Celebrate 150 at McGillin's Olde Ale House

Take a look inside one of Philadelphia's greatest (and oldest) institutions - McGillin's Olde Ale House.

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McGillin's Olde Ale House began celebrating its sesquicentennial this week, cementing its status as the oldest continuously operated tavern in Philadelphia and one of the oldest in the nation.
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Although the celebration has begun, McGillin's Olde Ale House doesn't actually turn 150 until January.
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Chris Mullins, owner of McGillin's Olde Ale House waits to greet patrons to the bar.
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Bartenders Mark Foran and Jennifer Bermel pour and serve drinks to thirsty Philadelphians at McGillin's day in and day out. These two are one of the many reasons that the bar was named one of the 14 coolest in the U.S. by Gourmet Magazine.
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Bryan Wilkerson, left, and Chris Mariello, right, pose for a photo with McGillin's Olde Ale House owner Chris Mullins, center, dressed as Abe Lincoln. In fact, McGillin's first opened its doors when Lincoln was elected president -- in 1860
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Christopher Mullins Jr., left, and his father, McGillin's Olde Ale House owner Chris Mullins celebrate after tapping the first batch of McGillin's 1860 ale.
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You can celebrate by heading to McGiliin's and getting a taste of their anniversary ale, McGillin's 1860 IPA. The tavern will also offer discounts, beer tour, costume and street festivals and contests.
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Lew Losoncy, left, and his wife Diane Losoncy talk with bartender Mark Foran, right, at McGillin's Olde Ale House -- we bet they're talking history!
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