McGillin's Olde Ale House

★★★★☆
  • 1310 Drury St

    Philadelphia, PA 19107

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  • 215-735-5562

About McGillin's Olde Ale House

Hours
Monday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 AM Sunday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 12:00 AM

Food

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Best place I've ever been to for a great night out with friends! We went on a Wednesday night & it was karaoke night. The atmosphere was good the food was good I love this place. It was my first time going but I will be returning! .

3
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Best place I've ever been to for a great night out with friends! We went on a Wednesday night & it was karaoke night. The atmosphere was good the food was good I love this place. It was my first time going but I will be returning! .

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Do not go here, the way this place treats their patrons is a disgrace! I was there for a total of 5 minutes - I wasn't there long enough to order a single thing - before I was physically assaulted by a bouncer. He grabbed me at the top

3
★★★★★

Do not go here, the way this place treats their patrons is a disgrace! I was there for a total of 5 minutes - I wasn't there long enough to order a single thing - before I was physically assaulted by a bouncer. He grabbed me at the top

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The beer is good. The food is good as is the price. Lunch is good because it is not too crowded. During dinner hours the music is turned up too loud that one cannot carry on a conversation.

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★★★☆☆

The beer is good. The food is good as is the price. Lunch is good because it is not too crowded. During dinner hours the music is turned up too loud that one cannot carry on a conversation.

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Really good food at good prices and a great selection of local microbrews.

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★★★★★

Really good food at good prices and a great selection of local microbrews.

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Talk about a place with history. The place is crawling with it. But here in todays world, the food is good the beer is always cold(and quite a variety). It is a good place to watch a game, if they put more than one game on the many TVs in sight.

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★★★★★

Talk about a place with history. The place is crawling with it. But here in todays world, the food is good the beer is always cold(and quite a variety). It is a good place to watch a game, if they put more than one game on the many TVs in sight.

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Mc Gillins is one of my favorite Irish pubs in the city. It's hidden away on an alley but it's worth seeking out! It just has such a fun atmosphere! And the have a karaoke night!

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★★★★☆

Mc Gillins is one of my favorite Irish pubs in the city. It's hidden away on an alley but it's worth seeking out! It just has such a fun atmosphere! And the have a karaoke night!

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The upstairs smelled like $%#@ and urine!! Waitress was miserable and food was terrible.Spend your hard earned money elsewhere.

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★☆☆☆☆

The upstairs smelled like $%#@ and urine!! Waitress was miserable and food was terrible.Spend your hard earned money elsewhere.

Pros: If you like bathroom smell ambience

Cons: Where's the Guiness and the friendly staff???

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I have actually never sat in the bar but I have been to two parties on the upper floors and I have to say we have had some good times at this establishment. Good food and drink

4
★★★★☆

I have actually never sat in the bar but I have been to two parties on the upper floors and I have to say we have had some good times at this establishment. Good food and drink

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I go to McGillin's all the time. They have a great list of regional beers and a friendly atmosphere. There's always something giong on - a party, Eagles game to watch, karaoke. I usually order the tuna melt - but lots of times they have unbelievably low priced specials on pizza, tacos, wings and beer - cheap and they taste good too. I love this place.

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★★★★☆

I go to McGillin's all the time. They have a great list of regional beers and a friendly atmosphere. There's always something giong on - a party, Eagles game to watch, karaoke. I usually order the tuna melt - but lots of times they have unbelievably low priced specials on pizza, tacos, wings and beer - cheap and they taste good too. I love this place.

Pros: beer list, friendly crowd, affordable food

Cons: parking

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Entire place smelled like urine on a Sunday afternoon after the eagles game. Even the smelly alley outside had a better aroma.

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★☆☆☆☆

Entire place smelled like urine on a Sunday afternoon after the eagles game. Even the smelly alley outside had a better aroma.

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Historic old Irish bar and restaurant. Hard to find on a back alley in Center City Philadelphia. Crowd is a mix of regulars and center city lawyers and business people. Good for lunch or happy hour. Bar staff is friendly and knows how to draw a stout.

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★★★☆☆

Historic old Irish bar and restaurant. Hard to find on a back alley in Center City Philadelphia. Crowd is a mix of regulars and center city lawyers and business people. Good for lunch or happy hour. Bar staff is friendly and knows how to draw a stout.

