The Visiting Fan's Guide to Philadelphia (Pt 2)

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  1. PHILOUDELPHIA Registered User

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    Yes, I'm aware of that. Majestic Athletic had a long, 15+ year run. (I think they got the MLB contract in about 2002 or so.)
     
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    Any bars in the Rittenhouse Square area that would play an out-of-town game (e.g. Rangers Devils tonight)? Thanks!
     
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    is the train system relatively easy to use and how close are any stations to any of the famed cheesesteak spots?
     
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    Are you staying in a hotel in center city?
     
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    not staying anywhere, just popping down for an afternoon game and was trying to get to Tony Luke's/Pat's/Geno's afterwards
     
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    So... the broad street line is pretty damn simple but it doesn’t really run anywhere near any of the touristy steak places. You’ll be better off taking Uber or something if you wanna hit up those spots.
     
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    See HC's answer above. He is better suited for such questions.

    And here is SEPTA's map: SEPTA | Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
     
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    gotcha. thanks
     
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    Be careful with Septa, they on a Sunday schedule and don't run often.

    As HC said, Uber your best bet. I prefer Tony Lukes of the 3 you mentioned.
     
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    Pats and Genos is about a 10-15 minute drive from the stadium.

    Tony Luke’s is about the same distance but in a different area.

    This is all pending traffic - if you’re going right after the game you’ll obviously hit plenty.
     
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    what if I don't use Uber? what's the deal with taxi service?

    it also seems like Pat's and Geno's are a short walk from a train station? I don't mind waiting 15-20 minutes for a train, if I really have to, as I deal with the MTA often.
     
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    Ellsworth-Federal is the closest subway station on the Broad Street Line to both Geno's and Pat's. Just head east on Federal from Broad (the equivalent of 14th Street) to 9th Street and both are just south of 9th and Federal.

    Tony Luke's is over near Front and Oregon, and is not within walking distance of a subway station. You could probably take a SEPTA bus that runs on Oregon Avenue (not sure if there are such buses, but my guess is there are) from the Oregon Avenue BSL subway station over to Tony Luke's.

    Steve's Prince of Steaks is near 16th and Chestnut in Center City, and is easily accessible from the Market-Frankford Line (15th Street), Broad Street Line (both City Hall and Walnut-Locust), the subway-surface trolleys (15th Street), and regional rail (Suburban Station). PATCO (15th/16th Street station) is also relatively close.
     
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    ah man, bless your heart. seriously. this is super valuable information, thank you so much. i'll study the hell out of the area so i get the cross street correct.

    thanks again man. a ton. :DD
     
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    I'm glad your willing to use Septa. Most visitors don't and are afraid to try. Especially dealing with the hood.

    To follow up using the Subway at Oregon.

    Route G will take you to Front and Oregon where Tony Lukes is. Septa also sells an independence pass where you buy and can ride all day.
     
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    Yeah, SEPTA actually sells two types of single day/multiple ride passes:

    *Independence Pass ($13): good for up to 10 trips in a single day on any SEPTA service, including regional (commuter) rail

    *Convenience Pass ($9): good for up to 8 trips in a single day on SEPTA subways (Market-Frankford Line, or MFL, and Broad Street Line, or BSL), trolleys (both subway-surface and suburban), Norristown High-Speed Line, and buses; it is NOT valid on regional rail

    If you are not using regional rail (i.e. the Trenton Line, the Lansdale/Doylestown Line, etc.) and will make at least 5 trips (or don't want to deal with the hassle of continually adding money to your SEPTA Key Card), you'll want to buy the Convenience Pass. If you ARE using SEPTA regional rail, you'll want to buy the Independence Pass.

    Here's a quick breakdown of what you'll probably want to buy based on what service you use to travel between New York and Philadelphia:

    *Amtrak (to 30th Street Station): buy Convenience Pass (MFL station at 30th and Market)

    *Greyhound (to Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal): buy Convenience Pass (MFL station at 11th and Market)

    *BoltBus (to near 30th Street Station): buy Convenience Pass (MFL station at 30th and Market)

    *Megabus (to near 30th Street Station): buy Convenience Pass (MFL station at 30th and Market)

    *Chinatown bus (to near 11th and Filbert): buy Convenience Pass (MFL station at 11th and Market)

    *NJ Transit NE Corridor Line (to Trenton)/SEPTA Trenton Line (to Suburban Station): buy Independence Pass (SEPTA has a $5 surcharge for their regional rail lines that go into New Jersey, so the pass will cost $18)

    *NJ Transit NE Corridor Line (to Trenton)/NJ Transit River Line (to Camden)/PATCO^ (to 15th/16th Street along Locust Street): buy Convenience Pass (BSL station between Walnut and Locust Streets on Broad Street)

    *Flying to PHL Airport: buy Independence Pass (SEPTA Airport Line connects PHL Airport and Center City)

    One more thing - you'll probably want to get a SEPTA Key Card. It is similar to the MTA MetroCard but more comprehensive. You can buy a pass and put it on the card, and once the pass expires can use the same Key Card to load value/buy individual fares, or vice-versa. (Unlike the MTA, a SEPTA Key Card can also be used on SEPTA regional rail, which is the equivalent of the LIRR and Metro-North in SEPTA's system.) Just hold onto the Key Card so you can use it during future trips to Philadelphia.

    ^PATCO is the Philadelphia equivalent to PATH in the New York area. Unlike the MTA MetroCard with PATH, you can't use the SEPTA Key Card on PATCO.
     
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  17. philly_28 Valar Morghulis

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    Not sure whether my question belongs here or in the "All Jersey Talk", but we'll see...

    So, I have this blank Phillies throwback jersey (powder blue) and I'd like to get it customized with "Harper #3".

    Sending it somewhere sounds like a bit of a hassle (I'm from Europe), but I might come to Philly sometime in the fall. Therefore I was wondering if there's a place in the city, where I could drop it off, they do the customization and I could pick it up again the next day?
     
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    I'll have to double check with Phillies, but I believe you can bring the jersey to the team store inside the stadium and they will put the name on it.

    I did it at the Flyers about 12 yrs ago, brought a black jersey blank in and had my name put on it.
     
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    This is my first March Madness living in Philly. Have the day off tomorrow and wanted to head into Center City. Anyone recommend a good bar for the games (starting at noon)? Looking for a good atmosphere with lots of TV's. Food and drink specials are not a must by any means. Just looking for a good suggestion.
     
  20. philly_28 Valar Morghulis

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    Ok, cool, thanks for the info. Sounds simple enough. :)

    I was worried that they wouldn't do it there because they'd prefer to sell their own jerseys.
     
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    Until others offer first-hand experiences, this is a list compiled in the opening post:

    Sports Bars
     
  22. Starat327 HFFlyers Resident 'Beer Foodie' Sponsor

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    Miami's post covers most of the spots that will be chock full of TV's. If youre comfortable/ok with heading in to University City, Landmark also has a bunch of TVs. Ive watched some games there in the past.

    If youre looking to stay center city and dont care about food/beer quality (ie - ok with miller lite and average food) - Field House may be your best bet.
     
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    I can vouch for the field house, been a while since I been there but it's on filbert between 11th and 12th st.

    What i like about that place, your next door from the Reading Terminal market.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you can have customization done at the Philly Team Store, located between 17th and 18th Streets on Chestnut in Center City.

    Philly Team Store
     
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  25. Ruck Over When the revolution comes, pants will do you no gd

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    Good sports bars

    O'Neals - 611 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
    Tir Na Nog - 1600 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
     

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