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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

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  • 18
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  • 11
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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
Abe Lincoln Drank Here!

His is my favorite bar in the United States. SO much history and it operates much the way it always has. Light beer or dark beer, those are your choices. Stop for a round or two, you will not regret it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2013
TheIowaCullen
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

His is my favorite bar in the United States. SO much history and it operates much the way it always has. Light beer or dark beer, those are your choices. Stop for a round or two, you will not regret it.

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Albany, New York
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38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Met up with some old buddies here for a mini-reunion of sorts. Was a great place to do so. Good atmosphere, interesting decor to look at, awesome history and good (dark) beer. The staff made sure our mugs were full and that's all I can ask for. Well worth going if you're in the city, and I look forward to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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136 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Visited this for the first time on a recent business trip to NYC - this pub is like the proverbial time warp & is a must visit is you go to NYC - simple choice dark beer ot light beer - both were superb & the waiter could not do enough to help. Loved the sawdust on the floor &... More 

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Minnesota
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I think this is the oldest ale house in NYC. Saw dust on the floor. You can only get light or dark beer here and only by the two's. Very interesting characters here.

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Ireland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We were staying in Soho but my husband read about this place and wouldnt rest until we went there for a beer during our week in NYC. Then he loved it so much we ended up here on 6 occasions - its actually an easy subway ride from most areas of the city. I drank the light, he drank the... More 

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We went here with our niece on Tuesday, March 19 (our last night in NYC) and I'm so glad we made it. I drank the dark beer and Diane and Caitlin drank the light. After a few rounds we ordered food. Diane got Shepherd's Pie, Caitlin got chili and I ordered a Chicken Sandwich on toast recommended by our young,... More 

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Greewood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Saw this pub on TV and couldnt wait to try the shepherds pie! When we got there, we decided not to eat anything! The place has the original dust from when it first opened! The beer and the atmosphere were great! The food might've been good but I could not get past the dust!

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Well worth making a visit to. This place has great history and I love the fact they remain strong to the founding morals. Sawdust on the floor and only two beers on offer (served in two glasses for every one ordered).

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Salisbury, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Its worth going to once if you are in town. You get a choice of light or dark beer. Also you can only order 2 at a time. There is not really any food here so eat before you come or plan on going somewhere else after. It was really crowded but the bartenders had everything under control. They tell... More 

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

If you want an after dinner drink and maybe a snack this is a must! Thursday night was well attended but not crowded. Good for us because the guy at the door brought us right in and set us down at a table by the hot pot belly stove. It was a cold night in NYC and the warmth was... 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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: 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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