To honor the Phillies’ playoff journey, McGillin’s Olde Ale House, Philadelphia’s oldest tavern, has reintroduced its iconic red beer, reminiscent of the famed “Red October.” Phillies fans can relish a pint of red-dyed Bud Light for $4.50 or opt for a pitcher at $10.50 while catching playoff games on the bar’s dual-level screens.
McGillin’s has gone all out in supporting the Phillies, offering a range of Phillies-themed food and drink specials. Enjoy the “Philli-tini,” a delightful mix of vanilla vodka, pineapple, cranberry juices, and a garnish of red sugar and an orange wedge. For those seeking a unique twist, the “Phanatic Drop” combines Jim Beam whiskey, apple liqueur, and hard cider, while the “High Hopes” boasts gin, bitters, tonic, and a lime-wedge garnish. Hungry fans can savor a Phillies-branded shepherd’s pie.
This is only the second time in McGillin’s 163-year history that they’ve served red beer, the first being during the Phillies’ World Series appearance last October. Here’s to hoping the red beer brings the Phillies better luck in their current NLCS campaign against the Diamondbacks.
McGillin’s, located at 1310 Drury St. in Center City, opens daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Cheers to a victorious “Red October”!