WrestleMania in Philly: Here’s where to celebrate around the city

WrestleMania in Philly
Wrestling fans, under a Wrestlemania sign, watch a WWE Monday Night RAW event, March 6, 2023, in Boston.
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It’s about that time to start gearing up for WrestleMania in Philly (back for the first time in over two decades.) Whether or not you’re able to make it to the ring this weekend, the city has plenty of ways to feel like you’re part of the action in 2024.

Wells Fargo Center

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The big event is almost here, and Wells Fargo will be celebrating with three different energetic events. First up, on Friday, April 5, the ‘Friday Night SmackDown/2024’ WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will kick off, followed up by NXT’s ‘Stand and Deliver’ on April 6. The weekend will then close out on April 8 with ‘Monday Night Raw.’ More information and tickets can be found online. 

3601 S Broad St., wellsfargocenterphilly.com

McGillin’s Olde Ale House 

The classic Philly pub is celebrating WrestleMania in Philly by offering new food and drink specials. Highlights on the menu include the “Hell in a Shell” (a spicy mussel dish), the “No Holds Charred Burger”, the “Main Event Mile High Meatloaf” (served with mashed potatoes, veggies and garlic bread), plus sips like the “Cobra Clutch”, “Super Man Punch” and “The Stunner”. 

These specialties will be available from April 4 to 6. 

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The “Mile High” meatloafMCGILLIN’S OLDE ALE HOUSE

1310 Drury St., mcgillins.com

Riot Nerd Presents: Ready 2 Rumble

This Friday, April 5, wrestling enthusiasts can head to Top Tomato Bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. for the “Ready 2 Rumble” wrestling-themed dance party and hangout. The 21+ event will feature DJ Jawn Cena, old WWE events on the TVs, themed decor, drink specials and much more.

116 South 11th St., eventbrite.com

South Street

Wrestling fans are in luck, because this Saturday, South Street is hosting a full block party dedicated to the sport from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature live matches featuring professional wrestlers as well as local talent, photo-ops with special guests, a Biergarten with themed drinks, food trucks, a full scale wrestling ring and much, much more. 

The fun will take place on the 600 block of South Street (the road will be shut down for the occasion.) A full list of offerings can be found online. 

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Suplex Vintage Wrestling on South StreetPROVIDED/AVERSA PR


Center Bar at LIVE! Casino 

Locals looking to celebrate WrestleMania in Philly are in luck, because the Center Bar located in Live! Casino & Hotel will feature two events over the weekend. First, on April 6, the “Live! Casino Wrestlemania Watch Party” will be in full swing from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring CJ Perry and Summer Rae. Then, on April 7, the venue will host the “Live! Casino WrestleMania Pre-Show Party” with Rob Van Dam featuring wrestling trivia, prizes, photo-ops, autographs and more from 3 to 5 p.m. 

900 Packer Ave.,philadelphia.livecasinohotel.com

Dock Street Brewing Company

This weekend, April 6 and 7, Dock Street will be offering new drink specials in honor of WrestleMania in Philly. Some highlights include the Three Amigos ($15) composed of Vicio Mezcal, spicy tequila, grapefruit, lime and sparkling water; the Mysterio-Shot ($6), a shot composed of secret ingredients for a “thrilling sip”; plus a mocktail and a deal to indulge in a smash burger and pint for $20. 

WrestleMania in Philly

2118 Washington Ave., dockstreetbeer.com

Milkboy Philly

Milkboy’s Chestnut Street location is offering themed specials from April 4 to 8 in honor of the energetic occasion. This weekend, imbibers can enjoy the Stone Cold Stunner ($15), aka a “heavy duty” sandwich consisting of shredded beer braised pork, sharp provolone, and broccoli rabe, topped with garlic aioli on a seeded hoagie roll, as well as some spirited sippers, a release notes.

Cocktail highlights include the Superman Punch ($12) boasting Bacardi Anejo Rum, lime, grenadine, cranberry, and pineapple, and the Irish Curse ($12) made with Bushmills Irish Whiskey, peach, blue çuracao, sour and sprite, then garnished with a Maraschino cherry. 

 1100 Chestnut St., milkboyphilly.com

Milkboy South Street 

On Saturday and Sunday, Milkboy South Street will be celebrating WrestleMania in Philly by adding new cocktails on their menu. The Final Boss ($12), is made with tequila, jalapeño, pineapple, lime juice, and agave, while the Extravaganza ($10) is made with whiskey, watermelon pucker, and Red Bull. Other new offerings span The Uppercut ($7) crafted with New Trail Crisp Lager and a shot of whiskey, and, in conjunction with sister establishment MilkBoy Philly, the 4th and South Street location will also offer the Stone Cold Stunner ($15) sandwich. 

As an extra bonus, the restaurant & bar will continue to host their weekend happy hour on Saturday and Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m., with $2 off craft beers, $2 off cocktails, $2 off wine, and $5 well drinks. 

401 South St., milkboy.tv