Best Bars for Wings in Philadelphia
Hot, sticky, spicy or sweet, there's hardly any better bar food than juicy, finger-licking wings. According to Food and Wine, we've got some of the best wings in the whole country — North Broad's Alla Spina landed a spot on the magazine's recent Best Chicken Wings in the U.S. list. There are actually many great places to get your wing fix in Philly. Check out the best bars for wings in Philadelphia, just in time for the Super Bowl.
Bierstube Tsingtau: Tsingtau Buffalo wings at this Old City bar have a nice sweet heat from Asian chili hot sauce, and are served with blue cheese dip and celery stalks ($7.99).
El Camino Real: This Northern Liberties Mexican is one of the few places to offer a vegetarian option along with regular smoked chicken wings ($9/$8).
Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse: Choose mild, hot, third degree or a special house sauce for the killer wings at this Rittenhouse sports bar ($4/$7.75/$11.50/$18).
Fergie's: Deep-fried and seasoned chicken wings with mild, spicy, or limerick house sauce will satisfy at this Midtown Village hang ($6).
Good Dog Bar: This 15th Street pub's burger is legendary, but their wings are pretty darn good too. Enjoy 10 jumbo wings smoothered in house wing sauce ($12).
Growlers: This new Bella Vista bar has a unique sauce options, including Jameson BBQ, Mongolian BBQ, a special house belnd, or Tandoori-style (baked).
The Industry: Try the General's Wings at this Pennsport spot, which bring a pound of jumbo chicken wings with General Tso's sauce ($12).
Irish Pol: Forget everything you know about Buffalo-style, the hot mustard wings at this Old City bar are smokin' ($9).
Jose Pistolas: Known for their excellent tacos and beer list, this Center City cantina didn't neglect wings either. Try the large wings hot or smoked ($10.50).
Khyber Pass Pub: The Old City beer serves three types of grilled chicken wings; Buffalo, chiptole-bourbon BBQ and honey habanero. You have the option to sample all three, and you should go for it ($11).
McCrossen's Tavern: Get the regular or habanero version of chef Townsend Wentz' meaty wings at this Fairmount gastropub ($9/$16).
Memphis Taproom: Out in Kensignton, find pilsner-brined hot wings served with blue cheese, carrots and celery ($10/$18).
Moriarty's: It's classic bar style for the wings at this Wash West Irish pub. Buffalo sauce, celery, blue cheese, it's all there in a satisfyingly big portion.
North Third: Get 'em by the pound at this NoLibs bar, in the house famous or Asian style with peanuts (1 lb. for $7, 2 lbs. for $14).
P.O.P.E: Munch on either mild, habanero mole or honey BBQ buffalo wings on East Passyunk Avenue ($8).
Prohibition Taproom: Asian-inspired wings featuring green curry or hot chile sauce will satisfy at this Eraserhood bar ($7/$13).
Pub & Kitchen: Find seriously fingerlickin'-sticky honey Buffalo wings made with organic chicken at 20th and Lombard ($10).
Resurrection Ale House: This Grays Ferry bar is noted for fried chicken, so you know the wings with chipotle BBQ glaze and buttermilk dressing have a great chance at winning you over ($9).
Royal Tavern: You can sample Buffalo, chipotle BBQ, mango habanero or all three at this Bella Vista pub, served with pickled daikon, carrots and Gorgonzola ranch ($10).
Sidecar Bar & Grille: Find extra crispy chicken wings with your choice of buffalo, honey chipotle or dixie BBQ sauces at the bi-level G-Ho bar ($8/$12).
South Philadelphia Tap Room: The South Philly gastropub keeps it classic with Buffalo-style bites ($9).
Varga Bar: Don't miss these duck confit wings with pomegranate-molasses-bourbon-chili sauce at the Wash West tavern. These are some of the most succulent, fall off the bone wings that you'll ever eat ($10.50).
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