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McSorley's Old Ale House

15 E 7th Street, New York City, NY 10003 (East Village)
(212) 473-9148
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Ranked #10 of 781 Nightlife in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking
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Winnipeg
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A great visit to New York's oldest Irish tavern. Good beer, friendly staff and a lot of history. Well worth a stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Love this place! Probably by far the most fun while were visiting the city. Those that complain of the rudeness need to grow thicker skin!!!! We found the guys working there to be absolutely hilarious...no-nonsense, but hilarious!!!!! Gregory and Brendan make our night with the jokes, heckling, and history. At the end of the night we were given a hug... More

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I Didn't realise the links this bar had with 9/11 until I called in last Thursday afternoon around 2 pm to find it absolutely packed with firefighters, their friends and families, and numerous servicemen. It was an incredible tribute to the firefighters who perished on 9/11. I was visiting from England and was made to feel very welcome. The bar... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

After a long day of walking and being all over Manhattan, I stopped in to McSorley's because a friend recommended it. I'm so glad he did and that I listened! The bartender was great, funny, and friendly. Because of him, I stood at the bar the whole time to talk. There was an incredible amount of items on the walls... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great atmosphere! Original dive bar. Great beer. Had been here before several years ago. In NYC with friends who had never been. They loved it.

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Great Lakes
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stopped by this pub on a walking tour. It was a great place to relax and quench your thirst. Like others have said they serve light and dark beer and you get 2 mugs. It was one of the last "men only pubs"...changed in 1970. Bars in New York can serve until 4am but McSorley's closes at 1am following... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

No TV, no music, not even a cash register. Just a classic ale house social spot. Mugs of light or dark ale served two at a time is the drink menu. Some bar food as well. It would be a crime to change anything inside this place as the bar exists as is since the late 1800's. Socializing and banging... More

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NJ USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Even if you are not a drinker, this is a place to go see.. History, dust, and cold beer.. Like stepping back in time and imagining Lincoln or Roosevelt hanging out there... So much to see here that you cannot see it all..

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stopped here briefly around 1pm because my boyfriend really wanted to check it out. The beer was so good, we tried both light and dark, both beers are so smooth and tasty and not very expensive ($11 for four beers) for NYC. I will definitely stop by again next time visiting the city!

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Opened in 1854. Maybe "McSorley's has long claimed that it opened its doors in 1854; however, historical research has shown that the site was a vacant lot from 1860 to 1861". This place is serves two types of beers. Dark and Light and when you order you get two glasses for $5. Hanging behind the bar is a wanted poster... More

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