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Address : 1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Almost 160 years old, and still going strong, McGillin's Old Ale house is still a beloved eatery in Philadelphia. It is the oldest continuously operating tavern in Philadelphia. Fun memorabilia cover the walls and friendly faces are all around. Food is served in generous portions that won't break the bank. Definitely a must stop when in Philly. Be a part of history and see for yourself. 

Philadelphia's Oldest Pub, featuring 29 beers on draft focusing on local, fresh micro brews. A pub menu loaded with homemade items, everything from our famous Nachos and French Onion Soup to the Irish Mixed Grill and Cape May Stew. Our friendly staff, fresh fare and historic atmosphere make McGillin’s a perfect location for any event! Celebrate your special event with McGillin’s Famous Party Packages. All packages include Includes an open bar for 3 hours and hot & cold buffet for 2 hours. Available upon request: disc jockey services. Guests may bring their own cakes. McGillin's is considered the BEST place for karaoke in the city - Sundays and Wednesdays are hopping with DJ Joe at the mic.

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Yelp Rating: 4 - 856 Votes
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Google Rating: 4.4
4 years ago
I'm 33 years old and have lived around Philly all my life, and just found out for the first time by the nice bouncer that it's against state law to enter a bar with out an ID just to have dinner, even if your not drinking. And a picture of your ID will not suffice. So don't forget your wallet at home if you plan on eating here, go to one of the other 100 bars around the corner instead, apparently none of them are familiar with the law.
4 years ago
Love the old building and the history. Very nice place to. had a good feel and atmosphere, friendly. Staff was very nice. Just had a couple of beers, that was it. Looks like it could get packed also. Have to go back another time.
4 years ago
I went while in town and I'm going back before I leave. This place is very cool. It's dripping with cool historic art and wall decor. Everyone in the crowd seemed happy and the people I spoke with were friendly. I got the RB sandwich, which was delicious. The menu had a lot of good options for many different tastes. There are 2 bars with all the options one could possibly need. The bartender, Sal was very cool and helpful. The service was fast and accurate. Why am I still typing? I should be walking instead! If you like a charming old bar you should give it a visit. The surrounding neighborhood is also nice and full of dining, shopping etc.
4 years ago
This place has a great atmosphere and affordable drinks, especially considering it is in a big city. I tried the soup of the day which was curried white bean soup and loved it. I also ordered a pitcher of beer and it was quite large for a good price. Definately a great happy hour spot and a great place to hang with friends and family. Give this place a try!
4 years ago
Nice place to enjoy a beer. Old Ale house from 1860, it’s the oldest continuously open bar in Philadelphia. It can get very loud when it gets busy. They have many beer available and many are on draft. They also offer a few authentic food choices. It has a nice decor with a lot of pictures and artifacts on the wall. Overall it was a great experience.
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McGillin's Old Ale House is a pub featuring a vast beer selection, pub fare, and karaoke.


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  •  1 availability Monday: 11:00 AM - 02:00 AM
  •  2 availability Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 02:00 AM
  •  3 availability Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 02:00 AM
  •  4 availability Thursday: 11:00 AM - 02:00 AM
  •  5 availability Friday: 11:00 AM - 02:00 AM
  •  6 availability Saturday: 11:00 AM - 02:00 AM
  •  7 availability Sunday: 11:00 AM - 02:00 AM

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