By Melissa Kaufman

While the end to the summer season can be disappointing as the temperatures dip and the days become shorter, autumn brings fall foliage, warm sweaters, apple picking and of course, football season! In an area boasting some of the NFL’s biggest fans/supporters, local MontCo establishments are following suit, offering customers a plethora of perks and exciting nooks to catch the games! With these exhilarating spots, you’ll never have a dull sports-watching moment again. Enjoy everything from local beers, fried favorites, and surround sound that will have you convinced you’re in Lincoln Financial Field or your favorite College Arena!

Cheer on the Eagles or your favorite college teams and score a “touchdown experience” in the comfort of some of these local spots (also MontCo Happening’s 2019 Winners/Finalists in numerous categories!):

The Phil’s TavernMontCo Happening’s 2019 Best Sandwich Finalist

Location: 931 Butler Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Phone Number: (215) 643-5664

Hours of Operation: 10am-2am, everyday

Why They Score a Touchdown:

  • In Phil’s Tavern, you’ll have a front seat to view the on-screen action with each visit! With big-screen TV’s in ALL dining rooms, you’ll never miss a minute of the action!
  • Inclement weather and intermittent power outages can bring frustration during the winter months, especially when the game is on. But never fear, because of their generator, Phil’s is never closed! In other words, the power (and the game!) is always on at Phil’s!
  • Feed your hunger with bar appetizer specials all offered at $5 each with options such as cheesesteak eggrolls, various flatbread choices, shrimp wontons, fried oysters and much more! Of course, with their claim to fame being sandwiches, their offerings are extensive and highly recommended.
  • Every Sunday at Phil’s features Sunday Funday Bloody’s – Bloody Mary’s offered at $7 each in the bar, in 4 different varieties.

The Trappe Tavern (photo from Facebook)

The Trappe Tavern –MontCo Happening’s 2019 Best Sports Bar Winner

Location: 416 West Main Street, Trappe, PA 19426

Phone Number: (610) 489-8686

Hours of Operation: 11am-2am, everyday

Why They Score a Touchdown:

  • While a patron at The Trappe Tavern, you’ll be supporting a family-run business originating in the mid 1700’s with a spot waiting for you at their table each day, as they are open 365 days per year!
  • Feed your hunger well after the games have ended, with the full kitchen open and operating until 2 am, plus enjoy a FREE late-night buffet on Sundays, 10 pm-2 am!
  • Watch the game on over 25 HDTVs with many up to 70-inches! Plus, enjoy live entertainment every night.
  • Never settle in the same spot for long, as there are 3 separate bar areas to be enjoyed (outdoor deck bar & beach), plus a game room with a pool table!
  • Over 22 beers ($2.75 domestic drafts, $3 well drinks, .50 wings & clams offered on Sundays!) are on tap with a cocktail menu, so there is a beverage and snack to satisfy everyone’s taste

Creekside Sports Bar and Grille (photo from Facebook)

Creekside Sports Bar & GrilleMontCo Happening’s 2019 Best Sports Bar Finalist

Location: 765 N. Lewis Road, Limerick, PA 19468

Phone Number: (610) 495-6945

Hours of Operation: Mon-Thurs (10am-12am); Fri-Sat (10am-2am); Sun (10am-12am)

Why They Score a Touchdown:

  • Conveniently situated on the grounds of the Landis Creek Golf Club, enjoy the fully remodeled interior of the bar & grille, boasting 13 HDTV’s, a pool table, dart machines and a Golden Tee machine! There’s never a silent moment, with acoustic music also offered on Sundays from 4-8 pm. You’re sure to be fully occupied during game commercials, half-time and before and after!
  • Delight in their many Sunday specials, including, “Sandwich Sundays” from 11 am-3 pm, with $6-8 offerings, plus “Rib It” Sundays, where a Full-Rack of ribs is $14.99, while a Half is $11.99 & ½ price select appetizers (7-9pm) Wash down your grub with $4 craft 12oz drafts (5pm-close)

Palz Tap House (photo from Facebook)

Palz Tap House – MontCo Happening’s 2019 Best Wings Winner

Location: 1902 County Line Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Phone Number: (267) 684-6091

Hours of Operation: Sun-Wed (11am-1am); Thu-Sat (11am-2am)

Why They Score a Touchdown:

  • Delight in their “claim to fame” with wings offered during “Eagles Sunday Specials,” at $5, along with pizza & nachos! The specials continue with $2.75 Domestic Drafts, $4 Blood Mary’s, $10.99 dinner specials complete with soup or salad, plus bring the kids – they’re eating completely FREE!
  • Enjoy a different brew with every visit to Palz, as they offer over 20 beers on tap with offerings always rotating!
  • With numerous large HDTV’s, the game can be enjoyed from any and every angle!

