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McGillin's Olde Ale House

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City Center East
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4520
+1 215-735-5562
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walk in sat at bar, waited for the 4 bartender to acknowledge us. When I finally said hi, he never smiled and never made eye contact. So I finally ask do u have a happy hour he said no happy hour here. I said ok and he said nothing else and walk away. I looked at my friend and we... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting Philly from Canada and decided to stop in at McGillin's. We read the reviews but I was still shocked at the awesome-ness of this pub! I find myself wishing I could go back there weekly. No place I've been to compares! The food was delicious and cheap. The atmosphere and decor was so fun. The servers were... More 

Thank therealhollyg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was fun crowded and in the holiday spirit. The food was good and ordered up fast. Very crowded but got a table quickly.

Thank Erin S
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten and made a lot of Reuben's, but this maybe the best I've had in a long long time!! The wing's and Shepherd's pie were also Delicious. The Beer was good and local! Melissa was a great server, very nice! The place was fun and happening!

Thank Brent G
Hammonton, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What's not to love?! I had family visiting from Florida, that used to live in the area. Five of us went there on Saturday for lunch and for old times sake. It's beautifully decorated for Christmas inside. There's so much to look at and I love it's warm and cozy atmosphere. There's a large beer selection although I chose a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the oldest bars in the country. It sits in an street or you could call it an alley. Classic old fashion bar with great beer selections. They also serve bar food that is very good. Try to get there early as it is a place to be seen and can and will get busy.

Thank marksW8473DM
West Middlesex, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice late lunch and craft beer experience. We tried several IPA's and the three of us each had a sandwhich plate. Everything was quite good. I thought their version of French dip was excellent. Overall, a very nice pub experience.

Thank Joehadenough
Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had googled places that had a decent local beer selection, and McGillin's kept coming up. I decided to go there...twice. Since I was traveling alone, both times I ate (and drank) at the bar. At no time did I spent more than $25 with tip. The beer selection make it worth visiting, and they have some proprietary taps that... More 

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McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this review

Mongo: Thanks for stopping by and for leaving such a nice review. We're family owned & operated and you can't believe how good it makes us feel that you liked it so much that you returned for a second visit. Hope we'll see you for a third visit some day! Cheers! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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285 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to go here for the history but was amazed once I got inside at the incredible atmosphere. Completely decked out for Christmas with the classic music of high school.

Thank Richy_Bobby
McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this review

Richy: Thanks for stopping by. Glad you had fun! Cheers! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having seen the revues on Trip we just had to see what all the fuss was about so decided to drop in. I must say that I was a bit surprised that the place is down a back street but, you shouldn't judge until we've tried so in we went, and what a nice surprise. The place was buzzing, a... More 

Thank ericlowe
McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this review

Eric: Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave such a nice and detailed review. Glad you enjoyed your visit here and hope to see you again! Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $15
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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: 1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4520
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-735-5562
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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