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Finn McCool's Ale House

) #664 of 3,615 Restaurants in Philadelphia $$ - $$$ American, Irish,
118 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4839
+1 215-923-3090
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“french dip” (2 reviews)
“spring rolls” (3 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
118 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4839
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Might seem like your average bar, but we frequented this place while in town for 3 days. Happy hour Apps were solid. $4 drafts during Happy Hour as well. Went back late nite and it was very chill. I'll hunt this place out when in...More

Thank SingingOT
Reviewed 26 March 2017

After watching a play in the city Friday night we headed to Finn McCool's. My husband wanted to watch March Madness. It was a great crowd. The servers are excellent. The bartender was GREAT!

Thank jmonson
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this place. The staff is great. The philly cheesestake sing rolls were fantastic. We enjoyed the Shepard ' pie, ruben, french dip and fish and chips too

Thank columbiatraveler
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...More

Thank pearl H
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...More

Thank Shauna M
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.

Thank MaddlyInLove
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.

Thank CMennig
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...More

Thank Drew K
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.

Thank GeoAdventurer
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

Thank suzi1967
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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
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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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