259 S. 15th St., 215/735-1259
Somewhat of an urban enigma, this quintessential dive bar is in the heart of the Center City action. Waitresses are charmingly informal and prices are dirt cheap, especially for pitchers of domestic draft classics like Yuengling, Yards, and Rolling Rock, with Guinness not much more.
McGlinchey’s is dark, dingy, and lined with booths. You can order a hot dog with all the fixins’, listen to a rock ’n’ roll–packed jukebox, or play Ms. Pac-Man at an old-school sit-down-style game.