Villanova is playing Michigan for the NCAA championship tonight, which means that Nova Nation is going to get rowdy. The game starts at 9:20 p.m. and here are all the best spots for watching the Wildcats take on the Wolverines.
The tavern will be showing the game on its screens, but it’s first come first serve. Your entire party also has to be there for the restaurant to seat you, but we think the cold beers and extensive burger menu is worth showing up early for.
1511 Locust St., 215-732-5797, misconducttavern.com
A favorite watering hole for Nova students, you can be sure that Kelly’s is going to be packed for the game.
1107 East Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-520-9344, kellystaproom.com
Get $2 off select craft drafts at Baggataway, and if you show up early, you can enjoy $4 select craft beers and $5 house wines until 7 p.m.
31 North Front St., Conshohocken, 610-834-8085, baggatawaytavern.com
Flip And Bailey’s
This lowkey sports bar is showing the game and offering hand-rolled pizzas to boot. If you’re lucky, you might even win some free gear. Expect it to be full of rowdy Nova students tonight, though.
900 Conestoga Road, Bryn Mawr, 610-527-4826, flipandbaileys.com
Enjoy tons of specials from this Center City favorite, including $3 Bud Lights, $4 IPAs and $5 wings. If you’re feeling particularly spirited, try the $5 Wildcat lemonade, a vodka drink crafted in honor of Nova Nation.
1150 Filbert St., 215-629-1520, fieldhousephilly.com
The Grog Grill
Expect the Grog to be packed on game day, as it’s a favorite with students and families alike. Reservations are recommended, or just get there three hours early and hang out with your friends until tip off.
863 West Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-527-5870
Garrett Hill Ale House
Garrett Hill is the closest bar to Nova’s campus, so expect it to be packed to the brim. The bar is not taking reservations so you’ll want to get there early.
157 Garrett Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-519-0500, garretthillalehouse.com
The ale house is offering specials throughout the entire tournament, including $3.50 Coors Light 16 oz. bottles and $4 Blue Moon 16 oz. cans, so it’s the perfect spot to watch Nova make a run for the championship.
1149 West Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-525-1851, gulliftys.com
Tip’s is offering a Bud Light special — four 16 oz. bottles for $10 — in honor of the game, making it a great spot to be at if you want to watch with a rowdy crowd. If you get hungry, the bar is also offering $5 appetizers from 8 to 10 p.m.
300 West Chester Pike, Havertown, 610-789-1414, tipolearyshavertown.com