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McSorleys Old Ale House

15 E. 7th St., New York City, NY 10003 (East Village)
212-473-9148
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Ranked #94 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: East Village
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This place has its share of characters. Went with friends and we had a great time. There are only two beers, they come in two's, and its CASH ONLY. I'm surprised they even have electricity for as old as this place is. Awesome history, but irritated that the beers have gone up to $2.75 for one so its $5.50 a... More

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My favorite Manhattan bar, 160 years and still going strong. A must stop whenever I visit NYC. Tucked away on a quiet side street in lower Manhattan, it's America's best pub. Ambiance that words cannot describe, it feels like it has not been changed in decades. A few cold brews, a plate of cheese, onions, and crackers with a bit... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place is a must see. This place is full of history. We could only stop in for a short period of time. But I wanted to stay all day. If you are snobby or are afraid of a little dust don't go. It isn't where you belong. But if you just like beer and nostalgia then stop in. Great... More

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Toronto, Canada
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391 reviews 391 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
839 helpful votes 839 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

McSorley's is a spot I have long wanted to experience and my wife and I finally made the trek up the green line to Astor Square. Past the Cooper Union you'll find McSorley's. The waiter was no frills but efficient. The bartender was friendly and quirky. The beer was great and came in two types (light or dark - I... More

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This bar smelled like a damp basement, the old box tv skipped on a delay, and the bartender thought he was funny, but came across as snobby. Skip this bar...VERY overrated.

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Montville, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Loved the atmosphere in this place. Old and simple. We were lucky enough to share our table with others and have some laughs. Ordered some fries and was dissapointed as they tasted and looked like something from the grocery store. Apparently our server has been able to serve 26 glasses of black & tans in one shot. No bar stools,... More

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Sechelt, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It took us a while to find McSoreley's but the walk and search was worth it!! It was a hot day and the dark beer was great!! The atmosphere is fantastic, friendly and inviting we never felt out of place at all. We were asked to sit at another table with a couple we'd never met in order to free... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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183 reviews 183 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We walked back up 7th to McSorleys Old Ale House, we sat on the right by the window, and hubby had the warm lamb sandwich with onions and I had a plate of cheese,crackers and fresh sliced onions (I've never tasted onions with such a mild taste - this little snack really hit the spot. We were unsure what to... More

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Sit down with strangers...drink light or dark beer...eat crackers with cheese, raw onions and hot mustard. ENJOY.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Steeped in tradition, if those walls could talk. This is a great place to have a drink along your busy day in the city. If you are visiting, dont miss it. A film or two has been shot around this place, ill leave it to you to find out which ones, mate.

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