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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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 20
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  • 13
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Good to know some things don’t change!

This is a must visit every time I’m in NYC. Love the history of this place and happy it’s kept its charm.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Dropped McSorleys with some friends visiting from out-of-town. Nothing has changed since I started going here 30 years ago. They even kept the dust from back then. I love the history in this place, but they really need to give the artifacts a good dusting.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a must visit every time I’m in NYC. Love the history of this place and happy it’s kept its charm.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

I love old historic spots and this bar is amazing. We stopped in for drinks and were happy to hear about the history, but we had to stay for the hamburgers--so we got a table and ordered dinner. The food was great,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Stop in and grab a dark or light beer. Your only choice. A great historic place to visit and have a beer. Feels like the early 1900's inside. Bring cash they don't take cards.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a classic New York bar stop that opened in 1854! An absolute must if you are in the area. You will be asked "light or dark?" for your beer choice. Just start with a light, in which case you will receive two glasses of light beer. Drink those and then return to order dark and get two glasses... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Beer and beer food! The atmosphere is great! Takes you back in time as soon as you walk in the door! The oldest bar in NYC. It is a place to go and try. The memorabilia on the walls were great! Just wish they had cocktails too. But it IS a Pub! Go and raise a pint!

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London Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

So much history to this place I had to see it. Talk about stepping into the past. I'm a bit of of a bar nut so I enjoy checking out bars like this. Sawdust on the floor, old original wood inside. Two types of beer to choose from. Have a pint , take in the scenery. Two was enough for... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I went in expecting something old and got exactly that. Two choices of beer and an old pub with sawdust on the floor, nothing more. Two choices of beer and a helpful staff on a Friday afternoon. We stayed for a beer and enjoyed the "museum like" art on the walls. Worth the visit. Very old pub/building with a wood... More 

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Watertown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is all about being immersed in tradition! One of the oldest bars in the city-- great photos and history on the walls.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This place is not for the pretentious. It is New York City's oldest bar in continuous service! It is the place to be on Saint Patrick's Day! It was the last bar, that I am aware, to not have a ladies room. Prior to the 1980's female patron's had t use the the only restroom, which did not have stall... 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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