Philly is a big-time sports city, and even gays get behind our piss-poor sports teams. The stadium scene can be a little intimidating here (Philly fans are notoriously brutish and stupid). However, there are plenty of bars that welcome more casual viewers and offer gametime specials that make it an affordable outing.
For Eagles games, try the homey Green Room on a tree-lined block in Fairmount. Also in Fairmount is Kelly Ann’s, which is a great venue for Phillies games. In addition, Cherry St. Tavern in Center City is another great viewing spot. Soccer fans can catch early matches at the 700 Club in Northern Liberties or the Fishtown Tavern, and bigger rowdier matches at Fado in Center City. If you want cigarettes and cheap beers with your ballgame, Station Bar in Newbold will welcome you with open arms. For the real-deal fanatic experience, head down to XFinity Live across from the stadiums. Hope your ass is ready for a pounding by their mechanical bull!