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McSorley's Old Ale House

Open Now: 11:00 - 01:00
Open today: 11:00 - 01:00
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“light or dark”(113 reviews)
“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 3 days ago

if you like friendly and lively bars..this is the place, whether it is the staff or the patrons you are guaranteed to have a great time.... and ordering was never easier.. light or dark beer and away you go!!!

Thank sficek1269
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Look , it’s a great bar steeped in history. The barman was great but the server was a Miserable ****, with a terrible attitude. ( forget all that N.Y. surly charm it’s not good)... Don't not go though, the beer is good and it's a...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A family member took us here and I’m so glad he did as we would never of found this gem. You have a choice of light or dark ale and both are really nice. A great little pub. I would highly recommend visiting

Thank Mutley96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three words covers the drinks menu for McSorley's as they only do the 2 types of ale. Decent ales they are too, served with a frothy head that necessitates your drink being served in 2 glasses rather than 1 lifeless one. Sawdust on the floor...More

Thank raggersparkin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank DayTrip818299
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 6 September 2018

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 31 August 2018

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

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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!.
23 July 2017|
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Response from flipmexi17 | Reviewed this property |
I am back in Texas as well! But choose Dark! lol
12 March 2017|
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Response from Stay280928 | Reviewed this property |
Beer only
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!