Philly's oldest tavern breaks with tradition to celebrate Eagles

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Philly's oldest tavern breaks with tradition to celebrate Eagles: Vernon Odom reports on Action News at 6 p.m., January 17, 2018 (WPVI)

Saturday night was a raucous scene at Philadelphia's oldest tavern, McGillin's Olde Ale House on Drury Street.

Fans were rocking the 158-year-old building, raising the roof as the Eagles defeated the Atlanta Falcons to set up Sunday night's showdown with the Minnesota Vikings.

"Jumping, screaming, hollering, yelling and dancing," said owner Chris Mullins. "It was a rollicking crowd and we're looking forward to another one on Sunday."

And in honor of the Eagles looking like a team of destiny, McGillin's will for the first time in its fabled history, break with a hallowed Irish tradition.

"We're going to be selling green beer for a non-St. Patrick's day event," said Mullins. "So we will for the first time ever be serving green beer for an Eagles game."

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