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McSorley's Old Ale House

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Address: 15 E 7th Street, New York City, NY 10003
Phone Number: (212) 473-9148
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Activities: Drinking
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McSorley's Ale House

This is a throwback to the mid 1800s, when they opened and have been in the same location since. The interior is old wood, full of historic artifacts, photos of patrons past and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
John C
Covington, Louisiana
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Covington, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a throwback to the mid 1800s, when they opened and have been in the same location since. The interior is old wood, full of historic artifacts, photos of patrons past and the famous people that have come to have an ale. They offer 2 brands of beer, light or dark, whish is made specifically for them and them... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

What is there to say that has not already been said? This place is simply unmissable when in New York City. I was here for St Patrick's Day which probably added to the experience. Easily got to by the green Subway route 4.5.6. Get off at Astor Place and it's a 5 minute walk. It is like time has stood... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I don't know why but the place has a spirit about it. Makes you want to have a good time. Its loud and hell and crowded even at 1pm. Don't go expecting to order fancy drinks. You order light or dark and that's pretty much it. Very enjoyable. We'll be back again and again.

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is the best bar in NYC. Always good company. The cheese and crackers is a must dark or light lager is the only option. Great bartenders and servers too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nothing I like better than a good drink of beer in a genuine pub.....sawdust and all. We met the current owner Mr McSorley who was absolutely charming as was the bar tender and several other locals. The beer comes in eithe light or dark and are both to be recommended being served in two half pint glasses per drink. There... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

everyone should call in here, have a couple of lights and order the cheese and biscuits. You are immediately transported back into time to a simpler era... would love to spend some more hours here with a few mates - anyone up for a NY trip? Chilli bowl was very tasty too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Ignore the reviews that refer to rude staff - that's probably caused by people ordering cocktails in what is a beer-only bar. It's authentically old and creaky, and if you're lucky enough to meet and talk to Pepe the bartender, you're in for a real treat. DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I enjoy this place and have tried visiting every time im down here. Take the 6 downtown to Asto and youre a block away. This place is a landmark, epitomized by the fact that an artist was set up outside around 8pm last night with an easel, pad, and pencil. You have to be a must see place for an... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I love this old place.....the oldest Irish Pub in the City....and if you like visiting Irish pubs...this is a must see....it is a time capsule.....and well worth bellying up to the bar for an hour of chatting with the locals and taking in the history and charm....your choice of beer will be simple....light or dark.....order it up and enjoy a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Having gone to a Dublin pub last year, this is a good comparison. Certainly not as busy during a weekday before noon, but it gave us an opportunity to walk around inside to see all the memorabilia. I was told President Lincoln was here , glad to see this place with some history attached to it. Also, interesting to hear... More 

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