Philly's oldest continually-operational bar is also one of the nation's oldest: it's been right there on Drury St. since 1860. Daily specials are where it's at.
Physically Assaulted Here!. Do not go here, the way this place treats their patrons is a disgrace! I was there for a total of 5 minutes - I wasn't there long enough to order a single thing - before I was physically assaulted by a bouncer. He grabbed me at the top of a large stairwell, and roughed me up for a few minutes without my doing anything aggressive against him, and I was lucky to get out of there before being shoved down the entire stairwell and being seriously injured (I've heard a story in an unrelated bar, where a patron's neck was broken in a similar incident). I was appalled and embarrassed by the way I was treated, and I will never step foot in this place again. I'm reporting this place to the Better Business Bureau, exploring my legal options, and reaching out to a Philadelphian Councilman who is speaking out against untrained bouncers in Philadelphia bars. Again, enter at your own risk - you may wind up in a hospital bed if you so much as look at a bouncer wrong in this place!
Good for lunch, dinner is too loud. The beer is good. The food is good as is the price. Lunch is good because it is not too crowded. During dinner hours the music is turned up too loud that one cannot carry on a conversation.
Must try!. Really good food at good prices and a great selection of local microbrews.
Smells like the oldest!!. The upstairs smelled like $%#@ and urine!! Waitress was miserable and food was terrible.Spend your hard earned money elsewhere.
Love this place!. I go to McGillin's all the time. They have a great list of regional beers and a friendly atmosphere. There's always something giong on - a party, Eagles game to watch, karaoke. I usually order the tuna melt - but lots of times they have unbelievably low priced specials on pizza, tacos, wings and beer - cheap and they taste good too. I love this place.
Avoid on Football Sunday. Entire place smelled like urine on a Sunday afternoon after the eagles game. Even the smelly alley outside had a better aroma.
Not all that its hyped up to be. My friends and I went here for the first time on a Tuesday night because we heard great things about the place....there wasn't anything special about it. Our waitress wasn't friendly or helpful. It took way too long for our food to get to us. My friend ordered malibu bay breezes that tasted like juice. The $0.25 wings came with bleu cheese and celery that was an additional $1 (which we didn't know, they just gave it to us and then charged us) - they weren't that great, I've had better. The staff was not helpful; when we asked for another chair, they said "Go find one yourself" and when we trying to, they got all huffy about us standing around. What? Plus its WAY too loud. Unless you were as drunk as everyone else and don't mind screaming to talk and sitting in the dark, by all means go to Mcgillians. We won't be back.
ONE BIG PROBLEM. CALLED AN IRISH PUB BUT WITH NO GUINNESS ON TAP ? HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND THIS. FERGIES PUB SMALLER BUT GOT THE RIGHT BEER
Best Bar in Philly. This is my favorite bar in Center City. It's reasonably priced with great weekly food specials. Their Tuesday $.25 wing special is the best in the city. The crowd is always friendly and ranges from college students to older professionals all wanting to enjoy the $5 pitchers of Bud lite and PBR. The Karaoke regulars are worth watching!
This friendly family-run tavern is one of the city's oldest watering holes..
In case you miss the neon sign reading "Est. 1860" on the way in, you'll certainly notice centuries' worth of Pennsylvania tavern licenses displayed over the bar. Located on a small street just a stone's throw from City Hall, the brick-walled and red tile-floored pub claims its fame from being the oldest continuously operating Philly saloon. The bar is filled at lunchtime for the bargains on crab cakes, soup and sandwiches.
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