McFadden's

★★★★☆
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484-534-8203

461 N 3rd St

Philadelphia, PA

19123

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Mon-Sat: 11am - 2am Sun: Closed
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McFaddens is a great bar to dance and have a great time! The bartenders, beertub girls, and managers all seem to love working there......and go out of there way to make sure that everyone has fun. The contests are great, and its really cool to see how many people get involved. Definitely had a great time, and can't wait to go back and get back up on the bar!

5
★★★★★

McFaddens is a great bar to dance and have a great time! The bartenders, beertub girls, and managers all seem to love working there......and go out of there way to make sure that everyone has fun. The contests are great, and its really cool to see how many people get involved. Definitely had a great time, and can't wait to go back and get back up on the bar!

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McFadden's is a really fun place to go. They do get crowded, but the bartenders are really fast to get you your drinks. The prices are reasonable and their is a lot to do.

4
★★★★☆

McFadden's is a really fun place to go. They do get crowded, but the bartenders are really fast to get you your drinks. The prices are reasonable and their is a lot to do.

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The crowd here is great. During an open bar it gets a little crowded, but that's to be expected. Once you get into the bar, there is dancing and a DJ and bartenders who are quick to refill your glass.

4
★★★★☆

The crowd here is great. During an open bar it gets a little crowded, but that's to be expected. Once you get into the bar, there is dancing and a DJ and bartenders who are quick to refill your glass.

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This bar was an absolute blast. I went there on a Saturday night and although there was a line to get in, once you were in, if you paid $12 you had an open bar from 10-11. This open bar was amazing. Even though it was crowded it was super easy to get drinks there because the bar tenders were definitely on their game. Also there wasn't a drink minimum, so you could walk up there and order like 4 drinks for friends, or even for yourself. Other than the open bar, prices were reasonable.

5
★★★★★

This bar was an absolute blast. I went there on a Saturday night and although there was a line to get in, once you were in, if you paid $12 you had an open bar from 10-11. This open bar was amazing. Even though it was crowded it was super easy to get drinks there because the bar tenders were definitely on their game. Also there wasn't a drink minimum, so you could walk up there and order like 4 drinks for friends, or even for yourself. Other than the open bar, prices were reasonable.

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I just went there for the first time the other night and it was amazing. An awesome place to go if you're a student in the area. They also offer some sweet deals if you call ahead for a birthday party.

5
★★★★★

I just went there for the first time the other night and it was amazing. An awesome place to go if you're a student in the area. They also offer some sweet deals if you call ahead for a birthday party.

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Very clean an good food

6
★★★★★

Very clean an good food

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If you want lukewarm crappy domestic beers and trashy waitresses, then this is the place for you! The beer selection blows, the bartenders and waitresses are snobby as if they work at 4 Seasons, yet are incredibly trashy in their shorts and knee socks- far from 'hot'. This establishment is not only awful for drinks/food/service, but their ethics are appalling. I went here for a job interview to be a bartender over 2 years ago, and the job interview/ open call just turned out to be a scam to drum up customers. Now I get a phone call and text from McFaddens 3 times a week telling me to come in for happy hour, despite the numerous times I've requested to be removed from their calling list. If you get a job interview or ""open call"" here, keep looking.

1
★☆☆☆☆

If you want lukewarm crappy domestic beers and trashy waitresses, then this is the place for you! The beer selection blows, the bartenders and waitresses are snobby as if they work at 4 Seasons, yet are incredibly trashy in their shorts and knee socks- far from 'hot'. This establishment is not only awful for drinks/food/service, but their ethics are appalling. I went here for a job interview to be a bartender over 2 years ago, and the job interview/ open call just turned out to be a scam to drum up customers. Now I get a phone call and text from McFaddens 3 times a week telling me to come in for happy hour, despite the numerous times I've requested to be removed from their calling list. If you get a job interview or ""open call"" here, keep looking.

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This place SUCKS!!! First of all they don't allow hats!! Are you serious what type of place don't allow hats especially a freakin pub. . . o so high class. There's this one bouncer guy with the spiky hair, what an a$$. He said one of my girls were drunk but she wasn't even close to drunk yet, he just wanted to kick us out because we commented on the hat thing and annoyed him. He not only kicked us out but ask us to leave from the back door. We were never treated with such harshness before, never will I ever go back to this classless place.

