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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

I saw the reviews and love eating at local establishments. I also love history and architecture so a tavern that is 158 years old is not to be missed. It is a noisy place so it’s hard to talk as others have said, but there...More

Thank Dan S
McGillin's Olde... H, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dan: Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a review. Glad that you and your daughter had fun and that you'd like to return. For a quieter visit, try lunch or mid-afternoon, especially earlier in the week. We tend to get...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are looking for cheap drinks and diner type food, this is your place. Food is cheap, but you get what you pay for. Drinks the same... cheap... nothing to write home about. If you are a beer drinker and want beer and some...More

Thank Susan S
McGillin's Olde... H, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded today

Susan: If you're a foodie - it sounds like maybe we weren't what you were looking for. While we're not gourmet, we do pride ourselves on our fresh, homemade comfort food at reasonable prices and 30 local craft beers on tap. Those looking for a...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

stopped by for a drink with several friends. Good looking bar, old fashioned (in a good way - but full of Eagles banners... which is good as they won the Superbowl last year). Really noisy, had a couple of glasses of wine and the 1860...More

Thank _tomnguyen001
McGillin's Olde... H, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded today

Tom: Thanks for stopping by. Sorry we didn't "wow" you. With 30 local craft beers on tap, bet we can find you one that you'll enjoy more. For a quieter visit, try lunch or mid-afternoon, especially early in the week. We tend to get louder...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dude you have to go to McGillins!! Is the oldest pub in philly, the food was good and cheap and a huge beer selection. Went there three night in a row when I was there for business. Tons of history and funny story about how...More

Thank Eric B
McGillin's Olde... H, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded today

Eric: Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave such an enthusiastic review. There's no greater compliment then a repeat visit and as a family-owned and operated tavern we truly appreciate it. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were in town for a week and being beer aficionados decided to give this place a try. We weren't disappointed! The atmosphere is great....loved the old pub feel to the place. The prices on the food and drinks is very reasonable...More

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McGillin's Olde... H, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded today

CindyK: Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave such an enthusiastic review. There's no greater compliment then a repeat visit and as a family-owned and operated tavern we truly appreciate it. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome selection of brews and very attentive service. Didn't try the food, but I would definitely come back to enjoy a pint and a few laughs with friends.

Thank Jon O
McGillin's Olde... H, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jon: Thanks for stopping by and for letting us know that you had a good time. There's no greater compliment that someone wanting to come back. We appreciate it. Hope 2cu soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We never would have done this great pub without trip advisor! So close to our hotel and fantastic local beer! Would go again!

Thank Tracy A
McGillin's Olde... H, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Tracy: Thanks for stopping by and for letting us know that you had a good time. There's no greater compliment than a repeat visit. So glad to hear that you'd like to come back. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in after a day of walking/sightseeing for a beer. Nice selection and Melissa provided great service!! My wife and I each had a beer, then split a flight(which was a great deal). Six 7 oz. beers for $9.50, how can you beat that??

Thank Joel D
McGillin's Olde... H, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Joel: So glad we were able to provide some refreshment after a day of sightseeing. Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave such a nice review. Hope to see you again! Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I happened to come across this place while looking for another place. It's a bit hidden, but worth the find. The steak and cheese was really good, and the Old Bay seasoned fries were great. They have a good variety of beers, I recommend the...More

Thank Erik S
McGillin's Olde... H, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Erik: So glad you stumbled across us. Thanks for coming by and for taking the time to leave such a nice review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great stop for a quick sandwich and a beer. It's a quaint bar from the 1860's and the furniture looks like it, ha ha. Both times we went, we had a wobbly table so bring a match book. Some of the tables...More

Thank donna592
McGillin's Olde... H, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Donna: Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave such a nice review. You got it exactly right - for a quieter visit try lunch or mid-afternoon. We tend to get busier, louder and younger as the day gets older. Hope we'll...More

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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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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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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