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User Reviews (11 Reviews)
- McSorley's Old Ale HouseMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesAdventure TravelersMar 05, 2014
This old traditional irish bar is a dive but in the best way. There's sawdust on the floors, surly bartenders and they have two options to drink, dark beer or light beer served by the pair.
- McSorley's Old Ale HouseOct 10, 2013
Founded in 1854, Mcsorley's is New York's oldest bar and because of this its slogan is, "We've been here since before you were born." Are you kidding me McSorley's? You've been here since when my ancestors were getting raped and pillaged by frigging Cossacks. No shit you've been here before I was born. And you know what McSorley's? I love you for it. I love that your walls are crammed with photos and memorabilia from over 150 years of dedicated drinking. I love that your chandelier probably hasn't been dusted since when they use to call WWI "The Great War". I love how your urinals are weird and old and bigger than some of the apartments in this strange city that you and I both inhabit. And you know what else I love about you McSorley's? I love that you only serve two drinks, light beer and dark beer, and that they're both delicious and only cost $2.25 each.
Who cares if it wasn't until 1970 when you begrudgingly let women through your hallowed doors because of some namby-pamby Supreme Court case? You've had Abe Lincoln, John Lennon and Woody Guthrie hang out at your tables! Who needs chicks right? I guess what I'm trying to say Mcsorley's is that you might be the best bar in the world, except for Friday and Saturday nights when your sublime atmosphere gets screwed up by too many guys who's favorite band is Sublime.Recommended for:Budget Travelers
- McSorley's Old Ale HouseMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesNov 01, 2012
New York City's oldest bar that only serves ale and was frequented by both Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. The bar was for men only until the a court ruling in the 1970's changed all of that. Today it's total tourist spot but totally worth checking out anyway. The history, simplicity and character make it one of the countries most distinctive bars.
- McSorley's Old Ale HouseMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5Jul 05, 2012
I rarely use this term, but McSorley's is a total trip. The beer is great and the atmosphere is, well, atmospheric. Prepare to be hushed if you speak in anything louder than a whisper-- it's best just to go with it and with any other oddities you encounter, because it's all part of an authentic McSorley's experience.
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- McSorley's Old Ale HouseMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jul 04, 2012
Insanely touristy. I thought I'd hate it but must admit it has its charm. Gets crazy crowded. Drop in for an ale (1 order = 2 mugs) to check out the atmosphere and crowd. In my book, this isn't a place to linger (or, likely, return) but definitely worth visiting once just to see the interior and the memorabilia on the walls.
Seems to be a bit of a tourist meat market and the wait staff certainly aren't shy about encouraging the "lads" to "pull" a "bird."