1
★☆☆☆☆

This place SUCKS!!! First of all they don't allow hats!! Are you serious what type of place don't allow hats especially a freakin pub. . . o so high class. There's this one bouncer guy with the spiky hair, what an a$$. He said one of my girls were drunk but she wasn't even close to drunk yet, he just wanted to kick us out because we commented on the hat thing and annoyed him. He not only kicked us out but ask us to leave from the back door. We were never treated with such harshness before, never will I ever go back to this classless place.

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your bar at the citizens bank park is the best fun of all. great bartenders- they remember your name . i'm a season ticket holder and comes 2x a month&a few in between. my husband is my driver&dosen't drink. your sunday staff deserves an applause. you have a mcfadden's ladies calendar~ where are the men!!! you need to auction them off for a charity of their choice. for dinner that night at mcfaddens. you reap from both ends.

5
★★★★★

your bar at the citizens bank park is the best fun of all. great bartenders- they remember your name . i'm a season ticket holder and comes 2x a month&a few in between. my husband is my driver&dosen't drink. your sunday staff deserves an applause. you have a mcfadden's ladies calendar~ where are the men!!! you need to auction them off for a charity of their choice. for dinner that night at mcfaddens. you reap from both ends.

Pros: best bartenders&staff

Cons: can't think of anything

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I Loved the designs of the bars and how happy the bartenders are...and even better the band playing in springfest 09 outside.surely going back.

4
★★★★☆

I Loved the designs of the bars and how happy the bartenders are...and even better the band playing in springfest 09 outside.surely going back.

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I had my bachelorette party here and the aspects of the bar were a HUGE let down. It was $20 all you could drink- no shots, hardly any alcohol in the mixed drinks and the ""chardonnay"" tasted like it was fermented in reproductive fluid. The ""VIP"" area was in a dark, smelly basement and the bartender was a top shelf tool. Most of the people there were set on ""gyrate against anything that moves"". The girls in my party basically paid $20 for cranberry juice. DO NOT have your bachelorette party here unless you want to throw away your money.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I had my bachelorette party here and the aspects of the bar were a HUGE let down. It was $20 all you could drink- no shots, hardly any alcohol in the mixed drinks and the ""chardonnay"" tasted like it was fermented in reproductive fluid. The ""VIP"" area was in a dark, smelly basement and the bartender was a top shelf tool. Most of the people there were set on ""gyrate against anything that moves"". The girls in my party basically paid $20 for cranberry juice. DO NOT have your bachelorette party here unless you want to throw away your money.

Pros: none

Cons: creepy guys, gross VIP area, lousy service, skimped drinks

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I've been to McFadden's a couple times and it was a pretty standard bar with a cool and friendly crowd, but this past weekend was well above par! We were a 15 person bachelorette party and set-up before hand to come. When we got there, they let us in for free even with the Summerfest Party going on - saving us each $15 - AND they gave us each free drink tickets. It was easy to get drinks at the bar throughout the night -except when one random female bartender decided that lip synching on the bar was much more important than actually serving drinks. The only other complaint is that the music was extremely loud - louder than I've ever experienced and I've been to my share of loud parties, concerts, bars, ect. Shouting at my max volume was still not loud enough to even tell the hot guy next to me my name. The entire group couldn't sleep all night because our ears were ringing so bad. But really - it was super fun and the bachelorette was very happy with our choice of venues!\r
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Thanks McFadden's!

4
★★★★☆

I've been to McFadden's a couple times and it was a pretty standard bar with a cool and friendly crowd, but this past weekend was well above par! We were a 15 person bachelorette party and set-up before hand to come. When we got there, they let us in for free even with the Summerfest Party going on - saving us each $15 - AND they gave us each free drink tickets. It was easy to get drinks at the bar throughout the night -except when one random female bartender decided that lip synching on the bar was much more important than actually serving drinks. The only other complaint is that the music was extremely loud - louder than I've ever experienced and I've been to my share of loud parties, concerts, bars, ect. Shouting at my max volume was still not loud enough to even tell the hot guy next to me my name. The entire group couldn't sleep all night because our ears were ringing so bad. But really - it was super fun and the bachelorette was very happy with our choice of venues!\r
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Thanks McFadden's!

Pros: Bachelorette Party gets VIP treatment

Cons: LOUD

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Purchased tix to the NYE party only to wait in line for 45 minutes in the cold. When we finally got inside, we were less than impressed with the lukewarm food and terrible DJ, who didn't play anything created after 1989. The only redeeming quality was the fun-loving crowd. I will never buy NYE tix there again.

