Thursday, September 2, 2010

Keeping Philly Sunny At Mac’s Tavern

Now that the summer’s in full swing, there are a few places that you’re going to have to check out.  Mac’s Tavern opened in the former Skinners home between 2nd and 3rd on Market. While murmurs of signs coming down whispered through the city couple weeks back, faithful Skinners goers waited patiently for the final unveiling.
The guys and gals responsible for the change include a group of friends that date back as far as first grade. Toss in some investors and a few famous connects and you get this highly anticipated opening with ties to the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia crew.

The new Old City tavern has been revamped and redecorated with some extra headroom and more seating – especially up near the front windows. Mac’s brass kept the original staff so no worries on having to break in a new bartender.
They’ve also kept the $2 Miller High Life bottles but plan on running specials through all the games, during the day and of course during happy hour, Monday – Friday from 5pm – 7pm.

With 17 beers on draft, over 90 bottles to choose from and DJ’s still spinning Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays – shout outs to Mike on Friday nights - this Old City spot has kept true to its roots.

As for the food, the chef from the recently closed Ortlieb’s, Mike Suminski will be in the kitchen turning out tavern pub fare with a twist, including wings, a chicken cutlet sandwich, the “best crab cake in the city,” according to management, and some mac and cheese that’s set to be a fan favorite.

With early openings planned for World Cup Games, Mac’s Tavern will be holding it down all summer long.

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