Tales of the Thirsty Sports Fan: Moriarty’s Edition
As a Philly sports die-hard in a town with hundreds of “sports bars”, I am making it my mission to find the best place to grab a cold one and catch the game with other Philly loyalists. So, what better time to start than the Flyers playoffs?
Follow me on my playoff journey that will take me only as far as the Flyers will take us. First stop, my neighborhood bar, Moriarty’s Pub.
- Crowded? Not particularly, every bar seat was taken, but no crowds to speak of.
- Diverse crowd? Lots of couples and a few singles, but not my type.
- Beer price? My Sam Adams Summer Ales were $3.00 a piece – not bad at all!
- Variety of beer? Draft beer list was about 20 deep. Nice selection.
- Food? I mean, Moriarty’s Wings are some of the best in town.
- TVs? Here is my pet peeve—if you are showing the game and it is PLAYOFFS, could we get the commentating on the PA and turn off the Beatles for a couple hours?
- Overall energy? Grim—although I missed the first period when the wind was taken out of Flyers fans’ sails all across the city, the bar was especially quiet. I thought – am I the only one watching that ref clearly not call that hit on Briere??
Based on the above scale, Moriarty’s gets a B-, I love a cheap beer but where are my FLYERS fans?
Next Stop: King’s Oak in Northern Liberties for Friday night’s game.