2
★★☆☆☆

Purchased tix to the NYE party only to wait in line for 45 minutes in the cold. When we finally got inside, we were less than impressed with the lukewarm food and terrible DJ, who didn't play anything created after 1989. The only redeeming quality was the fun-loving crowd. I will never buy NYE tix there again.

Pros: Nice young professional crowd

Cons: Overpriced

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I was looking to watch a football game on ESPN Thursday night. I tried Finnigan's wake, but every TV was tuned to baseball. McFadden's had more TVs and multiple channels. The $5 cover charge entitlted me to $2 mixed drinks. The 2nd bar in the other room, had multiple bartenders and I was served promptly.

4
★★★★☆

I was looking to watch a football game on ESPN Thursday night. I tried Finnigan's wake, but every TV was tuned to baseball. McFadden's had more TVs and multiple channels. The $5 cover charge entitlted me to $2 mixed drinks. The 2nd bar in the other room, had multiple bartenders and I was served promptly.

Pros: Many TVs with different channels

Cons: Value depends on the day of the week

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I go to McFaddens every Friday night for Happy Hour. You can't bet it! It's a great place. And great people..Always a great time!

5
★★★★★

I go to McFaddens every Friday night for Happy Hour. You can't bet it! It's a great place. And great people..Always a great time!

Pros: Good Looking People, Fun Crowd, Mid to late 20's

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Everytime I am here there are atleast 5 eagles. New years, I went and was rubbing elbows with AJ Feely, some guy Whitey, and John Leclair. Fun and always hot people

5
★★★★★

Everytime I am here there are atleast 5 eagles. New years, I went and was rubbing elbows with AJ Feely, some guy Whitey, and John Leclair. Fun and always hot people

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Yeah, this is the place where all the fun people hang out. Looking for a good time and great people, you gotta go here.

4
★★★★☆

Yeah, this is the place where all the fun people hang out. Looking for a good time and great people, you gotta go here.

Pros: Free Shots!, Great Music

Cons: Gets Really Crowded

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We just had a private party at McFadden's, and it could not have been better! They did everything they could to help us out and to ensure that we had a good time. The service, the food, the drinks... everything was amazing. If we had to do it again, I would not hesitate to book McFadden's again and I would recommend it to anyone that asks.

5
★★★★★

We just had a private party at McFadden's, and it could not have been better! They did everything they could to help us out and to ensure that we had a good time. The service, the food, the drinks... everything was amazing. If we had to do it again, I would not hesitate to book McFadden's again and I would recommend it to anyone that asks.

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This place is always too crowded. You can't do anything. It is impossible to get a drink, to hear anyone, or to dance.

2
★★☆☆☆

This place is always too crowded. You can't do anything. It is impossible to get a drink, to hear anyone, or to dance.

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I read some of the other reviews regarding the food service at McFadden's, so I was a little wary when we went there for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised when the service was speedy and the food was GREAT! We also ordered the $35 appetizer and it fed 6 people very well. So I guess McFadden's revamped since the bad reviews. After dinner, it was a great place to hang out!

5
★★★★★

I read some of the other reviews regarding the food service at McFadden's, so I was a little wary when we went there for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised when the service was speedy and the food was GREAT! We also ordered the $35 appetizer and it fed 6 people very well. So I guess McFadden's revamped since the bad reviews. After dinner, it was a great place to hang out!

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McFadden's is a great place - blows Finnegan's Wake out of the neighborhood.

5
★★★★★

McFadden's is a great place - blows Finnegan's Wake out of the neighborhood.

Pros: Crowd, Design, Openness

Cons: Pay for Parking

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This place is great. Never been to a place that the Bartenders do Irish Carbombs with the customers. If you have never have had an Irish Carbomb, then get down to McFaddens and do one

5
★★★★★

This place is great. Never been to a place that the Bartenders do Irish Carbombs with the customers. If you have never have had an Irish Carbomb, then get down to McFaddens and do one

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I go to McFaddens for Happy hour and they got some great looking people. Laid back and fun. The Girl who manages the place is a real hottie. Irish Mike makes it feel like a true Irish Pub, but what would I know for being a typical American. Not sure about the food, I go for the booze and the sights:)

5
★★★★★

I go to McFaddens for Happy hour and they got some great looking people. Laid back and fun. The Girl who manages the place is a real hottie. Irish Mike makes it feel like a true Irish Pub, but what would I know for being a typical American. Not sure about the food, I go for the booze and the sights:)

Pros: staff, crowd

Cons: loud music

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McFadden's Philadelphia always amazes me with the amount of great looking, friendly people it attracts on a consistent basis. Of the 20 times I've been there, I've never seen a bad crowd. The music ensures a good time is had by all, the staff is not only accomodating but outright friendly which is rare for an ""in"" spot. The place never dissapoints and that is something to be said in a city with a lot of options. Consistency is the word and McFaddens always provides it.

