McSorley's Old Ale House

McSorley's Old Ale House

15 E 7th St (btwn Cooper Sq & 3rd Ave), New York, NY 10003, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 1:00 PM–1:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Beer, Wine, Cocktails
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McSorley's Old Ale House has been a gathering place, a watering hole, the subject of art and literature and even a supreme court controversy. Established in 1854 - McSorley's can boast of being New York City's oldest continuously operated saloon.


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  • Tom J.

    Great place to grab a beer and soak up the historic charm

    Tom Joseph · 1 week ago
  • Trent

    Awesome place, I always take people from out of town here and they all enjoy it. Only have beer- "light or dark". Snacks are simple but good, personally a fan of the cheese & crackers.

    Trent · 2 weeks ago
  • Avin N.

    Love this place. Servers will be rude, and you'll like it. 2 kinds of beers-- light or dark. Get the dark, and go thirsty-- if you don't want a refill, you're expected to leave

    Avin Narasimhan · 3 weeks ago
  • Guy M.

    Beer is best at mcsorleys

    Guy Madsen · March 20
  • Casey F.

    Ya gotta go along if ya wanna get along......

    Casey Fahey · March 15
  • William H.

    Come here to drink uninteresting beer among hoardes of fratty, uninteresting people.

    William Huba · March 11
  • Meghan S.

    Great place to take parents. My parents. My dad. Who likes history. And beer.

    Meghan Simon · March 11
  • Caitlin D.

    So packed. Great bar for a Tuesday night...

    Caitlin Dickerboom · March 10
  • Matt S.

    Light & dark. That's all. French fries are a surprise and the atmosphere is perfect. The oldest bar in NYC and still the best.

    Matt Spector · March 5
  • Kimmie O.

    One of the oldest bars in NYC. This place is full of history. Remember, dark beer or light beer.

    Kimmie Ohh · March 4
  • Mark N.

    Try the Roast Pork Plate - Roast Pork Plate at McSorley's Old Ale House (via @Foodspotting)

    Mark Neurohr-Pierpaoli · February 21
  • Mike B.

    Great Irish Pub 🍀

    Mike Barker · February 16
  • Mackenzie C.

    Super cool historic bar, beer (light or dark are the options) is pretty good and cheap for the city

    Mackenzie Clark · February 15
  • DoubleDeuce

    A great old institution of bigotry. Sawdust on the floor, ancient urinals, double the beer you'd expect and you're sure to meet someone from out of town. Be renewed with the old.

    DoubleDeuce · February 12
  • Louis M.

    Not too bad nice selection

    Louis Matta · February 8
  • Jessica B.

    I've never been to this place when it wasn't completely packed.

    Jessica Bishop · February 8
  • Donald B.

    3 bartenders with 60 years experience between them.

    Donald Burke · February 7
  • nils j.

    Make sure to look up at the chandeliers to see decades-old wishbones with attendant dust collection.

    nils janson · January 24
  • Calvin M.

    Great bar with a lot of character and history. They have a light and a dark beer which are both pretty good

    Calvin Multanen · January 18
  • Hattycakes H.

    Light beer and dark beer. Have to stop in for a couple... Then leave to explore the streets.

    Hattycakes Hats · January 11
  • Joe R.

    Dark beer is excellent

    Joe Reighard · January 10
  • Lee B.

    Beer beer beer time machine beer!

    Lee Byron · January 10
  • Noëlle D.

    Love this place! Prepare for crowds & light pushing from busy staff if you're in their way. It's all in good fun! Cheap beer & great atmosphere

    Noëlle Devlin · January 10
  • Allison L.

    Outta towner old beers.🍻

    Allison Loftus · January 10
  • Victor E.

    Super recomendado. Vale a visita é saber mais sobre o local.

    Victor Emm 🎮 · January 9
  • Michiyo N.

    They said it was the oldest ale house in New York and I could believe them. They offer two ales, light or dark only, but the best way is to get them half and half. We spent New Years there. Awesome.

    Michiyo Nakashima · January 8
  • Glaucia S.

    Além do lugar ser épico, a cerveja é ótima!!!

    Glaucia Saes · January 6
  • Vinaya V.

    Oldest ale house in new york! Only options for beer are light and dark.

    Vinaya Vishwanath · January 5
  • Phil m.

    Great atmosphere

    Phil murphy · January 3
  • Matt C.

    The cheese plate is the best in the union.

    Matt Cline · December 14, 2014
  • Nuri J.

    OMG. As soon as you enter, you will feel like you are in a different world back in early 1900. Order '1' of either dark or light, you will get two glasses. Love the place and will definitely come back

    Nuri Jeon · December 7, 2014
  • Gigi A.

    Great old bar. Come when it's quiet so you can catch worth the bartenders and hear cool old stories about Mcsorleys.

    Gigi Agius · December 3, 2014
  • Runnin' Donna

    I dare you to order the cheese plate.

    Runnin' Donna · December 1, 2014
  • James C.

    Great history place. Great beer. Does get very crowded but worth at least one stop especially if visiting.

    James C · November 17, 2014
  • Kearney S.

    Two options, dark or light beer, for great value. Good place to start the night

    Kearney Sneath · November 11, 2014
  • Biz T.

    Two beers, light or dark

    Biz Traveldude · November 9, 2014
  • J. I.

    Fun place for a few beers with friends

    J. I.G. · November 4, 2014
  • Puu K.

    Be good or be gone.

    Puu Kampolratana · October 23, 2014
  • Vanessa R.

    this is one of the truly hidden gems in nyc. Every detail has a story.

    Vanessa Rueda · October 23, 2014
  • Raj S.

    Light or dark. Go big or go home.

    Raj S. · October 19, 2014
  • Nisa G.

    very authentic beerhouse, you feel almost like you time traveled! It is also good value for money: 2 beers for 5.50!

    Nisa Genc · October 17, 2014
  • Jack G.

    Great spot to have beers on a rainy day, less crowded. Get a cheese plate, it comes with onion (no chicks today) and a mustard that'll have your nipples standing at attention

    Jack Gashi · October 15, 2014
  • Peter D.

    20 beers at a time

    Peter Darios · October 7, 2014
  • Paul S.

    Old school dive... The only serve two types of beer, light and dark

    Paul Smith · October 4, 2014
  • Jackson G.

    A must see if you're in the area.

    Jackson Gallagher · September 26, 2014
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Welcome to the oldest bar in Manhattan. Abe Lincoln came here! Grab a beer and some history.

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · September 24, 2014
  • Gustavo M.

    Very nice pub, excellent drafts. Good burguer. The only con is that there is no control of the bill, it is a good idea to control your bill yourself

    Gustavo Morada · September 22, 2014
  • Gustavo M.

    Very nice pub, excellent drafts. Good burguer. The only con is that there ir no control of the bill, it is a good idea to control your bill yourself

    Gustavo Morada · September 22, 2014
  • Matthew G.

    Simple-but-good classic. If you're looking for a basic, relaxed experience this is it.

    Matthew Gordon · September 21, 2014
  • Elaine E.

    If you order "two beers" and they ask you "for how many?", and you answer "two people". You'll get 4 glases of 1/2 pints. 5$ = 2 beers 🍻

    Elaine Englund · September 16, 2014

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