McGillin's Olde Ale House
At McGillin’s the beer taps have been flowing since 1860 -- making it the oldest continuously operating tavern in Philadelphia. It has outlasted Strawbridge’s, the Civil War and even Prohibition. What’s the secret? McGillin’s has become just like the fictional “Cheers”- with camaraderie, good food at a reasonable price and the best selection of local & regional beers on tap. McGillin's is Philadelphia's best Irish pub. While young 20-somethings fill the place for karaoke on Friday nights, happy hours at McGgillin’s brings in a more diverse crowd that includes locals and visitors, business people and hipsters. Pretty much everyone in Philly, seems to agree that McGillin’s is a fine place for a pint and some good conversation.
The bar occupies the right hand wall with the remainder of the room occupied by about 50 tables. Along the windows facing Drury Lane is a ledge and bar stools that are the perfect spot to sit in when the windows are opened to let the summer breeze in. The second floor holds a banquet hall, perfect for private parties. The interior walls of McGillin's are decorated with pieces of Philly history , like the old "John Wanamaker" letters from the late Philly department store and the plaque from the old "Woolworth" building. True to their patriotic colors, 3 full sized American Flags hang from the rafters. McGillin’s décor is truly one-of-a-kind.
The beer taps at McGillin’s don't disappoint. Featured brews on tap include McGillin's Ale, McGillin's Lager, Beamish Irish Stout, Miller Lite and Yuengling Lager. If you’re not sure about what you want then just ask the bar keep for a sample and they'll be glad to oblige. McGillin's has a drink special for every night of the week (except Sunday). Every night draft beers are reasonably priced at about $3 a glass.
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