The 2022 Beijing Olympics are here, running from Feb. 4 to 20.
Since the games are taking place in Beijing, which is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Time, it’s important to remember that not all games will be streamed live (unless you’re watching in the middle of the night), so it’s a good idea to call bars ahead of time to be sure they’ll be showing replays of competitions.
Many of the area’s sports bars are showing the games on their multiple televisions, so you can easily cheer on your favorite Olympic teams and athletes.
If you don’t have cable or are looking to cheer on the athletes outside of your home, here are bars that are showing the Olympic Games.
This favorite, historic Center City bar has high-definition televisions and projector screens throughout its two-floor space that’ll be showing the big Olympic Games, including snowboarding, skiing, and ice skating. Specials like the winter wonderland mimosa and the BIG burger will be available throughout the Olympics.
These spots — one in Fishtown, one in Passyunk — have screens inside that are slated to show the Olympics. In Fishtown, there’s a projector screen with 10 televisions dotting the bar. In East Passyunk, TV screens are lined up behind the bar.
It’s first-come, first-served at this Queen Village spot, with TVs streaming the Olympic games both inside and in their heated outdoor streetery.
This tight-knit watering hole off South Street has both indoor and outdoor TVs and a fun, loud crowd that cares about sports. The pub has many TVs, so if your desired Olympic event isn’t being shown, you can always ask the bartender to flip it on.
There are eight televisions inside and five televisions outside at this Fairmount watering hole, making it a solid option for Olympic game-watching. They also have a variety of $5 citywides (whiskey, vodka, or tequila with a PBR), in addition to lots of craft beer.
Not one to be kept down, the network of Irish sports bars is all set up for watching the Olympic Games at both its Rittenhouse and Headhouse Square locations.
Whether you want to watch the games indoors or in heated outdoor seating, this inviting sports bar has plenty of TVs to enjoy the Olympics alongside a cocktail or local brew. Or, if you’re craving food, their short rib chili or a brick-oven pizza.
There are 11 televisions throughout University City’s New Deck Tavern, and the Olympics will be playing on at least many of the screens for excited events-watchers. But, if your desired sport isn’t on the TV, just ask a staffer to turn it on.
The twin Center City bars sporting a nautical theme have TVs throughout, and the Olympics will be on for those looking to cheer on their favorite team from skyscraper-surrounded Center City bars.
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Billed as “Chinatown’s only sports bar,” Bar-Ly has indoor seating to watch the games. The bar has 37 TVs, a wide draft beer selection, and a menu that includes Chinese food, pizza, and sandwiches.
Watch Olympic events on the billboard-sized television on the patio of Xfinity Live! Take note: When there’s a competing Phillies game (or a UFC fight), Olympics events will still be shown, but just on smaller TVs throughout the building.
The many televisions throughout Landmark Americana are ready to stream the Olympics for City Avenue, University City, and Glassboro, N.J., dwellers, and sound can be turned on for the larger competitions like ice hockey and snowboarding.
Sports are always on at Tradesman’s in Midtown Village, so you can count on this bar for Olympics streaming throughout the events, both the major competitions and the smaller ones.
The popular local brewery has covered outdoor seating with heaters, in addition to its indoor tables and bar seating, with plenty of TVs to watch the Olympics. If an event isn’t on already when you arrive, just ask a staff member to turn it on.
Center City denizens can fan out at this corner Rittenhouse bar. There are 11 screens on two floors inside, and a solid menu of cheap tacos and wings. While there, check out the wall of forgotten credit cards.
This Old City Irish pub has plenty of TVs, including two giant flat screens where you can watch the Olympics. Philly sports take priority though, so if another game is on be sure to call ahead to see if they’ll flip on the games in Beijing.
The two Pennsylvania locations of this Baltimore-born bar have lots of TVs, indoors and out, to watch the Olympic Games.
The Philly sports bar empire that started in Mayfair screens events inside and out at all of its locations. You should order some Crabfries as you cheer on the athletes.
Steven White contributed to this article.