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McSorley's Old Ale House

15 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10003-8291
+1 212-473-9148
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“dark ale” (57 reviews)
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15 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10003-8291
East Village
+1 212-473-9148
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful for a few drinks, just for the experience. It's a low-key tourist spot, but the history makes it worth a visit. Order a beer, sit in the back, and drink in the environment.

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly work a visit and a couple of halfs of the Ale. Located near the once supper hip St Marks Road. Staff very friendly and the place has a jolly atmosphere.

Thank Onaboat7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

McSorley's is an East Village gem. Just a plain ol' (very ol') pub. Go for a beer at the start of your night bar hopping!

Thank Marty C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oldest Saloon in New York...not bar! For that you need to visit Pete's Tavern. This saloon has the swinging doors and no bar stools so it really brings you back to its purpose. You either choose light or dark Ale to drink and they double...More

Thank flipmexi17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's really simple..."Light or dark?" If you don't know, your choice is made for you. There are no fancy craft beers, no cans, just two mugs with your choice. You haven't been to any place like it-real old school bartenders and a bar worn smooth...More

Thank TravlinDiver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a while to get there on public transport, but it was worth the effort. This place is genuinely old, nothing fake - even the dust is old! The beers are good - two at time is the standard order; choice is light or...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Limited drinks, little choice, sawdust floor, bar staff that don't wanna be your friend - not a bad thing! Very interesting place if you're into history like me. Wish I had longer to look at and read all the amount of stuff on the walls....More

Thank PhilM150
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dark or regular house Ale, excellent food. Sawdust and memorbilia of 150 years of New York. I sat under the photo of Jack Ruby shooting Oswald. The staff told my guest tales of the place, and origin of some fixtures. Abraham Lincoln used to drink...More

Thank Mr J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and beer really come in second place when visiting McSorleys... the overall atmosphere of this historic pub is great, and is as close to a landmark as you will find in this historic city... good ales, decent sandwiches, but it is really about enjoying...More

Thank Franz W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You always know what you're going to get when you go to McSorley's Ale House. You're going to get a slice of history... along with light or dark beers and a sleeve of Saltines. I love visiting McSorley's because despite the raucous tourists, you still...More

Thank eluper
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24 July 2017|
Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
Would love it, but I am now at home in Australia!
12 March 2017|
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Beer only
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Response from TheForrestGump | Reviewed this property |
Didn't know it ever closed, but it's very much open now!