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McSorley's Old Ale House

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Address: 15 E 7th Street, New York City, NY 10003
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+1 212-473-9148
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We were recommended this bar from a New York guy we met in Vegas.....well what a treat....this place was amazing 2 types of ale or you can buy soda apparently not that we tried... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Geneva, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice to visit but don't expect anything special.Staff aren't bothered where you stay or go. If your beer glass is empty you have to leave or reorder . We were a group of 30 people so no problem for us. Its a typical old style bar full of charcter.With the right staff it could be great but due to its... More 

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Torquay, Devon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended this bar from a New York guy we met in Vegas.....well what a treat....this place was amazing 2 types of ale or you can buy soda apparently not that we tried that :) the dark ale was my favourite....we went on an evening and stayed for hours as we met lovely people and the whole atmosphere was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bar is very old and only serves 2 beers - light or dark in under filled glasses but you get two for the price. The food is basic (I had corned beef) but it has immense character. There is sawdust on the floor and lots of old pictures on the wall. A good genuine old place in a world... More 

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Oxford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It really is untouched. The walls and ceilings are covered in photos and old memorabilia. There is subdued lighting inside and a log burner and there is not even a cash register. The service is brilliant and your drinks are constantly replaced if you wish. Both the staff and other customers are really friendly and we ended up speaking to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pot belly stove saw dust floors and one of the most personable bars in town. What character. Open your eyes and take a good look around at some authentic true NYC culture. Love love love the place.

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Niles, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the perfect place to visit after spending an emotional four hours at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. McSorley's is the oldest bar existing in the same location in NYC. I had been to McSorley's in 1979 when I was 22 and remembered it hilariously as the bar with one bathroom, yes, one room for EVERYONE to use simultaneously... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For Irish travellers a bit of a must-see. A unique and quirky spit-and-sawdust bar with some fantastic beers. Worth going out of your way to visit.

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Truro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am English and was on holiday, this place was highly recommended by a good friend who is a New Yorker. As a real ale fan, I was recommended to go there, and was not disappointed. Like drinking in a museum! Sawdust on the floor, the two beers they serve are really good, the servers are really friendly and knowledgable... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I could have stayed here all day. The whole experience was just fantastic. When we arrived the place was packed, but the barman spotted us through the crowd and we were able to give him our order. The choice is between light or dark beer only. For each person they give you 2 glasses for $5.50, which was amongst the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here due to it being on my boyfriends to do list. It is quaint & more importantly they only serve dark or light beer !! Had a blast now to the World Trade Center museum !

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