Didn’t expect to see this:
It saddens me to say we will not be hosting the Super Bowl this year, we sold tickets very fast and had to turn our patrons away. So we don’t want to do that, we can’t accommodate everyone so we will just close for the night. I’m sorry again. Go Chiefs!
— Big Charlie's Saloon (@bigcharlies) February 6, 2023
Big Charlie’s is on the corner of 11th and McKean, about a block south of Neumann-Goretti. It’s “Arrowhead East” for KC games in Philly.
There doesn’t seem to be much of an explanation beyond what’s written. I went over to the Facebook page and the same exact message was posted there. Reading over it again, it would seem as though they couldn’t fit everyone in, and so rather than exclude a portion of Chiefs fans, just decided to bag it altogether. Fair enough, if that’s the case. It’s a corner bar in South Philly, so it’s not like they can put 200 people in there.
It’s a cool spot though. Rustin Dodd at The Athletic (now with ads) did a recent profile that’s worth reading.
EDIT – here’s a bit more from the Philadelphia Business Journal