What are the best sports bars in Philadelphia?

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Melissa Greiner

Philadelphia is one of the few American cities that can boast professional teams in all major sports leagues, so it's no surprise we also have more than our fair share of places to root them on. 
If soccer -- or "football" -- is your game, there's no better place in town to cheer for the teams in the states and across the pond that Irish pub Fado. A match is almost always on one of the many flat-screens, and a steady stream of viewing parties mean specials and the commrodery of fellow pitch masters. 
Sports fans can always find something to cheer for at The Field House, a massive bar adjacent to Market East Station and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. And if nothing is on one of the 35 TVs, start your own game at the bocce court by the bar.
While it now boasts many locations around the city and surrounding suburbs, the original South Philly Chickie's & Pete's remains a go-to destination for lively sports watching. Local radio and TV stations often broadcast from the floor of this boysterous bar, half for the energy and half to get their hands on the kitchen's patented Crab Fries.
But the crown jewel of the Philadelphia sports scene is right in the heart of the action -- the Xfinity Live! complex nestled between the stadiums on Pattison Avenue. Stroll between more than a dozen restaurants and bars from casual dining to country (yes, there's even a mechanical bull), all while hearing and watching live streams of the games just around the corner. 

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