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McSorley's Old Ale House

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McSorley's Old Ale HouseMcSorley's Old Ale House

90 Ratings
Ratings: 90
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 mickeymac:
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3.79/5  rDev +4.1%

As a southern California native, I had never experienced any bar with the historic look and feel of McSorley's. Some friends and I hit McSorley's on Memorial Day weekend and the place was packed with spirited drinkers, including a group who had just graduated NYU med school. We hooked up with them for an evening of celebration and had a blast. The first surprise was the small individual serving size but the large number of servings. We must have been ordering three dozen at a time. The bartender was rude and condescending in that charming NY way. The look of the place is not for the faint of heart: cobwebs and years of accumulated dirt everywhere. Certainly this is not the place to go for an evening of various beers at a quiet table with a notepad and pencil. However, it's a great place to get drunk and make yourself hoarse trying to be heard above the din. I'll go back next time I'm in NYC.

mickeymac, Aug 02, 2003
More User Reviews:
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3.52/5  rDev -3.3%

misternebbie, Aug 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Will_Rivera, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Sellen, Jul 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

JKIPA05, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of MarkSansone
5/5  rDev +37.4%

MarkSansone, May 13, 2014
Photo of KornWallace
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.

KornWallace, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of nycsportster
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.

nycsportster, Feb 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

paulish, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of sirsteve42
3/5  rDev -17.6%

sirsteve42, Jan 29, 2014
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McSorley's Old Ale House in New York, NY
83 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.