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McSorleys Old Ale House

15 E. 7th St., New York City, NY 10003 (East Village)
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Ranked #51 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Pub
East Village
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
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Vancouver Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

So if you get to McSorleys at 7th and Broadway and you should, you will be fasinated but the sawdust on the floor, the old lucky wishbones hanging on the lights from soldiers before they went to war, to the old news clippings covering every square inch on the walls to the wanted poster for John Wilkes Booth. Not to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Great old bar-room -with a choice of two beers and just a token gesture of a bar menu. Would be great spot to settle in of a wet evening with a few good friends. Reminds me of an old Irish pub. Having said that if you're visiting from Ireland/UK, you probably won't be interested in this!

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Wheaton, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Our family celebrated my daughters 23rd and my son's 21st at McSorleys. Simply a wonderful place to enjoy a beer, fellowship and a feel a part of NYC/Irish History.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We stopped in here when our Celtic rock band came to New York to play a show. Had to see it. Very cool. Look up the history of the bar. It really brings the bar to life. Read about all the wishbones.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is not a place for the faint of heart or discerning tastes. If you're looking for your Carrie Bradshaw drinks, try someplace else. What they serve is in the name of the place, along with sandwiches and burgers. Being the oldest bar in NYC brings in the tourists, but it's definitely a neighborhood place to meet your mates and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This place was a recommendation of a local, we tried it out, the beer was good (only two varieties of beer - light and dark) menu was simple and reasonably priced, the histroy displayed all over the walls was really interesting to see. If you have time before you go, listen to the podcast about the place - a lot... More 

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Riverton, NJ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We went to McSorley's because were in the neighborhood and you have to if you are nearby - just once. It is nothing special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

My boyfriend and I heard great things about this pub. It is the oldest one in NYC. Abraham Lincoln and J.F.K used to hang out at this very place.When you walk in, it's like you're walking into history.It has a wonderful rustic feel and smells the way a pub should smell. Their beer was very good and the bartender was... More 

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New York City, New York
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94 reviews 94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

know which one you want, cause otherwise you're in trouble! And that's all they have anyway. Have your beer with a paper plate of cheese, saltines and onions -- it's perfect. This is such a great NY experience -- the sawdust on the floor, the tiny ladies room (added as an afterthought --women weren't allowed in for years). A great... More 

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Dayton, Texas
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43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The oldest bar in NYC. A little tucked away in the East Village but this Irish bar shouldn't be missed. Memorabilia everywhere from Houdini to Fireman's hats to Police badges. Bartenders are good, cheeseburger was small but good and the beer although without much flavor was good enough to have more than one.

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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 0 - 20
Cuisine: Pub

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