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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” (95 reviews)
“dark ale” (56 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 today

We went to McSorley's two nights in a row during our four night stay in NYC. We rented and apartment two blocks away so it was not far to walk to. We stood at the bar and immediately were approached by the Steve or "Pepe"...More

Thank lobaker1
Reviewed yesterday

If you are in New York, you MUST go to McSorely's. Do NOT order a Miller Lite. Your choices are light or dark for beer. Icy cold mug of great beer!

Thank BrendaBarnwell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reading the history of this establishment before you visit adds meaning to what you see. It is steeped in atmosphere, but we didn't feel particularly welcome . We sat down briefly to consider whether we would stay for a drink or lunch, but decided against...More

Thank Retiredme
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our visit to McSorley's Ale House. Two kinds of beer...light or dark. 2 for 1 pricing. We were seated with "friends" from Houston, Austin, Wales and England. Had a GRAND time! Definitely will return. Have to try the saltines with cheese, mustard, and onions....More

Thank DAN1996
Reviewed 1 week ago

They greet you with that statement "light or dark"? Those are the only beer kinds they serve as they make their own brew! Very good bar food. You must experience this bar for yourself!

Thank Hector S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this historic bar. What kind of Ale you ask, no fretting over choices here, it's either light or dark! Sawdust on the floors, memorabilia covered walls and the luck of the Irish make this place delightful. Lots of bars in the area, so plan...More

Thank cdalmolin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is exactly as I had left it when I was here last in 1983. Well, they did finally add a lady's room. The rest, including the dust, does not seem to have been disturbed. A place with an abundance of character and not...More

Thank POSHtravelier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must-do place with great ale and even-better porter IMHO. A limited menu, but the crackers/cheese/onions and hot mustard go well with the beer and have for over 100 years!

Thank Grandpa328
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's a real old ale house , drinks are cheap Place is old but a classic I love talking friends from out of town cause it's such a unique place

Thank Albert S
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing place to drink only beer . Light or Tan. $6 for 4 small beers. Food is bar food. Historical place to be .Early 1800's it started.

Thank rtmorrow1
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Does this place just serve beer??? Any wine ???? Or other drink alternative??
12 March 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Beer only
It reopened?
19 November 2016|
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Response from TheForrestGump | Reviewed this property |
Didn't know it ever closed, but it's very much open now!
Nikki M
Are kids allowed in?
9 April 2016|
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Response from Liderien | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend it