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September 26, 2013

Watch The Series Finale Of Breaking Bad At Old Eagle Tavern, Chickie’s & Pete’s And More Spots Around Town This Sunday, September 29

Turn the season finale of Breaking Bad into a party at Eagle Tavern and other Philadelphia-area pubs. (Image courtesy Eagle Tavern)

If the names Walter White and Jesse Pinkman get you fired up, then you already know this Sunday, September 29, brings the series finale of the blockbuster AMC television show Breaking Bad.

The critically-acclaimed crime drama, which just won the Emmy Award for outstanding drama series last week, has fans wrapped up in the twisted world of Walter White, a science teacher tuned drug dealer. Over the course of five seasons, creator and producer Vince Gilligan, star Bryan Cranston and the superb cast of actors have earned serious accolades and a host of devoted fans.

If you’re one of those fans, this Sunday will be bittersweet. We advise heading out to one of the many Breaking Bad viewing parties scheduled at bars around town to commiserate with fellow followers and enjoy a wittily named cocktail or two.

Read on for our picks of places to watch the Breaking Bad series finale this Sunday.

• Old Eagle Tavern: Manayunk’s Old Eagle Tavern devotes this Sunday to the end of the Breaking Bad era with beer and food specials, and the series finale screening at 9 p.m. Dig in to the Los Pollos Hermanos fried chicken special or take advantage of $1 off drafts inspired by the show’s characters — the “Skyler White” is Flying Dog Raging Bitch IPA and the “Jesse Pinkman” is Two Brothers Sidekick Pale Ale. Fans who want to relive the fifth season should show up early — the bar will be playing the show all day long, with just an intermission for the Eagles game, which starts at 4:25 p.m.

When: Sunday, September 29, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Old Eagle Tavern, 177 Markle Street
Cost: Pay as you go

Chickie’s & Pete’s: In South Philly, Chickie’s & Pete’s is set to host the Biggest Baddest Breaking Bad viewing party with drink specials and a look-alike contest inspired by Tony Bruno from 97.5 TheFanatic, who is regularly mistaken for Bryan Cranston’s Walter White/Heisenberg character. Dress up like any of the Breaking Bad characters to enter the contest, or just show up to watch the show and drink a “Los Pollos Hermanos” shot or an icy “Blue Sky” cocktail.

When: Sunday, September 29, party at 8 p.m., screening, 9 p.m.
Where: Chickie’s & Pete’s, 1526 Packer Avenue
Cost: Pay as you go

• Drinker’s: At both the Rittenhouse and University City locations of Drinker’s, fans can catch what promises to be an epic episode pn multiple HD TVs. Want to watch the show on a really big screen? Head to Drinker’s West for the viewing on the 10-foot HD projector screen. Both bars will pour special themed menu items and drinks — order a “Heisenburger,” a “Better Call Sal-ty Dog” or a “Flynn & Juice.”

When: Sunday, September 29, 9 p.m.
Where: Drinker’s West, 3900 Chestnut Street; Drinker’s Pub, 1903 Chestnut Street
Cost: Pay as you go

More Breaking Bad viewing parties, below.

• Nodding Head: At Nodding Head Brewery in Rittenhouse, climb up to the second floor bar to sit among friends for the final episode. The brewpub has been regularly screening the AMC show, and the finale goes on at midnight here for those who missed the earlier broadcast. Show up early for Breaking Bad-themed Quizzo from 8:30 to 11 p.m., and count on special Breaking Bad drinks, too, like $6 Heisenberg cocktails, $4 Pinkman shots and $1 off normally priced cask-conditioned beer while supplies last.

When: Sunday, September 29, Quizzo, 8:30-11 p.m.; screening at midnight
Where: Nodding Head Brewery, 1516 Sansom Street, 2nd Floor
Cost: Pay as you go

• Bierstube: In Old City, Belgian beer bar Bierstube has hosted its Sunday night Breaking Bad screenings and specials throughout the month of September, pouring deals on Philadelphia Brewing Company Walt Wit beer and Liquid Cocaine shots. Count on the festivities to last until the bittersweet end.

When: Sunday, September 29, 9 p.m.
Where: Bierstube, 206 Market Street
Cost: Pay as you go

• PYT: Northern Liberties burger bar PYT has screened Breaking Bad on Sundays all season long, and the finale will be no different. You won’t miss a minute with the show on all of the bar’s screens and the sound broadcast throughout the bar, too.

When: Sunday, September 29, 9 p.m.
Where: PYT at The Piazza at Schmidt’s, 1050 N. Hancock Street
Cost: Pay as you go

• The Bottle Shop: On East Passyunk Avenue, popular beer bar The Bottle Shop expects to pack in crowds for its Breaking Bad screenings. The shop isn’t running any specials, but you can count on an excellent and extensive craft beer selection and plenty of consoling from an appreciative crowd.

When: Sunday, September 29
Where: The Bottle Shop, 1837 E. Passyunk Avenue
Cost: Pay as you go

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