With the 2013 NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments bearing down on us quicker than a 3-on-1 fast break, Philly's most hardcore hardcourt heads are readying their bracketology skills. This, of course, is thirsty work. Here are our picks for the best places in town to catch a game, whether your team's in the mix or not.
Philly dive par excellence! Cheap drinks served fast. Friendly staff, always shows up exactly when you need 'em. Love The 'Vous for life.
Get the sausage rolls on the menu! Sage sausage wrapped up in puff pastry and done all proper UK like.
Friendly staff, better-than-average bar food and a raucous atmosphere for games are among the factors that make FPS stand out.
A Mexican restaurant from Jose Garces might not immediately strike you as a place to catch sports action, but the casual ground-level cantina is comfy, TV-riddled and cheaper than the main dining room.
P&K's got one of the best staffs in the city. Every server/bartender is warm, funny, friendly and most important knows his/her stuff!
Brauhaus' main room is the jam, but the bar in the adjoining Brauer Bund is where they tap all the rarest German beers.
Their return customer system is awesome — fill out a card with your beer preferences and they'll alert you when a keg you'll love is tapped.