McGillin's Olde Ale House

McGillin's Olde Ale House is the oldest continuously operating tavern in Philadelphia and one of the oldest in the country. It opened in 1860, the year Lincoln was elected president. The 161-year-old tavern has now survived two pandemics. The tavern opened around the time the Liberty Bell cracked and long before anyone ever tasted a cheesesteak. It's known for having 30 local craft beers on tap, homemade comfort food, and the camaraderie that has attracted not only young patrons but their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents before them.

McGillin's, 1310 Drury Street (between Chestnut & Sansom, 13th & Juniper),