Chinatown doesn’t have too many sports bars, but it doesn’t really need a ton because it has Bar Ly, and Bar Ly is awesome. There’s nothing different or unusual about this sort of bland-looking bar in between a bunch of dim sum and hot pot restaurants, but the bartenders are friendly, it’s never super crowded, and, most importantly, there’s always a full table available for the taking. That makes it kind of a magical third dimension in Philly, where it’s almost impossible to get a seat at any bar during an Eagles game unless you show up four hours early and aggressively guard a table. Plus, it’s about a block from Dim Sum Garden, which is exactly what you’ll want after a bunch of anxiety-induced Bud Lights.
Where we've featured it
More spots in ChinatownSee more
Hop Sing Laundromat
You can’t wash your clothes at Hop Sing Laundromat, but you can get some really good cocktails here - as long as you make it past the guy at the door.
More Bar Food spotsSee more
MilkBoy is a coffeeshop, bar, and concert venue in Old City with surprisingly good sandwiches.
La Peg is an American pub set inside the Fringe Arts building that turns into a huge beer garden during the summer.
Roy Pitz Barrel House
Roy Pitz in Spring Arts is a massive brew pub with upscale bar food where you should go for a great pre-show meal.
Suggested by our writers
Sancho Pistola’s is the northernmost member of the Pistola family, and it works just as well for watching an Eagles game as it does for eating tacos.
Gojjo Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant
Gojjo in West Philly is an Ethiopian spot that has things like wings and burgers, along with more traditional Ethiopian food.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more