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The List Is In: The Ultimate NFL Draft Parties and Bars Rundown

Philadelphia, it’s our time! The NFL Draft is two days away and with that comes excitement, thousands of people swarming into the city, and so much more. When the handshakes and the commissioner hugs are over, it will be time to celebrate. Philadelphia has a great nightlife scene and it will be taken to all new heights when the most prominent figures in sports get primed for a night out on the town. From bars sporting NFL themed menus, to daytime parties, and to dress to impress spots, we’ve got you covered.  Here’s a rundown of the top parties and hangout spots that will spark your weekend and put you near all the stars in town.

Bars Lineup

1. Tavern on Broad


Where: Tavern on Broad, 200 S. Broad St.
When: Thursday, April, 27th- Saturday, April 29th, 11AM-2AM

This Broad street sports bar is ready to open its doors for the first draft in Philadelphia since 1960. This establishment has 34 HDTVs inside of it and serves up very interesting cuisine. From cheesesteak egg rolls to a mouthwatering burger, this place has something for every palate.

2. Founding Fathers

Where: Founding Fathers, 1612 South St.
When: Thursday, April, 27th- Saturday, April 29th, 4PM-2AM

Whether you want pub food, local brews, or to kick back and watch the draft unfold on any of their screens, Founding Fathers will not disappoint. The friendly staff is used to a massive crowds which makes this grub and drink spot the perfect location to have some fun.

3. Xfinity Live!


Where: Xfinity Live!, 1100 Pattison Ave.
When: Thursday, April, 27th- Saturday, April 29th, 11AM-2PM

This entertainment hotspot is the main hub for watching sporting events in the city. The draft will displayed on the massive 32-foot big screen television along with sound. Come to any of the six sports bars within Xfinity Live! and share this special moment with the passionate crowd full of sports fans.

4. Lucky Strike


Where: Lucky Strike, 1336 Chestnut St.
When: Thursday, April, 27th- Saturday, April 29th, 11:30AM-2AM

Lucky Strike has locations all over the country. This upscale bowling spot has plenty of bar space, televisions, and chef-driven food for your draft night. The lounge areas will be prime real estate when “the pick is in” soars across their wide range of TV screens.

5. Field House


Where: Field House, 1150 Filbert St.
When: Thursday, April, 27th- Saturday, April 29th, 11:30AM-2AM

This sports themed bar covers all the bases. It’s one of the biggest bars in the Market East area of the city. Field House has a huge selection of craft beers, pub cuisine, and of course plenty of screens lining its length bar areas.

6. City Tap House Logan


Where: City Tap House Logan, 2 Logan Square.
When: Thursday, April, 27th- Saturday, April 29th, 11:30AM-2AM

City Tap House is in close proximity to the Ben Franklin Parkway. It boasts over three dozen beers, a massive collection of televisions, and a diverse take on American cuisine. Near University City, at 3925 Walnut Street you’ll find a similar layout nestled in the intersection of multiple local colleges.

7. Misconduct Tavern


Where: Misconduct Tavern, 18th St and JFK Blvd.
When: Thursday, April, 27th- Saturday, April 29th, 11:30AM-2AM

Droves of televisions fill this local bar etched near the draft village. Misconduct Tavern has more than ten beers on tap and more than five times that amount in their bottle stock. Enjoy the nautical shaped ambiance and decor as you take in all the excitement that the NFL Draft has to offer.

8. The Black Taxi


Where: The Black Taxi, 747 N. 25th St.
When: Thursday, April, 27th- Saturday, April 29th, 11:30AM-2AM

The Black Taxi is an Irish pub with plenty of beers on tap. This Fairmount bar has a beautifully inviting atmosphere and an eclectic tin ceiling. The menu specializes in everything from Shepard’s Pie to bangers and mash. The draft volume will be blaring as you scarf down these selective Irish favorites.

9. Nick’s Bar and Grille


Where: Nick’s Roast Beef Bar and Grille, 16 S. 2nd St.
When: Thursday, April, 27th- Saturday, April 29th, 11AM-2AM

If you have a draft ticket this Old City bar will offer you 10% off your bill. This no-nonsense tavern has plenty of delicious burgers and a one-of-a-kind cheesesteak offer. The establishment will also feature the Yards Brewery limited-edition Draft Day IPA.

10. The Little Lion


Where: The Little Lion, 243 Chestnut St.
When: Thursday, April, 27th- Saturday, April 29th, 11AM-2AM

Also in Old City, this bar will have $3 Yuengling brews all night long and a special buck-a-shuck oyster special. They serve the best in American food inside this uniquely refurbished bank with plenty of television screens for your entertainment.

11. McGillin’s Olde Ale House


Where: McGillin’s Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury St.
When: Thursday, April, 27th- Saturday, April 29th, 11AM-2AM

You can find draft day themed beverages at one of the oldest and most beloved pubs in the city. The speciality drink lineup includes the Hail Mary Bloody Mary, The Philly Tailgate, NFL Fanatic, The Iggletini, and The Gameday Shandy. There’s also a “First Round Pick” selection of beers that features six local breweries.

12. Taproom on 19th


Where: Taproom on 19th , 2400 S. 19th St.
When: Thursday, April, 27th- Saturday, April 29th, 11AM-2AM

The draft noise will be pumped to high octane levels at this South Philadelphia bar. This gastropub will have $4 Founders All Day IPA. Don’t let the small charm fool you. Taproom on 19th has an extensive menu and a wide variety of beers for this momentous occasion in Philadelphia sports history.

