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McSorley's Old Ale House

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Address: 15 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10003-8291
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+1 212-473-9148
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 13:00 - 01:00
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'Spit and sawdust' old ale house/pub with tonnes of US history !

Visited this Irish institution for the 2nd time on a recent visit to NYC. If you want to visit a pub with a lot of history, like beer and meeting new people in a great atmosphere... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stood near the bar and washed the bartender "rinse" out the glasses 10 to 15 at a time for 2-3 seconds in dirty water. We timed how long he kept the dirty glasses in the dirty water. We did not see any steam coming from the glasses when he took them out of the water so we are assuming... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this Irish institution for the 2nd time on a recent visit to NYC. If you want to visit a pub with a lot of history, like beer and meeting new people in a great atmosphere you should take a visit.

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Thank Andrew C
Espoo, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is like stepping into a time capsule. When you walk in, you are in a different world. Service was good and fast. I would recommend to have a drink. Can't comment on food, while we were there only for a drink.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Serving ale from behind the same bar since before the civil war. What's not to like? Charmingly crusty.

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Varmland County, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really good visit, the place is full of history and entertaining stories. Simple in its style two beers and a few foods on the menu

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Tybee Island, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was a riot. We squeezed through the main room (it was packed on a Saturday afternoon) where the bar is and were seated with a family from CT who were hilarious. We had both light and dark beers which were really good. You are served two at a time for $5.50. What a deal! Our tablemates offered to... More 

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Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool place with a lot of history. Two drinks are offered, dark or light beer. Both delicious and cheap. (Go for the dark). Staff was friendly but had the NY toughness to them. The place was really packed when we went which made it a little uncomfortable. The decor is awesome. You have to go in and have a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OMG... I just do not have enough words to describe the experience in McSorley's. Have you ever been in a place that welcomes you as soon as you enter? Well, that's the feeling you'll get in McSorley's, because as their motto says "be good or be gone" They have a simple menu, light or dark ale, onions with cheese and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional beer place. Crowded, noisy, somewhat dirty. But good beer. Ideal place to kick off an evening in the East Village. A basic kick-off :-)

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was told that this is the oldest Pub in NYC and I wanted to try it! Such a great experience, the way they serve their beer is amazing! I has so much fun watching the servers attend to people, I had a burger while in there and it was delicious, please be careful with the spicy mustard...it is hot.... More 

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