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McSorley's Old Ale House

McSorley's Old Ale HouseMcSorley's Old Ale House

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BA SCORE
83
good

85 Ratings
Ratings: 85
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 18.28%
$ - inexpensive


[ Bar, Eatery ]

15 E 7th St
New York, New York, 10003-8001
United States
phone: (212) 473-9148

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Neorebel

New Jersey

3.14/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | $

In my opinion, McSorley's is a must see if you have some time to kill with a group of friends hanging out near the lower east side. I was going to a concert at Webster Hall in the evening and took a detour here. The atmosphere is awesome - The oldest saloon in New York! There's tons of authentic old memorabilia adorning the wall, as well as pictures, articles, badges, etc. You really have to see it. The place has a lot of historical significance. The old wooden tables are scratched to hell and there is sawdust all over the floor. Not TVs or music to distract you from your present company, just loud conversation going on everywhere and bustling staff. Don't try to engage the bartenders much - the place is always super busy and I'm sure it's hectic to keep the beer flowing. The beers are very cheap - choose from either 'light' or 'dark,' and you receive 2 small mugs for $5. They are unpretentious and straight forward beers, but definitely a huge step up from PBR or Coors Light, etc. It's a great 'man's type of place' for a reunion with old friends and other such occasions.

07-08-2012 04:17:55 | More by Neorebel
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KornWallace

New York

4.74/5  rDev +31.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $

This place is simply an institution. Light or Dark are your only beer options and they are both fantastic. You don't come here for the food, just the beer and the atmosphere, both of which are top notch. This place is traditional down to the saw dust on the floor a must go to for anyone who enjoys a bar with an old style.

03-13-2014 01:48:12 | More by KornWallace
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nycsportster

New York

2.93/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 2 | $$$

Pick light or dark! One of the oldest bars in NYC, McSorley's is famous for its men only policy up to 1970. Saw dust floor and relics everywhere, it's a time capsule of a by gone era. The beer comes by the fist fulls, and goes down quick. Get used to making new friends, as no chairs go unused. Unless you are a fan of cheese and onions, grab a slice before hand.

02-10-2014 20:47:36 | More by nycsportster
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paulish

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-05-2014 15:32:41 | More by paulish
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sirsteve42

New York

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-29-2014 14:07:54 | More by sirsteve42
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thefokus

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-28-2014 01:45:04 | More by thefokus
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-20-2014 02:22:39 | More by NYR_Rob
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patm185

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-05-2014 18:47:13 | More by patm185
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-02-2014 17:17:28 | More by -NESTO-
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seanchai

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-31-2013 10:58:02 | More by seanchai
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McSorley's Old Ale House in New York, NY
83 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.