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McSorley's Old Ale House

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Address: 15 E 7th Street, New York City, NY 10003
Phone Number: (212) 473-9148
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New York City Off the Beaten Path Walking Tour Including Irish Pub Visit

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Great Old Tavern

Fun experience. Unfortunately the place was very crowded. Since McsSorley's is small there were no tables available and standing space is limited. The place is full of history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Middletown, Connecticut
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Middletown, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fun experience. Unfortunately the place was very crowded. Since McsSorley's is small there were no tables available and standing space is limited. The place is full of history, the beer was good, and a great staff.

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Co Kildare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are two beers, a dark and a light beer which is refreshing in a city where you can have everything. Both beers are pretty good. Step outside the city for some down time and a few beers.

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in after a walking tour around Greenwich Village and didn't want to leave. The beer is excellent, well the dark is. The whole decor and history of the place adds to the unbelievable character of this truly unique bar. The bar man Shane is one of the best bar men we have ever come across. He is so... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

... but no plugs or wifi. Come and immerse yourself in the moment, the beer, and the food -- but don't plan on working or reading while you're there. Just BE THERE -- and experience this experience.

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Sao Caetano do Sul, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For me it´s a must in NYC, maybe not for your wife or girlfriend. Anyway don´t miss this place in your next trip to NYC. I went in the early afternoon and the bar was not crowded. Small glasses but reasonable price, you buy always 2 beers(light or dark) up to you. There is a dish with cracker and cheese,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't bother looking for this place, because somehow you just kind of stumble upon it! We took a visit to NYC to check out NYU and fortunately ended up at this seriously old school Irish pub. Nothing fancy whatsoever- but cozy, old and quite memorable. Choice of 2 tap beers- light and dark. Small glasses, but they keep it coming!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

9 years since I last visited, and the place is still the same. Light ale or dark ale, that's all we've got. A meagre lunch menu, but who cares? This is a place to go, drink beer, and talk to friends or strangers. Isn't that what a pub should be? 6 stars.

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walls of this joint are filled with history: wishbones from soldiers who never returned from World War I, newspaper clippings, and in the back room a hearth with "Bible House" engraved in gold. What was Bible House? In the late 19th and early 20th century, you wouldn't have to ask. The six-story building at Astor Place and East Ninth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited McSorley's last week after reading about it on one of the many websites about New York, they said it had sawdust on the bar floor, and sure enough it had. The beer was good and very reasonably priced, I ordered 2 beers (one light and one dark) and a coke for my wife, at a cost of $7.50 the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can't go wrong with McSorley's. Great beer, incredible history, and good food. Take it from a native NYer, no trip is complete without a stop at this bar!

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