PHILLY’S OLDEST BAR Trademark Registration

The City of Philadelphia is home to many historically significant landmarks such as the Liberty Bell, the Declaration of Independence, and Love Park. Among the nationally recognized pieces of history is McGillin’s Olde Ale House, now officially registered with the USPTO as PHILLY’S OLDEST BAR. Philadelphia Trademark Attorney and Founder of, Charles Riddle, successfully secured the registration on behalf of McGillin’s Olde Ale House.

About the PHILLY’S OLDEST BAR Trademark Registration

Exclusive rights to the trademark were granted to McGillin’s Olde Ale House on July 2, 2019. This mark gives exclusive claim as a “restaurant and bar service” for McGillin’s. This will allow them to openly advertise their longevity to customers and continue to stay open for the foreseeable future.

About McGillin’s Olde Ale House

McGillin’s Olde Ale House in Philadelphia has been operating since 1860. The pub has won several awards and its share of acclaim over its 159 years open. Historic figures have also been noted as having visited McGillin’s, from the legendary Tennessee Williams to a more recent visitor, Joe Biden. McGillin’s has established its reputation as a tourist attraction over the years, but it was not until recently that the bar and restaurant officially obtained trademark registration as “Philly’s Oldest Bar”.

“Shortly after the Liberty Bell cracked and long before ground was broken for City Hall, McGillin’s Olde Ale House threw open its doors. Its beer taps have been flowing since 1860 — making it the oldest continuously operating tavern in Philadelphia. McGillin’s has outlasted Strawbridge’s, the Civil War and even Prohibition. McGillin’s celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010.” – Extracted from