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McGillin's Olde Ale House

1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4520
+1 215-735-5562
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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LOCATION
1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4520
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped in recently while in the area for work. Typical Irish bar setting, but the music was American rock/pop. Bartender was friendly and welcoming and made several recommendations on nearby places for drinks and food. Realized later that night when we returned that there is...More

Thank mccrobiem
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place on a Wednesday and at 10pm it was PACKED. This was the karaoke night. The energy was alive here and there were several professional level singers. It made the night much like a small concert. Drinks prices were ridiculously low especially...More

Thank Jason R
McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Jason: Thanks for stopping by. Glad you had fun and appreciate your taking the time to leave a review. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Packed for the 2 days i was there. Ask for the daily specials, its really the best deal, no wonder its packed. Worth a drop by if you are in the area.

Thank Andrew H
McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Andrew: We're flattered that you came back twice. Thanks!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were here last weekend and loved it. It's a fun place with a lot of character. It felt like we walked out of Philadelphia and into a true Irish Pub with lots of people gathering in a casual atmosphere to enjoy...More

Thank 3ljp
McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So glad that you & your wife enjoyed your dinner & drinks at McGillin's and appreciate your taking the time to leave such an enthusiastic & detailed review! Look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here after dinner to check it out and have a nightcap- the place itself is a historic treasure, but the pizza was for nothing, the drinks were served without care or quality - I could got the same at any other bar in the...More

Thank Bakermann
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time there over 5 years. Place has really turned into a dump. Place is dark and gloomy. Constantly playing rap music. Seriously? Ordered a Black and Tan. Advised the didn't have Guinness products because owner is mad at them because Guinness open another Irish...More

Thank Buddy0588
McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Buddy: Thank you for returning. While we're glad you enjoyed the sandwiches and prices, we're sorry that you weren't delighted with Stout. We serve O'Hara's Stout rather than Guinness. O'Hara's is a small brewery in County Carlow owned by Seamus O'Hara and his brother Eamon....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in for a weekday lunch and loved the atmosphere. Its worth a visit if you want to get a feel for Philadelphia. The staff was welcoming and attentive. The food was good, although I've had better in Philly, but I'm still so glad...More

Thank kiwiandmolly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed an afternoon of apps and a good Pennsylvania ale. Friendly service and music. I would return.

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here many times, whether just popping in for a drink or lunch or pregame meal or New Years Eve, have always been welcomed by the staff or the owners. The walls are decorated with Philadelphia memorabilia and the original liquor licenses from...More

Thank Craig M
McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Craig: Thanks for taking the time to post a review. There's no better compliment than someone choosing to be a regular guest. We appreciate it!! Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this pub when querying Google Maps looking for lunch prior to a graduation event at the Kimmel Center. A 5 or 6 minute walk away from there just off Sansom St tucked away on 1310 Drury St. Great pub atmosphere in an historic setting....More

Thank KEB1025
McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Keb: Congrats on the graduation and thanks for celebrating it at McGillin's! We're happy that you found us and look forward to seeing you again. Cheers!

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Sally B
Is there handicapped accessibility to the second floor? Do you have an elevator available?
13 February 2017|
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Response from McGillins | Property representative |
No, I'm sorry, we do not have an elevator and, unfortunately, our bathrooms are on the second floor.
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Ronsgirl818
Do you have gluten free options?
25 October 2016|
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Response from McGillins | Property representative |
Our menu is like a book - so we're sure you'll find something that works for you! You can check it out on our website.
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Rick C
Are kids allowed?
28 July 2016|
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Response from McGillins | Property representative |
Rick: Sorry, we just saw your message. During the day, we get lots of families. Kids really enjoy our comfort food & casual atmosphere. Great families for lunch/dinner, especially around the holidays, but not at night.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4520
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-735-5562
  • E-mail
Description
McGillin's Olde Ale House, Philadelphia's oldest continuously operating tavern, is known for large selection of regional beers, comfort food & friendly service.
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