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McGillin's Olde Ale House


I Love My Job: Chris Mullins Sr.

Chris Mullins Sr. has been running the show at McGillin’s Old Ale House, the city’s oldest continuously operating tavern, for 23 years now along with […]


For Those Of You Who Just Can’t Get Enough Of Oktoberfest

This year, it seems like everyone is throwing some sort of Oktoberfest celebration (or, in some cases, more than one). So in order to stand […]


These Bars Are Embracing the Papal Visit

If your Facebook feed is anything like mine this week it has been nothing but Pope maps and port-a-potties. That and some good people who are actually […]

City Life

The Welcoming Committee to Take Over Center City!

The Welcoming Committee has taken over all kinds of straight bars since they started in Philly a few years ago, and they’ve even done sold-out runs […]


John Doyle Celebrates his 40th St. Patrick’s Day at McGillin’s

John Doyle, who was voted Philly’s Best Bartender in 2010, is celebrating his 40th St Patrick’s Day as a bartender at Philadelphia’s oldest bar, McGillin’s Olde Ale […]


For The First Time Ever, McGillin’s Sells Out Of Beer

The place has been open for 154 years and never before has this happened. Never before has the bar at McGillin’s run out of beer. […]


Foobooz On Location: We’re Headed For McGillin’s

Alright folks. We’re outta here. We’ll be at the bar at McGillin’s for the next couple hours, having some drinks, checking out the grub and […]


Foobooz On Location Today At McGillin’s Olde Ale House

Really? It’s Monday already? Well, if you’re anything like us at Foobooz World HQ, you’re still struggling to recover from Thanksgiving and don’t really want […]


Free Baked Potato Today for Ma McGillin’s Birthday

Catherine “Ma” McGillin was born on this day in 1847. Ma lived to the ripe old age of 90 and in honor of her birthday […]


Secret Menu Items Around Town: From Dill Fried Chicken to Nutella Pizza

Thrillist lists some secret menu items that you can order that don’t appear on any menu. Did you know you can get a dill pickle […]


Le Bec Fin’s Sign Gets A Second Life

Over on the Insider, they’ve got pictures of the iconic Le Bec Fin sign being taken off the building at 1523 Walnut (which, sometime soon, […]


McGillin’s and City Tavern In Bucket List Bars Book

On May 14th, Emerald Books will release Bucket List Bars, a detailed compendium of “historic saloons, pubs and dives” that you simply must visit before […]


UPDATED: Election Day Specials Around Philadelphia

Okay, let’s face it: Tomorrow’s going to be a long day. More than likely, it’s going to be the kind of long day that stretches […]


30 Cent Drinks at McGillin’s … in 1933

If you’re looking for a cheap drink try McGillin’s Olde Ale House … circa 1933. A South Philadelphia resident recently found a bit of history from […]


Fall Festivals Galore

Fall is upon us and that means beer fests, pumpkin fests, and Oktoberfest fests that all roll up into one giant festival fest. Luckily for […]