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


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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!

McGillin's Reopening

Cheers! Philadelphia’s oldest tavern is open for indoor dining (25% capacity) and outdoor dining  on Drury Street (which runs from 13th to Juniper between Chestnut and Sansom). 

Outside there are 50 seats at umbrella-covered tables in front of the iconic exterior with its window boxes overflowing with flowers and neon sign. Surrounded by high tops, tables for 2 and tables for 4-6 people. There are 2 flatscreen TVs outside. Inside, parties will be seated when everyone is in attendance. By law, limited to 4 per party.

The historic bar will have a full bar with dozens of  beers including its three house beers, wine and select seasonal cocktails. The Terrace Menu will feature McGillin’s most popular appetizers and sandwiches like wings, nachos, the BIG burger, cheesesteak, grilled chicken breast and 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. 


Thursday    3-11pm
Friday         3-11pm
Saturday     noon-11pm
Sunday       noon-11pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 5-11 pm
Thursday-Sunday noon-11pm
Closed on Mondays
Second floor will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (Go, Eagles!)
Reservations: For the first time in our 160 year history, reservations are available. Walk-ins welcome.

For reservations: Click here.

No reservations will be taken by phone. Reservations will only be taken one week at a time. Tables may be reserved for up to 1-1/2 hours. The only way to guarantee seating is with a reservation. Walk-ins will be seated, first-come, first-served if seats are available.

Take out: Call 215/735-5562. (Only available during open hours)

Delivery: Is available through Postmates. 

Eagles: We’ll open at noon. No reservations. 1st come/1st served. Please line up outside, socially-distanced, for indoor & outdoor seating. Only complete parties will be seated (up to 6 outside/4 inside). Please wear a mask when not eating/drinking. Cheering welcome – while masked. 

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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