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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: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night

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  • 257
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  • 106
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Old school Irish Pub in NYC

Wanted to share the experience with my wife. Visited previously almost 20 years ago and not much has really changed. Probably why it is still a classic to visit. Great bar. Unfortunately, worst aspect is the bar bathrooms. Not a deal breaker...unfortunately a reality of a very busy small bar... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
BillyK92
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Tallinn, Estonia
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  • Families with children
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Tallinn, Estonia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Wanted to share the experience with my wife. Visited previously almost 20 years ago and not much has really changed. Probably why it is still a classic to visit. Great bar. Unfortunately, worst aspect is the bar bathrooms. Not a deal breaker...unfortunately a reality of a very busy small bar. Worth going to again.

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Sacramento, California
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8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Loved this old classic Irish pub with all the photos and newspapers on the walls. Light or dark beer and a simple menu was just what we expected - and what my husband remembers from many years ago.

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Elmira Heights, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

They only serve their own dark and light bears. You pay $5.50 for basically what amounts to a pint of beer. There is sawdust on the floor and it was kinda of dirty, but that is also what makes it awesome. We were there on a slow Wednesday afternoon and the bartender was very engaging. We will be headed back.

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Santa Monica, California
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235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Nothing fancy, no choices, no bull. If you've never been, you must go. If you have been, you should go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If like us, you visit places for history, good beer and meeting real people, this place is a delight! Last visited 15 years ago and it's just as good. Food looked good value, we didn't have time to eat. Love the choice of drinks two beers a light and a dark porter. The walls are covered with fantastic memorabilia and... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

"Dark or Light?" That's the only beer choice you get in this proper old fashioned "spit and sawdust" Irish boozer. They serve glasses of either light beer or dark beer, so pick your poison and away you go! It can get pretty busy in there, but its well worth finding this pretty unusual drinking den. Walls are covered in some... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

What a great place. The bar is wood and original, there is sawdust on the floor, the walls are covered in pictures and newspaper articles going back decades. The beer is great and easy to order, light or dark. We had the cheese plate and some fries and it was a nice snack to go with the beer. This pub... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Yea the beer is cheap for NYC, but 1/3 of the mug is foam. It is good quality, I had the dark. We also opted to try a burger. It was decent as well. Watch out for the mustard on the table. It is loaded with more horseradish than mustard. Overall good place to start a night near the East... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

If I'm in NYC I will stop by. It's like stepping back in time and always enjoy my visit. The beer is cold and tasty. Take time to checkout the walls, ceiling and bar. So much history!

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The history of this bar is worth the trip. The beer on tap, two choices, light or dark. he history surrounding this building and the beer makes it worth the trip. The beer itself is awesome, as well. A group of about 6 of us stopped by on the way back from a ball game. It was packed standing room... 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 20
  • Cuisine: Irish, 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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