CAVANAUGH’S HEADHOUSE, 421 S. 2nd Street/215-928-9307
In the three years Cavanaugh’s Headhouse has been in business, it has become one of the hottest soccer bars on town, taking the place of the Dark Horse.
Cavanaugh’s is the place to be in the Headhouse/Queen Village area. With dozens of flat screens and the game sound on, all Union, Engligh Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup also big-ticket events with specials during all soccer games.
Cavs also specializes in alumni groups and is the place to be for non-soccer games. It has all the major sports packages — NHL Center Ice, ESPN Full Court, NFL Sunday Ticket, ESPN Game Plan and MLB Extra Innings.
CAVANAUGH’S RITTENHOUSE — 1823 Sansom Street/215-665-9300
Cavanaugh’s is perfect for business lunches, after work happy hours, office parties, late night fun and of couse game day! Just steps from Rittenhouse Square, here is a neighborhood sports bar featuring the NFL Sunday Ticket, MLB Extra Innings Package, NHL Center Ice, Big Ten Network on all 16 HD flat screens.
In addition, the “Alumni Room” has become a popular private space perfect for game watches, holiday parties, happy hours, business meetings, etc.
Like its cousin, Cavanaughs Headhouse, this is a fine spot to watch all European action in an atmosphere of fun and camaraderie. The food is great and look for the cut-rate specials on beer, drinks and munchies.
Fado Irish Pub 1500 Locust Street 215-893-9700
A soccer-mad true Irish pub that was filled to the gills even for the Iran-Nigeria World Cup game. Eagles fans are routinely put on edge when they come at the end of a blitz of EPL games that has people dashing or zombie walking at 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sundays.
In the recently concluded World Cup, Misconduct and Fado shut down Locust Street for a block party running from 15th to S. Sydenham St (that side street just past Misconduct). A 36-foot TV was placed against Fado’s Locust St. facade and a smaller, still sizeable 50’’ screen showed the action on their 15th St patio.
This year’s Fado Premier and European match day specials include pints of Harp, Strongbow and Hoegarden, chicken tenders, cheese dips and wedges, bleu cheese lamb sliders, a reuben and chips, bacon cheeseburger and chips and roasted red pepper flatbread and soup.
Misconduct Tavern — 1511 Locust Street, 215-732-5797
Last year Misconduct was the place to go for the World Cup. And Misconduct has an expanded dining room, where soccer is the favorite sport and is jammed every Saturday and Sunday morning for Premier League and Champions League competition.
The food is fabulous and there are a dozen flat screens to choose from. Plus, Misconduct has all DirecTV packages for NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB, not to mention all the European soccer leagues.
TAVERN ON BROAD — 200 S. Broad Street (below the Bellevue), 215-546-2290
Located in the heart of Center City beneath the Bellevue on the corner of Broad and Walnut Streets, Tavern on Broad is open seven days per week from 11am-2am. TOB offers a true fan experience with 34 flat screens and not a bad seat in the house.
Cold beer and great food are the orders of the day and night, and private party and special event offerings abound. Whether you have a group of 10 people or 300, Tavern on Broad can assist you in hosting your event.
Lots of food and drink specials for the European games, and private rooms are available.
O’NEALS PUB, 611 S. 3rd St., 215-574-9495
O’Neals Pub is celebrating its 35th year as South Street’s longest running family owned and operated Irish Pub. It features the best in Belgian, European and American Micros. Also, there are 20-plus beers on draught, including the area’s only “Real Ale” beer engine and over 100 bottles available for six-pack takeout. O’Neals Pub also features rare Irish whiskeys, 13 single malt Scotches, and hard to find cognacs.
O’Neals’ 22 TVs show all the best local, national and international sports. There’s never a bad seat in this house. O’Neals also specializes in full service catering, and is able to provide for all your private party needs.
For all Union, Premier and Champions games, the televisions will be turned up and there are specials galore — 16-ounce Bud and Bud Light cans for only $3; 16-ounce Carlsberg cans for $3; Bud Light draft pints for $3; Bud Light pitchers for $7. And there are daily food specials.
RiverChasers POKER deals out Texas hold-em every Wednesday at 8pm and every Sunday afternoon at 1pm upstairs. Sing your heart out with karaoke every Friday 10pm and Sunday 8pm upstairs. Get your smarts on with quizzo every Monday 8:30pm and Tuesday 8pm downstairs. Think you can throw some darts join our DART LEAGUE night on Tuesday 8pm upstairs.
O’Neals has vast beer menu and rich history, and it is part of why Philly is considered a great beer city.
If there’s enough of a demand, O’Neals will open for the 7:30am matches. Otherwise it’s 9am.
Tir Na Nog — 1600 Arch Street, 267-514-1700
One eight-foot projector screen and one 10-footer plus one 80-incher ensures everyone can see wherever you sit in this great Irish bar. And they have 11 other flat screens and, most importantly, the sound is on for all matches.
For the Premier and European games, try the specials — $4 Bud and Bud Light 16-ounce, $4 for Modelo Especial bottles and half-price selected appetizers. And the food is fab — from the traditional Irish breakfast of bangers and rashers and Shepherd’s pie and cottage pie as well as succulent burgers, including a Philly burger. And you can build your own!
In just seven years, Tir Na Nog — which means “land of perpetual youth” from Irish mythology — has also become a go-to bar for Eagles games and all sports other than soccer!
Con Murphy’s — 1700 Ben Franklin Parkway, 267-687-1128
Every great Irish pub is filled with fans gathering to cheer on their favorite Irish sports teams. Con Murphy’s is always filled with Philly soccer and rugby fans, and its 10 flat screens are always tuned into the Premier League and rugby match-ups.
Like its neighbor Tir Na Nog, Con Murphy’s has lots of specials — $4 Bud and Bud Light 16-ouncers, $4 Modelo Especial bottles and $5 selected appetizers. Plus, there are 12 draft beers and five rotating local and seasonal beers.