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Sports bar to watch Eagles game

sydd Jan 9, 2009 07:56 AM

Can someone recommend a good sports bar to watch the Eagles game on Sunday either in the KoP area or Center City .

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    DobieGillis© RE: sydd Jan 9, 2009 11:45 AM

    A little off from C City is Chickie and Pete's, in S. Philly and The NE. That's "the"place to watch the Eagles. Always a great crowd. Oh, and I am not a shill for them, just love their Crab Fries.

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      rabidog RE: DobieGillis© Jan 9, 2009 12:40 PM

      crab fries are indeed addictive but i've got to caution against the pizza. quite possibly the worst in the city! we usually fill up on fries then snack on some peel & eat shrimp... hard to go wrong with that, really.

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        DobieGillis© RE: rabidog Jan 9, 2009 01:04 PM

        point taken...thanks for the advice.

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      cwdonald RE: sydd Jan 9, 2009 06:11 PM

      In the KOP area, I would recommend the Rock Bottom Brewery in the KoP mall. Beer is quite good.. and lots of TVs.

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        mitchh RE: cwdonald Jan 10, 2009 05:06 AM

        In KOP I'd probably go to Champps or Fox and Hound.

        I can't agree with cwdonald though about Rock Bottom. While the beer is good, the food is mediocre at best and every time I have gone the service is bad at its very best.

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          DobieGillis© RE: mitchh Jan 10, 2009 05:14 AM

          never tried Fox and Hound, it's where Dick Clarks place used to be. How is it?

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            mitchh RE: DobieGillis© Jan 10, 2009 06:21 AM

            For what it is, a sports bar chain, it's pretty good. They have a good selection of beers and the food is better than average for this type of establishment.

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              cwdonald RE: mitchh Jan 10, 2009 01:40 PM

              Both Fox and Hound and Champs are chains and their food is HORRIBLE. I would much rather brave the food at Rock Bottom. I find the wings there to be fine, and the fresh baked pretzel to be fine.

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                rabidog RE: cwdonald Jan 10, 2009 06:03 PM

                i'm just going to go ahead and put it out there - you're definitely best off driving down to the city and avoiding KoP altogether. i regret it every time i wind up hungry in this area.

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                  cwdonald RE: rabidog Jan 10, 2009 06:35 PM

                  Rabi- I think you are definitely right. I work in the KoP area, and really have not found anything in the culinary wasteland that is KOP to be good. I think if the person were stuck in the area they would do better to drive a bit to Conshocken, Lafayette Hill or perhaps East Norriton.

                  Brother Pauls, General Lafayette Inn, Flannigans Boathouse, Capone's all would be preferable to anything in the immediate KoP. Area. If you can stomach a local chain, Kildare's beats Fox and Hound and Champs hands down.

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