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McSorley's Old Ale House

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Address: 15 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10003-8291
Phone Number: (212) 473-9148
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This Place is so much Fun

What more can one say about the oldest continuously operating bar in New York City and one of the oldest in the USA. Full of history and fun. Great ale and people. A NYC tradition... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Rob B
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What more can one say about the oldest continuously operating bar in New York City and one of the oldest in the USA. Full of history and fun. Great ale and people. A NYC tradition one should not miss.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I always come to McSorley's when in NYC. To keep the sawdust on the floor and the ability to just order light or dark ale makes it the most traditional pub I have ever had the pleasure to drink in. A must visit for any international boozer

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was the neatest pub I have ever been in. So many old pictures on the wall. A great place to people watch.

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was recommended to check this place out by a friend who know my affinity for dive bars. Was rewarded by this great joint. They have beer, no TV's, some food (I did not eat) and did not care if you were satisfied or not. My kind of place.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each time I go to NYC, I make it a priority to go here! It is the oldest bar in the city and the sheer experience of walking through the door and ordering one of their customer brews (light or dark) will not disappoint you. The place can get crowded from time to time, but it is definitely worth the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting old bar with lots of historical artefacts on the walls and sawdust on the floor. The draft beer comes in two choices - dark or light. The standard serving is two glass mugs - with the top third of the glass being head (froth) - for $5.50. You can order a single mug for $3. I had the... More 

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Draper, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was packed on an early Saturday afternoon and its a destination you have to want to get to so that is a tribute to how good this place was, is and will continue to be. Nothing fancy here but they've been doing something right for a long time as one of their slogan;s suggests, "we were here before you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Full of tourists who look a tad bewildered by the funky smell,flat beer and sawdust. Still we've done it.

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Vancouver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though the beer was OK, this small place on a Thursday night was much too frenetic, packed and noisy for a conversation. Don't go here for a relaxing or intimate chat, or to watch a game (no TV). The two smallish mugs of beer for $5.50, light and dark, were not filled up. Nowhere to sit and barely standing room.... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the history and decor including the invitation to the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge. Grabbed a table to watch some soccer and loved the horseradish mustard to go with the onions crackers and cheese.

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