Daily Specials – Events
 

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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)

40¢ JUMBO wings
$4.50 Pickle Backs

 

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From 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

$5 glass of house wine & well liquor
$5 featured cocktail 
$4 Pints of featured microbrew
$2 Pint of Rolling Rock
$2 for 2 tacos

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

LIVE KARAOKE 9 p.m. 

 

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Pitcher Specials:
$7.00 pitchers Rolling Rock

$9.00 Bud Light, Coors Light

Open Mic Night on 2nd floor 9 p.m. (restarted as of 6/21)

$3.99 Margaritas
$3.99 Cheese Nachos

 

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Pitcher Specials: 

$7.00 Rolling Rock

$9.00 Bud Light, Coors Light

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Pitcher Specials:
$7.00 Rolling Rock
$9 Bud Light, Coors Light

$5 wines
$3.99 Bloody Marys, Mimosas & Belinis (until 3pm)

 

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

 

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$2 pints Rolling Rock
$3.99 Bloody Marys, Mimosas & Belinis (until 3pm)

LIVE KARAOKE 9 p.m.

Pitcher Specials: $7.00 Pabst Blue Ribbon; $9.00 Bud Light, Coors Light.

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

 

november
UPDATE

Cheers! Philly’s oldest bar has survived Prohibition and the pandemic of 1918 and we plan to survive this pandemic too. We’ll supply the beer and in return we ask you for understanding, help and kindness as we get through this together. Let’s all drink to that!

For the Thanksgiving holiday: We will be open inside only on Wednesday (11/24) and Friday, Saturday and Sunday (11/26-28). Vax card (or photo) needed for entry. There will be no outside seating on November 24 through 28. We are closed on Thanksgiving.

If you’ve misplaced your card, want to schedule a vaccine or have questions about the vaccine, contact the city’s Covid call center at 215/685-5488 or covid@phila.gov or visit phila.gov

No reservations. 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. 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.)

Daily specials not currently available but we do have $5 food and drink specials on Wednesdays & Thursdays from 5-7 pm.

We have 50 seats and high tops outside by our iconic sign, plus 2 flatscreen TVs and space heaters.

Hours

Monday:       4 pm – 2 am
Tuesday:       12 noon – 2 am
Wednesday:  12 noon – 2 am – Karaoke starting at 9 pm
Thursday:      12 noon – 2 am  – Open Mic Night starting at 9 pm
Friday:           12 noon – 2 am  
Saturday:       12 noon – 2 am
Sunday:          12 noon – 2 am – Karaoke starting at 9 pm

 

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

Delivery: Is available through Uber Eats. 

We are thrilled to see you back!U

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!
 
Winter Drink Menu Launched

Merry  Martinis & More: Candy Cane Martini, Eggnog Martini, Poinsettia (Split of Champagne, orange liquor-spiked cranberry juice)  Mistletoe Mule, Skrewge (Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey & PA Dutch Eggnog topped with whipped cream).

Warm Holiday Drinks: Christmas Coffee (Bean2Bean Coffee, Kilbeggin Irish Whiskey, whipped cream, green creme de menthe, cherry)  Fireside (Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Hot Apple Cider, Cinnamon Sugar Rim & Cinnamon stick), Snow Shoes (Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey & Butterscotch Liquor, Hot Chocolate & whipped cream)

Ma McGillin's Birthday Carnation Giveaway

We’ll celebrate the way Ma McGillin always did – by giving out carnations. In 1936, on her 90th & last birthday, she gave out nearly 4,000 carnations. November 12.

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. November 18.

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.

Watch the Eagles at McGillin's

High def & projector screen TVs inside & 2 flatscreens outside. Game day specials: Get this season’s Eagles Super Mug for $5 & get $2 refills of Bud Light — every Eagles game — all season long!Touchdown Tea: $8 Crown Royal, Peach Schnapps, fresh brewed iced tea, & lemonade, lemon garnish. Iggletini: $9 Vanilla Vodka, Green Creme de Menthe, Cream, green sugar rim.

 

 

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.

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 keep our prices at approachable levels. 
 
We look forward to seeing all of your families another holiday season!
 
 
Holiday Spirit

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! 