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My friends and I went here for the first time on a Tuesday night because we heard great things about the place....there wasn't anything special about it. Our waitress wasn't friendly or helpful. It took way too long for our food to get to us. My friend ordered malibu bay breezes that tasted like juice. The $0.25 wings came with bleu cheese and celery that was an additional $1 (which we didn't know, they just gave it to us and then charged us) - they weren't that great, I've had better. The staff was not helpful; when we asked for another chair, they said "Go find one yourself" and when we trying to, they got all huffy about us standing around. What? Plus its WAY too loud. Unless you were as drunk as everyone else and don't mind screaming to talk and sitting in the dark, by all means go to Mcgillians. We won't be back.

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★★★☆☆

My friends and I went here for the first time on a Tuesday night because we heard great things about the place....there wasn't anything special about it. Our waitress wasn't friendly or helpful. It took way too long for our food to get to us. My friend ordered malibu bay breezes that tasted like juice. The $0.25 wings came with bleu cheese and celery that was an additional $1 (which we didn't know, they just gave it to us and then charged us) - they weren't that great, I've had better. The staff was not helpful; when we asked for another chair, they said "Go find one yourself" and when we trying to, they got all huffy about us standing around. What? Plus its WAY too loud. Unless you were as drunk as everyone else and don't mind screaming to talk and sitting in the dark, by all means go to Mcgillians. We won't be back.

Pros: Food was OK, bathrooms were clean

Cons: Service, too dark and too loud

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CALLED AN IRISH PUB BUT WITH NO GUINNESS ON TAP ? HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND THIS. FERGIES PUB SMALLER BUT GOT THE RIGHT BEER

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CALLED AN IRISH PUB BUT WITH NO GUINNESS ON TAP ? HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND THIS. FERGIES PUB SMALLER BUT GOT THE RIGHT BEER

Pros: NONE

Cons: NO AUTHENTICITY

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This is my favorite bar in Center City. It's reasonably priced with great weekly food specials. Their Tuesday $.25 wing special is the best in the city. The crowd is always friendly and ranges from college students to older professionals all wanting to enjoy the $5 pitchers of Bud lite and PBR. The Karaoke regulars are worth watching!

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★★★★★

This is my favorite bar in Center City. It's reasonably priced with great weekly food specials. Their Tuesday $.25 wing special is the best in the city. The crowd is always friendly and ranges from college students to older professionals all wanting to enjoy the $5 pitchers of Bud lite and PBR. The Karaoke regulars are worth watching!

Pros: wings, beet pitchers, atmosphere

Cons: not enough seating

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I would ceratinly recommend this bar to a tourist because it is THE oldest tavern in Philadelphia but after you've enjoyed a serene happy hour drink, some cheap eats and chatted with a friendly bartender, I would advise that you seek out a more "adult" spot for an authentic philly vibe. By 8 p.m., this tavern is over run with college students swilling $5 pitchers of Miller Lite and So-Co and Lime shooters, while Bon Jovi or Neil Diamond blares from the juke box. The Karaoke nights on Wednesdays & Fridays are too annoying for anyone over 30 to put up with.

2
★★★★☆

I would ceratinly recommend this bar to a tourist because it is THE oldest tavern in Philadelphia but after you've enjoyed a serene happy hour drink, some cheap eats and chatted with a friendly bartender, I would advise that you seek out a more "adult" spot for an authentic philly vibe. By 8 p.m., this tavern is over run with college students swilling $5 pitchers of Miller Lite and So-Co and Lime shooters, while Bon Jovi or Neil Diamond blares from the juke box. The Karaoke nights on Wednesdays & Fridays are too annoying for anyone over 30 to put up with.

Pros: draft beer selection, decent pub fare, historic location

Cons: college kids, noise level, karaoke nights

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Best place in the city for great food, good friends and great prices -- Anytime. Don't miss the best wings in the city! No Guinness, but I respect the owner for standing his ground!

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★★★★★

Best place in the city for great food, good friends and great prices -- Anytime. Don't miss the best wings in the city! No Guinness, but I respect the owner for standing his ground!

Pros: Best Wings, Inexpensive, Always a good time

Cons: NONE

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This palce has the best bartender in town. Good music, good food, and good people. I highly recommend it.

2
★★★★★

This palce has the best bartender in town. Good music, good food, and good people. I highly recommend it.

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McGillin's is without question the best pub in Philadelphia. Good service, cheap drinks and food, cute waitresses, and a young lively crowd are hallmarks of this little treasure. If you're into the foo foo Old City scene, this may not be your cup of tea - afterall, you're probably accustomed to spending $10 bucks per drink.

