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McGillin's Olde Ale House

1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4520
+1 215-735-5562
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4520
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Playoff Headquarters! Great location to get a good meal and a Yuengling while You watch the sporting event of Your choosing. If You decide to come, come early to secure a seat. This location is almost always busy.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SeaHawk14
McGillin's Olde... H, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

SeaHawk: Thanks for stopping at Philly's oldest bar to watch a game and for taking the time to leave such a nice review. Hope to see you again! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I used to frequent this place way back when we worked in the city. It had been a long time but on a recent day during the holidays we decided to have dinner here. We found the staff, menu, prices and service...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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McGillin's Olde... H, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Cheryl: Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave such a nice review. Hope it won't be long before we get to see you again! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is in a sort of back alley which adds to the charm. Nice local tap selection. Very nicely priced for the area. Staff is incredibly efficient and friendly. History of the place surrounds you. Great for couples or a group or even just youself.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lisa L
McGillin's Olde... H, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Lisa. Glad you found us and glad you had fun. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Holidays drinks were awesome; inventive, delicious, and not too expensive. I loved the holiday decor, and I have a feeling that I'd like the natural atmosphere of the bar as well. We tried a few apps as well and they were great. Would love to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RudimentalDad
McGillin's Olde... H, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much! We certainly hope you'll visit again too!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to come here 40 years ago every Friday after work for 2 years with co-workers and finally went back with my husband in December for a holiday treat. We had a blast. Our server, Alyssa was extraordinary, the roast beef sandwiches still as...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Flossieo56
McGillin's Olde... H, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Flossie: Thanks so much for stopping by. Glad that after 40 years, you still enjoyed it! You can't imagine how happy that makes us. Hope it won't be another 40 years before we get to see you again! Cheers!

Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Visited with family. Usually a favorite hotspot but staff here is just miserable. Not welcoming at all! Walked out to more pleasant people at Bru!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Christine W
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

We went here a few times on the trip. A great bar for either watching sport or listening to music. The upstairs bar had great live music a couple of times

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TrollmanNorthants
McGillin's Olde... H, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Trollman: There's no great compliment than a return visit. So glad you enjoyed McGillin's! You made our day! Cheers!

Reviewed 12 November 2018

Definite fun place but loud and a bar. Don't want you to think this is a fancy restaurant. Great atmosphere, already decorated for Christmas. Food was ok, service was excellent. This was in walking distance to our hotel. Fun and boisterous!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nank135
McGillin's Olde... H, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thanks for stopping by and glad you had fun. For a quieter visit try lunchtime or mid-afternoon, especially early in the week. We tend to get louder, and younger, as the night gets older. Hope 2cu again! Cheers!

Reviewed 7 November 2018

The oldest bar ion Philly...you have to go at least once. The beer selection is good.....the food average at best...but its always seems to be packed. It definitely a tourist spot...

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank barfoot164
McGillin's Olde... H, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

For a quieter visit, try lunchtime or mid-afternoon, especially early in the week. We tend to get louder, busier and younger as the night gets later.

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Classic old bar in Philly. We try and pop in every time we are in town. Cold beers, great wings and friendly service. Grab a seat at the bar or head upstairs and watch a game. Fun times. Can’t be beat.

Date of visit: October 2018
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McGillin's Olde... H, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave such an enthusiastic review about McGillin's!

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marytK6959DJ
22 February 2018|
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Response from McGillins | Property representative |
Mary: So sorry that we just saw your question. Fortunately, these folks gave you good advice - we do not take reservations. We are first come/first served. We try to seat everyone as quickly as we can. They're also right... More
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Sally B
12 February 2017|
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Response from McGillins | Property representative |
No, I'm sorry, we do not have an elevator and, unfortunately, our bathrooms are on the second floor.
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Ronsgirl818
25 October 2016|
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Response from McGillins | Property representative |
Our menu is like a book - so we're sure you'll find something that works for you! You can check it out on our website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4520
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Centre East
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-735-5562
  • E-mail
Description
McGillin's Olde Ale House, Philadelphia's oldest continuously operating tavern, is known for large selection of regional beers, comfort food & friendly service.
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