McGillin's Olde Ale House

(215) 735-5562 | View Website

1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions   19107

39.950209 -75.162847

Open Hours

Monday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 AM Sunday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 12:00 AM

 
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Bar & Club Special Features: After Work

Bar & Pub Special Features: Bar Food, Notable Beer List

Cuisine: Traditional American, Californian, Irish

Payment Methods: American Express, Debit Card, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Center City, Center City East

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McGillin's Olde Ale House
McGillin's Olde Ale House
Menu
The 1860 Succulent 12 oz Black Angus Rib Eye Steak, Mussels Fra Diablo, Steak and Cake, Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Marsala, Fried Shrimp, Crab Cakes, Seafood Combination, Ivy’s Three Threes, Coconut Dipped Shrimp... more

Reviews for McGillin's Olde Ale House

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Philly's oldest continually-operational bar is also one of the nation's oldest: it's been right there on Drury St. since 1860. Daily specials are where it's at.

McGillin's Olde Ale House
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The bar other bars are built to look like. Doing it right since 1860. Good local selection on hand along with special house brews.

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4.0
over a year ago

If you're over 30... Leave after Happy Hour – I would ceratinly recommend this bar to a tourist because it is THE oldest tavern in Philadelphia but after you've enjoyed a serene happy hour drink, some cheap eats and chatted with a friendly bartender, I would advise that you seek out a more "adult" spot for an authentic philly vibe. By 8 p.m., this tavern is over run with college students swilling $5 pitchers of Miller Lite and So-Co and Lime shooters, while Bon Jovi or Neil Diamond blares from the juke box. The Karaoke nights on Wednesdays & Fridays are too annoying for anyone over 30 to put up with.

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5.0
over a year ago

User review by v3ronica_423 – Best place in the city for great food, good friends and great prices -- Anytime. Don't miss the best wings in the city! No Guinness, but I respect the owner for standing his ground!

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5.0
over a year ago

User review by tracydoyle – This palce has the best bartender in town. Good music, good food, and good people. I highly recommend it.

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5.0
over a year ago

Best Pub In City – McGillin's is without question the best pub in Philadelphia. Good service, cheap drinks and food, cute waitresses, and a young lively crowd are hallmarks of this little treasure. If you're into the foo foo Old City scene, this may not be your cup of tea - afterall, you're probably accustomed to spending $10 bucks per drink.

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4.5
over a year ago

142 years and going strong! – This is a spot I always take out-of-town visitors for consistently good food and a happy and historic atmosphere. Closed on Sundays, the friendly staff and other patrons makes for a fun visit time and time again!

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4.5
over a year ago

Where's The Guinness? – I love the place but I enjoy 20oz pint of Guinness once in awhile. They do not serve the world's most famous stout due to a silly dispute with the Guinness Import Company and the owner.

Can't we all just get along?

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4.0
over a year ago

can't go wrong – McGillin's is a classic old pub that I never get tired of. You can find a decent and mixed crowd almost any night of the week. I don't eat there too often but I've been pleasantly surprised each time. Solid turkey burgers and wings. Once had a great beef stir fry special. The bartenders and waitresses are nice and easy to get to know. They have the standard brews w/ a few extras. For an all around great bar McGillins gets my vote.

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5.0
over a year ago

central in center city – The atmosphere alone makes this bar great! The barkeeps are friendly, there is a better class of patrons that show up, and it is reasonable.

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5.0
over a year ago

The AllRound Best Place to be – Whether you are with your family, co-workers or friends , McGillians is the place to go!!!!!!! Food is awsome as well as the drinks, and most especially the service!!!!

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4.5
over a year ago

Living Life – Very nice place to be when feeling down from work. Your spirit is immediately lifted when entering this establishment. Plus, the apps are very, very edible.

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