McSorley's Old Ale House

McSorley's Old Ale House

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East Village, New York
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  • Jenna H.
    "Plus the atmosphere is awesome and it's the oldest bar in NYC."(9 Tips)
    Tom M.
    "... dark beer, loved the light beer-- can't go wrong with your beer choice here"(10 Tips)
    Claudia F.
    "Two types of beer, sawdust on the floor and real Irish bar staff."(7 Tips)
    Matt E.
    "Hope you like light or dark beer."(7 Tips)
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  • Josh K.
    Rustic pub with a long heritage. Only offers "light" and "dark" beer, but both are great! Beers are served in pairs and are perfect for the economic drunk
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaApril 24, 2013
    Cash only. Order light or dark in even numbers and enjoy the cheese and crackers. A old school gem that should never change in the East Village.
  • Martina C.
    Martina Caruso3 weeks ago
    THE BAR of New York. There is so much history and cool happenings connected here. Look at the walls and ceilings. And remember: with one beer order you get two small pints!
  • Aniruddha M.
    Aniruddha MandkeMay 17, 2015
    Loved it. Old school. Dark or light ale. Not a place for hipsters but for everyone. Kind staff. Prepare to wait. If you are fussy about which table-which corner etc then it's not for you.
  • Nuri J.
    Nuri JeonDecember 7, 2014
    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
  • The Brew Noob
    The Brew NoobAugust 29, 2013
    New York City's oldest Irish pub only serves two kinds of beer: light or dark. Pick your favorite from the old-school brew recipes, or bring a friend and split the order until you find which you like!
  • Michiyo N.
    Michiyo NakashimaJanuary 8, 2015
    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.
  • Zach H.
    Zach HedrickJanuary 22, 2016
    This place is perfect. Such an experience. Step through the door and you'll step back 150 years in time. Sawdust floors, (faux) potbelly stoves and two choices of beer; light or dark. I love it!
  • Gwenda B.
    Gwenda BarathMay 15, 2016
    Menu...great and simple. Beer...great and simple, light or dark. History... Great and anything but simple. Decor...great and it takes all day to absorb it all. Atmosphere.. Great and easy to hang out.
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerOctober 29, 2013
    "The wooden bar, the icebox, and, one suspects, the mood of near-conspiratorial intimacy have changed little since it opened, in 1854." Read more
  • Chris S.
    Chris SlatterySeptember 8, 2012
    Beers come by the pair only. Two lights, two darks, or a light and a dark. Try the Chili, and cheese and crackers. Make sure to study the decorations on the walls carefully, to get the full flavor!
  • Tyler L.
    Tyler LundDecember 28, 2015
    McSorley’s is a place so touristy, you kind of have to go just to consider yourself a true New Yorker. They’ve got sawdust on the floor, bathrooms that were voted among the five grossest in the city
  • seth m.
    seth meyerowitzOctober 13, 2012
    This place is awesome. 2 beer options, light or dark. Beware because they slam the beers on the table, mind your phones. Old time , classic style pub. Highly recommend.
  • Gustavo M.
    Gustavo MoradaSeptember 22, 2014
    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
  • Missie D.
    Beer, crackers and cheese is all you need. Feel the sawdust under your feet. Ask the bartenders about the bones on the lights over the bar. McSorley's is the best in historic bars.
  • Kev S.
    Kev SkinnyAugust 14, 2014
    Best most iconic bar in city. Be good or be gone. Burger is great, cheese plate is awesome in abgrandmas house kind of way. 2 options light or dark for beer. Both are amazing.
  • Viren K.
    Viren KaulJanuary 22
    Great in the weekends. Even better off rush hours.. the history in here is mind boggling .. you choose .. light or dark and have the time of your life !
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthApril 16, 2012
    “Along with the cheese plate comes the famous McSorley’s Onion. It has a historical significance, so order it for the full experience.” More at http://www.partyearth.com/venues/mcsorleys-old-ale-house
  • Avin N.
    Avin NarasimhanApril 7, 2015
    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
  • Dave C.
    Dave CamarilloFebruary 27, 2016
    Greatest pub I've ever been to. Love the look, the feel and the menu. Feels like America!
  • Jack G.
    Jack GashiOctober 15, 2014
    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
  • Bo D.
    Bo DePeñaJanuary 15, 2012
    Bring cash, and be ready to be sit with random people and start up conversation. Try both beers before making your decision. Service is great, but be quick with your orders and don't jerk them around.
  • Claire D.
    Claire DivverOctober 10, 2012
    It's a great bar to get a cheap beer and meet new people since they push you together at a table when it's busy. And it's funny if someone tries to order hard liquor..they get kicked out!!
  • Zaarly NYC
    Zaarly NYCOctober 9, 2011
    Beer and strangers becoming close friends by the end of the first round. Light or dark, you can't go wrong and the beer comes in pairs for $5. Good enough for Abe good enough for everyone.
  • Nicholas W.
    Nicholas WagnerDecember 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Three things to remember: 1) light or dark beer. 2) learn your waiters name 3) Don't be shy to just sit down a table and start talking. If you are shy this is a great place to practice not being shy.
