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)

$5 Featured Craft Pint

$6 Citrus Splash (Ketel One Vodka, Lemonade, Lemon Wedge

$6 Wine

$6 well drinks

$10 Pitchers of Rolling Rock

$11 Pitchers of Bud Light & Coors Light

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!

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.

Christmas in July
🎄Mad Elf by @TroegsBeer‘s Mad Elf $5 (’til keg kicks)
🎅 Poinsettia Punch $11
 
Available here or online at https://mcgillins-olde-ale-house.myshopify.com:
👕Christmas t-shirts $10 (limited stock)
🌟 Ornaments $7.50
 
Starts 7/24. Continues while supply lasts.
National Tequila Day

Enjoy our margaritas — McGillin’s Original Margarita, Peach, Strawberry margaritas & more — on National Tequila Day! Wednesday, July 24, 2024.

Summer Drink Menu
Hello Summer! Cool off with our NEW Summer Sippers :
🌶️ Spicy Margarita $11 – 21Seeds Infused Tequila Cucumber Jalapeño, Homemade Margarita Mix, Tajin Rim, Cucumber Wheel
🍍Pineapple Mule $10 – Jameson Irish Whiskey Pineapple, Ginger beer, orange Wedge.
🍋Limoncello Spritz $11 – Ketel One Cucumber & Mint Botanicals, Limoncello, Soda Water, Cucumber Wheel & Mint
🍹Mango Madras $11 – Malibu Rum Coconut, Mango Puree, OJ, Cranberry Juice, Cocktail Umbrella & Cherry
🧉Watermelon Aperol Spritz $11 – Aperol, Bubbly, Watermelon Puree, Splash of Soda Water, Orange Wedge
🪻Lavender Lemonade $11 – Gunpowder Irish Gin, Lavender Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Sparkling Water, Lemon Wedge, Rosemary Sprig
+ Frozen Daiquiris, Watermelon & Classic Margaritas, Classic Mules & Mocktails too!
Olympics Specials

Watch the Paris 2024 games on our high def & projector screen TVs. And enjoy these food & drink specials:

COCKTAILS OF CHAMPIONS

  • World Record Splash (Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Raspberry Liqueur, Grapefruit Juice, Salt Rim) $12
  • Gold Medal Martini (Absolute Citron, Limoncello, Sweet & Sour Mix, Gold Sugar Rim, Lemon Wedge) $12
  • French 75 (Beefeater Gin, Champagne, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Lemon Wedge) $12

FARE PLAY

  • French Onion Burger $12.99
  • Angus Burger Topped with French Onion Soup Onions, Gruyere, Dijonnaise Sauce, Lettuce & Tomato. Served on a Brioche bun with a side of French Fries $12.99
  • Salad Lyonnaise with Grilled Chicken, Bacon, Hard Boiled Eggs, Roasted Shallots, Goat Cheese, Tomatoes & Cucumbers. Served over Romaine with a side of Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette $12.99
  • Moules Fries – PEI Mussels in a Chardonnay Sauce with Shallots and Fresh Herbs. Served with a side of French Fries. $13.99
  • Coq Au Vin Sandwich – Chicken marinated in Red Wine, topped with a Mushroom, Onion & Bacon Gravy. Served in a Brioche bun with a side of French Fries. $11.99

Available July 26 through August 11

August
Olympics Specials

Watch the Paris 2024 games on our high def & projector screen TVs. And enjoy these food & drink specials:

COCKTAILS OF CHAMPIONS

  • World Record Splash (Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Raspberry Liqueur, Grapefruit Juice, Salt Rim) $12
  • Gold Medal Martini (Absolute Citron, Limoncello, Sweet & Sour Mix, Gold Sugar Rim, Lemon Wedge) $12
  • French 75 (Beefeater Gin, Champagne, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Lemon Wedge) $12

FARE PLAY

  • French Onion Burger $12.99
  • Angus Burger Topped with French Onion Soup Onions, Gruyere, Dijonnaise Sauce, Lettuce & Tomato. Served on a Brioche bun with a side of French Fries $12.99
  • Salad Lyonnaise with Grilled Chicken, Bacon, Hard Boiled Eggs, Roasted Shallots, Goat Cheese, Tomatoes & Cucumbers. Served over Romaine with a side of Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette $12.99
  • Moules Fries – PEI Mussels in a Chardonnay Sauce with Shallots and Fresh Herbs. Served with a side of French Fries. $13.99
  • Coq Au Vin Sandwich – Chicken marinated in Red Wine, topped with a Mushroom, Onion & Bacon Gravy. Served in a Brioche bun with a side of French Fries. $11.99

