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Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse Moving to Brand New Location Set to Open This Fall

Marilyn Johnson

A Rittenhouse sports viewing hotspot is on the move! Owners Kenneth Hutchings and Patrick Pawliczek, along with Director of Operations Mike Anderson, announce that Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse will close its current location this weekend in time to open a brand-new expanded, and larger location this fall.
Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse is moving into a new location in September.(Courtesy of Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse)

Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse opened in 2008 at 1823 Sansom as one of Center City's top spots for sports viewing, lunch, happy hour, and great drink specials. The current location will close this Sunday, July 31st, after the last call and reopen in early fall at a brand-new location at 1921 Sansom Street, in a building owned by Pearl Properties.

The new location will feature over 4,000 square feet of space, two levels, two main bars, 22 HD oversize televisions, an 11-foot media wall for game viewing, seating for around 190 people, and an upstairs mezzanine for private events, and more. Crowd pleasers and signature favorites on the menu, like Cavanaugh's famous wings and burgers, the addition of pizzas with Cavanaugh's new pizza oven, and more gluten free, vegetarian, and keto offerings.

"Moving into a new space is a chance for everything to be fresh, new, and exciting," said Cavanaugh's Director of Operations Mike Anderson. "We will have 10 TVs behind the main bar. There will also be an 11ft by 6ft video wall that will be viewable from everywhere inside the new space. We will incorporate more vegetarian options into the menu and a couple more health/diet-friendly items. We will also add a N/A section to the drink menu, featuring a few mocktails and a few N/A wines. We will have everything our fans and customers have loved over the years plus new things for a new audience we hope to introduce ourselves to. This is a win-win for customers old and new."

Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse is a sports bar, grill, and restaurant offering lunch, dinner, happy hour, late night, sports viewing, game day action, special events, casual vibes, come as you are, and a welcoming atmosphere.

Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse will move to 1921 Sansom Street this fall, with an estimated opening date for early to mid-September. The current location will close on Sunday, July 31st, after the last call. There will be festivities nightly for those that want to celebrate and share memories in the current space and raise one more pint glass.

When opened, the new location will feature a new space renovated from top to bottom in a building owned by Pearl Properties. In their new home, Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse will feature two levels with 4,000+ square feet of space, with 45 seats at the bar and 70 seats at tables on the ground main level, and 25 seats at the bar, ten at the rail looking over the lower level and 40 more at tables on the second/mezzanine level. There will be around 190 seats inside, with outdoor seating coming next year. The downstairs and upstairs bars will both feature full-service bars and ample TVs and sound systems for an epic game day.

Marilyn Johnson is a freelance food and travel writer covering the food and drink scene of Philadelphia, South Jersey, the greater Mid-Atlantic area, and beyond. Email Marilyn at with food and travel news.

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