Best Irish Bar Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia

Best Irish Bar Cheesesteaks in PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA -- Philadelphia Irish bars in Philadelphia are renowned for their great food, Irish whiskey, and live music - some of the best in Center City. Below we've listed some of our top picks to drink copious amounts of green beer while enjoying an irresistible cheesesteak, listed in no particular order.Expedia Big Savings when you book Flight + Hotel Together

McGillin's Olde Ale House

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McGillin's Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury St in Philadelphia, PA. Every time I visit McGillin's, I discover a new reason to love it. My favorite McGillin story: When my younger daughter moved here three years ago from Canada, I asked if she had ever been to McGillin's. Of course, she hadn't! She replied that McGillin's has food available, but you must arrive early, or you may end up waiting in line. When I inquired if she had their cheesesteak, she replied, 'they have food?' Absolutely - McGillin's offers delicious food! McGillin's is known for its $5 drafts, but you'll stay and return for the food. Their cheesesteak comes with melted provolone cheese, along with chips and pickles - making for a hearty cheesesteak with lots of meat beneath that provolone. I recommend getting mine with mushrooms; they add flavor and moisture to the meat.

McNally's Tavern, located at 8634 Germantown Ave in Philadelphia, PA, was a great stop for me while working there. Without knowing there was such an iconic cheesesteak and bar behind its green door, I often passed it by without realizing what a fantastic surprise it would be - excellent customer service and family-owned! On my visit, my Sister-in-Law handled the bar that day while The Schmitter (Google it!) took care of drinks for us - another reason to love McNally's! Delicious dessert was served up - carrot cake was mine - watch how amazing that was! Amazing video here:

Oscar's Tavern, 1524 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA. Center City's premier dive bar. I don't know if Oscar's is Irish-owned; however, when I visited in 1987 as a trainee at PaineWebber, Jackie Irish was the bartender there so that's good enough for me to include it on this list. Sorry about the video quality - this was early in my Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure, after all - plus this is just any old dive bar, so what do you expect here?