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McSorleys Old Ale House

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15 E. 7th St., New York City, NY 10003
212-473-9148
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 10
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Charming

Visited with some co-workers for an after dinner drink. What a fun and charming experience. Michael, behind the bar, took very good care of us and took the time to point out some of the more special items stored behind the bar, in particular a chair that Abraham Lincoln had sat in. I liked both the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
KShawnT
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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  • Families with children
  • Late Night
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Visited with some co-workers for an after dinner drink. What a fun and charming experience. Michael, behind the bar, took very good care of us and took the time to point out some of the more special items stored behind the bar, in particular a chair that Abraham Lincoln had sat in. I liked both the light and dark beers.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Went here on the first Friday of Lent for fish and chips - which were extremely good. Very light, crispy, and mild flavored. Not heavy, oily or "fishy." This place has literally been around since 1854 so it was on my "must see" list for New York City. The service was the best I've ever had at a pub -... More 

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PA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We visited here 3 times in 4 days, so my review is based on different times. The lunchtime scene was CHILL. We had good food, good service, and of course good drink...all cheap. 5.50 for the double mugs is a good deal even though the quantity is inconsistent - the mean is very acceptable. The dark is GOOD the light... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was the neatest experience - and ironically I'm not a big drinker. It was my boyfriend's goal in our whole trip to NYC that he at least visit here. Completely untouched in appearance, there could not be a more authentic feel to this old bar. The bartenders fit perfectly, everything is a little rough around the edges, and it's... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I hadn't been here in years. Brought my daughter and her new husband while we were visiting NYC. It was a freezing cold night in NYC but as soon as we stepped through the doors, it was warm and friendly. Love their dark ale and the atmosphere. Don't miss a visit to McSorley's when you're in NYC. Wish we had... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We visited McSorleys last night after reading all the reviews and what a disappointment. The staff that we meet were really unfriendly and told us that they had two beers only so take your pick. It was such a cold night that we had to take off our hats, coats etc. The Waiter said that we had one minute to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

So far, this is my favorite bar in NYC! We went to McSorley's for the first time during our most recent visit to New York. I had read about it in a few places and knowing the history of it, I really wanted to check it out. It definitely did not disappoint! The atmosphere is amazing. Everything in the bar... More 

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Hartland, Vermont
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Such a fun pub. So friendly, great service great atmosphere. We loved the dark beer. Had to come back for the anniversary. Both times in a very crowded time waiters immediately found us seats to join in with other parties.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Great time, cold brews, good food, good prices and great service. We had such a good time there. The atmosphere was so customer friendly and the staff really made you feel at home. It was like going back in time to a pub where nothing mattered other then the patrons having a good time. Can't wait to go back. If... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We discovered McSorleys on our first trip to NYC. Some friends we were traveling with had been there several times before. It was an adventure making our way over there but we were certainly not disappointed once we arrived. It was a Monday afternoon, so it wasn't crowded. We made our way in and I was in awe of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 E. 7th St., New York City, NY 10003
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 212-473-9148

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?