Daily Specials – Events
Monday
Food & Drink specials starting at 5 pm

$5 Bowl of Mussels

$4 pints of McGillin’s 1860 IPA

Tuesday
Food & Drink specials starting at 5 pm

Wings with bleu cheese, celery and carrot – .50 cents each

$9 Pitchers of Bud Light

Wednesday
Food & Drink specials starting at 5 pm

$3 Tacos (2)

$4 Featured Craft Pint

$5.50 Well cocktails

$5 Wine

$6 Featured Cocktail

LIVE KARAOKE 9 p.m.

Thursday
Food & Drink specials starting at 5 pm

$6 Cheese Nachos

$6 Margaritas

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

Friday
Food & Drink specials starting at 5 pm

$8 Cheesesteak Eggrolls

$5 Wine

Saturday

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

$5 Mimosas

$5 Bellinis (peach nectar & sparkling wine)

Sunday
Drink specials 12 noon – 3 pm

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

$5 Mimosas

$5 Bellinis (peach nectar & sparkling wine)

LIVE KARAOKE 9 p.m.

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

February
Winter Cocktail Menu 2024

MIDTOWN MOCHA – Absolut Vodka, Coffee Liqueur, Hot Chocolate, Whipped Cream, Snowflake Sprinkles. $10

BUTTERSCOTCH HOT TODDY – Jack Daniel’s, Butterscotch Liqueur, Lemon, Cloves, Star Anise, Cinnamon Stick $10

JACK FROST MIMOSA – Mix Your Own! Split of Champagne & Carafe to Lemonade Spiked with Blue Curacao, Lemon Wedge & a sugar-rimmed Champagne Flute $11

CRANBERRY-ORANGE WHISKEY SOUR – Jameson Irish Whiskey, Orange & Cranberry Juices, Simple Syrup, Cranberries $10

APRES-SKI SPRITZ – Aperol, Champagne, Splash of Club Soda, Rosemary Sprig, Orange Wedge $11

MID-WINTER MULE – “Philly’s Own” Stateside Vodka, Ginger Beer, Orange & Cranberry juices, Fresh Squeezed Lime, Cranberries $10

FIRESIDE – Captain Morgan Spiked Rum, Hot Apple Cider, Cinnamon stick, served in a Cinnamon-Sugar Rimmed mug $10

SNOW-KISSED COFFEE  – Jim Beam, Irish Cream Liqueur, Bean2Bean Coffee, Snowflake Sprinkles $10

Plus a rotating list of 30 craft beers on tap including our 3 house beers.

Mardi Gras

The good times are rolling at McGillin’s with Hurricanes  and New Orleans-style foods. 

Valentine’s Day

More couples have met at McGillin’s Olde Ale House than anyplace else in Philadelphia. Meet some of the couples who met at Philly’s oldest bar. We’ll be serving Valentine’s Day-themed cocktails & food specials like our Heart “beet” Salad, Cupid’s Burger, Mussels of Love.

 
President’s Day

It’s a long weekend and that means one more night to party at McGillin’s.

National Margarita Day

Stop by for Classic Margaritas. Strawberry, Mango & Peach Margaritas too! 

Leap Day
Ma McGillin always made a BIG deal about birthdays and to honor her memory we still do!
 
On February 29, we’ll serve a FREE meal to anyone born on Leap Day. Just show us your driver’s license or ID. Plus: Lady Leap Day-lavender martini with Stateside Vodka for only $12. (A play on the tradition of female proposals) and $3 mugs of 2SP Brewing Company ‘s Hop Leap.
Super Bowl
Watch the Super Bowl at McGillins!
🏈 BAD BLOOD MARG-Don Julio, Homemade Margarita Mix, Orange Liqueur, Dash of Grenadine, Black Sugar Rim , Cherry $12
🏈LOVE STORY-Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, Amaretto, Pineapple Juice, Cranberry Juice, Orange Wedge $ 11
🏈SWIFT-TEA-Crown Royal, Peach Schnapps, fresh brewed ice tea & lemonade $7
Crown Royal promotion from 7-9 pm.
🎤 Followed by TAYLOR SWIFT karaoke! ❤️🎶
High def & projector screen TVs. Sound ON! No reservations. No tickets needed. We’re 1st come/1st served.
Meet the Brewer: O’Hara’s Beers

