St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and what better place to kick-off the festivities than at McGillin’s Olde Ale House (1310 Drury St.). Since opening its doors in 1860, it’s not only the oldest bar in Philadelphia but one of the best Irish bars in the country.
In fact IrishCentral.com recently voted McGillin’s one of the top Irish bars in the U.S. This isn’t anything out of the norm for these guys. McGillin’s has been racking up honors and awards in the past 155 years they’ve been serving brews. Currently McGillin’s is the 5th oldest bar in the country, making it rich with history. If you spent any significant time in the City of Brotherly Love then chances are you’ve traveled through the secluded alley that is Drury St. and passed through these historic doors.
College students, doctors, lawyers, celebrities and everything in-between have sat shoulder-to-shoulder at McGillin’s and enjoyed not only the ultra laid back atmosphere but also the outstanding customer service you get at this family owned and operated business. All-round McGillin’s Olde Ale House is a must stop on any beer drinker’s list that resides or travels to Philly.
Having survived Prohibition, The Great Depression, and just about every major U.S war, McGillin’s is much more than a bar, it’s woven into Philadelphia history. So this St. Patrick’s Day, make sure you swing by McGillin’s Olde Ale House and pay homage to this Philadelphia institution.