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McSorleys Old Ale House

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East Village
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15 E. 7th St., New York City, NY 10003
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Waitstaff

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An interesting pub

I read about McSorley's on trip and visor. I was up for something different and it wasn't disappointed. You'd really need to visit this place to understand the uniqueness. Only two beers light and dark.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tom F
Lemont, Illinois
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  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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78 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old world this is where it all started. Great greasy burgers Excellent beer very busy be ready to wait to get in. Around 5. A neighborhood gem.

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Lemont, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I read about McSorley's on trip and visor. I was up for something different and it wasn't disappointed. You'd really need to visit this place to understand the uniqueness. Only two beers light and dark.

Thank Tom F
Wichita, Kansas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Feels like you really are in a pub over seas. Very nice food and draft choices, friendly staff, quick, and very charming

Thank Don W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There's not much beer in the mugs and there's even less alcohol and taste in the beer. You can drink all you want and only have a dodgy stomach and a headache to show for it later on. The place remains famously filthy so just mind where and beneath what you sit. The staff couldn't care if you come or... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mc Sorley's IS an old ale house with a limited, though well executed menu. Should you venture inside, your choices are house made pale ale or dark ale. Period. The chili, burgers, and Manhattan Clam Chowder were all hearty and complimented the pale ale we enjoyed. We were there for a late lunch (4 pm on a Sunday) and thus... More 

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Porto Alegre, Brazil
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beer is flavorless. The waiter couldn’t be any ruder, and to people who think this is funny, it’s not, at all, The cowboy waiter keeps chasing you away. If you want to see what racism is, watch him organizing who is going to sit the tables. I would never recommend this place to anyone

Thank Eduardo N
South Orange, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is allegedly the oldest pub in New York City. They are using that claim as an excuse not to clean the place, and there are dust bunnies the size of rodents hanging from ceiling fixtures. This is a one time novelty stop- just check it out, have a beer. I wouldn't plan on a meal here. There's too much... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Light or dark? One of each please. The beer was pretty good. We only popped in for a beer or two in the middle of the day but it's a nice neighborhood place. I'm sorry I can't remember the bartender's name but he was very hospitable. We will be back.

Thank Jen S
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travel back to when an Ale House was a meeting place, a social stronghold in the community. McSorleys was an adventure...newspaper clipping line the walls...this place has seen the outside world change a lot, however inside it hasn't change since its inception.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The draw to this Ale House is the atmosphere and history. When you enter be ready to say "Dark" or "Light". Ale will find it's way to your table. I loved the saw dust floors and the history on the walls. Women were not allowed in this ale house until the 1970s!!! My favorite feature would be the wishbones on... 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: Pub, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children


Open Hours
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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