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McSorley's Old Ale House

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BA SCORE
82
good

77 Reviews
McSorley's Old Ale HouseMcSorley's Old Ale House
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

15 E 7th St
New York, New York, 10003-8001
United States

(212) 473-9148 | map

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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
82
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
101
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
18.82%
 
 
Taps:
2
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 77 | Ratings: 101
Reviews by Hobbz:
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5/5  rDev +40.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My first awakening: 1988

I like to think that my BA BeerFly reviews are informatively descriptive. Not this one though -- just winding down from a recent visit, but with too long a time in-between (nearly a year). I'll allow for the other BA reviewers' descriptions to lead the way...

...I’ll save my words for when I’m inside (and then, forced between beer gulps and orders for more rounds). My friend, I have stayed away far too long.

Giving high marks for "selection" in the sense of the two tasty selections which do exist, rather than ranking by the quantity or range thereof.

A place doesn’t have to have a million beer choices – or even the best beer in town – when it’s like this!! Two beers: light & dark. Just go.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of smithj4
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2

Photo of tmac
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of oldn00b
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3

This is a place to go to check off your bucket list. For the beer snob, you might thumb your nose at "light or dark" being the only option but if so you shouldn't be here. It's an experience. Mugs served 2 at a time in a dirty old hole in the wall Irish pub. It's an awesome experience, but not a place I'd go frequently.

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Photo of Spreetaper
3.81/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2 | food: 4.25

Photo of almostjay
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of Eman17
3.56/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

Photo of Moncrief54
5/5  rDev +40.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Best bar in the city. Got to go for the experience.

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Photo of Sweffin
2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 1

You don't go here for the beer - you go for the historic nature and atmosphere

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Photo of mattm458
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of misternebbie
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Will_Rivera
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of Sellen
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of JKIPA05
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of MarkSansone
3.49/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2 | food: 3.5

Photo of KornWallace
4.74/5  rDev +33.1%
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.

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Photo of nycsportster
2.93/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of sirsteve42
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of thefokus
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of NYR_Rob
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of patm185
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of -NESTO-
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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McSorley's Old Ale House in New York, NY
82 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.
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