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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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Sun 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Activities: Drinking
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New York City Off the Beaten Path Walking Tour Including Irish Pub Visit

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You gotta see this place! It has been added to tours but you can easily find it on your own. sawdust on the floor and you have to have 2 half glasses as beer so frothy. Only have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

You gotta see this place! It has been added to tours but you can easily find it on your own. sawdust on the floor and you have to have 2 half glasses as beer so frothy. Only have light and dark beer. the food is gorgeous and simple, cheese onion cracker, Chowder, chilli, superb. The waiters remember you as well... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you are into ales, and some history do not miss this place. The person who took me there also told me Abraham Lincoln, after giving a speech nearby had stopped for a drink there. Also it seems originally it was forbidden for females to enter the place - but now that they are, each time a female enters the... More 

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Inverloch, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Love this place for the history and the fact that you don't have to worry about what to have to drink. Walk in and two beers are placed in front of you....easy as..and it's not bad beer. Forgot, there is one decision light or dark beer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We visited the Village area and were told to be sure to stop by this place and were we glad we did! It's a step back in time with everything original and untouched. The old at has wish bones hung up by soldiers before heading off to WWI which were to be removed upon their return. The only drink served... More 

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Grimsby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A must for pub goers! Loved this small pub and went twice in our short visit to NYC. If you want chic and fancy, this is not your place. Most of the severs are older men, wearing retro jackets, standing on the public side of the bar. You go in, order light or dark and you'll get your two small... More 

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Marbella, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Wonderful memories of lunch while a student at the nearby Cooper Union, Corned beef/cabbage/boiled potatoes with a glass of beer for $2!! Saw dust on the floor, men ONLY at that time in the '60s, pot bellied stove for winter heat, etc. Times changed but God love 'em! Great food & a touch of "Old NY"!

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Saint Charles, Missouri, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We went to this pub with friends while visiting NYC. At the time of the visit there was an Irish festival going on in the street outside of the pub. Unfortunately I think that contributed to the place being packed full of patrons. Regardless, we had a fantastic time! The menu is EXTREMELY limited, i.e. Light or dark beer only,... More 

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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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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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