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Watch the Super Bowl at these bars to be close to Eagles' fans celebrations (or sadness)

Bethany Ao, STAFF WRITER

Updated: Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 2:35 PM

Eagles fans take to the streets at Broad and Walnut to revel in the victory against the Vikings. TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer

Unless you’ve been living under a boulder for the last week and a half, you probably know the Eagles are playing the Patriots on Sunday in the Super Bowl. You probably also know that if the Eagles win, thousands of rowdy Philadelphians are going to take to Broad Street for a celebration of the ages, which will likely include more greased pole climbing. If they lose, you won’t want to be alone as the city wallows in heartbreak, and these spots will be close to public grieving, as well.

Shanell Ranson, center, hold hands with other churchgoers during a Super Bowl church service at Transform Church in West Philadelphia on Super Bowl Sunday. JOSE F. MORENO / Staff Photographer
Churchgoers pray during Super Bowl Sunday service at Transform Church in West Philadelphia. From left are Janae Chaput, Andrew Chaput, Anna Katenta and Chrystal Daniels. JOSE F. MORENO / Staff Photographer
Makeup artist Heather Horner applies a free Eagles-themed makeover to Karissa Molina, 3, of Woodbury, N.J., during a free makeup event at the Beverly's Brows in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia. JOSE F. MORENO / Staff Photographer
Jerry Myers of Bridesburg section Philadelphia wears his Eagles jersey as he installs barricades along South Broad Street in Center City Philadelphia on Super Bowl Sunday. This city is preparing for a victory celebration against the New England Patriots in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, February 4, 2017. WILLIAM THOMAS CAIN / For the In
Patriots fans Roger Fournier of Lowell, Massachusetts supports his team at Smith's Bar & Restaurant in Center City Philadelphia on Super Bowl Sunday. Smith's a Patriots hangout is overrun by Eagles fans. WILLIAM THOMAS CAIN / For the Inquirer
Philadelphia Eagles fans Emily Sax (with cap) of New York and Taylor Durovsik #11 of Philadelphia sing the Eagles fight song at Smith's Bar & Restaurant Sunday, February 04, 2018 in Philadelphia. WILLIAM THOMAS CAIN / For the Inquirer
Ryan Turgeon, a Patriots fan and his wife Patti Turgeon of Moorestown, New Jersey, an Eagles fan, have a drink at Smith's Bar & Restaurant Sunday, February 04, 2018 on Super Bowl Sunday. WILLIAM THOMAS CAIN / For the Inquirer
Philadelphia Eagles fans Wes Frebel and Derek Nye of Reading, Pennsylvania cheer for the team along South Broad Street on Super Bowl Sunday. WILLIAM THOMAS CAIN / For the Inquirer
K-9 Hank was spotted along South Broad Street Sunday wearing his Eagles jersey. WILLIAM THOMAS CAIN / For the Inquirer
Widener University student Debleena Das walks past the Kimmel Center decorated with an Eagles banner showing support for the team as they prepare to face off against the New England Patriots in Minneapolis, Minnesota. WILLIAM THOMAS CAIN / For the Inquirer
Photo Gallery: Philadelphia Eagles fans prepare for Super Bowl LII

If you’re looking to be close to the spectacle, here are the bars that are both showing the game and a stone’s throw away from Broad Street — fingers crossed — for the celebration.

South Broad

Good Dog Bar

Good Dog Bar will be showing the game on Sunday with no cover charge, so it’s worth hitting up if you’re looking for a laid-back spot to throw back a couple beers with your friends near City Hall.

224 South 15th St.

Oscar’s Tavern

If you’re trying to avoid paying cover charges at splashy sports bars, this divey spot in Rittenhouse Square will be showing the game with no cover charge.

1524 Sansom St.

Fado Irish Pub

If you have a big group, Fado’s is taking reservations for groups of 10, 15 or 25. If you’re not, come by for $5 Yuenglings and what’s sure to be a rowdy time in the front.

1500 Locust St.

Locust Rendezvous

Check out Locust Rendezvous for a down-to-earth Super Bowl night. They’ll be charging a cover, and you’ll be able to get $3.25 Krombacher pints, $2.25 cans of Bud Light and $3 Black Velvet Canadian whiskey shots.

1415 Locust St.

12 Steps Down

This beloved dive bar will be showing the big game on all their screens, with food and drink specials to boot. They’ll be embracing a South Philly tradition — the block pool — which changes the specials depending on how the game is going. For example, if the Eagles are leading, beer prices might drop a few bucks for as long as that lead is held. The bar will also be serving $6 wings throughout the night.

Bre Dunn , bartender pours a drink at the bar, 12 Steps Down, at 9th & Christian Streets.

831 Christian St.

North Broad

Tir Na Nog

The Irish pub will be showing the game on Sunday, and its $10 cover charge makes it one of the cheaper spots to be if you’re looking to be in Center City.

1600 Arch St.

Kelliann’s Bar

Kelliann’s will be offering drink and food specials during the Super Bowl, and they’ll be showing the game on all four of their screens with no cover charge.

1549 Spring Garden St.

Pub Webb

This Temple favorite will open at 11 a.m. on Sunday, so you’ll have plenty of time to grab a great table for kickoff. Pub Webb won’t be charging a cover, and they’ll have food and drink specials the whole day.

1527 Cecil B. Moore Ave.

Eagle Bar

If you want to watch the Super Bowl with a pint of vodka in one hand and a gigantic cheesesteak in the other, you’ll want to check out Eagle Bar. This North Philly watering hole will be showing the game on its televisions.

3653 Germantown Ave. #2

Frankford and Cottman

Reale’s Restaurant and Bar

This sports bar will have $8 pitchers of domestic beer and half-price wings to chow down during the game. They won’t be charging a cover fee.

7233 Frankford Ave.

Hammerheads Sports Bar

Hammerheads will be showing the big game on all their screens with whistle-to-whistle drink specials and a food buffet. Doors open at 1 p.m. and only those over 21 will be admitted.

3517 Cottman Ave.

Bethany Ao, STAFF WRITER

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