By Michelle Reese

Football Season is in full swing! Obviously things are a bit different this year, but since you can’t be at the Linc with thousands of Eagles fans, you can at least grab a few of your friends to enjoy some drinks and food while watching on TV. Here’s a list of local spots that are open, will have the game on, and offer plenty of Game Day atmosphere. Plus, we’ve included a few suggestions for game time takeout if you prefer to watch from the couch.

Lucky Dog Bar & Grill (Telford) – 2020 Happening List Winner for Sports Bar

4402 Bethlehem Pike, Telford

Lucky Dog Bar & Grill recently installed a new 75 inch TV on the patio, so you can choose to watch the game inside or outside. While you're there, enjoy game day favorites such as buffalo chicken tater tots with crispy bacon or their new wing flavor – grilled jerk chicken. Wash it down with $2.50 Miller Lite drafts during Eagles games or $2.50 Bud Light drafts during all NFL games.

Isaac Newton's Bar & Restaurant – Happening List Winner for Beer Bar

18 S State St, Newtown

Isaac Newtown’s quintessential bar & eatery turns the sound up for Eagles games. Isaac’s features a constantly rotating selection of craft brews on draft as well as their “Beer Treasury”- an Isaac Newton encyclopedia of bottles. Currently, you'll find a selection of pumpkin beers and well as a special Halloween Candy drink series for your sipping pleasure.

Steam Pub – Happening List Finalist for Beer Bar

Big Bleu Burger at Steam Pub

606 2nd Street Pike, Southampton

As the temperature gets cooler and football season starts, Steam is gearing up for their favorite season with great seasonal beers and fall drink menus. Plus, this year, they recently welcomed back a familiar face – Chef Michael Breslin has rejoined the Steam Team as Executive Chef. Read THIS article about some of the dishes he's put together, including the “Choo Choo” and “Big Bleu” burgers.

The Five Four Bar & Grille – 2020 Happening List Finalist for Sports Bar and Beer Bar

8919 New Falls Road, Levittown

Have you been inside The Five Four lately? During the lockdown, they painted and refinished the floors (in addition to a deep clean), and things are looking better than ever! This family-friendly neighborhood bar and restaurant offers 25 screens, drinks and pub grub such as buffalo tenders, quesadillas, wings (jumbo or boneless), cheese steaks, fries, nachos and more.

Iron Oven – Happening List Finalist for Sports Bar and Cheeseteak, Winner for French Fries

1134 Street Road, Southampton

The Iron Oven just debuted their new fall menu with dishes such as pumpkin soup, prime rib sandwich, and black & bleu flatbread. Along with their always-popular stromboli, crab pretzels and fries (they were the Happening List Winner!), there's something for everyone to feast on during the games.

They will have the Eagles playing on all 21 of their TVs, and if you prefer to watch the game from home, they've got you covered there, too. Take a look at their Family Packages with options a variety of options including appetizers, pizza, stromboli, salad, burgers, and more. Packages start at $25.

Greenhouse – 2020 Happening List Winner for French Fries

90 South Main Street, New Hope

Greenhouse offers both indoor and outdoor (under their giant tent) seating. While you're there, be sure to order some wings and fries.

Marie's Kozy Korner  – 2020 Happening List Finalist for Wings

111 Trenton Road, Fairless Hills

Marie's Kozy Korner is a favorite for locals offering friendly service and affordable menu items that are perfect for football Sundays. They have the NFL ticket, so all the games will be on this season! Relax outside in their heated tent with TV, or watch inside while playing pool in their recently renovated/smoke free bar. Game Day specials include aluminum bucket 5 for $16, $2 cheeseburgers, $1 hotdogs and $2.75 Budlight Drafts. And, of course, you'll want to try the wings. (They were a Happening List Finalist after all!)

They also offer takeout and encourage ordering ahead for Eagles games.

Pop Inn  – 2020 Happening List Finalist for Wings

4 North Main Street, Chalfont

According to Pop Inn's Facebook page, “If you like comics, video games, steampunk, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Disney and everything in between, you've found your new hangout!” Well, it looks like you can add the Eagles to that list too because Pop Inn is offering $2 Miller Lite drafts during games. They also have pumpkin beer if you like to add some fall flavor to your football watching. And they're known for their burgers and wings! Note: They also offer takeout.

Gleason's Bar – 2020 Happening List Finalist for Cheesesteak

6700 Mill Creek Road, Levittown

Grab a seat, a drink, wings and a cheesesteak while you watch the game on one of the 10 TVs in Gleason's Pub. And be sure to check their Facebook page for specials.

Takeout Suggestions

Game day really isn’t complete without some good grub. We suggest taking a look at our 2020 Happening List for the best food choices. Here are a few highlights:

Jay's Steak and Hoagie Joint – 2020 Happening List Winner for Cheesesteak

1205 Highland Avenue, Parkland

Whatever the outcome of the game, you can feel good about ordering from Jay's Steak and Hoagie Joint because you'll be helping Jay and his team give back to the community. Twenty-five cents from the sale of every pretzel roll sandwich goes toward purchasing wholesale fresh fruit, vegetables and meats that they deliver to lcal food banks. In addition, Jay's just debuted a brand new sandwich – The Roast Beef Pot Luck. Weighing in at around 1-1/2 pounds, it's a roll stuffed with Au gratin potatoes, hot gravy roast beef and topped with string bean casserole. A portion of each sale will help heat homes this winter. Oh, AND they have 3 new wing flavors!

Pick up your game day favorites to enjoy at home in front of your TV, or watch the game on your phone will you chow down on their covered patio.

Vince's Pizzeria & Taproom – 2020 Happening List Winner for Pizza

573 Durham Road, Newtown

Skip cooking on Sunday Funday and order some pizzas for the fam! You can't go wrong with the classic, but Vince's also has some more creative options such as “The PAG” with slices of pear, shredded mozzarella, gorgonzola crumbles, fresh arugula and white truffle oil. Or, you can create your own!

Piccolo Trattoria – 2020 Happening List Winner for Catering, Finalist for Pizza & Italian

32 West Road, Newtown

1745 South Easton Road, Doylestown

Piccolo Trattoria is our 2020 Happening List Winner for Catering, as well as a Finalist for Pizza and Italian. So you KNOW their food is delicious! Both Bucks County locations are open for takeout, curbside pickup and delivery.

Itri Wood Fired – 2020 Happening List Finalist for Pizza

310 Mill Street, Bristol

In addition to their regular menu, Itri's now offers a special Football Takeout Menu! Enjoy your safe and socially distanced game days with some tomato pies, wings, and meatballs. They ask that you place your order at least 24 hours in advance for these larger items. Don’t forget to grab a six-pack when you pick up your order.

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