Philadelphia's Oldest Continuously Operating Pub

Philadelphia's Oldest Continuously Operating PubPHILADELPHIA, PA - Since 1860, has beer flowed at Philadelphia's oldest continually operating tavern? Making it one of the oldest continuously running establishments. Outliving Strawbridge?s, Civil War fighting, and Prohibition itself has proven their resilience.

McGillin's Olde Ale House

McGillin's Olde Ale House - Philadelphia's Oldest Continuously Operating Pub

Catherine & William McGillin opened McGillin's Olde Ale House (then known as Bell in Hand Tavern) in 1860 - the same year Lincoln was elected president. Their Irish roots, affectionately known as Ma & Pa, served as bartenders at this establishment which still offers hospitality today.

Today it remains one of the oldest continuously operating pubs in the city, boasting an extensive beer selection, pub fare, and karaoke entertainment. A place where you can catch a game, grab a drink and hang out with old and new friends!

McGillin's is an inviting neighborhood pub where everyone can come relax with hearty meals and friendly service. They aim to be the go-to spot in our local community where everyone feels at home.