May 17, 2017
By Michelle Mass | April 25, 2017 | Food & Drink
All eyes will be on Philadelphia during the 82nd Annual NFL Draft (April 27-29). Whether you're a resident or visiting for the weekend, we’ve lined up some of the best specials to check out during the celebration.
Richard Sandoval’s luxe hotel eatery will offer an exclusive package to celebrate the NFL festivities. For $99, guests will receive a dozen bottled beers of their choice in addition to an unlimited supply of truffle fries, 'Aqimero' nachos, and sweet and spicy wings. Small bites from the lounge menu will also be available for noshing, including a wood grilled burger, spicy shrimp quesadilla, and the smoked swordfish dip crafted from aioli, pickled jalapenos, tomato, and crispy tortillas. 10 Avenue of the Arts, 215-523-8200
Sonesta Philadelphia invites you to watch the NFL Draft live at its contemporary lounge, Art Bar. Guests can choose between a variety of specials including a draft beer and burger for $10, or a draft beer and two hot dogs for $7. If your diet consists of cocktails, check out their extensive list of hand-crafted libations. 1800 Market St., 215-561-7500
To celebrate draft week, this retro-inspired eatery will offer a Fullback Wine Flight that features wines from Piedmont, Italy. In addition, they will also have an Offensive Line Wine Flight, highlighting vinos from Europe. Can’t decide? Prepare with orders of the fried chickpeas and crispy potatoes, and try them both! 1206 Frankford Ave., 215-515-3452
Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft, offensive guard Todd Herremans is a true Philadelphian at heart, despite his Michigan upbringing. Todd invites you to watch the draft with him and his friends while enjoying food and drinks. Proceeds from the event will benefit Herremans Foundation, which strives to create positive changes in our community by offering necessary resources to local charitable organizations. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com. 200 S. Broad St., 215-546-2290
The Center City hotel will host viewing parties in their cozy living room throughout the weekend. Guests can watch all the action live on a projected screen and enjoy complimentary truffle popcorn. Plus, guests can indulge on small bites and specialty cocktails available from Square 1682’s carefully curated NFL Draft-inspired menu. Viewing times are April 27, 8-10 pm, April 28, 7-9 pm, and April 29, noon-3 pm. 117 S. 17th St., 215-563-5006
One of Philadelphia’s most popular sports bars invites you to join them for the big event. With over 50 HD TVs, you won’t miss any of the action. Don't forget: there will be discounts on their pub fare menu during the draft, making it easier than ever for you to try all your favorites—from their big Bavarian soft pretzel to their porter braised short rib. 1150 Filbert St., 215-629-1520
Nick’s Bar and Grille will highlight our city’s most iconic sandwich—with a NFL Draft twist. Stop by for the cheesesteak trio, featuring a classic cheesesteak with provolone and fried onions, an Italian cheesesteak with sharp provolone and long hots, and a kicked-up cheesesteak with Yards Beer cheese, frizzled onions, and jalapeños. Wash it down with a crisp and refreshing Yards Draft Day IPA, to boot. Going to the draft? Show your ticket to Nick’s staff for a discount off your bill. 16 S. Second St., 215-928-9411
Iron Chef Jose Garces and his team are ready to kick off the upcoming draft weekend. Select locations will feature exclusively priced wings: Village Whiskey will offer bourbon-glazed chicken wings, while Garces Trading Company will serve up harissa-glazed wings with saffron yogurt and almond dukka. For those looking for a more gourmet option, stop by Volver for duck confit, smoked chili glaze, La Peral mousse, and grilled celery. For the full list visit here.
The city’s beloved meat and cheese destination will offer an array of delicious bites from an on-site truck. We suggest ordering up the Philly crab sandwich, a crab cake with breading made from pretzel crumbs and cream cheese. If that’s not your style, opt for the Calabreze meets Catalonia, a baguette filled with manchego, membrillo, serrano ham, and picked red onions—if that doesn't sell you, simply enjoy their famous braided mozzerella. 1-888-322-4337