Tonight there’s only one thing on every Philadelphian’s mind, Stanley Cup Playoff Hockey! The Flyers vs the Capitals tonight, in a just few minutes, starting at 7:00 PM, in the first game of a seven game series of what is sure to be great, exciting, Stanley Cup Hockey Playoff action. Yes, it is an away game, our opponents the Washington Capitals having home ice advantage due to their incredible record this year, the best in the league, of 56 wins and only 18 loses to the Flyer’s record of 41 wins and 27 loses.
The Caps are favored, so the Philly PA Flyers will need the support of all their fans cheering in the stands, from home and of course in sports bars all across the land. As is traditional, many Philadelphia hockey fans, that can’t travel all the way to Washington DC today, will be flooding into Philadelphia PA’s many Center City sports bars to cheer their team on.
Claude Giroux, the Flyers Team Captain will be leading the Fly Boys assault against Alex Ovechkin’s Washington Capital team. Ovechkin, the Capital’s Captain was the NHL Leagues only goal scorer to reach 50 goals this season. The Flyers Captain Giroux has led his team, the Flyers, this season in scoring assists with 45 and overall scoring points of a prestigious 67. Both Captains know how to score and set up scoring chances so this will be a fast paced, hard fought, physical played hockey game.
So the big question you all want to know from a Philly PA Atco Restaurant Review Critic of course is where are the best hockey bars in the City of Brotherly and Sisterly Love for watching this exciting sports match up? Here are ten of my favorite sports drinking and noshing places, where lots of loyal, local Philly Hockey Fans have been going all season long to cheer their beloved Cinderella Flyers team on and it has been working… Let’s go Flyers!
• Chickie & Pete Café, Bar & Pub locate at 4010 Robbins Ave, Philadelphia, PA.
• Sidekicks Sports Bar at 2207 N 2nd Street, Philly, PA
• Misconduct Tavern at 1511 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA
• Lloyd Whiskey Bar at 529 E Girard Ave, Philly, PA
• The Fox & Hound at 1501 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
• McGillin’s Old Ale House at 1310 Drury Street, Philly, PA
• O’Neal’s Pub located at 611 South. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA
• City Tap House is at 2 Logan Square, Center City Philadelphia
• The Field House is at 1150 Filbert Street, Philadelphia PA
• The Irish Pub at 1123 Walnut Street, Center City Philadelphia.
Also an exciting spot to catch a playoff hockey game opener when in Center City Philadelphia is Locust Rendezvous, a neighborhood style bar known for their delicious wings, game day drink specials and vivid sports animated, opinionated cheering Philly PA style. Also in the heart of Center City Hockey Fan Territory sits Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse at 823 Sansom Street and their 20, yes I said 20 high definition TVs! This is obviously one of the most popular sports night spots where local sports fans pack the bar during important games like tonight’s NHL playoff game. There are always many generous drink specials and a festive atmosphere during big games. I highly recommend you try the tasty shrimp tacos and the funnel cake fries.
What is your favorite Center City Philadelphia Sports Bar? Leave us a comment. Wherever you choose to go to drink and cheer your Flyers Hockey team on tonight and during the coming playoff games, always drink responsibly. Good Luck Flyers!