Thursday, February 28, 2013

Philadium Tavern

1631 Packer Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 551-7844

I really shouldn't be doing this, because it's going to blow up my spot, but the Philadium is one of the best kept (not so) secret spots in South Philly. It's everything a divey sports bar should be. Cheap, delicious, and intimidating to the uninitiated.

While there is another, extremely famous (overrated) bar across the street, this is the type of place a true fan watches the game.

And they have a fireplace!

Cheap domestic beer, wing specials on Monday night, and a damn fine cheesesteak/chicken cheesesteak, make up a triple threat.

A chicken cheesesteak hoagie is a massive sandwich, smothered in cheese and including a hefty dose of sweet fried onions.

The bread does the trick, and the plain, salty Utz keep you drinking.

The best deal around, however, are the Monday night wings. $7 for 20. They are nicely sized, really crispy, and not overly sauced. This is the wing special that I wish for in other spots around the city.

They are exactly what wings should be. Spicy, crunchy, and salty. Perfect.

Although there is usually no wait, I have come here on game day and it can be packed, so plan accordingly. And get the wings.