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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: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch

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  • 293
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  • 129
    Very good
  • 21
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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
As as it was

I remember the first time I entered this small bar. It was back in 1969. I had just received my draft card and several of us thought we would celebrate. Vietnam was in full swing. We ordered the "double hand" of beers each. That is, they finger carry 4 beers per fist. A feat I can not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I remember the first time I entered this small bar. It was back in 1969. I had just received my draft card and several of us thought we would celebrate. Vietnam was in full swing. We ordered the "double hand" of beers each. That is, they finger carry 4 beers per fist. A feat I can not do. We ordered... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A great place to grab a beer and a hamburger. It's a very nice place and in the summer the roof is also used.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite places in the city, it's old, it's dirty and it's authentic. Order both the light and the dark, after many visits I still can't figure out which one I like better.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

McSorleys is located in the East Village and I was taken to this place by my brother who absolutely loves this place. He told me its a pub from the time of Abraham Lincoln, which only increased the expectations and excitement to visit the place. Apparently the women folk were allowed inside much later. The two kinds of ales served... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This place is the best place that I drunk beer in Boston. It has two different kind of beer. Dark and light and both of them are really good and tasty.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I had seen McSorleys on a walking tour of historic sites in NYC two years ago, but didn't have the chance to stop in. I swore I'd be back. My adult son and I just spent 5 days in NYC, and took the opportunity to spend a couple of hours at McSorley's - enjoying their beer and soaking up the... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Met an old army buddy that lives in the area at mcsorleys haven't seen him in 45 years mcsorleys was a great place to meet the old Irishman

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What else can you say about McSorelys that hasn't already been said. It stands alone as the great Irish Pub of NYC its in its own league. It oozes bravado and character. It serves only two types of beer "light and dark" and both are top notch. The menu may also be limited but that is one great burger. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our adult family enjoyed our stop at this old beer joint. Authentic wood shavings on the floor, one barmen and one bartender quick to serve your light and dark. Beers are not large so order a couple and mix the light and dark. Definitely will go again while in NYC.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Start to finish this was a great experience. This place proves that sticking to the basics is the best, from the home brew to the best lamb sandwich we have ever had. Definitely going back next time we are in NYC.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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