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McSorley's Old Ale House

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East Village
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Address: 15 E 7th Street, New York City, NY 10003
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+1 212-473-9148
11:00 - 01:00
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Great holiday weekend stopover

Light or dark? Just two types of beer served in mugs (about 8 oz.?) that come two at a time for $5.50 for both. Sawdust on the floor and apparently every item that has ever been... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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sparta, nj
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sparta, nj
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Light or dark? Just two types of beer served in mugs (about 8 oz.?) that come two at a time for $5.50 for both. Sawdust on the floor and apparently every item that has ever been hung up on the wall remains there. Started in 1854. Lively crowd there late afternoon. Fun place to visit. I had the light beer... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had McSorley's on our list of places to visit on our recent trip. It was absolutely brilliant, and we loved the light and dark ales. At $6 for two beers it was some of the best value in the City to tell the truth. On your visit, ask the team why you can only get two... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love that this bar has pretty much not changed from the day it opened. Also love how it's not a hipster bar. It's a bar that serves just there own beer. The best !! Highly recommended.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tip: This is a CASH ONLY. Maybe some other reviews mentioned it. But I was a dumbo because I didn't know when I went there. The bartender was funny as heck with a great accent. Irish, I think! (um...duh!). The server was very friendly and quietly witty. When I realized I didn't have enough cash on me (when will I... More 

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Portland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came with my best friend and had a good session of both Light & Dark Ale, Great place Good Prices, Staff always around to fill up the pints

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went out of our way to visit this place and were so glad we did. Loved the history and atmosphere. It had such a friendly vibe compared to a lot of places we visited in NYC. The simplicity of the choice of light or dark ale was great. Excellent prices and great staff who kept bringing more drinks and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best place to visit! Good food and good beer. The simplicity of the bar and the authentic history is fabulous! Well worth the trip.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just love their concept of seating everyone. You may end up at a table with strangers, but its well worth the ale they are slinging to hang out and meet new people. The service is priceless and so very friendly. You almost feel like an old friend. I loved it so much here that on my second trip to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not a more quintessential new York pub than McSorley's. If you want a taste of that legendary New York atmosphere, go here. The History in McSorley's is palpable and the light is spot on. Tried the dark but didn’t love it as much. Go during the week to avoid the crowds.

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Dodge City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was like taking a step back in time. It was one of those place you just can’t believe exists, the history just oozes into the street. We went out of our way to stop by, and were very happy we did.

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