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3 Great Irish Pubs to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Philadelphia


Who’s ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? When you live at Crane Chinatown, you have access to all of the best parts of the city, meaning you can choose whether to visit the absolute best Irish pubs in the city this year.  Here are three of the best Irish pubs to check out in Philly this St. Patrick’s Day.

McGillin’s Olde Ale House 

Midtown Village

While McGillin’s will likely be one of the most packed pubs ale houses in the city, there’s a good reason for this. McGillin’s Olde Ale House certainly lives up to the name in that it opened its doors the very same year Abraham Lincoln was elected president, 1860. So it has a bit of tradition. Perhaps most importantly, it’s reportedly the only place in the U.S. where you can get an O’Hara’s Irish Stout, which is brewed in Ireland.

Fergie’s Pub

Midtown Village

Fergie’s has a little bit of everything: Good food, good drinks and good music. Traditional Irish music is actually performed every Saturday at Fergie’s. Additionally, Fergie’s caters to vegans too with a number of vegan offerings including vegan wings. 

St. Stephen’s Green


Visit St. Stephen’s Green and you’ll immediately be impressed by the selection. In truth, St. Stephen’s is like a super group of Philly’s great Irish pubs with The Bishop’s Collar, The Black Sheep Pub and the former Dark Horse Pub owners all coming together to create the best Irish experience in the city. Serving 12 kinds of beer on tap and over 50 bottles to choose from, it’s no wonder everyone loves it here. Bonus: They also serve brunch!