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McSorley's Old Ale House
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15 E 7th St New York, NY 10003
15 East 7th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10003
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Old-time bar with Irish bartenders, 2 kinds of ale (light or dark) & sawdust on the floor.- Google
"Simply the best light and dark beers you'll ever have."
"Fun place with communal type seating, and sawdust covered floors."
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Michael Morrow
a week ago
Just a great place. Was in recently on a random Thursday night. Was crowded but not overly so. Service was brisk and polite. Cash only, beer only. $5 for two, order 2 at a time, either light or dark, or 1 of each. Great beer, great atmosphere. You're drinking where Abe Lincoln drank. It's a must if you're nearby. Even if you're not it's worth the trip.
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Daniel Ibarra
5 months ago
Worst bar I visited while in New York. If you don't know and order something other than beer they scoff at you. The asshat with grey hair and "authoritative" grey shirt (his words) will harass you and ask you to move out of his way every time he passes. Even if you just moved from where he asked you to. Needless to say, I chugged my beer and left asap. I would never recommend this place to anyone else.
Patrick Ducey
2 months ago
The oldest bar in the whole city. Opened up in 1854. A true Irish ale house. only 2 selections light beer and dark beer. sawdust on the floor and nothing has come off the wall since about 1965. The amount of history that's in this bar and on the walls could rival some small museums.
Bob Collins
8 months ago
A wonderful hideout between ship calls (at the marine engineer's beneficial association union, round the corner on broadway) ... but that was in the '60 s before the damn broads and dykes stormed their way in. Ah yes, one dark and one light ale, and a plate of liedercrantz cheese, with raw onions, of course. Ships jobs were called at 1000, 1200, 1400 and 1600. If your day began at mcsorley' and, if one had his deep tanks full of ale, his rent was coming due ... that tanker to the Persian Gulf began to look pretty good come the 1600 call. "If the canary dies get the hell out of that tank" reminded the guys at the union hall, as our hero took his airline ticket, work order and sea bag to the rusting, stinking T-2 waiting for a 3rd Engineer in Norfolk. Bob Collins, 62E, USMMA
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Edward Englett, Jr.
4 months ago
An authentic taste of New York's past, with a little ale on the side. Amazing atmosphere, great ale, good food. A MUST see for anyone traveling to NYC!
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Mehul Vora
in the last week
Awesome ambience. Very old school. Love the grandpa bartender with the braces.
Josh Hudson
3 weeks ago
Best bar in nyc hands down get ready to drink and enjoy life
acaro della polvere
2 months ago
an experience to live. great atmosphere. history. if you need an hineken and/or a "standard" bar go out and look for another place.