Available July 26 through August 11

Summer Drink Menu
Hello Summer! Cool off with our NEW Summer Sippers :
🌶️ Spicy Margarita $11 – 21Seeds Infused Tequila Cucumber Jalapeño, Homemade Margarita Mix, Tajin Rim, Cucumber Wheel
🍍Pineapple Mule $10 – Jameson Irish Whiskey Pineapple, Ginger beer, orange Wedge.
🍋Limoncello Spritz $11 – Ketel One Cucumber & Mint Botanicals, Limoncello, Soda Water, Cucumber Wheel & Mint
🍹Mango Madras $11 – Malibu Rum Coconut, Mango Puree, OJ, Cranberry Juice, Cocktail Umbrella & Cherry
🧉Watermelon Aperol Spritz $11 – Aperol, Bubbly, Watermelon Puree, Splash of Soda Water, Orange Wedge
🪻Lavender Lemonade $11 – Gunpowder Irish Gin, Lavender Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Sparkling Water, Lemon Wedge, Rosemary Sprig
+ Frozen Daiquiris, Watermelon & Classic Margaritas, Classic Mules & Mocktails too!
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 see our new Baseball, Beers & Brotherly Love t-shirt & sweatshirt. And don’t miss our food & drink specials including our Phillie-tini and random dollar dog days throughout the season.

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

Watch for our winter cocktail menu. Coming soon.

February
Winter Cocktail Menu 2024

Watch for our winter cocktail menu. Coming soon.

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! 

Super Bowl
Watch the Super Bowl on our high def and projector screen TVs at McGillin’s!🏈 
Sound ON! No reservations. No tickets needed. We’re 1st come/1st served.
March
Philadelphia Flower Show

Stop at McGillin’s for a meal before/after the show. McGillin’s is just a short walk from the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Rotating food specials including: our Flower Pot Pie (slow roasted Irish lamb stew) nestled in greens & rotating list of food specials + Flower-themed drinks.

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. 

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 if capacity available.

March Madness

Watch the games on the high-def & projector screen TVs at McGillin’s! Food & drink specials!

Phillies

Watch the games on our high def and projector screen TVs. Click here to see our new Baseball, Beers & Brotherly Love t-shirt & sweatshirt. And don’t miss our food & drink specials including our Phillie-tini and random dollar dog days throughout the season.

Spring Drink Menu

🌷 Watch for our new Spring Drink Menu. Coming soon!

 

 

Phillies Home Opener

No tickets? No worries. Watch the game on our high def and projector screen TVs. Watch for food & drink specials!

April
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. Coming soon!

 

 

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).

Phillies

Watch the games on our high def and projector screen TVs. Click here to see our new Baseball, Beers & Brotherly Love t-shirt & sweatshirt. And don’t miss our food & drink specials including our Phillie-tini and random dollar dog days throughout the season.

Prohibition Repealed Anniversary/National Beer Day

Join us for mugs of our McGillin’s Genuine Lager by Troegs Brewing. On April 7.

May
Cinco de Mayo

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

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.  

Mother’s Day

Giving away a carnation and complimentary “mom-osa” to every Mom on Mother’s Day.

Memorial Day

Watch for food & drink specials available Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Closed Memorial Day (Monday).

 
 

 

June
Summer Drink Menu
Hello Summer! Cool off with our NEW Summer Sippers :
🌶️ Spicy Margarita $11 – 21Seeds Infused Tequila Cucumber Jalapeño, Homemade Margarita Mix, Tajin Rim, Cucumber Wheel
🍍Pineapple Mule $10 – Jameson Irish Whiskey Pineapple, Ginger beer, orange Wedge.
🍋Limoncello Spritz $11 – Ketel One Cucumber & Mint Botanicals, Limoncello, Soda Water, Cucumber Wheel & Mint
🍹Mango Madras $11 – Malibu Rum Coconut, Mango Puree, OJ, Cranberry Juice, Cocktail Umbrella & Cherry
🧉Watermelon Aperol Spritz $11 – Aperol, Bubbly, Watermelon Puree, Splash of Soda Water, Orange Wedge
🪻Lavender Lemonade $11 – Gunpowder Irish Gin, Lavender Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Sparkling Water, Lemon Wedge, Rosemary Sprig
+ Frozen Daiquiris, Watermelon & Classic Margaritas, Classic Mules & Mocktails too!
Philly Beer Week

At McGillin’s, EVERY week is beer week!

Bloomsday – June 16

James Joyce’s Ulysses is set on June 16, 1904. We’ll celebrate more than a 120 years later at McGillin’s!

Father’s Day

Drink where your father drank and maybe your grandfather too! And maybe they still down a few brews here with their buddies. Added bonus: McGillin’s is run by a father/son team. Third Sunday in June.


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