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Finn McCool's Ale House

118 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4839
+1 215-923-3090
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fries” (5 reviews)
“cheesesteak” (5 reviews)
“irish pub” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM Hours
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
118 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4839
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

Great location with a most friendly staff. Afternoon stop while in town. Bartender was so friendly and recommended some great food. A must visit on your trip to Philly.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tom L
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Went there for a couple beers and a quick bite while in Philadelphia for business. Very comfortable atmosphere, we sat at the bar very friendly staff. They offer a good variety of tap beers at a reasonable price. While in philly you have to order...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank samlR9560TO
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Nice bar in a nice location.plenty of drink choices including magners.staff were friendly.i would recomemd a stop here.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank david1892
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Felt welcome the minute we walked through the door, lovely staff and great food, I will even go as far to say that their Phillie Steak was better than Geno's, great atmosphere and nice people.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Julie J
Reviewed June 16, 2018

A smallish tavern with great décor that looks the part of an old neighborhood tavern in downtown Philly. The food choices are somewhat limited, but very good. They have a great beer and ale selection and a friendly wait staff. Give this a try.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Rod K
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

I’ve haven’t been to Finn’s in quite some time, and my girl wanted good old fashioned bar food. So we jumped in a cab and went to Finn’s. It was about 7:00 and and the car show is in town, but they weren’t swamped just...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Jamie O
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Might seem like your average bar, but we frequented this place while in town for 3 days. Happy hour Apps were solid. $4 drafts during Happy Hour as well. Went back late nite and it was very chill. I'll hunt this place out when in...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank SingingOTune
Reviewed March 26, 2017

After watching a play in the city Friday night we headed to Finn McCool's. My husband wanted to watch March Madness. It was a great crowd. The servers are excellent. The bartender was GREAT!

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank jmonson
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this place. The staff is great. The philly cheesestake sing rolls were fantastic. We enjoyed the Shepard ' pie, ruben, french dip and fish and chips too

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank columbiatraveler
Reviewed November 21, 2016

Hopping with people on a Friday night! Great service at the bar for food and drink. Friendly folks who aim to please and keep a constant check on you without being intrusive. No better place than this Irish pub to knock down a couple of...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank pearl H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $26
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4839
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-923-3090
  • E-mail
Finn McCool's Ale House is conveniently located on the corner of 12th & Sansom Streets in the heart of Philadelphia's Midtown Village. We are just blocks away from all major hotels and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. We have 17 draft beers featuring Irish standards and local craft brews. If you want to watch your favorite team play, we have 5 flat screen televisions throughout the bar for your viewing pleasure. While you visit our Ale House, ask to see our menu. We offer tasty appetizers like our Finn's Philly Rolls, burgers and sandwiches, and all your favorite traditional Irish dishes. The Shepherd's Pie is a house specialty. Our weekly evening events, Quizzo and Karaoke, will bring fun and diversity to your experience. Perhaps you are looking to host an after work function or celebrate any occasion. Our second floor Room 12 Lounge is available to you. We offer a variety of food and beverage packages to accommodate your special event. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff guarantees Finn McCool's will become your Philadelphia destination.
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