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McSorley's Old Ale House

Open Now: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Two types, light and dark, nothing more you can ask. People sitting together, service is quick. PLAIN PERFECT

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Oldest pub in NYC, great pub food. Only light and dark ale served, besides sodas. Great atmosphere, very historic.

Thank Eric O
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is just plain fantastic. It's the only place I have visited on each of my four trips to New York City. It is (arguably) the oldest continuously operating bar in Manhattan. It is full of incredible pieces of history, hanging right there on...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As our yearly visit to McSorleys continues, we grabbed our lights and drank. Always a great place to visit! Nice snack food with some sandwiches. Always great service! Oldest pub in NY! U can't go wrong here. Make sure to read up on the history...More

Thank ROB A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff here are some of the worst service staff you will ever encounter. Upon leaving I was called back by a barman and accused of not paying a bill when I had already paid in cash, and then threatened (without hime actually saying violence...More

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favorite is two lights. Two darks works as well. Definetly a place to checkout while in new york.

Thank thomaspaxton43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place offers dark ale or light ale and no liquor or wine. The ale is apparently cheap and tasty but the lack of options didn’t suit me. The food options seem very limited too.

1  Thank ByrneA34
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit here and it was something to behold. Place was packed so me and the wife were seated at a table with another couple. Turns out they were from Australia and we ended up having a great time. I didn't want to leave....More

1  Thank 2strokefan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Established in 1854 this place keeps it character and charm. Beer only with limited food. Seriously, get the American chesse, saltines, and raw onion. Strange..but where else? I like that Tripadvisor asks about comfortable shoes. Yes, comfortable shoes. There is sawdust on the floor.

1  Thank mcinmd
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

First off let me say the fish and chips were the best I've had anywhere and that includes Britain. Not greasy or soggy but not overcooked.. just perfect and the fries with malt vinegar, salt and pepper were the perfect side. Add to that a...More

Thank Philo B
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Steve B
July 12, 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
September 11, 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!.
July 23, 2017|
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Response from flipmexi17 | Reviewed this property |
I am back in Texas as well! But choose Dark! lol