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★★★★★

McGillin's is without question the best pub in Philadelphia. Good service, cheap drinks and food, cute waitresses, and a young lively crowd are hallmarks of this little treasure. If you're into the foo foo Old City scene, this may not be your cup of tea - afterall, you're probably accustomed to spending $10 bucks per drink.

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This is a spot I always take out-of-town visitors for consistently good food and a happy and historic atmosphere. Closed on Sundays, the friendly staff and other patrons makes for a fun visit time and time again!

2
★★★★★

This is a spot I always take out-of-town visitors for consistently good food and a happy and historic atmosphere. Closed on Sundays, the friendly staff and other patrons makes for a fun visit time and time again!

Pros: good dinner specials, historic decor, reasaonably priced

Cons: sometimes crowded, no reservation

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I love the place but I enjoy 20oz pint of Guinness once in awhile. They do not serve the world's most famous stout due to a silly dispute with the Guinness Import Company and the owner.
Can't we all just get along?

2
★★★★★

I love the place but I enjoy 20oz pint of Guinness once in awhile. They do not serve the world's most famous stout due to a silly dispute with the Guinness Import Company and the owner.
Can't we all just get along?

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McGillin's is a classic old pub that I never get tired of. You can find a decent and mixed crowd almost any night of the week. I don't eat there too often but I've been pleasantly surprised each time. Solid turkey burgers and wings. Once had a great beef stir fry special. The bartenders and waitresses are nice and easy to get to know. They have the standard brews w/ a few extras. For an all around great bar McGillins gets my vote.

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★★★★☆

McGillin's is a classic old pub that I never get tired of. You can find a decent and mixed crowd almost any night of the week. I don't eat there too often but I've been pleasantly surprised each time. Solid turkey burgers and wings. Once had a great beef stir fry special. The bartenders and waitresses are nice and easy to get to know. They have the standard brews w/ a few extras. For an all around great bar McGillins gets my vote.

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The atmosphere alone makes this bar great! The barkeeps are friendly, there is a better class of patrons that show up, and it is reasonable.

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★★★★★

The atmosphere alone makes this bar great! The barkeeps are friendly, there is a better class of patrons that show up, and it is reasonable.

Pros: reasonably priced, good size, better crowd

Cons: hard to find

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Whether you are with your family, co-workers or friends , McGillians is the place to go!!!!!!! Food is awsome as well as the drinks, and most especially the service!!!!

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★★★★★

Whether you are with your family, co-workers or friends , McGillians is the place to go!!!!!!! Food is awsome as well as the drinks, and most especially the service!!!!

Pros: Inexpensive, Good Food, Great Service

Cons: Parking

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Very nice place to be when feeling down from work. Your spirit is immediately lifted when entering this establishment. Plus, the apps are very, very edible.

2
★★★★★

Very nice place to be when feeling down from work. Your spirit is immediately lifted when entering this establishment. Plus, the apps are very, very edible.

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McGillin's is a great old-style pub. good menu and cheap beer. a Philly classic

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★★★★★

McGillin's is a great old-style pub. good menu and cheap beer. a Philly classic

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Do not go here, the way this place treats their patrons is a disgrace! I was there for a total of 5 minutes...

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★★☆☆☆

Do not go here, the way this place treats their patrons is a disgrace! I was there for a total of 5 minutes...

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When I want to have fun - McGillin's is my "go to" place. Friendly atmosphere, cheap (but tasty) food and...

4
★★★★★

When I want to have fun - McGillin's is my "go to" place. Friendly atmosphere, cheap (but tasty) food and...

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This is a must go place at least once. the inside decor will keep you occupied for a long time - because they have a lot of really cool old stuff relating to Philly. Sometimes, it can be a little tourist-y in there, but locals know and

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★★★★★

This is a must go place at least once. the inside decor will keep you occupied for a long time - because they have a lot of really cool old stuff relating to Philly. Sometimes, it can be a little tourist-y in there, but locals know and

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McGillin's Olde Ale House is located in an alleyway off 13th Street between Chestnut and Sansom. It falls into the brewpub category and famously refuses to carry Guinness. What it does carry is $5 pitchers of domestic beers, a large

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McGillin's Olde Ale House is located in an alleyway off 13th Street between Chestnut and Sansom. It falls into the brewpub category and famously refuses to carry Guinness. What it does carry is $5 pitchers of domestic beers, a large

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The oldest operating tavern in Philadelphia---it opened the year Lincoln was elected president---this local haunt has a large selection of regional beers and house specialties. The menu is a bargain, from the $6.50 pitchers and half-pound…

 

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