Winter Drink Menu Launched

Merry  Martinis & More: Candy Cane Martini, Eggnog Martini, Poinsettia (Split of Champagne, orange liquor-spiked cranberry juice)  Mistletoe Mule, Skrewge (Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey & PA Dutch Eggnog topped with whipped cream).

Warm Holiday Drinks: Christmas Coffee (Bean2Bean Coffee, Kilbeggin Irish Whiskey, whipped cream, green creme de menthe, cherry)  Fireside (Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Hot Apple Cider, Cinnamon Sugar Rim & Cinnamon stick), Snow Shoes (Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey & Butterscotch Liquor, Hot Chocolate & whipped cream)

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

Mummers Caroling

Mummers will be caroling throughout Midtown Village with stops at McGillin’s. Dates tbd.

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

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 drink specials, over-the-top decor, and party favors. Cover charge with in/out privileges. NO reservations needed. NO jacked up prices!

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.

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. $5 cover charge with in/out privileges. 

MLK Weekend

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

President’s Day

It’s a long weekend and that means one more 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. Serving Irish “Car” Bombs,  Cadillac Margaritas, Lincoln Cosmos & Rolls Royces!  

Super Bowl

Watch the Super Bowl on our high-def and big screen TVs. Sound on. Pitcher specials. In honor of Andy Reid, you can use your 2019-20 Super Mug for the last time (or buy one for $5) to get $2 refills of Bud Light during the game. 

february
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. Serving Lincoln Cosmos $8, Pink Cadillac $8 (Tequila, Triple Sec, Sweet & Sour Mix & Cranberry Juice with a Salted Rim), Speedway Stout $5 (Sly Fox O’Reilly’s Stout) & Accelerator Ale $4.50 (Stoudt’s Amber Ale)! 

Super Bowl

Watch the Super Bowl on our high-def and big screen TVs. Sound on. Pitcher specials. In honor of Andy Reid, you can use your 2019-20 Super Mug for the last time (or buy one for $5) to get $2 refills of Bud Light during the game. 

Valentine’s Day

More couples have met, become engaged, hosted bachlor/bachlorette parties and even gotten married at McGillin’s Olde Ale House then anyplace else in Philadelphia. Food & drink specials including Chocolate Caramel Kiss Martini, Single Ladies Sangria, Pints of Love City & McGillin’s RED Ale. Plus Love Mussels, Bosom of Love & Heart-BEET Salad. 

 

President's Day

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

New February Drink Menu

Chocolate Covered Cherry & Heartbreaker – for Valentine’s Day

Hurricanes – for Mardi Gras

Freezin Flyer Fantini – Go Flyers!

Dirty Girl Scout Martini – garnished with a Thin Mint

& more!

National Margarita Day

Stop by for $4 Margaritas. Strawberry & Peach Margaritas too! 

Mardi Gras

Warm up with Spicy Jambalaya, McGillin’s Muffulettas, Blackened Catfish Sandwiches, Cajun Pot Pie, Po’ Boys and Hurricanes! Let the Good Times Roll at McGillin’s! 

march
Philadelphia Flower Show

Stop at McGillin’s for a meal before/after the show. Free bowl of homemade soup with every lunch. Rotating food specials including:  Flower Pot Pie nestled in greens. Flower-themed beers from Ithaca, Troegs & Dominion and flower-themed cocktails. Close to Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center. 

Spring Menu To Be Launched

Jelly Bean Martini, Irish Potato Martini, Blueberry Lemonade, Irish Car Bomb, Chocolate Leprechaun Martini, Irish Coffee, Dublin Donkey, Sparkling “Green” Apple, Nutty Irishman and more.

St Patrick's Day Pub Crawls/Parade/Food & Drink Specials

Going on a pub crawl this month? Add McGillin’s as your first or last stop! Stop by for our original Irish Potato Martini or some authentic Stout from Ireland! Serving rotating list of Irish food specials through March 17, including bangers and mash (Irish sausage & mashed potatoes), Shepherd’s Pie, Irish lamb stew, corned beef and cabbage & more. Cover on the two Saturdays before St. Patrick’s Day. 

St Patrick's Day

The BEST St Patrick’s Day party in Philadelphia! Green beer and green cheer. March 17! Opening at 10 a.m. – 1 hour early. Cover. March 17, 2022

March Madness

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

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.  Date TBD.

