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McSorley's Old Ale House

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15 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10003-8291
East Village
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved by locals and tourists, alike. McSorley's is a staple pub in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood. Two drink options: light beer and dark beer. Both are delicious. No frills. Great atmosphere. Great for groups of friends or solo travelers. It gets really packed on weekends....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun place! Known for its ambiance, this ale house was packed! There are two beers on tap, light and dark, there is some food, and only if the walls could talk! There is a pair of handcuffs on the foot rail left by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mplegal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say but if I was to go to New York and not make it to McSorley’s it would disappointing trip. Very unique pub and worth visit every time. Touching story about the wishbones.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So I may be partial to this bar since it is one of the oldest bars in the city. They serve light beer or dark beer. If you don’t like it get the F@$k out. It’s a no frills bar that stays true to its...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carl H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This may be the oldest bar in New York. The walls are full of photos and articles. The staff is friendly and iti s a chance to discover some facts about historical New York.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I first visited McSorleys in 2014 and since then have longed to return. As soon as we had our tickets booked for New York our whole trip revolved around visiting McSorleys, we built it up and it delivered yet again. Saw dust covered floors, pale...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a cold winter day in NYC, the best place to spend an afternoon. Get a couple of beers, stand at the bar or sit at a table near the pot-belly stove, and soak up the atmosphere. There's a reason stories and songs have been...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank markednick
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Need I say more? Friendliest staff great beer Definitely need to get cheese and crackers so that you can have the mustard. Just go

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Me and a couple friends came in to the city on Veterans Day and decided to honor our fallen heroes by having a round of beers at McSorley's. A lot of history here.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Get transported to old New York with one step inside this wonderful place. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is one of a kind..

Date of experience: November 2018
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October 23, 2018|
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Response from Leigh K | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Apologies but not sure, there was certainly nobody under 21 when I visited this bar, not that I will be going there again. Perhaps try checking their website.
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July 12, 2018|
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Response from Emma B | Reviewed this property |
Looking for more than cheese crackers and liverwurst go elsewhere. Otherwise have at it till they close at midnight. Drink here then go to Katz Deli just four blocks away. Don’t plan on eating here
September 11, 2017|
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Response from Kerryajmm | Reviewed this property |
As my husband recalls from our July trip, it was $11 for the two of us for a double fisted round. The "dark" was awesome!.
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McSorley's Old Ale House (9 Replies)
We are two women in our forties and shall be in New York next Monday for two weeks. Our hotel is close to the UN. We have reservations for musical and opera shows, love to make gastronomic tours and finding restaurants, bars and similar that have been in the city for decades and more. We are curious but not looking for unsafe areas or places in which two women cannot feel comfortable. Has anyone of you been to McSorley's Old Ale House lately and can you recommend similar places that...More
March 08, 2007|
Response fromcbcito|
Closer to where you are staying is the Ginger Man, which is McSorley-esque. (ie. Old World style specializing in Beer) It's on 36th b/n 5th and 6th. That and the other bars in the area cater to the local 9 to 5 crowd. As for McSorley's the last time I was down there it hadn't changed at all. (Somehow I doubt it ever will.) It's the usual beer loving crowd alternating between there and Burp's Castle down the block.