We’ll officially kick-off our St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a visit from Seamus O’Hara, co-owner of O’Hara’s Irish Craft Beers. O’Hara’s, also known as Carlow Brewing Company, is an independent brewery owned by two brothers located in the heart of Ireland’s historical malt-growing “Barrow Valley” region. If you haven’t tried O’Hara’s Irish Stout yet, you’re in for a real treat! Wednesday, February 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.

March
Philadelphia Flower Show

Stop at McGillin’s for a meal before/after the show. Rotating food specials including: our Flower Pot Pie (slow roasted Irish lamb stew) nestled in greens & rotating list of food specials + Flower-themed drinks. March 2-10, 2024

PHILLY UNITED by Wissahickon Brewing Company $6 pint
FLORAL AFFAIR – Ketel One Peach & Orange Botanicals, club soda, lemon & mint $10
SHOW THYME – Beefeater Gin, lemonade, lavender, thyme $10
ROSEMARY PALOMA – Don Julio Tequila, Grapefruit, Rosemary Simple Syrup, Salt, Rosemary Sprig $12
 
St Patrick’s Day Parade

Going to Philadelphia’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade?  Stop by for authentic Irish stout, St. Patrick’s Day cocktails, green beer & a rotating list of Irish food specials. Sunday, March 10, 2024.

Irish Food & Drink specials

Join us this month for authentic Irish stout, St. Patrick’s Day cocktails, green beer and a rotating list of Irish food specials. All month!

Food: Serving a rotating list of Irish food specials including bangers and mash (Irish sausage & mashed potatoes), Shepherd’s Pie, Irish lamb stew, corned beef and cabbage, Emerald Isle (Corned Beef cheesesteak) & more.

St Patrick’s Day

The BEST St Patrick’s Day party in Philadelphia! Green beer and green cheer. March 17! Opening early — at 10 a.m. Cover with in/out privileges.

March Madness

Watch the games on the high-def & projector screen TVs at McGillin’s! See nightly specials above.

Phillies

Watch the games on our high def and projector screen TVs. Click here to check out our Phillies food & drink specials. 

April
Phillies Home Opener

No tickets? No worries. Watch the game on our high def and projector screen TVs. Phillie-tinis plus food & drink specials. And all season long!

Tax Day

Come drown your sorrows with Pints of McGillin’s 1850 IPA, 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.

NFL Draft

Stop at McGillin’s to watch the draft on our high def & projector screen TVs. 

Administrative Professionals Day

Instead of doing something stuffy and uncomfortable, bring your administrative professional for lunch at McGillin’s. And, whatever you do, don’t forget!

Spring Drink Menu

Watch for our new spring drink menu.

Earth Day Special

On Earth Day, stop by for Earth Day Margaritas (Tequila, blue Curacao, homemade margarita mix, green sugar rim, garnished with fresh lime & mint).

May
Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate this Mexican holiday at an Irish fiesta!  Watch for lots of food & drink specials. May 5, 2024.

Kentucky Derby

Don your best headgear and join us for Kentucky Hot Browns (open-faced turkey, bacon & tomato sandwich baked until the bread is crisp), Mint Juleps & “horsing” around.  May 4, 2024.

Mother’s Day

Giving away a carnation and complimentary “mom-osa” to every Mom on Sunday, May 12, 2024.

Memorial Day

Watch for food & drink Specials (Friday – Sunday). McGillin’s is closed on Memorial Day.

June
Philly Beer Week

At McGillin’s, EVERY week is beer week!

Summer Drink Menu Launches

Watch for our new summer cocktail menu!

National Martini Day

We’ll celebrate National Martini Day.

Father’s Day

Drink where your father drank when he was your age. And maybe he still downs a few brews here with his buddies. Added bonus: McGillin’s is run by a father/son team. Third Sunday in June.

