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McSorley's Old Ale House

Open Now: 13:00 - 01:00
Open today: 13:00 - 01:00
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“light beer”(38 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 November 2005

Just back from my second trip to Noo Yawk this year.And my second to McSorley's. What a fine good earthy pub this is. Nevermind ya fake Irish pubs with pictures of the Corrs and plastic Clovers everywhere. This is a solid pub, for solid people....More

8  Thank ramone2309
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 April 2012

If you like to drink beer whilst having cockroaches crawl over you this is the place. We stayed all of 10 minutes. We watched a roache walk across the sawdust floor and climb the wall and a couple of minutes later I had to flick...More

5  Thank Steve H
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Reviewed yesterday

On a cold winter day in NYC, the best place to spend an afternoon. Get a couple of beers, stand at the bar or sit at a table near the pot-belly stove, and soak up the atmosphere. There's a reason stories and songs have been...More

Thank markednick
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Need I say more? Friendliest staff great beer Definitely need to get cheese and crackers so that you can have the mustard. Just go

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and a couple friends came in to the city on Veterans Day and decided to honor our fallen heroes by having a round of beers at McSorley's. A lot of history here.

Thank chetndeb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get transported to old New York with one step inside this wonderful place. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is one of a kind..

1  Thank itsacoup_1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea what to expect from New York's oldest bar but it turned out to be this fun Spit and Sawdust pub. It is extremely rough and ready but that adds to the charm. There is indeed sawdust on the floor and a...More

1  Thank Leighton J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hadn't been to McSorleys for over ten years but given that it's the oldest pub in NYC and little has changed in 150 years, then it was like walking back in like it was yesterday. Ordering beers in pairs and with only two choices -...More

1  Thank Stingray353
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I only stopped in for one drink but it was well worth visiting the oldest pub in New York. The barman was extremely funny and charming. The ale was nice and reasonably priced.

1  Thank Berwick1981
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, unbelievable history, great cheese plate, roasted pork was amazing! So much history in this one place! Crowded on a Saturday night...will go back on a weekday when it might not be!

Thank dpandkenterprises
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

McSorley’s is a magical place.. great bar men, great beer, History all around... so much that you would need a tour to understand it all... Can’t speak highly enough of this gem... went with a group of 5... recited poetry, sang songs and drank the...More

1  Thank 927jimmyb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of character in this place (if the walls could talk!) Super servers, told a few stories with good humor. Very crowed around 5pm, would like to take a better look around when less crowed. Lots of stuff on the walls. Both beers were light...More

1  Thank wildcatgolf
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23 October 2018|
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Response from Leigh K | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Apologies but not sure, there was certainly nobody under 21 when I visited this bar, not that I will be going there again. Perhaps try checking their website.
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13 July 2018|
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Response from Emma B | Reviewed this property |
Looking for more than cheese crackers and liverwurst go elsewhere. Otherwise have at it till they close at midnight. Drink here then go to Katz Deli just four blocks away. Don’t plan on eating here
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!.