McGillin’s Olde Ale House threw open its doors the year Lincoln was elected president. That’s shortly after the Liberty Bell cracked and long before ground was broken for Philadelphia City Hall. The beer taps have been flowing since 1860 — making it the oldest continuously operating tavern in Philadelphia and one of the oldest taverns in the country.

Daily Special

Food & Drink starting at 5 pm

$6 Meatloaf Sliders (2)

$4 pints of McGillin’s 1860 IPA


Food & Drink specials starting at 5 pm

Wings with bleu cheese, celery and carrots – .60 cents each

$9 pitchers of Bud Light


Food & Drink specials starting at 5 pm

$3 Chili Tacos (2)

$4 Featured Craft Pint

$5.50 Well Drinks

$6 Wine/Summertime Spritz (Truly strawberry & lemon vodka, club soda & cranberry)



Food & Drink specials starting at 5 pm 

$6 Cheese Nachos

$6 Margaritas


Food & Drink specials starting at 5 pm

$8 Cheesesteak Eggrolls

$5 Wine


Drink specials 12 noon – 3 pm

$5 Bloody Marys (with our homemade Bloody Mary mix)

$5 Mimosas

$5 Bellinis (peach nectar & sparkling wine)




Drink specials 12 noon to 3 pm

$5 Bloody Marys (with our homemade Bloody Mary mix)

$5 Mimosas

$5 Bellinis (peach nectar & sparkling wine)


Buy Eagles Super Mug for $5 & get $2 refills of Bud Light — every Eagles game — all season long!

No Reservations - 1st come/1st served
We love being part of your holiday tradition!
We realize that wait times are sometimes long & thank you for your patience. We’ll seat everyone as quickly as we can.
The no reservation policy helps us accommodate as many families as possible, it keeps seating fair and consistent and it keep our prices at approachable levels. 
We look forward to seeing all of your families another holiday season!
Holiday Spirit & Spirit(s)!

Get your Christmas spirit (& spirits) at McGillin’s, Philadelphia’s original Christmas pop up bar with over-the-top decor since 1860 and prices on holiday drinks prices that don’t pop UP. Make it a tradition to stop by before/after shopping & Christmas shows for meal/drinks. McGillin’s Olde Ale House is like a Winter Wonderland with 1,000 feet of garland, 3,000 lights, and hundreds of ornaments and bows. It takes 15 people 5 hours to decorate! 

Mistletoe Mule $9

Poinsettia $10

Christmas Coffee of Hot Chocolate $9

Eggnog Martini $12

Peppermint Bark $10

Fireside $9

Santa’s Sipper $10

Army Navy Game/Weekend
Drink in a little history at Philly’s oldest bar while you support your team during Army Navy Weekend in Philadelphia. December 9-11, 2022.
Ugly Sweater Christmas Karaoke

Join us for Ugly Sweater Karaoke with Tito’s Vodka. $1 of every Tito’s cocktail will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Philadelphia — all month!  Prize for “ugliest” sweater. Wednesday, December 14 starting at 9 p.m.

Holiday Shopping

Hate to shop? You can do all of your holiday shopping right here at McGillin’s — baseball caps, gift cards, t-shirts, thongs & even a onesie to guarantee you’ll have the coolest baby at day care. Stop by & check out our McGillin’s merchandise or shop online

Philadelphia Phillies Yule Log

Look who stopped by to warm himself by the fire at McGillin’s! Check out the Philadelphia Phillies 2019 Yule Log video and stream it on YouTube during this holiday season!

Watch the Eagles at McGillin's

Watch on our high def and projector screen TVs.

Get this season’s Eagles Super Mug for $5 & get $2 refills of Bud Light — every Eagles game — all season long! Plus:

* Touchdown Tea: Crown Royal, Peach Schnapps, fresh brewed iced tea, & lemonade. $7
* Jameson & Absolut drinks. $6.75
* Iggletini: Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, Green Creme de Menthe, Cream, green sugar rim. $11


New Year’s Eve

Ring in the New Year at McGillin’s Olde Ale House, Philadelphia’s oldest bar. DJ  starting at 9 p.m. plus over-the-top decor and party favors. Cover charge with in/out privileges (if we have capacity). NO reservations needed. NO jacked up prices! 

New Year's Day

During the Mummer’s Parade, whet & warm your whistle by the fire at McGillin’s. Warm up the new  year sipping an Irish Coffee, Hot (Spiked) Cocoa, Hot (Spiked) Cider or regional beer and watching the bowl games. We’ll start the new year by opening one hour early – at 10 a.m. Cover charge with in/out privileges (if we have capacity).

Open 7 days a week. Closed 6 days a year – Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day. Close at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve. 

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