July
Fourth of July

Join us on July 3 for patriotic specials. We’ll be closed on the 4th of July – 1 of only 6 nights a year that we close so staff can celebrate the holiday with family & friends). 

Bastille Day

Stop by on July 14 to celebrate Bastille Day with half priced French Onion Soup. Pair with a glass of red wine   – only $6 all day every day.

National Tequila Day

Enjoy our margaritas — McGillin’s Original Margarita, Peach, Strawberry margaritas & more — on National Tequila Day!

August
Oktoberfest – August
McGillin’s Oktoberfest celebration begins in August, as soon as Oktoberfest beers start arriving. It continues through the Midtown Village Fall Festival, which is typically held on the first Saturday in October. We also start serving a rotating list of German food specials.

September
Watch the Eagles at McGillin's

Get this season’s Eagles Super Mug for $6 & get $2 refills of Bud Light — every Eagles game — all season long! Plus

Touchdown Tea: Crown Royal, Peach Schnapps, fresh brewed iced tea, and lemonade. 

Iggletini: Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, Green Creme de Menthe, Cream, green sugar rim. 

Philly Special: Mug of our House Lager and shot of Jameson.

Midtown Village Fall Festival

The whole neighborhood comes alive with music, crafts, food, beer, cocktails.  You won’t want to miss it! 

Fall Drink Menu

Watch for our Fall Cocktail & Food menu. Typically includes Pumpkin Martinis, Oktoberfest beers and a rotating list of German  and pumpkin food specials including Pumpkin Mac & Cheese, Pork Pumpkin Apple Cider.

Oktoberfest

McGillin’s month-long Oktoberfest celebration continues through the Midtown Village Fall Festival. We’ll serve a rotating list of Oktoberfest beers, pumpkin beers and a rotating list of German food specials.

October
Fall Drink Menu – October
Watch for our NEW fall drink menu!
 
Watch the Eagles at McGillin's

Watch on our high def and projector screen TVs. 

Get this season’s Eagles Super Mug for & get $2 refills of Bud Light — every Eagles game — all season long! We’ll be serving our famous Iggletini & other Eagles-themed drink specials.

Halloween

Get your Halloween boo-ze at Philly’s oldest bar, where we have real ghosts, skeletons in our closet, drink specials and over the top Halloween decor! Plus skaraoke (costumed karaoke).

Phillies

Watch the games on our high def and projector screen TVs. Click here to check out our Phillies food & drink specials. 

November
Holiday Spirit

Get your Christmas spirit (& spirits) at McGillin’s, Philadelphia’s original pop up bar with over-the-top decor since 1860 and holiday drink prices that don’t pop UP during the holidays. 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 hundreds of ornaments, bows and strings of lights. Starting early November.

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 keeps our prices at approachable levels.

We look forward to seeing all of your families another holiday season!

Holiday Shopping

We have gifts galore — t-shirts, hats, gift cards, hoodies, ornaments, coasters, tea towels, trays, Eagles gear, work by local artists & authors of local books & more! Order at: online.

 
Watch the Eagles at McGillin's

Watch on our high def and projector screen TVs. 2023 Drink specials like:

Get this season’s Eagles Super Mug for $6 & get $2 refills of Bud Light — every Eagles game — all season long!

Touchdown Tea: Crown Royal, Peach Schnapps, fresh brewed iced tea, & lemonade. 

Iggletini: Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, Green Creme de Menthe, Cream, green sugar rim. 

Philly Special: Mug of our House Lager and shot of Jameson. 

Annual Toy Drive with Ronald McDonald House

Join us for a holiday party benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to be entered to win swag or make a donation here. We’ll partnering with Troegs Independent Brewing & Sly Fox Brewing Company, who will be providing special holiday beers. Plus: Food specials. Photos with Santa. Christmas karaoke (starting at 9 pm). 

Thanksgiving

McGillin’s is only closed a few days a year  – and Thanksgiving is one of them. We will be closed on Thanksgiving.

Beaujolais Nouveau

Enjoy a $6 glass of beaujolais nouveau on the third Thursday in November. Half-priced French Onion Soup too! Third Thursday in November.

