Now (sort of) open: Mac's Tavern
The "Always Sunny" bar has replaced Skinner's in Old City.
Mac's Tavern -- aka the bar at 226 Market St. in Old City owned by a bunch of St. Joseph's Prep alumni including Rob McElhenney and wife Kaitlin Olson from the FX comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia -- did a soft opening over Memorial Day weekend.
A drive-by Saturday found it going full blast.
Then it closed after Monday night to work out kinks and a little tidy-up.
It's due to reopen Thursday, June 3 at 11 a.m.
The atmospherics are now wide-open, making it considerably noisier than it was as Skinner's.
Lots of TVs on the walls, 16 beers on tap (with a 17th on the way).
McElhenney, Olson, and the cast are due June 23 for a red-carpet grand opening.
It's clear that chef Michael Suminski, most recently at the just-closed Ortlieb's Jazzhaus, is having a blast with the menu. Five chicken cutlet sandwiches, five kinds of gravy fries, and a nod to the TV Mac: a platter called "It's Always Sunnyside Up," turkey bacon, eggs, and toast.
Click here for the menu.