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

Sorry, currently closed on Mondays.

Pizzas ½ Price

Pitcher Specials:
$7.00 Rolling Rock
$9.00 Bud Light, Coors Light


Sorry, daily specials not currently available. 

Pitcher Specials:
$7.00 Rolling Rock
$9.00 Bud Light, Coors Light
$1 mug of Throwback Beer (5 p.m. until keg kicks)

Appetizer Specials:
40¢ JUMBO wings
$4.50 Pickle Backs


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Drink Specials: (5 p.m. to 2 a.m.)
$5 glass of house wine & well liquors
$5 featured cocktail 
$4 Pints of featured microbrew
$2 Pint of Rolling Rock
$2 for 2 tacos

Pitcher Specials:

$7.00 pitchers Rolling Rock
$9.00 pitchers Bud Light, Coors Light



Sorry, daily specials not currently available. 

Pitcher Specials:
$7.00 pitchers Rolling Rock
$9.00 pitchers Bud Light, Coors Light

Open Mic Night on 2nd floor 9 p.m.

$3.99 Margaritas
$3.99 Cheese Nachos


Sorry, daily specials not currently available.  

Pitcher Specials:
$7.00 Rolling Rock
$9.00 Bud Light, Coors Light


Sorry, daily specials not currently available.  

Pitcher Specials:
$7.00 Rolling Rock
$9.00 Bud Light, Coors Light

$3.99 Bloody Marys, Belinis, Mimosas (11 am-3 pm)

$6 Meal:
3-oz Filet topped with 2 grilled shrimp, vegetable, potato & garlic bread
*Add side salad for 99¢ (after 5 pm)


Sorry, daily specials not currently available.  

Drink Specials:
$2 Pints Rolling Rock
$3.99 Bloody Marys, Mimosas & Belinis (11 am – 3 pm)


Pitcher Specials:
$7.00 Rolling Rock
$9.00 Bud Light & Coors Light

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

Phillies Home Opener

No tickets? No worries. Watch the game on our high def and projector screen TVs.  Serving Phillie-tinis (vanilla vodka, pineapple & cranberry juices, garnished with an orange slice & rimmed in red sugar) & 30 beers on tap. (Opening at 4 pm) April 1, 2021.

Tax Day

Come drown your sorrows with Pints of McGillin’s Real Ale & McGillin’s Genuine Lager. If you’re lucky enough to get a refund, spend a wee bit celebrating — at McGillin’s. April 15.

NFL Draft

Stop at McGillin’s to watch the draft on our high def & projector screen TVs. Starts April 29, 2021.


Spring Drink Menu

Featuring The Cleanse, Aperol Spritz, Pimm’s Cup, Mojito, Raspberry Limoncello Martini, Terrace Mule, Spring Blossom Mimosa, Philly Shandy and more!

McGillin's Is OPEN - Inside & Outside

Cheers! Philadelphia’s oldest tavern is open for indoor dining (with 50% capacity & plexiglass screens) and outdoor dining on Drury Street (with space heaters & an expanded list of warm cocktails). 

Outside We have space heaters and 2 flatscreen TVs! Sit around the iconic exterior with its neon sign and choose from our expanded list of warm drinks. We have 50 seats plus high tops, tables for 2 and tables for 4 people. 

Inside We are open inside with 50% capacity & plexiglass screens. No reservations. Walk-in only. First come/first served.

The historic bar has a full bar with dozens of beers including its three house beers, wine and select seasonal cocktails including lots of hot drinks. The Terrace Menu features McGillin’s most popular appetizers and sandwiches like wings, nachos, the BIG burger, cheesesteak, grilled chicken breast, grilled Reuben and other crowd pleasers, (not the full 10-page menu.) According to Pennsylvania law, alcohol only can be served for on-premises consumption when in the same transaction as a meal. Daily specials not currently available but we do have $5 food and drink specials on Wednesdays & Thursdays from 5-7 pm.


OUTDOOR DINING and INDOOR DINING. No reservations. Walk in only. First come/first served.
Hours (posted here weekly) are subject to change based on weather.
To confirm, call 215/735-5562 or check  twitter
Monday:       closed
Tuesday:       closed
Wednesday:  4 pm – 11 pm
Thursday:      4 pm – 11 pm
Friday:            12 noon – 11 pm NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH!
Saturday:       12 noon – 11 pm
Sunday:          12 noon – 11 pm
Seating: Walk-ins will be seated, first-come, first-served, if seats are available. Tables are available for up to 1-1/2 hours. 

Take out food & “to go” cocktails: Call 215/735-5562. (Only available during open hours)

Delivery: Is available through Postmates. 

Safety Protocol: McGillin’s takes safely VERY SERIOUSLY.

For guests: (Ma McGillin’s rules)

  • Masks (covering mouth and nose) are required at all times, except when eating and drinking.
  • If you would like your server to approach, be sure your mask is ON. 
  • Please put your mask on when a server approaches your table.
  • Touch-less ordering using a QR code on your phone available. 
  • Or use disposable menus 
  • Please do not move tables or chairs – just ask our staff and we can try to help!
  • Please wear a mask when you go inside to use the restrooms or any time you get up from your table.
  • Hand sanitizer will be plentiful, outside and by the restroom doors.
  • We know you are excited to celebrate with us and are happy to see your favorite server, but we ask that you not shake hands, fist bump or hug our staff.

* Most importantly, sit back, chill and enjoy the time you are here – we are thrilled to see you back!

For staff:

  • All servers/bartenders will wear face coverings.
  • All staff will do a self-check including temperature before leaving for work.
  • All staff will have their temperature checked by a manager again when they arrive at work and at the end of their shift.  
  • Staff will stay 6 feet away from guests, except when serving.
  • Drinks will be served in one-use plastic cups. 
  • All staff will wash hands every 15 minutes.
  • Every door handle will be disinfected every 15 minutes.
  • Bathrooms will be disinfected every 15 minutes.
  • Tables and chairs will be thoroughly disinfected after every meal.
  • Work stations will be cleaned frequently.

McGillin’s opened in 1860 – the year Lincoln was elected president. After surviving the Prohibition, which lasted 13 years, the Mullins family was committed to making sure the historic tavern would survive the coronavirus too. This is the longest the bar has been shuttered (Ma McGillin served “tea” upstairs during Prohibition) and McGillin’s can’t wait to welcome back the loyal customers who make up its community.


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