McGillin's In The Media

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McGillin’s Olde Ale House, Philadelphia’s oldest continuously operating tavern and one of the oldest in the country, has been covered by newspapers from the Los Angeles Times to the Washington Post, and from the Boston Globe to the Shang Hai Daily in China. McGillin’s has been featured on Comedy Central’s Drunk History and Drinking Made Easy, and is highlighted in books ranging from Bucket List Bars to Mid-Atlantic: Best Breweries, Brew Pubs & Beer Bars to a motivational book and a comic book from “The Punisher” series.

An Associated Press story about the tavern’s 150th anniversary ran in the New York Times, USA Today, Huffington Post, and more than 50 local newspapers and TV station websites across the globe. Nightclub and Bar Magazine, Ale Street News and TV Food Network’s Rachael Ray have all covered the historic tavern. MSNBC shot “Morning Joe” & the “Chris Matthews Show” at McGillin’s during the Democratic National Convention,  ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” covered a Presidential Debate from McGillin’s and the BBC covered the Election Results from McGillin’s in 2016. The “Today Show” filmed at McGillin’s on St. Patrick’s Day 2021.  

Here’s what they’re saying:

  • 10 Best Authentic Irish Pubs in America

    American Profiles
  • 10 Best Historic Bars in the U.S.

  • 10 Best Irish Bars in U.S.

    Irish Central
  • 10 Best Irish Pubs in the Country
  • 10 Most Authentic Irish Pubs in the U.S.

  • 10 Oldest Restaurants in Philly – including McGillin’s

  • 11 Best Places for Cheap Wings in Philly

  • 12 Best Irish Pubs Across America
  • 12 of the Best Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day (Irish Potato Martini)

    Town & Country
  • 15 Best Bars in Philadelphia

    Conde Nast Traveler
  • 15 Best Places for Bar Food in Philly

  • 15 Best Places for Microbrews in Philly

  • 150 Best Bars in America for 2019

    The Daily Meal
  • 16th Most Visited Tourist Attraction in Philadelphia

    Philadelphia Business Journal
  • 18 Most Authentic Irish Pubs in America
  • 21 Best Irish Pubs in America

  • 25 Classic Restaurants Every Philadelphian Must Try – including McGilln’s

  • 25 Most Authentic Irish Pubs in America

  • 5 Best Places to Drink on St Patrick’s Day
  • 50 Best Irish Pubs in America

    Complex Magazine
  • 8 of Philadelphia’s Best Sports Bars
  • A Philly Server Got a $400 Tip from a Detroit Fan to Buy Her Son Eagles-Lions Tickets

    Philadelphia Inquirer
  • America’s Best Irish Bars

    Irish Pubs Global
  • Best Bartender

    Philadelpha Magazine’s "Best Of" issue
  • Best Happy Hour

    Drink Philly
  • Best Happy Hour

    Philadelpha Magazine’s "Best Of" issue
  • Best Hookup Spots in Philadelphia

  • Best Irish Bar in Philadelphia

    AOL CityGuide
  • Best Irish Bar

  • Best Irish Bars in America

  • Best Irish Bars in US

  • Best Irish Bars in US
  • Best Irish Pubs in 19 Big Cities
    Around U.S.

    Business Insider
  • Best Irish Pubs in America for St. Patrick’s Day

  • Best Irish Pubs in the U.S. to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

  • Best Irish Pubs in the United States
  • Best Karaoke

    Philadelphia Style
  • Best Place for Serious Day Drinking

    Philadelpha Magazine’s "Best Of" issue
  • Best Place to Watch the Game

    Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of" issue
  • Best Places to Watch the Super Bowl in America

    Travel & Leisure
  • Best Sports Bar/1st Runner up

    Drink Philly
  • Best U.S. Destinations to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

    Paste Magazine
  • Best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

    USA Today Go Escape Magazine
  • Cited as a reason that “Philly was named one of Best Beer Towns in America”

  • Exploring a bar older than the Civil War (Video)

    The Chive
  • Family-owned Businesses: McGillin’s Olde Ale House pours to politicians  — and brides

    Philadelphia Business Journal
  • Father-Son Duo Keeping History Alive at Philly’s Oldest Bar

  • From Bobbleheads to Beer, Pope Francis Frenzy Hits U.S.

    "CBS This Morning"
  • Halloween: Is McGillin’s Olde Ale House haunted

    "Good Day Philadelphia" on Fox29-TV
  • Historic Irish Tavern In Philly Celebrates its 160th Anniversary

    Irish Central
  • Holiday Yule Log with Phillie Phanatic at McGillin’s

  • Irish Pubs Worth Traveling For

    Trip Advisor's Flip Key
  • McGillin’s Is Haunted

    Haunted Kitchens
  • McGillin’s has Matchmaking Magic

    Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Meet the longest serving waitress at Philly’s oldest-running bar (video)

    The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Meet the longest-serving waitress at Philly’s oldest-running bar.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Most Authentic Irish Pubs in America

    USA Today & Huffington Post
  • One of the bars highlighted in “Explore the American Speakeasies Still Offering 1920s Intrigue.”

    Travel & Leisure
  • Philadelphia Named “Late Night Capitol of the U.S.” – including McGillin’s

  • Philly’s Top 50 Bars

    Philadelphia Weekly
  • South Philly resident steering McGillin’s through tough times

    South Philly Review
  • Super Bowl cook-off

    Fox & Friends
  • The Best Irish Pubs in America

    The Daily Meal
  • The most authentic Irish pubs in every major St Patrick’s Day parade city 

  • Top 10 Irish Pubs Across America for Craic, Music & Tradition

    Irish Central
  • Top 10 Irish Pubs in the U.S.

    Yahoo Travel
  • Top 10 Irish Pubs in the U.S.
  • Top 10 Irish Pubs in the USA
  • Top 10 Irish bars in the Country

  • Top 100 Nightclubs & Bars in U.S.

    Nightclub & Bar magazine
  • Top 100 Restaurants in Philadelphia
  • Top Irish Pubs in the U.S.

    Fox News
  • Top Karaoke Spots in Philadelphia

  • Top St Patrick’s Day Bars in U.S.

    Huffington Post
  • Watch this video about McGillin’s

    PGW's Flame to Table Video
  • Where to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

    International Business Times
  • Where to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

    USA Today Travel