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McSorley's Old Ale House

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McSorley's Old Ale HouseMcSorley's Old Ale House

89 Ratings
Ratings: 89
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 18.41%
Taps: 2
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews by henkster:
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New York

2.63/5  rDev -27.7%

I went on a recent weekday night for my first visit in a while, but I have been many, many times over the years. When I'm in the right mood, and when the place isn't packed to the hilt (which is frequently on weekend nights), this is a great pub. However, it is by no means a 'beer bar' that should be a BA destination. I'm shocked by the number of reviewers giving it 4s or 5s on selection or quality. There are 2 beers - light and dark - and they're not that good, in my opinion. However, the old atmosphere is great, and I love the old-school, gruff waiters. The saltines and cheese plate, with some horseradish mustard, goes great with a few mugs of beer too. Please don't get me wrong - I highly enjoy this place, just not as a destination for craft beer (or even decent tasting beer).

10-07-2011 20:02:56 | More by henkster
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

07-25-2014 09:29:09 | More by Will_Rivera
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-23-2014 23:41:45 | More by Sellen
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

07-10-2014 17:45:06 | More by JKIPA05
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5/5  rDev +37.4%

05-13-2014 00:29:59 | More by MarkSansone
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New York

4.74/5  rDev +30.2%

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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New York

2.93/5  rDev -19.5%

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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New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-28-2014 01:45:04 | More by thefokus
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McSorley's Old Ale House in New York, NY
83 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.