McGlinchey’s

  • Neighborhood:
  • 259 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA
  • Phone: 215-735-1259
  • Cuisine:
  • Price: $
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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Drastic New Pennsylvania Smoking Ban Proposed

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PHOTO: Jauhien Sasnou

 

Those of you who still like to smoke cigarettes in dives like McGlinchey’s and Locust Bar or light up cigars on the deck or patio of your favorite restaurant may soon be out of luck thanks to a Pennsylvania smoking ban proposed by State Senator Stewart Greenleaf and State Representative Mario Scavello. Read more »


The History of McGlinchey’s

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Hidden City Philadelphia tells the history of McGlinchey’s. Did you know the duck mural is actually an old billboard for an ARCO gas station? It’s true. Check it out.

The Smoky Haze Of History At McGlinchey’s [Hidden City Philadelphia]
McGlinchey’s [Foobooz]


Best of Philly: McGlinchey’s, the Best Dive of Them All

McGlinchey's - Photo by Jauhien Sasnou

Classic Best of Philly: The Eternal Draw of McGlinchey’s

I remember the first time I went to McGlinchey’s, the notoriously divey (and smoky) dive bar on 15th Street. It was just after my 21st birthday (I’m 39 now, egad!), and I had heard that the beers were some of the cheapest in the city, which is all I needed to know.

Given that these were the days before Philadelphia was Beer Town U.S.A., I ordered a Rolling Rock. Within minutes, I managed to get screamed at by the prickly bartender and have a beer spilled on me. On a later visit, a blond bartender pegged me in the eye with an ice cube, and a girl puked on my shoe. Little has changed.

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