Daily Specials – Events
 

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)

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.

$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 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)

 

Sorry, daily specials not currently available. 

$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!

 

september
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. 

Hours:

OUTDOOR DINING
Thursday    3-11pm
Friday         3-11pm
Saturday     noon-11pm
Sunday       noon-11pm
 
INDOOR DINING
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.

october
Oktoberfest Continues at McGillin's

McGillin’s month-long Oktoberfest celebration continues through the Midtown Village Fall Festival on the first Saturday in 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 Martinis, Autumn Mules, Pumpkin Hot Chocolate, Apple Pumpkin Shandys, a rotating list of  Oktoberfest and Pumpkin beers and more. Plus a rotating list of pumpkin food specials including Pumpkin Mac & Cheese, Pork Pumpkin Apple Cider Stew and more.

Halloween Events

Come in costume.  Contest with prizes at midnight. Drink specials. 

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!

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 keep our prices at approachable levels. 
 
We look forward to seeing all of your families another holiday season!
 
Winter Drink Menu Launched

Pumpkin Martini, Eggnog Martini, Candy Cane Martini, Poinsettia (split of champagne, cranberry juice, triple sec/mix your own), Snowshoe (hot chocolate, butterscotch liquor, served in a mug with whipped cream), White Christmas Sangria, The Grinch (Stateside Vodka, melon liquor, sour mix, club soda), Old St Nick (Hot Apple Cider, Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum in a mug with cinnamon stick), Merry Mule (Ketel One, Ginger Beer, cranberry) and more!

Ma McGillin's Birthday Carnation Giveaway

We’ll celebrate the way May McGillin always did – by giving out carnations. In 1937, on her 90th & last birthday, she gave out nearly 4,000 carnations. November 12.

Beaujolais Nouveau

Enjoy a $5 glass of beaujolais nouveau on the third Thursday in November. Half-priced French Onion Soup too! Third Thursday in 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.

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! For our Birds, Beers & Brotherly Love t-shirt, click here.

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

Pumpkin Martini, Eggnog Martini, Candy Cane Martini, Poinsettia (split of champagne, cranberry juice, triple sec/mix your own), Snowshoes (hot chocolate, whipped cream and Smirnoff Peppermint Twist, Captain Morgan Ginger Bread Spiced Run or 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey & Butterscotch Liquor), White Christmas Sangria (Pinot Grigio, Winter Spice Simple Syrup, Star Anise, Cinnamon Stick, Lemon, Lime and Orange) and more!

Army Navy Game/Weekend
Drink in a little history at while you support your team during Army Navy Weekend in Philadelphia. December 11-13, 2020.
 
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

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! 

Playoffs & Super Bowl

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

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 2, 2020.

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. February 7, 2021.

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. February 15, 2021.

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! February 16, 2021.

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. March 6 – 13, 2021.

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! February 16, 2021.

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 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. 

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 Day

Stop at McGillin’s to watch the draft on our high def & projector screen TVs. $3.99 cheese nachos, $3.99 margaritas, pitcher specials. 

 

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 Raspberry Lemoncello Martini, Phillie-tinis,  Peach Cobbler Martini, Philly Shandy, Aperol Spritz, Garden Mule & more.

may
Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate this Mexican holiday at an Irish fiesta! Serving rotating list of Mexican dishes and margaritas, daiquiris & Mexican cocktails. May 5.

Kentucky Derby

Don your best headgear and join us for Mint Juleps & “horsing” around. First Saturday in May.

june
Philly Beer Week

At McGillin’s, EVERY week is beer week!

Summer Drink Menu Launched

Drury Breeze,  Raspberry Limoncello Martini, Fresh  Watermelon Margarita, Mango Mojito, Strawberry Limeade, Pineapple Mule, Daiquiris, Margaritas and more!

Flag Day

Great day to cool off with a Red, White & Blue Freedom Cocktail. June 14.

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). We’ll be back at 11 am on July 5th.

Bastille Day

Stop by on July 14 to celebrate Bastille Day.

National Tequila Day

Enjoy our margaritas — McGillin’s Original Margarita, Fresh Watermelon Margaritas, Peach, Strawberry & more — on National Tequila Day! July 24.

World Cup

Watch the World Cup at McGillin’s!

august
Oktoberfest

McGillin’s month-long Oktoberfest celebration runs from late August until the Midtown Village Fall Festival on the first Saturday in October. Serving Oktoberfest beers & German food specials.

This year we’ve joining forces with Dominion Brewing Company to launch our own Oktoberfest beer! Plus Oktoberfest beers from Sly Fox, Lancaster and Stoudt’s. Plus Pumpkin beers!

Plus rotating list of food specials including: Mussels steamed in Octoberfest Lager and served over hay and straw noodles with German-style toasted cheese bread; Grilled Pork Loin served with Sweet and Sour Cherry Sauce, Braised Cabbage, Apples and Potato Dumpling; and German Style Grilled Sausage Platter with Bratwurst and Knockwurst with Red Cabbage and Warm German Potato Salad served with German-style Cheese Toast and Dark Mustard; and Kasebrotchen Chicken, Chicken Breast topped with German style Spread (Ale, Brown Mustard, Sharp Cheddar Cheese) baked to a bubbly finish and served with Heaven and Earth (Himmel Und Erde), Potatoes sautéed with Apples and Bacon, served also with Red cabbage and German-style cheese toast. 


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