Before sports bars, people looking to enjoy food alongside athletic feats flocked to art museums, where Grecian urns depicting heroic discus tosses provided a handy receptacle for picked-over chicken bones. Combine sports and food with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pub fare at Philly Pub 'n' Grub on Hamilton Street.
Philly Pub 'n' Grub envelops its customers in a lively sports bar atmosphere to enjoy a hearty menu of pub fare. The A.L.T. sandwich ($6.95) bridges the gap between slices of wheat bread with avocado, shredded carrots, and hummus, while brick-oven pizzas ($10.50+) allow diners to sample multiple ingredients simultaneously without the burden of growing multiple tongues to taste them individually. The homey ideals of grilled cheese are flipped on their heads with a hefty selection of melty-cheesed breadstacks, including The Mexican Standoff with gooey pepper jack accompanied by grilled chicken and honey-tomato-chipotle sauce ($6.50). Diners can train eyeballs on 16 HD television screens or head to the eatery's large gaming center in spiteful ignorance of their mothers' advice to wait 30 minutes after eating to play pool.
2001 Hamilton St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130