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“Great dinner and service on a snowy evening”

Finn McCool's Ale House
Ranked #573 of 4,342 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $6 - $26
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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.
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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“Great dinner and service on a snowy evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

We had a wonderful impromptu meal here after we found our reserved restaurant was closed for the day. Danielle, our server, was very kind and helpful. The mussels in white sauce were excellent, as were the Guinness stew and the New York strip steak. Happy Hour specials are nice, and the prices seem fair for the quality and portions, especially for Center City. They obviously have regular patrons, but we felt very welcome.

  • Visited January 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“A very accomodating place with great food and drinks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

I stopped here after holiday shopping with the family. We had 8 people and even though it isn't a huge place they still were very accommodating to our group. The food and drinks were also very good and affordable!

  • Visited December 2013
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“Dinner and a show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Went here after seeing The Jersey Boys. Staff was friendly, food was delicious, and the Guinness was perfectly poured.

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Massapequa Park, New York
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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“Enjoyed Finn McCool's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

I was in Philly with my family for the Marathon. After checking in for the race at the Convention center we were looking for something to eat a pint of locla craft beer. Finn McCool's fit teh bill perfectly. We sat quickly and were very happy with the food and the beer. The interior design is very nice and the service was excellent!

  • Visited November 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great small Irish pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Dropped in on a Sunday night. Bartender was great and beer selection was decent. Prices could have been better but for a Sunday night in Philly you can't complain. Good atmosphere! Would return.

Visited October 2013
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