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McSorleys Old Ale House

15 E. 7th St., New York City, NY 10003 (East Village)
212-473-9148
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Ranked #72 of 11,673 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Pub
Neighborhood:
East Village
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
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Sale, Australia
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284 reviews 284 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Very unique place, wouldn't have found it if it wasn't recommended to me. Very simple place, pick your choice of ale, light or dark and off you go. Great concept. You'll never stay here for a whole day or night, but it's great for a few hours. Nice atmopshere and so much history about the place. The cheese and crackers... More

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Oklahoma City
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92 reviews 92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed McSorley's. We came in on a Thursday night and liked the atmosphere. We each went through 2-3 glasses of each of the light and dark and could have easily enjoyed several more if we weren't so full from the dinner we just had. We enjoyed a few at the bar and the bartender was... More

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Wokingham
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119 reviews 119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Came across this place whilst my wife and daughter were shopping down the road. What an oasis! Loved the décor ...old-time Dublin. Beers good, I enjoyed the light and the dark. Order an odd pair and have a glass of each. Didn't eat here so can't comment on the food.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I have been there in my New York visit in 2008 summer. Since then, I still remember the moments that I spent there as a best part of my New York visit. Ale is amazing, I have never found such a good ale later. McSorley is an Ale house, but you should definitely try burger. The taste is unforgettable to... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I had heard of McSorleys on the show Best Bars in America. I was in the city for a few days so this was on the list of stops. A great place to hang out and have some "beers". I say beers because you order 2 at once. Light or dark, two choices. Both are very good! I stuck with... More

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Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You come here to be crammed in a table surrounded by dusty relics and collectibles from New Yorks history and to drink either light or dark beer (served 2 handles at a time). People-watch and enjoy the somewhat surly service. Go somewhere else for dinner, then come back to close down the bar.

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London
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a great old time pub, its even got sawdust on the floor to soak up the beer and blood LOL, You have a choice of light or dark beer only (no cocktails in here) This is my type of place and a must visit when in NYC, beats any tourist trap bars.

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Very authentic old style bar in NYC. Great place to sit down, speak to the bar man and take in all the history on the walls.

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Bridgton, Maine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

4 of us are visiting NYC for the Marathon this weekend. Friends from home "demanded" we visit McSorley's. Very crowded ever where with College Football going on...but we were able to get in, get 4 seats and a few drinks! Friendly service and a fun atmosphere !

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Hull, Yorkshire
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58 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My husband had read about this ale house so we decided to visit. It is easy to find and definitely a popular place as it was very busy. There is actual sawdust on the floor and old memorabilia on the walls which gives it a real traditional feel. When we approached the bar the barman said that the drinks menu... More

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Additional Information about McSorleys Old Ale House

Address: 15 E. 7th St., New York City, NY 10003
Phone Number: 212-473-9148
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Pub

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