Chinatown doesn’t have too many sports bars, but it doesn’t really need a ton because it has Bar Ly, and Bar Ly is awesome. There’s nothing different or unusual about this sort of bland-looking bar in between a bunch of dim sum and hot pot restaurants, but the bartenders are friendly, it’s never super crowded, and, most importantly, there’s always a full table available for the taking. That makes it kind of a magical third dimension in Philly, where it’s almost impossible to get a seat at any bar during an Eagles game unless you show up four hours early and aggressively guard a table. Plus, it’s about a block from Dim Sum Garden, which is exactly what you’ll want after a bunch of anxiety-induced Bud Lights.
More spots in ChinatownSee more
Tai Lake Restaurant
Tai Lake is a Chinatown staple with lots of big, round tables and dishes served family-style.
Rangoon is a Burmese place in Chinatown that’s good for sharing a bunch of family-style dishes with a big group.
More Bar Food spotsSee more
La Peg is an American pub set inside the Fringe Arts building that turns into a huge beer garden during the summer.
City Tap House
City Tap House in University City is a bar and pizza place that’s great for groups and popular with students.
Olly is an American bar and restaurant in Queen Village that’s a good alternative to a sports bar.
Suggested by our writers
Gojjo Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant
Gojjo in West Philly is an Ethiopian spot that has things like wings and burgers, along with more traditional Ethiopian food.
Sancho Pistola’s is the northernmost member of the Pistola family, and it works just as well for watching an Eagles game as it does for eating tacos.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more