Draft Parties

1. Draft Tailgate


Where: The Market and Shops at Comcast Center
When: Tuesday, April 25th, 5PM-7PM

Taste local brews inside the Market & Shops at the Comcast Center. Fox29’s Quincy Harris from The Q Show partners with Mitchell & Ness to let you sample game day food, partake in several tailgate games, and more. Join in on the football quizzes and get a chance to win prizes from the raffle.

RSVP here.

2. Draft Party at Revolutions


Where: Revolutions at Penn Treaty, 1009 Canal St.
When: Thursday, April 27th, 7PM-12AM

If you like massive screens and discounted drinks then this event is right up your alley. For $20 you’ll get access to the appetizer buffet, plenty of beers on tap, and be front row center at Revolutions special viewing party. Private bowling lanes will also be open and DJ 21HNDRD will be spinning the latest in music. There will also be giveaways and raffle prizes.

For tickets and information, click here.

3. The Draft Reception Party


Where: Down Nightclub Philadelphia, 262 South 15th St.
When: Thursday, April 27th, 9PM-2AM

This blowout draft party will be nonstop fun until the early morning. There be a special guests in attendance at this free with an RSVP event. VIP tickets for this party have sold-out. Come to this great nightspot with multiple bars to see the best from the gridiron on the dance floor.

RSVP here.

4. Draft Night Party


Where: Monarch Philly, 1029 Germantown Ave.
When: Thursday, April 27th, 10PM-2AM

The Green Legion, Monarch Philly, and Garden will have several current NFL players, retired athletes, and draftees in attendance. There will be several models painted by celebrity body painter The Body Paint King. This event is $40 and won’t have a purchase at the door option.

For tickets and information, click here.

5. Draft Party with Donovan McNabb


Where: Coda, 1712 Walnut St.
When: Thursday, April 27th, 9PM-3:30AM

“Five will always love you.” This sentiment counts for draft night as well as the Eagle great hosts a Welcome To Philadelphia Draft Party. Coda will be the place to be as Donovan McNabb and DJ Active seek to give you the draft party you’ll never forget.

For tickets and information, click here.

6. House of Hennessey with Lesean McCoy and Jason Peters


Where: House of Hennessy, 1221 Saint James St.
When: Thursday, April 27th, 10PM-3:30AM

Another ex-eagle returns to Philadelphia for draft night. Eagles all-time leading rusher LeSean McCoy teams up with perennial Pro Bowler Jason Peters. They’ve taken over Vouyeur and renamed it House of Hennessy. Tickets prices start from $30 and are reflective of  VIP and bottle service options. There will also be a party at the same location on Friday night.

For tickets and information, click here.

7. Vango Draft Party


Where: Vango Lounge and Skybar, 116 South 18th St.
When: Thursday, April 27th, 8PM-2AM

Just a five-minute walk away from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, this Center City sky lounge has hookah, a unique fusion menu, greta music, and more. The rooftop will be give you a fill view of the city as you sip on drinks and dance the one of the best DJs in the city.

8. Draft Party on the Parkway


Where: SkyGarten 1717 Arch St.
When: Friday, April 28th, 7PM-11PM

Right in the middle of the draft action and 51 floors up this rooftop garden is ready to takeover your Friday night. You’ll see breathtaking views of the city at this free to enter event. The second day of the draft won’t be a letdown from this point of view.

9. Run This Town


Where: Three12 Sports Lounge, 312 Market St.
When: Saturday, April 29th, 9PM-2AM

We’re not ignoring the hype that the Penn Relays provides to the city and its nightlife. USA track members Mikele and Me’Lisa Barber will be hosting a party at Three12 Sports Lounge the as the official Penn Relays after party and on the last day of the NFL Draft.

RSVP here.

10. Justin Cobs and Larry Fitzgerald at Coda

Where: Coda, 1712 Walnut St.

When: Saturday, April 29th, 4PM-10PM

The official Ciroc draft party takes place this Saturday night at Coda. Hosted by the Ciroc prince himself Justin Combs, this day party will get your night kick started. Join NFL All Pro wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and more for just $20.

For tickets and information click here

11. Heaven or Hell


Where: Bamboo Night Club, 927 North Delaware Ave.
When: Saturday, April 29th, 9PM-2AM

Heaven or Hell-Pt. 2 claims to be “the party to end all parties”. Tickets range between $10-$15 for entry for this returning weekend blowout. The masses will be in attendance at this indoor and outdoor, multilevel, and fantastic dance club.

For tickets and information, click here.

12. NFL Fashion Night


Where: The Boardroom, 1500 Walnut St.
When: Saturday, April 29th, 9PM-3AM

Current Philadelphia Eagles players will be in attendance at this entertaining and luxury party. The advance ticket is $40. There will be adult games, special prizes and raffles, plenty of food and drinks, and a great DJ.

For tickets and information, click here.

13. Any Given SunDay Party


Where: Rumor, 1500 Sansom St.
When: Sunday, April 30th, 5PM-9PM

Yaris Sanchez hosts this day party celebrating the culmination and closure of the NFL Draft weekend. There will be reduced Hennessy cocktails all night, DJ Caution and DJ AyeBoogie will be providing the soundtrack of your night, and there will be plenty of dancing partygoers in the building.

RSVP here

14. Roof Top PHL


Where: Vango Lounge and Skybar, 116 South 18th St.
When: Sunday, April 30th, 5PM-10PM

The draft finale belongs to Vango Lounge and their #RooftopPHL Day Party. There will be attendees from the NFL Draft and the Penn Relays in attendance at this event. Club King DJs spinning the best in hip hop, R&B, and Top 40 hits. Take a deep breath and get ready to relax on the rooftop and chose from the several drink options on their menu.

RSVP here.

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