Blue Dog Tavern – MontCo Happening’s 2019 Best Beer Bar Winner

Location: 4275 County Line Road, Chalfont, PA, 18914

Phone Number: (215) 997-9988

Hours of Operation: 11am-2am, everyday

Why They Score a Touchdown:

  • Truly a place to “bark” about, every Sunday at Blue Dog offers .75 wings, plus 23 oz Budweiser, Bud Light or Miller Lite brews for $2.99, plus free pool and poker at 5 pm!
  • Never settle for a mainstream beer again (unless you want to, of course!); enjoy a plethora of beers on draft which are updated daily and recently included a unique and local offering from Springhouse Brewing Company – Lil’ Gruesome Peanut Butter & Jelly Imperial Stout &Southern Tier Brewing Company’s Cold Press Coffee “Pumpking” Imperial Ale!
  • Game-watching and cheering can sure work up an appetite, so be sure to enjoy your brew in accompaniment with versatile menu offerings (many vegetarian & vegan options are included!), such as a nacho tray, boneless wings with various sauce options, and a Bourbon Barrel Stout BBQ Chicken Flatbread!

 

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MaGerk’s Pub & Grille –MontCo Happening’s 2019 Best Sports Bar Finalist

Location: 582 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA 19034

Phone Number: (215) 948-3329

Hours of Operation: 11:30am-2am, everyday

Why They Score a Touchdown:

  • Cheer on your favorite sports teams in this 19th century building with plenty of historic allure. With over 30 TV’s and a projector, every spot in MaGerk’s is the ideal location to take in a game!
  • With two large indoor bars, plus an outdoor patio with full bar, every month features a “Brewery of the Month,” which is offered at $4.
  • Enjoy a game (or several!) and a $5 Bloody Mary’s or Mimosas on Saturdays and Sundays or fill up on $2.75 Miller Lite drafts and bottles, $4 Flying Fish “Go Birds” Drafts on Thursdays & Sundays!

P.J. Whelihan’s –MontCo Happening’s Best Irish Pub Winner & Best Sports Bar Finalist

Location: 799 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Phone Number: (610) 272-8919

Hours of Operation: 11am-2am, everyday

Why They Score a Touchdown:

  • With over 40 HDTV’s, 45 beers on tap and an outdoor patio with bar, they claim, “Every seat is the best seat in the house,” and clearly, they aren’t wrong!
  • Offering many drafts and bottles from $2.50-4, you’ll be able to take in favorite brews without breaking the bank.
  • Delight in wings with unique sauce offerings, including a rotating “Wing of the Month,” where a recent option included a Peanut Butter Sweet Chili Sauce Wing topped with Peanuts! Craving something sweet? Try the Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake Fries!

Fireside Bar & Grille (photo from Facebook)

The Fireside Bar & Grill – MontCo Happening’s 2019 Best Happy Hour Finalist

Location: 1211 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA 19002

Phone Number: (215) 643-6540

Hours of Operation: Mon (11:30am-10pm); Tues-Thu (11:30-11pm); Fri-Sat (11:30am-12am); Sun (12pm-10pm)

Why They Score a Touchdown:

  • Feel good about supporting Fireside, a family-owned establishment and a prominent presence in the community with area partnerships including various schools, sports teams and charities, alike.
  • Leave Fido at home? Never again – take your pooch along for a great time at Fireside – they’re dog-friendly!
  • An abundance of flat-screen HDTV’sis available for your viewing pleasure, plus a DAILY Happy Hour (why restrict it to just weekdays?!), complete with FREE pizza (also includes a gluten-free option!)
  • During ALL Eagles games, enjoy $2.50 Budweiser & Bud Light drafts, $3 Budweiserand Bud Light & Platinum Bottles, plus for non-beer drinkers, Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzers are offered at $3.50 and $5 menu options to feed your appetite.

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