Ma McGillin’s Birthday Carnation Giveaway

We’ll celebrate the way Ma McGillin always did – by giving out carnations. In 1936, on her 89th & last birthday, she gave out nearly 4,000 carnations. November 12.

Winter Drink Menu Launched

Watch for our new holiday cocktail menu!

December
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 keeps 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. Festive atmosphere, roaring fire, holiday cocktails, Christmas beers. 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! Holiday hours: On 12/24, the bar will be open until 5 pm. (Kitchen closes at 3 pm). On 12/25, we will be closed. We re-open on 12/26 at 11 am.

 

Holiday Shopping

We have gifts galore — t-shirts, hats, gift cards, hoodies, ornaments, coasters, tea towels, trays, Eagles gear, work by local artists & authors of local books & more! Order at: online.

 
Caroling, Irish Dancing & Santa

Watch for special guests throughout the month — Mummers caroling throughout Midtown Village with stops at McGillin’s, Plus Santa and Irish dancers. 

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

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

Touchdown Tea: Crown Royal, Peach Schnapps, fresh brewed iced tea and lemonade. 

Iggletini: Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, Green Creme de Menthe, Cream, green sugar rim. 

Philly Special: Mug of our House Lager and shot of Jameson.

 

Winter Drink Menu Launched

Watch for a new Holiday Cocktail menu to launch in 2025.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Karaoke

We have karaoke every Wednesday & Sunday night starting at 9 pm. Watch for our annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Karaoke night! Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater and sing your heart out!

New Year’s Eve

Ring in the New Year at McGillin’s Olde Ale House, Philadelphia’s oldest bar. DJ John  starting at 9 p.m. plus over-the-top decor and party favors. $10 cover charge starting at 6 p.m. with in/out privileges (if we have capacity). NO reservations needed. NO jacked up prices! NOTE: There will be NO cover on 12/31 from 11 am to 5 pm. We will close from 5-6 pm.

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. $10 cover charge with in/out privileges (if we have capacity).

January
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).

Playoffs

Watch the Playoffs on our high def & projector screen TVs. Drink specials.

MLK Weekend

3 day weekends give us an extra night to party at McGillin’s!

Philadelphia Auto Show

McGillin’s just a short walk from Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center. Stop by before/after the show for a meal/drink. Food & drink specials!

Watch the Eagles at McGillin's

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

Touchdown Tea: Crown Royal, Peach Schnapps, fresh brewed iced tea and lemonade. 

Iggletini: Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, Green Creme de Menthe, Cream, green sugar rim. 

Philly Special: Mug of our House Lager and shot of Jameson.

 

Winter Cocktail Menu 2024

MIDTOWN MOCHA – Absolut Vodka, Coffee Liqueur, Hot Chocolate, Whipped Cream, Snowflake Sprinkles. $10

BUTTERSCOTCH HOT TODDY – Jack Daniel’s, Butterscotch Liqueur, Lemon, Cloves, Star Anise, Cinnamon Stick $10

JACK FROST MIMOSA – Mix Your Own! Split of Champagne & Carafe to Lemonade Spiked with Blue Curacao, Lemon Wedge & a sugar-rimmed Champagne Flute $11

CRANBERRY-ORANGE WHISKEY SOUR – Jameson Irish Whiskey, Orange & Cranberry Juices, Simple Syrup, Cranberries $10

APRES-SKI SPRITZ – Aperol, Champagne, Splash of Club Soda, Rosemary Sprig, Orange Wedge $11

MID-WINTER MULE – “Philly’s Own” Stateside Vodka, Ginger Beer, Orange & Cranberry juices, Fresh Squeezed Lime, Cranberries $10

FIRESIDE – Captain Morgan Spiked Rum, Hot Apple Cider, Cinnamon stick, served in a Cinnamon-Sugar Rimmed mug $10

SNOW-KISSED COFFEE  – Jim Beam, Irish Cream Liqueur, Bean2Bean Coffee, Snowflake Sprinkles $10

Plus a rotating list of 30 craft beers on tap including our 3 house beers.


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