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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” (98 reviews)
“dark ale” (57 reviews)
“light beer” (33 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 via mobile

The six of us grabbed all lights with numerous rounds and didn't stop. Finally found out the reason for the sawdust on floor. You will have to ask as we did. Haha. Nice snack food with some sandwiches. Always great service! Oldest pub in NY!

Thank ROB A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what a great little place.. I asked the good people of the 18th Precinct if they could pick one place where they could take a visitor to NYC where would they go.. they scratched their heads and one said "McSorley's" the others agreed. So...More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can get great food and drinks at McSorley's Old Ale House and the service is friendly and efficient as well. As good as all that is, it's not the main reason for visiting the tavern. The history for this 163-year old bar is amazing,...More

Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub is really old and it looks it inside, nothing seems to have changed for a 100 years. They serve two drinks - dark and light, I chose the dark. It comes in two half's and soon your table is overrun with empty glasses....More

1  Thank MikeT6128DF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd always wanted to visit McSorleys based on it being coined as the oldest bar in Manhattan. It certainly has that feel from the outside, and even more when you get inside. The interior is very cool, awesome old decor from way back when and...More

1  Thank madtv261
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great history in this pub which has been visited by many famous faces. Simple drinks menu , two halfs arrive at the same time plus sharing snacks. The saw dust on the floor is a bit over the top though.

2  Thank SimonTHull
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in town for business but I had a few hours and wanted to check out a few popular bars. This was recommended. I had no idea what I was doing so I told the bartender to just give me what everyone orders. Turns out...More

1  Thank Derekaherrell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A classic Irish Bar in the heart of the East Village which I frequented in my younger years when visiting the NYC. After all these years - still the same, nothing has changed, 2 great beers for one low price. Cheers.

1  Thank st25w
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Cool history and delicious beer make this place a must visit if you want some unique memories and good laughs. We were offered 2 kinds of beer: dark and light. We chose the dark beer and it was awesome! Cash only but ATM close by.

1  Thank Kerryajmm
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Oldest pub in NYC!! You get a choice of their beer, light or dark! Every time you get 2 mugs, and they're cold and good. We also had a cheeseburger, which was written on the chalkboard, and it was juicy and yummy! Very cool place...More

1  Thank Carcat2
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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