Where to watch the Sixers and NBA games in Philly
Field House has 30+ draft beers and every table and booth has a view of one of the 35+ televisions, located in five distinct sound zones throughout the two-story space. They also have two big screen projectors, one in the main dining room and one in the private room, but the reservations to get seated near these fill up usually a week before. For Super Bowl specials, enjoy $10 pizzas and $4 select cans.
Once you walk out of the parking lot be sure to hang a right up to Filbert Street, make another right, down the street is Field House.
Parkway 12th & Filbert Garage
Parkway on 12th is just a hop skip and a jump away, leaving the garage walk up towards Filbert street, away from Arch Street, hang a quick left onto Filbert and Field House is right in front of you.
Chickie’s & Pete’s
Chickie’s and Pete’s voted ESPN’s #1 Sports Bar on the East Coast goes back a long way in the history of Philadelphia. Most well known for their Crab Fries, which are are crinkle-cut French fries sprinkled with a secret blend of crabby spices and served with its one-of-a-kind White Creamy Cheese Sauce for dipping.
Since 1977 the Ciarrocchi family has been serving up the neighborhood regulars with a smile on their face. Rapidly growing and expanding the Ciarrocchi family never let the quality suffer due to expansion of 12 locations.
Luckily for Chickie’s & Pete’s there is a large parking lot for free. The parking lot is located right in the same complex as the restaurant. No cost, no worries, just enjoy some crab fries!
Xfinity Live is a very different experience than you may be used to, for some it may be a bit overwhelming, for others it’s just the right amount of craziness. Just within walking distance of all 3 stadiums, Wells Fargo Stadium, Citizens Bank Park, and Lincoln Financial Field. Xfinity Live also has five different areas to party, dance, and drink while watching the Super Bowl.
Xfinity Live Parking is a breeze, there is really not too much to worry about since there are Lots F & G within walking distance. No matter which bar you’re looking to go to parking is luckily something you never have to worry about.
Cavanaugh’s across all 4 properties are known for unrivaled customer service the Cavanaugh’s group always provides top tier entertainment and great pricing. If you’re looking for a night out look no further than Cavanaugh’s! With over 50 different beers in house and on draft and a kitchen open 7 days a week until 1:00am and 1:30am on the weekends is a perfect place to relax and watch the Super Bowl with friends.
Parking 1845 Walnut Garage
Parking 1845’s entrance is on Walnut street, just around the corner from Cavanaugh’s. Make your first but right and another right heading towards 19th.
Fox & Hound
Fox & Hound is a large sports bar with many tables that has 17 televisions and 9 types of drafts beers. There is a ton of space for you and all your friends to hang out all day long. There are also fun and games such as the Golden Tee golf game, enjoy playing this prior to the football game a round or two of darts. Feels very much like the corner bar in South Philly, with all of the comforts of home.
Latimer parking garage is one of the best when it comes to customer service, it’s also only one black away from Fox & Hound. Come out of the garage, make a left, walk to the end of the block (Locust St.) make a right. Walk down about 45 second and it’s on your right hand side.
Miller’s Ale House
1501 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Neighborhood: South Philly
Vibe: Sports-Pub, Casual
Enjoy food, beers and drinks while watching on roughly 70 different tvs located throughout their bar areas and restaurant area. Savor food selections such as Filet Mignon and original pasta dishes to fresh salads and their signature fresh, boneless chicken Zingers tossed in your favorite sauces, as their extensive menu offers something for everyone. There are 75 beer varieties, including sought-after foreign imports and craft brews, signature cocktail pitchers and loads of specialty drinks as well.
Parking is a breeze, no worries about a garage, a walk, or even to pay. Parking is available to everyone coming to Miller’s Ale House in South Philly.
Although there had been other attempts for a basketball league, none have succeeded, the BAA was the first league to attempt to play primarily in large arenas in major cities. The league adopted the name National Basketball Association on August 3, 1949, after merging with the competing National Basketball League.
In 1950, the NBA consolidated to eleven franchises, a process that continued until 1953–54, when the league reached its smallest size of eight franchises: the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia Warriors, Minneapolis Lakers, Rochester Royals, Fort Wayne Pistons, Tri-Cities Blackhawks, and the Syracuse Nationals, all of which remain in the league today. Of course, the names and cities have changed, basically the smaller cities to larger cities. The process of contraction saw the league’s smaller-city franchises move to larger cities. The Hawks shifted from the Tri-Cities to Milwaukee in 1951, and then to St. Louis in 1955. The Rochester Royals moved from Rochester, New York, to Cincinnati in 1957 and the Pistons relocated from Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Detroit in 1957.
During the early days of basketball, there was not the best competition, a few shining stars such as Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russel (of course Hall of Famers) which became two of the greatest players in basketball history. It was a very standard game of dribble up and down, shoot your two points and keep it going. Once 1979 came around, the league implemented the 3-point line, which really changed the game forever. That same year, rookies Larry Bird and Magic Johnson joined the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers respectively, initiating a period of significant growth in fan interest in the NBA throughout the country and the world. In the 10 seasons of the 1980s, Johnson led the Lakers to five titles in eight Finals while Bird led the Celtics to three titles in five Finals.
These were the golden days of the NBA, 1984 is where the landscape of the game changed forever. Entering as some people say the greatest player of all time, Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan was the most dominant player of his generation, in the early stages of his career he had the struggle of the mighty Detroit Pistons, but once he got over the hump it was three straight championships. He retired for a couple of years due to some multiple alleged reasons, but came back and won another three straight titles. This lead him to be as many would say the Greatest of All Time.
Let’s not forget about our hometown favorites, the 76ers! They haven’t necessarily been the most successful franchises over the last 10 years, really ever since Allen Iverson left.
The Sixers early on had some rough patches, and of course, some relevance when Wilt Chamberlain came to town, he leads the Sixers to a 68-13 record. This time the 76ers beat the Celtics in five games. In-Game Five of that series, as the 76ers went to victory and the NBA Finals, Philadelphia fans chanted “Boston is dead!”—a symbol that the Celts’ eight-year reign as NBA champion had ended. Then came the unforgettable 82-83 season in which they went on to win the championship. The next years after was very disappointing to the organization and the fans then came along Charles Barkley, Barkley brought delight to the Philadelphia fans thanks to his humorous and sometimes controversial ways.
He was the most popular 76er for many years until the legend of Allen Iverson came along. He transcended basketball history forever, the league instituted a dress code because he was known as such a “bad boy” in the NBA. AI lead the sixers to many playoff pushes but was never able to get them over the hump. Today the Sixers have “The Process” with the new generation of players dribbling up and down the Wells Fargo Center
“The Process” has been a rebuilding tool that has seemed to work in favor of the Sixers. They decided that they would tank a few years in a row, get the top draft pick, and pick the best players available. They have been able to get quite the team together over the past few years with rising stars such as Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. With those two centerpieces, they’ve been able to trade for other talents around them.