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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
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 238
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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
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Must Visit

Probably the coolest pub in NYC. The beer is light or dark and the bar tenders look like they are straight out of the movie "Gangs of New York". The floor is covered in saw dust and the walls with old pictures and collectibles. You sit at a table with strangers and drink and laugh. MUST VISIT spot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Matthew S
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Probably the coolest pub in NYC. The beer is light or dark and the bar tenders look like they are straight out of the movie "Gangs of New York". The floor is covered in saw dust and the walls with old pictures and collectibles. You sit at a table with strangers and drink and laugh. MUST VISIT spot in NYC.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Right out of a movie. I loved it and will be back often. Great cheap beer great service and great atmosphere

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Nappanee, Indiana, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

McSorleys is a must while visiting the city. The beer is OK, but history is the reason to go. The fact that Lincoln drank here makes it cool. It can be busy at times but worth the wait.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Unless you fancy fries and cheese don't go for the food, but if it's a rollicking fine old time you require head on over. Love the place.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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62 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Whether you are visiting New York City or live within an hour or two away, this is a must go to place. just light or dark beer with cheese and mustard dishes spread around. the history of this place is amazing. the people you meet there are amazing. this is just plain and simple an amazing place to go to.

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Newtown, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Nothing compares to this gem .... From the pot belly stove, to sawdust on floor.:.. Cheese and crackers with mustard I've never tasted anywhere else.... Beer..dark or light...nothing else.... Cannot decide which is best..waiters with blue smocks as old as the bar... The singing for any and all reasons...: the stories... If in NYC... Must attend ...I have for 20+... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We loved this place for a few reasons, the history of it, the fact that you can meet random people because of the seating policy, and the uniqueness of the how they serve their beer. The beer was actually good to top it all off. Thanks to whomever has worked to keep this place and all it's history alive and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

McSorley’s looks and feels like the old bar that it is. It is all wood, there is sawdust on the floor and there is dust all over the large amount of stuff hanging from the ceiling. That being said, I love this place! This is as much as museum as it is a restaurant. I come here every time I... More 

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Nicholson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

This place is like stepping back in time. You don't come here for the service, you come for the experience. If you're someone who gets offended when you don't have someone waiting on you hand and foot don't bother coming. The waiters know when you need another beer and that's the most important part. If you're looking to sit around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I guess this is a must see. I only was in US for three days, and of these three days only three hours in New York, so my colleagues wanted me to visit this place. It was indeed an experience, and one must simply like it because of the original setting. It certainly is something different from all other places... 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?

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