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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 #65 of 11,875 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Pub
Neighborhood:
East Village
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 NEW 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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Fremantle, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Probably one my all time favorite pubs. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is fantastic. Whether you are here for evening drinks or a lunch time refreshment this pub never disappoints.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

If there are two things I love besides friends and family they are history and beer. A walk through these doors is a walk into centuries past. The old wooden bar, the sawdust on the floor,and the old pictures on the wall make such a fantastic atmosphere. There are something like 7 things to eat on the menu and 2... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Great experience.... Old bar, only offers dark or light beer. The dark is delicious. Servers were fast. So many cool stories, knickknacks, and history there. Get the cheese and cracker platter... And use the hot mustard. So great. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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Salem, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Fun place to visit. Your choices of beer are light and dark! But that is 2 glasses. LOL Had the liverwurst and onion special! Woah! That is all I have to say about that! I would consider this an experience!

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Jackson, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It's an old saloon in every way! I was with two other ladies and we had a ball. I had a delicious hamburger with thick fries for $7.50. Bring cash as they don't accept credit card. It doesn't matter if others sit at your table because you can't hear anything, there is so much noise. Lots of old pictures and... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

I had not set foot in there in a good 25 years. It was the rustic, neighborhood experience I remembered it to be. Was shocked to see that you still only had the two options, lite or dark but was also thrilled to see that remain the same. The potbelly stove and dust clad decorations made you feel like you... More 

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Newtown, CT
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

McSorley's is definitely an institution! After years of hearing about it, I was excited to finally check it out. When we got there at 2pm it was already busy. Luckily we did not wait long before getting a table. They have two beers on tap: light and dark. The pours are a little light, but one round includes two glasses.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We visited this pub on recommendation of our guide book - should have known better really as we try to avoid guide book recommendations as they can often be touristy hell-holes! McSorsey's may look the part but it is severely lacking in everything needed to be a proper ale house. You are given the option of either "light" beer or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Love this place, this pub is have a with history in NewYork city, that they have old places like these over there. Founded in 1854 it still looks like it ,you looked back then. If you order a beer they ask you want a light lager or an ale, that's it. If you crackers after a while. We love cheese... 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
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Pub

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