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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
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A genuine pleasure!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Kirkcaldy
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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Went to Mcsorley's on the recommendation of a friend who went there 3 weeks before us, we loved it, lovely people, nice snack of raw onion, cheese & crackers, even the ale was nice, and I'm a wine drinker. Stayed there for most of the afternoon on Christmas Eve. If ever I'm in New York again I would be back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Holiday weekend, short wait, continual turnover, eclectic patrons, watchful servers...what is not to love?! Once inside we were quickly served and as soon as several chairs became available we were offered them. Cool atmosphere reminiscent of yesteryear. Yes, it was crowded and loud, that was expected, but we had a good time. Next time I hope to order from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A true New York classic. Sawdust on the floor, dust on the light fixtures and Mcsorley's Light or Dark Ale by the (hundreds) gallon(s).. Always busy, always fun. The burger and fries at $7.00 is a steal, the cheese plate, with a whole sleeve of saltines! is too. A trip to NYC would not complete for me without going here... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This place is crowded and full of young students who cannot handle their beer (even though it is weak) and who are loud, rude and inconsiderate. Doesn't seen to worry the owner though because they bring him in plenty of money although I suspect at the cost of more discerning customers. As previous reviewers have said the only ale available... More 

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