5
★★★★★

McFadden's Philadelphia always amazes me with the amount of great looking, friendly people it attracts on a consistent basis. Of the 20 times I've been there, I've never seen a bad crowd. The music ensures a good time is had by all, the staff is not only accomodating but outright friendly which is rare for an ""in"" spot. The place never dissapoints and that is something to be said in a city with a lot of options. Consistency is the word and McFaddens always provides it.

Pros: Good Looking Crowd, Good Parking, Always a Solid Crowd

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You can't go wrong bartenders who are both cute and can serve a killer gimlet - Fun and upbeat bar I recommend to ALL of my friends.

5
★★★★★

You can't go wrong bartenders who are both cute and can serve a killer gimlet - Fun and upbeat bar I recommend to ALL of my friends.

Pros: cute bartenders, good parking, fun crowd

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Very cool bar. Gets very crowded, so it can be a bit of a pain to get a drink (which are also a little expensive), but great atmosphere and friendly people. If you haven't gone yet, check it out!

4
★★★★☆

Very cool bar. Gets very crowded, so it can be a bit of a pain to get a drink (which are also a little expensive), but great atmosphere and friendly people. If you haven't gone yet, check it out!

Pros: Good Crowd, Multiple Rooms, Friendly People

Cons: Expensive Drinks, Hard to get drinks

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I think some people forgot to have fun in the city and all want to be ""Wanna Be New York"" style. This is Philly which is fun and McFadden's is fun. I am 28 and single and this place is perfect for the REAL PEOPLE. All the people who work there are regular people who treat you like you matter instead of all the other places that make you feel like U owe them something. The Irish Guy Mike is great and is soooo funny. He is worth the trip in himself.

5
★★★★★

I think some people forgot to have fun in the city and all want to be ""Wanna Be New York"" style. This is Philly which is fun and McFadden's is fun. I am 28 and single and this place is perfect for the REAL PEOPLE. All the people who work there are regular people who treat you like you matter instead of all the other places that make you feel like U owe them something. The Irish Guy Mike is great and is soooo funny. He is worth the trip in himself.

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A place where you can enjoy music ranging from Bon Jovi to Cam'ron. It's a regular crowd of 20 somethings looking to meet people and dance a little. Good beer selection and plenty of room.

5
★★★★★

A place where you can enjoy music ranging from Bon Jovi to Cam'ron. It's a regular crowd of 20 somethings looking to meet people and dance a little. Good beer selection and plenty of room.

Pros: Crowd, Atmosphere, Good Parking

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we had a very bad experience here. The food was bland and undercooked, the calamri was soggy and cold, the marinara sauce tasted like watered down tomato juice, we paid $35 for an appetizer tray that barely served 5 when the waiter told us it would serve 10. just overall, a very, very bad experience. I would NOT recommend eating here.

2
★★☆☆☆

we had a very bad experience here. The food was bland and undercooked, the calamri was soggy and cold, the marinara sauce tasted like watered down tomato juice, we paid $35 for an appetizer tray that barely served 5 when the waiter told us it would serve 10. just overall, a very, very bad experience. I would NOT recommend eating here.

Pros: there are none

Cons: the food, the service

Message from McFadden's

McFadden's is by far the most dynamic destination in Philadelphia! Our legendary bar staff, fantastic menu, and convenient location combine to create the ultimate experience for you, your friends, family, and co-workers.



McFadden's offers an affordable menu which is sure to include all of your favorites. Our kitchen is open Monday - Friday from 11am until 11pm, and Saturday - Sunday from 3pm until 11pm. Please check out our menus and specials while browsing through our website. Reservations are available upon request.

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This two-story watering hole is another pseudo-Irish pub for the not-so discriminating young partier. The crowd tends to be an upscale, professional group. On weekends, it's packed with young, good-looking people. Thereā€¦

Key Points

  • Amazing Sunday Brunch
  • Set Up Your Private Party Now
  • $3 Drinks Every Wednesday 6pm-9pm
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