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McSorley's Old Ale House
Today 11:00 am – 1:00 am
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15 E 7th St New York, NY 10003
15 E 7th StUSNYNew York10003
$$Bar, Irish PubToday 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am – 1:00 amTuesday 11:00 am – 1:00 amWednesday 11:00 am – 1:00 amThursday 11:00 am – 1:00 amFriday 11:00 am – 1:00 amSaturday 11:00 am – 1:00 amSunday 1:00 pm – 1:00 am
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Old-time bar with Irish bartenders, 2 kinds of ale (light or dark) & sawdust on the floor.- Google
People talk about light or dark, two beers, the cheese plate, cheese and crackers and waiters
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Andrew Froehlich
reviewed in the last week
I came here on a Saturday night around 6-7PM with a couple of friends. The place was absolutely filled, and it felt like a frat party, but with many older patrons. It was difficult to move around, beer was getting spilled everywhere, and the patrons were rowdy and discourteous. The floor was covered in what appeared to be sawdust, which was probably to help absorb the spilled beer and potentially, eventually, vomit. We ordered a beer per person and were instead given 2 beers per person, likely because each beer is very small. It's an interesting system to do more of tiny beers, but it's annoying to truck around two 6-8oz glasses filled with at least half head instead of just a single mug. The dark beer was fine, nothing special, but not too expensive. We finished our drinks as quickly as we could and got the heck out of there.
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Christopher Westendorf
reviewed 4 months ago
Great, old school bar. This place feels like it hasn't been updated ever. It is soooo much fun. You get a choice of dark or light beer and they bring you two glasses when you order a beer. All the better for chugging. You will probably overhear a chugging competition during your time here. The staff is great and they sure can pile beer on a table quicker than I have ever seen.
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Tresa Horney
reviewed 3 months ago
This place stands alone. History covers the walls and sawdust litters the floor. Walking through the pub's front door makes you feel as you traveled back in time. It's fun to read old articles that date back a century while enjoying a couple of lights and darks with a group of friends.
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Nazary Nebeluk
reviewed 6 months ago
The bar that's older then everyone else in the city it's a great unassuming spot for a beer. It can get incredibly crowded and touristy on weekends but on a weeknight it's a great place to go a quick pint or with a group of friends. Each order comes with two half pints, and you can only get light or dark, and it's a lot of fun to get a big group and fill up the table with mugs. Looking out the windows it feels like you're in an older New York. So stop in, and hope you get to last as long as this New York institution
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Alexandra Spirer
reviewed a month ago
this is one of the oldest bars in the city where they only have light and dark beer and a few types of food. go there early to get a table. it's a fun place to with friends
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Jason Wong
reviewed 5 months ago
Not sure why it took me so long to get here. I used to live in the EV for a few years and never stepped in until I moved to Queens. Glad I finally did, I've been back a few times now. Once you step in, it feels like you have stepped back in time at least 100 years, complete with sawdust on the floor to avoid slipping. Everything in here is old, you can spend a good amount of time looking at the old relics such as the horse shoes from soldiers from WWII, photos of JFK. Ordering a beer here is simple. You either ask for light or dark and they serve it in two half pint glasses for $5.50. So if you are here with a friend buy one of each and split the light and dark. They are also known for cheese and crackers which by itself are nothing special but the spicy mustard they give you with it makes it special. In addition they serve sandwiches and soup...haven't tried it.
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