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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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“light or dark” (105 reviews)
“light beer” (34 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 6 days ago

What else can be written about an institution that has been serving light or dark beer since 1854? I visited after spending time at the WTC museum and needed a place to unwind and reflect. After navigating an efficient subway system, I arrived after the...More

Thank nakamark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wouldn’t recommend this place at all with all the lovely bars in New York this would be the last place I would go. Staff are rude and if your not in a large group spending lots of money they are not at all pleasant. Make...More

Thank Paula O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a got to see bar!! You get a choice of light or dark beer and you get 2 half pints 3/4 full, you have to try the Cheese and Crackers... just enough with onions. They also do chillis and a chowder. If you...More

Thank Grannypiglet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited McSorley's Old Ale House on our son's recommendation & we weren't disappointed! The atmosphere on a Saturday night was amazing with lots of singing & banter. The pub was built in 1854 to cater for the Irish community in New York. You can...More

Thank ChelseaGirl51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here before and it is still the same. Tons of atmosphere. Two beers, light or dark. I preferred the dark. I had the special. Lamb sandwich on rye, It was very good. Ask for extra gravy, just because it's so good. Friend had the...More

1  Thank cljgerry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went out our way to visit here after reading all the glowing reviews on trip advisor and had a brilliant afternoon in this pub. The oldest bar in NYC is full of history and loads of things to look at, and if like us,...More

Thank Lauren R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a historic venue. It’s New York’s oldest continuously operated saloon. The floors are saw dust covered. Ever corner has something historic. Women were allowed in the bar after a 1970 Supreme Court decision. You only have a choice of dark or light ale...More

1  Thank wsmithhd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited an old favorite. So much fun sitting with other groups - we met some great people! Can’t beat the history but visitors should definitely read something ahead to be able to appreciate this old speakeasy.

Thank Leah875
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Read the reviews on TA and decided to make a detour in order to visit . Glad we did as it was a great atmosphere with a good deal of tradition. Makes a change from the other 'Sports Bars' with full on tv coverage that...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fun atmosphere, great place to meet people. Had beer, fish & Chips, beer and beer and beer and conversation and a few beers. Great choice on beer, light or dark! Good prices

Thank Sapocafe
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11 September 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!.
23 July 2017|
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Response from flipmexi17 | Reviewed this property |
I am back in Texas as well! But choose Dark! lol
12 March 2017|
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Beer only