150 Years For McGillin’s

McGillin's Olde Ale HouseJoe Sixpack writes an ode to McGillin’s, Philadelphia’s oldest bar in today’s Daily News. Tuesday, the bar will embark on a 150 day countdown to its sesquicentennial with the “Party of the Century -and-a-Half.”

Joe Sixpack will be in the bar at 6pm to read from his “Joe Sixpack’s Philly Beer Guide.” It’s the first in a series of readings from authors who have included McGillin’s in their books. Then at Midnight, Abe Lincoln (who was elected president the year McGillin’s opened) will tap the first firkin of McGillin’s 1860 IPA.

Joe Sixpack: Ode to McGillin’s – our city’s oldest bar [Philadelphia Daily News]

List of readings after the jump.

  • Tuesday, August 11th – Beer writer Lew Bryson, Pennsylvania Breweries
  • Tuesday, August 25th – Crime novelist Duane Swierczynski, The Punisher
  • Tuesday, September 1st – New York Times bestselling author William Lashner, Blood & Bone
  • Tuesday, September 8th – Motivational Psychologist Dr. Lewis Losoncy, Early Poppers: Growing When the Heat is On

McGillin’s [Official Site]