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Finn McCool's Ale House

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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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118 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4839
+1 215-923-3090
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Miles City, Montana
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Hopping with people on a Friday night! Great service at the bar for food and drink. Friendly folks who aim to please and keep a constant check on you without being intrusive. No better place than this Irish pub to knock down a couple of pints of Guinness stout with a famous Philly cheese steak! Great end to a long... More 

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Long Island, New York
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104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

My parents and I came here, being one of the few Irish establishments in the area. I ordered a cider, my mother got a Guinness, and my father got a diet coke. My father's diet coke had some issue and thus was rejected. For some reason there was an issue with the diet coke that evening and the waitress agreed.... More 

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Thank Shauna M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

A great little pub w/ decent food. Sometimes a bit loud and crowded, but part of the atmosphere. Service is also generally very good.

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Thank MaddlyInLove
Waverly, New York
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129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Finn's was full of young folks really enjoying themselves. The bartender was super friendly. She recommended their Philly spring rolls and they were fantastic. Finn's is kind of small but a really nice place.

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Thank CMennig
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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282 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

My niece and I had a pleasant dinner at McCool's. Any place with Dechutes beer on tap knows their craft beer. The place has only three tables but a large bar and four or five high tops. The service was friendly and efficient. We enjoyed the Philly steak spring rolls with Sriracha sauce. The menu includes Irish pub fare like... More 

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Thank Drew K
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Great downtown location with excellent service. Plenty of screens to watch the game while eating very good food. I had a cheesesteak of course. Good selection of brews.

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Thank GeoAdventurer
north branford, ct
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Had appetizers and drinks. Not crowded or loud but a nice clean place to eat. Definitely recommend. Staff was very friendly and great selection of beers and alcohol

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NJ
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111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Decent place. Small yet nice. Quick service and decent prices! Was clean and comfortable! Bartender was friendly

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New York
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119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Hung out at Finn McCool's Ale House in Philly. Enjoyed the friendly atmosphere, music and ease of conversation. Thanks, to the two female bartenders and GM Kostautin. Note: Internet jukebox on site.

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Thank Ernestsworld
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Friendly service, really good reubens and burgers and I think the only Pub that makes ice cream from stout beer....absolutely delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 26
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4839
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-923-3090
Description
Finn McCool's Ale House is conveniently located on the corner of 12th & Sansom Streets in the heart of Philadelphia's Midtown Village. We are just blocks away from all major hotels and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. We have 17 draft beers featuring Irish standards and local craft brews. If you want to watch your favorite team play, we have 5 flat screen televisions throughout the bar for your viewing pleasure. While you visit our Ale House, ask to see our menu. We offer tasty appetizers like our Finn's Philly Rolls, burgers and sandwiches, and all your favorite traditional Irish dishes. The Shepherd's Pie is a house specialty. Our weekly evening events, Quizzo and Karaoke, will bring fun and diversity to your experience. Perhaps you are looking to host an after work function or celebrate any occasion. Our second floor Room 12 Lounge is available to you. We offer a variety of food and beverage packages to accommodate your special event. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff guarantees Finn McCool's will become your Philadelphia destination.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?