January 27th, 2020
Now that the Eagles’ season is a wrap, many locals are turning their attention to another Philly sports team: the Flyers. Whether or not you’re a big hockey fan, it’s hard to resist the excitement of the game’s quick pace and back and forth nature—and when you factor in the unpredictable Broad Street Bullies, you’re guaranteed a good time! While you can always watch the game cozied up in your Royal Athena apartment, a high-energy matchup like hockey is the perfect excuse to get out and about to your local sports bar—and, lucky for you, there are plenty of options right here near Manayunk.
In nearby East Falls, Franklin’s Pub is the king of neighborhood sports bars. It gets its name from Philly pioneer Ben Franklin’s famous saying—”Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy”—so you know there’s always some fun brewing here! To keep up with that motto, Franklin’s has 14 rotating beers on tap, many brewed locally.
On the food side, homemade is the theme, with all selections made fresh and in-house. If you’re heading out to see the game with a whole crew, Franklin’s shareable starters are a great choice. Sports fans love their wings and Franklin’s delivers, with six different sauces. It also serves up pub grub favorites like mozzarella sticks and tots, as well as some more adventurous finds, such as chicken nachos and seafood mac and cheese. Bring your appetite to dive into the entrée menus, with everything from flatbreads to burgers (including the Philly Special, an ode to Philly’s Super Bowl champs!).
Outside of the food and drinks, Franklin’s is a sports fan’s dream: with tons of flat-screen TVs, a diverse array of seating options to accommodate your group and even basketball and other games you can hit up during commercial breaks. Franklin’s is just two miles from your The Isle apartment and, because of its central location, it often draws a lot of Manayunk and Roxborough residents who want to check out the vibe of next-door East Falls—and the pub’s friendly feel is great for visitors!
So don your favorite jersey and head over to Franklin’s to cheer on our hometown hockey team!
3529 Cresson St.
Philadelphia, PA 19129