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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 #69 of 11,577 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: East Village
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Charleston, SC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

From the fallen WWI &II wishbones hanging from the chandeliers to the few beers on tap, this place is a rare find. Do yourself a favor and ask the bartender or fellow guests the history behind this place! It will amaze you!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I couldn't have had a better time at McSorleys! Very laidback atmosphere, oh boy if those walls could talk! Everyone there was friendly and kind. Real authentic to the spirit of the bar. Go for the ale but don't forget to get a cheese plate! It is a must visit when in NY!

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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed McSorleys partially from the venue itself but the Irish bartender we had was a load of fun. You question your sanity when you know the ale glass is a "two dunk washing" only but... hey... maybe the alcohol content of the "dark" or "light" option kills bacteria?! It's a fun stop, even if you just go to say... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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231 reviews 231 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great old and I mean old Irish Pub. When you order a beer you actually get two mugs of great beer. The dust is probably original to the 1800s but adds to the ambience. A must on any NYC Bar Tour

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14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Travel in time at this small, quaint Irish Pub, where women would not be allowed until the 70's! Lots of antiques and heart breaking turkey wish bones left by soldiers going to the wars over the years . Original heater and beers, light or dark !! Very much worth a visit!

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Ravenna, Ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We walked to McSorley's around 2:30pm on a Thursday afternoon in late September. We were able to immediately get a drink at the bar and sit at one of the extremely old wooden tables. The bar tender was very friendly as was the waiter. We had just eaten a few minutes before but my husband could not resist trying their... More

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Phoenix Arizona
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69 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Go for the beer and the history - and to read the walls. The first time we went it was Fleet Week and the bar was full of sailors in uniform. It was like a time capsule. Everything is old and awesome. You'll love it.

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

You don't go here for the food, you go for the ALE!!!! McSorley's has been around since February 17, 1854. Great ale, good conversation and plenty to gawk at on the walls and ceiling.

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Toronto, Canada
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29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a very rustic place with a ton of history. They only serve light or dark ale that comes at $5.50 for 2 half pints. Burgers and fries are also cheap. We felt a sense of New York history and a rare finding in this huge city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Lot's of history at this place, the ale is great and you can tell your friends that you visted the same bar as John Lennon and Abe Lincoln did.

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