St Patrick's Day Parade

Date TBD

april
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.

Prohibition Repealed Anniversary/National Beer Day

Join us for $2 mugs of McGillin’s 1860 IPA by Stoudts Brewing. Plus Beertinis (Stateside Vodka, Philly Brewing Company’s Walt Wit & lemonade in a martini glass). April 7.

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. 

 

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

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

may
Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate this Mexican holiday at an Irish fiesta!  On May 5,  stop by for our Pink Margarita (Patrón Silver Tequila, Grapefruit & Orange Liquor), Grand Margarita (Espolòn Tequila, Grand Marnier, Homemade Margarita Mix), Cinco Citywide (Shot of Lunazul Blanco Tequila & a mug of Modelo) plus $5 pints of Modelo and $8 cheese nachos.

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), Marker’s Mark Mint Juleps & “horsing” around.  Saturday, May 1.

june
Philly Beer Week

At McGillin’s, EVERY week is beer week!

Summer Drink Menu Launched

Drury Daydream, Bramble Spritz, Pink Flamingo Margarita, Rose Aperol Spritz, Poolside Mule, Shark Bite, Blueberry Lemonade, Raspberry Mimosa,  Frozen Daiquiris, Margaritas and more!

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.

World Cup

Offering specials during World Cup games: Sound off, except for the final game.

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.

National Tequila Day

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

World Cup

Watch the World Cup at McGillin’s!

august
Oktoberfest

We’ll start serving Oktoberfest beers as soon as we get them. And we’ll offer German food specials periodically. Through early October.  

september
Watch the Eagles at McGillin's

We have high def and projector screen TVs inside and two flatscreen TVs outside.

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

 

Oktoberfest

We’ll serve Oktoberfest beers as they arrive. Plus a rotating list of German food specials.

 

 

Fall Drink Menu

Pumpkin Martini with Pinnacle Vanilla Vodka; Maple Old Fashioned with Knob Creek Smoked Maple Bourbon; Fall Harvest Cosmo with Ketel One Peach & Orange Blossom; Hot Spiced Apple Cider with Captain Morgan Spiced Rum; Autumn Mule with Tito’s Vodka & Classic Mules; Ma McGillin’s Manhattan with Marker’s Mark Bourbon; Pumpkin Hot Chocolate or Coffee; Apple-Pumpkin Shandy; Oktoberfest & Pumpkin beers.

Plus a rotating list of pumpkin food specials including Pumpkin Mac & Cheese, Pork Pumpkin Apple Cider Stew & more. 

october
Oktoberfest Continues at McGillin's

McGillin’s month-long Oktoberfest celebration continues through early October. We’ll be serving a rotating list of Oktoberfest beers & German food specials.

Midtown Village Fall Festival

Outdoor Beer Garden with karaoke & festivities throughout the neighborhood. In Midtown Village on the first Saturday in October. 

Fall Drink Menu

Pumpkin Martini with Pinnacle Vanilla Vodka $10; Maple Old Fashioned with Knob Creek Smoked Maple Bourbon $9; Fall Harvest Cosmo with Ketel One Peach & Orange Blossom $10; Hot Spiced Apple Cider with Captain Morgan Spiced Rum $8.5; Autumn Mule with Tito’s Vodka $8.5 & Classic Mules; Ma McGillin’s Manhattan with Marker’s Mark Bourbon $12; Pumpkin Hot Chocolate or Coffee $8.5; Apple-Pumpkin Shandy $6; Oktoberfest & Pumpkin beers.

Plus a rotating list of pumpkin food specials including Pumpkin Mac & Cheese, Pork Pumpkin Apple Cider Stew & more. 

Halloween

Get your Halloween boo-ze at Philly’s oldest bar, where we have real ghosts, skeletons in our closet, drink specials and costume contests!

 

Watch the Eagles at McGillin's

High def & projector screen TVs inside & 2 flatscreens outside. Game day specials: Get this season’s Eagles Super Mug for $5 & get $2 refills of Bud Light — every Eagles game — all season long!Touchdown Tea: $8 Crown Royal, Peach Schnapps, fresh brewed iced tea, & lemonade, lemon garnish. Iggletini: $9 Vanilla Vodka, Green Creme de Menthe, Cream, green sugar rim.

 


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