Best Philly Bars To Watch March Madness This Weekend

Best Philly Bars To Watch March Madness This Weekend

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By: Mollie Cusack (

Despite the nice spring weather lately, it looks like Philly is taking a step back into winter this weekend. Forecasters predict a cold Saturday and one to three inches of snow on Sunday. So, I’ve rounded up a list of the best bars in Philly to watch March Madness and keep you out of the cold!

Below, you’ll find a list of Philly sports bars that will be showing the games all weekend, in addition to some of the specials they will be offering.

1) Buffalo Billiards

Location:  Old City -- 118 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

  • With an upstairs and downstairs bar available, you’ll have plenty of room to watch the games and fit in a round of pool. They have 12 beers on draft and 15 different bottles of beer, which are primarily American/local crafts.

2) Chickie’s and Pete’s

Location:  South Philadelphia -- 1526 Packer Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19145

  • There’s no need to bring your eye glasses to this place, where you can watch the game on a 14-foot television! Plus, you can’t go wrong with the famous Chickie’s and Pete’s Crab Fries.

    • Specials: Saturday March 19th and Sunday March 20th – All you can eat special (includes Domestic draft beers)

3) Founding Fathers Sports Bar & Grill

Location:  Rittenhouse Square -- 1612 South Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19146

  • Not only does this bar offer over 20 different beers on tap but the grill also serves up some delicious pub food for you to enjoy.

    • Specials: All throughout the tournament -- $4 Lagers and a “special” food menu

4) McGillin’s Old Al House

Location:  Market East section near City Hall -- 1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

  • The longest continually running pub in Philadelphia will be giving you the opportunity to watch the games on their eight televisions and choose from their 30 different draft beer selections.

    • Specials: $7 pitchers of Bud Lite during all of March Madness

5) O’Neals Irish Pub & Restaurant

Location:  Queen Village/ Society Hill -- 611 S 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

  • Located right off of South Street, O’Neals offers two floors of space to watch the game and over 19 beers on draft.

    • Specials: $3 +/tax drafts of Miller Lite, Yeungling Lager, Bud Lite, $7 +/tax pitchers of Miller Lite, $3.50 +/tax drafts of Sam Adams Lager, and Yards Love Stout, $3 +/tax PBR Punders

To find the complete list of where to watch all of the March Madness games in Philly check out Jeff Belonger’s article, “Sports Bars in Philadelphia for March Madness”. Enjoy your weekend and I wish you the best of luck with your bracket.

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