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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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1:00 pm - 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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner

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  • 20
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  • 13
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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
A Must Stop

If you're in the East Village, you must stop here. Walk through the door, step back 100 years (except for the new TV). 2 beers, dark or light. Order a beer, you get 2. Get a cheese plate, too. You won't be sorry. Be good or be gone.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
John N
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you're in the East Village, you must stop here. Walk through the door, step back 100 years (except for the new TV). 2 beers, dark or light. Order a beer, you get 2. Get a cheese plate, too. You won't be sorry. Be good or be gone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you come expecting a good meal your an idiot. This is a bar for drinking and they do it right! Choose between light or dark beer, guzzle, and repeat. The atmosphere is raucous and fun. If you are hungry the serve crackers with cheddar onions and mustard. It's delicious when drunk!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great to experience a bit of history... While drinking beer. Sat next to a guy who had been coming there since the 60's, and he had some great stories. Make time for a quick round.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great place to just sit and really go back in time! Opened in 1854 and it appears not much has changed----it is more family friendly than in the past. Women were not allowed in until 1975, but we took our kids and had a great time. Two beers served at a time---light or dark. Get the cheese plate with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Called in here for a couple of beers whilst touring the area. Being from Ireland, visiting the oldest pub in New York was a must do. Got some nice beers and some cheese and crackers, went down a treat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

For the people (unlike myself) that likes to hang out in bars, that likes to get drunk, that likes cheap beer, this is the place to hang out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you like old, genuine bars that aren't trying way too hard, this is your place. Dark or light beer, both of which go down very easy. Simple food done really well. Honest service. I really enjoyed it, relaxing with a few beers I could feel the history around me. The East Village is probably the most fun area in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This place is around for so long. They only have two brews but they both are good and you cannot beat the price. The crackers, cheese, onions and mustard is a heavenly combination.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The oldest Ale house in NY (some say in America) is a very interesting place to go. Serving light and dark beer in an old NYC atomstphere. It's always fun to watch someone taste the mustard for the first time. Hottest damn mustard on earth! There is history here too. It was one of the last places in the city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I always enjoy a visit to McSorley's because it is one of those places that simply can't be recreated. The character of the building from the old wooden floors and wishbone chandeliers to the forced and enjoyable communal drinking experience are just unparalleled by the modern bars stuffed full of over marketed mega brew and 100 televisions. You go to... 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 $20
Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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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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