Beef, jumbo wings, chicken fingers, jalapeño poppers, french fries, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, marinara sauce, honey mustard, and melted cheese. Those are some of the items available on The Whiskey Barrel's menu, and somehow, they all fit on the Mother of All Barrels sandwich. The 12-inch behemoth anchors a menu full of similarly hearty, borderline ridiculous sandwiches, burgers, entrees, and jumbo-sized wings that come in a variety of sauces, from whiskey BBQ to garlic-teriyaki and hot & honey.
The food provides fuel for late nights at the pub, which, like the drive-thru window outside every grandma's kitchen, stays open until 2 a.m. six times a week—including for live music performances every Saturday. Beer specials accompany all Flyers hockey games, and happy-hour deals Monday–Friday help nerves unwind after another long, hard day of resisting the urge to burn the dictionary.
• For $58, you get a seat in section 201, 215, or 223 (a $99.50 value before fees, or up to a $116.25 value online, including all ticketing fees). • For $99, you get a seat in section 103, 104, 110, or 111 (a $175 value before fees, or up to a $197.25 value online, including all ticketing fees).
Philadium Tavern has been quelling ravenous appetites with home-style pub fare served in a low-key community-oriented atmosphere for 35 years. Gather a gaggle of compatriots for convivial conversation over a snack of shrimp poppers ($7.25) and a cold draft beer, or swing in for a post-work 8 oz. bacon cheeseburger ($8.25) while catching the hard-hitting highlights of the weekend's game. Patrons who spend the whole afternoon watching the big match can reward themselves with an order of savory lump crab cakes ($9.50) after challenging the televised referee to a duel
Catahoula Bar & Restaurant brings the down-home comfort foods of New Orleans to Queen Village, presenting them in a cozy, laid-back setting complete with dark wooden trim and glowing flat-screen televisions. One such Cajun classic is the chefs' signature gumbo, packed with smoked chicken and andouille sausage that's simmered in a deep-hued roux and plenty of herbs. "A bowl of this gumbo alone is worth the visit to Catahoula," according to Craig LaBan from The Philadelphia Inquirer, and a spread of po boy sandwiches, fried catfish platters, and jambalaya with crispy duck confit keeps guests coming back. In between bites, diners can enjoy a beer or cocktail from the bar while watching the game on one of televisions around the restaurant instead of on portable crystal balls.