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October 18, 2019

McGillin's owner Christopher Mullins Jr. stars in new Modelo commercial

The national beer ad brings attention to the International Rescue Committee

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McGillin's featured in new Modelo beer commercial Courtesy of/McGillin's Olde Ale House

McGillin's Olde Ale House co-owner Christopher Mullins, Jr. stars in a new ad for Modelo.

If you're of the drinking age and you live in Philly, or you've visited Philly, you've probably been to McGillin's Olde Ale House, Philly's oldest continually operating pub (and the city's favorite spot for Wednesday night karaoke).

There's also a good chance that while there you've seen or chatted with Christopher Mullins Jr., who co-owns McGillin's with his parents.

Now, be prepared to see Mullins on your TV screen. He's featured in a new, national beer ad.

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The Modelo commercial is below. Don't be fooled though, while it may look like Mullins is at the upstairs bar in McGillin's, the scenes were actually shot in Mexico. Ah, movie magic.

The commercial is part of the Modelo Fighting Chance Project, in partnership with the International Rescue Committee, which responds to humanitarian crises around the world.

The ad highlights how Mullins' grandparents came to America from Ireland over a hundred years ago, seeking better opportunities.

"We all have an immigrant story," the voiceover states, then closes with "Because it doesn't matter where we come from. It matters what we're made of."

Through Friday, Nov. 15, if you order a $5 pint of Modelo Especial at McGillin's, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the IRC.

McGillin's is located at 1310 Drury St. and open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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