About McGillin’s Olde Ale House
McGillin’s Olde Ale House in Philadelphia has been operating since 1860. The pub has won several awards and its share of acclaim over its 159 years open. Historic figures have also been noted as having visited McGillin’s, from the legendary Tennessee Williams to a more recent visitor, Joe Biden. McGillin’s has established its reputation as a tourist attraction over the years, but it was not until recently that the bar and restaurant officially obtained trademark registration as “Philly’s Oldest Bar”.
“Shortly after the Liberty Bell cracked and long before ground was broken for City Hall, McGillin’s Olde Ale House threw open its doors. Its beer taps have been flowing since 1860 — making it the oldest continuously operating tavern in Philadelphia. McGillin’s has outlasted Strawbridge’s, the Civil War and even Prohibition. McGillin’s celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010.” – Extracted from https://mcgillins.com/history/