gem of a brewery tucked behind the Rail Park has two TVs and a big projection screen, and all will be tuned to the Birds, with sound on. The house citywide goes for $3 instead of $5 during games, and various food trucks posted up outdoors will add to the regular menu of snacks. 1023 Hamilton St.
BYO snacks to catch the game with sound on at this West Passyunk brewery — essentially a retrofitted garage — run by talented twins who don’t take themselves too seriously. Look for Philly Special Pale Ale on tap. 1927-29 W. Passyunk Ave.
Most if not all the TVs in the giant taproom at the new Spring Garden home of Philly’s longest-running brewery will show the games. No specials set up yet, but it’s confirmed that sound will be on. 500 Spring Garden St.
This East Falls brewhouse on the edge of Fairmount Park will show games on a 14-ft. projection screen with sound on. Food will come from the rotating cast of trucks that park outside; for the season opener it’ll be ribs and other smoked goodness from Deke’s BBQ. 3705 W. School House Ln.
All eight TVs at this Frankford Avenue brewery will be tuned to the game with sound filling the bar area. Good to know if you have non-beer drinkers in your party: Sundays bring half off all whiskey in stock. 1101 Frankford Ave.
The mothership in West Philadelphia is closed on Sundays, but the new outfit on Washington Avenue in Point Breeze will welcome Eagles fans with the game on three TVs. Sound will be on. 2118 Washington Ave.
At the new East Market location of this long-running brewpub concern, the six TVs in the bar area will play games with sound. Wings made with “Philly Special” beer and hot cherry pepper sauce go for $13 or $23, depending on how hungry you are. Look for a TBD wings-and-pitcher deal later in the season. 1150 Market St.
The Chestnut Hill outpost has eight TVs that’ll show the game in the bar area, and a whole menu of food specials available online. Wear your gear and get another 10% off. 8400 Germantown Ave.
The brand hails from Chicago, but the Fishtown branch bleeds as green as the rest of us. Two TVs at the bar will show the game with sound on, and bottles of sour beer go for $5 each. 1002 Canal St.
Best reason to visit the Piazza in Northern Liberties: this brewpub’s five large-screen TVs showing the games with sound. Regular menu will be on offer. 1001 N. 2nd St.
There’s four TVs at this Old City tavern, where beer is made on the namesake second floor. Unclear if the sound will be on at the ground-level bar, but there’s a chance the manager will accommodate if you ask nicely. 117 Chestnut St.