5 Philly restaurants approved for NBA team dining


With the restaurant industry in a bind due to COVID-19 social distancing protocols, life will be different for NBA players on the road and at home this season. Team meals are a stalwart for NBA squads, essential ways for players and coaches and more to bond off the court. Things will obviously be different this season.

The NBA has worked to approve a handful of restaurants in most NBA cities that will allow for teams to attend under specific safety rules. These might include outdoor dining or private areas in the establishments. According to a report from ESPN, five Philadelphia restaurants have made the cut:

Double Knot (120 S. 13th Street)

Harp & Crown (1525 Sansom Street)

Talula's Garden (210 W Washington Square)

Vetri Cucina (1312 Spruce Street)

Via Locusta (1723 Locust Street)

Harp & Crown's brunch might be the best in the city but if players are heading there at night, I'd recommend not using their bowling alley unless they want to become the next Andrew Bynum.