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 on every national morning show and featured on international news channels — Today Show (live on St. Patrick’s Day), Good Morning America (covered the presidential debate from McGillin’s), Fox & Friends (Super Bowl cook-off in 2018), CBS Mornings (Super Bowl Cities Showdown in 2023) and on national and international news stations including CNN (live during Super Bowl 2023), Al Jazeera (live during Super Bowl 2023), the BBC (covered the election from McGillin’s in 2016, 2018 and 2022) and the Today Show Australia stopped by for a beer in 2023 (iconic Philadelphia sights). MSNBC’s shows “Morning Joe” & the “Chris Matthews Show” filmed live from McGillin’s for five days during the Democratic National Convention. 

The historic tavern has been featured on Chef Robert Irvine’s “Cheat Day,” the first season of Cake Boss Buddy Valastro’s “Legends of the Fork,” Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” and “Drinking Made Easy.”

McGillin’s 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. And in Rachael Ray’s magazine, Nightclub & Bar Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Gourmet, Conde Nast Traveler, and many more magazines

Books ranging from Bucket List Bars to Mid-Atlantic: Best Breweries, Brew Pubs & Beer Bars to Philadelphia tour guides, a motivational book, and a comic book from “The Punisher” series all mention the bar.

McGillin’s has mating magic. More couples have met at McGillin’s than anywhere else in Philadelphia. To hear couples tell their McGillin’s love stories, visit Love Letters.

McGillin’s has even been a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle. 

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