  • WillMcD
    WillMcDAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the oldest bars in the city. Recently they were forced to clean the wishbones. Ask the bartender about it. PS light or Dark only. (Dark) and you have to be invited to sit down. Great Bar
  • Nisa G.
    Nisa GencOctober 17, 2014
    very authentic beerhouse, you feel almost like you time traveled! It is also good value for money: 2 beers for 5.50!
  • Pierre v.
    Pierre van MedgeAugust 8, 2014
    'Two light, two dark' is the best way (the only way, in fact) to order beer here. Check out the chicken wishbones hanging by the wall, they're historical artifacts!
  • Tammy S.
    Tammy SellnerMarch 4, 2012
    Hands down greatest Irish bar in all of NY ! Order the McSorley Darks, tip well (these guys deserve it), and make sure to take in all the amazing artifacts around the place !
  • Colleen S.
    Colleen SheaNovember 12
    A cool old timey bar, the bartenders are Irish and there’s sawdust all over the floor. U can order a light beer or a dark beer and that’s it, they’ll give you 8 mugs of it for like $20
  • Jany X.
    Jany XuFebruary 2, 2013
    Large cheese and onion plate with saltines is perfect with beer, just a bit salty from the cheesy, the crackers make you drink more, and the onion five just enough kick.
  • Owen H.
    Owen HerterichAugust 28, 2016
    Oldest bar in NY. Only serves their own beer, in two varieties (dark or light), two beers at a time. Gets insane on weekend nights, but pretty fun for a quick drink.
  • Washington F.
    Try the cheese plate! Amazing mustard sauce! It's a plate with cheddar cheese, onion, cracks and mustard! Cheap, traditional and works fine with regular beer.
  • raymond
    raymondNovember 21, 2012
    One of my favorite vintage places to grab a half-pint of ale. (Oldest historic Irish pub in NYC, circa 1854.) Best deal in town -- go with the dark! Cheers!
  • Kirill K.
    One of the oldest saloon in NYC. Great beer and atmosphere!
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceFebruary 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Robbie C.
    Robbie CluttonMay 27, 2012
    Literally a spit and sawdust place, it's a must go on any Manhattan tour. Order the light beer, or dark beer. That's the only choice you have. It's cheap, but cash only.
  • Ellie D.
    Ellie DMarch 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Even if you're feeling hungry, stay away from the cheese and crackers and save your appetite for later. THAT SAID, great dark beer and always a good time at McSorley's.
  • Gustavo M.
    Gustavo MoradaSeptember 22, 2014
    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
  • Eugene T.
    Eugene TroynovJuly 13, 2013
    Best bar I've ever been to!!! This place is crazy! Great beer. Sailor-bartender. You feel like you're on the sailor ship deck. Definitely must see!
  • Noëlle D.
    Noëlle DevlinJanuary 10, 2015
    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
  • Anya🍀 L.
    Anya🍀 LibovaSeptember 23, 2013
    5.50 for two beers. Choice is just light or dark,they serve beer from their own brewery. Very old bar with awesome atmosphere! Check it out !!
  • Jenna H.
    Jenna HellerJanuary 12, 2013
    2 beers for $5 is a great deal. Plus the atmosphere is awesome and it's the oldest bar in NYC.
  • Drunken History
    Drunken HistoryDecember 13, 2011
    "Good Ale, Raw Onions, and No Ladies..." This place should be a museum!!!! Ask the bartender about the wishbones hanging from the lamp and then enjoy a liverwurst sandwich and a pint or two of ale.
  • Tilman B.
    What an awesome place this is... you can feel the history of this bar - great. Just two different beers on the tap - white & dark homebrew stuff - both are great!
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJanuary 22, 2014
    Nestled quietly into the East Village, this pub serves beers in orders of two. Fun fact: McSorley's has some of the oldest urinals in the city! Read more
  • Gadling
    GadlingSeptember 7, 2010
    Order a pint, and you get two... both of which are only half-full (but quite tasty). Chug the 2nd pint after you've tried some of the spiciest mustard in the world (comes with the cheese plate). -WV
  • Tom M.
    Tom M.August 16, 2014
    Loved the dark beer, loved the light beer-- can't go wrong with your beer choice here
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 10, 2011
    On Food Network's FoodNation with Bobby Flay, Bobby stops by McSorley's Ale House, the oldest Irish tavern in New York City's East Village, to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Find more tips at FN Local. Read more
  • Brian P.
    Brian PApril 19, 2016
    Always lively and fun. Great memorabilia on the walls, beers by the fistful, sawdust on the floor and open since 1856! A must see.
  • AK
    AKDecember 13, 2013
    Take an old jacket most likely it will go on the back of your chair and the sleeves will drag in the sawdust and beer
  • Paul K.
    Paul KuhnSeptember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The barman that looks like Brian Dennehy is the best. Slip him a $5 bill once and he'll make sure you always have seat when you come back. Never forgets.
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealJune 19, 2011
    This legendary Irish pub is also the city’s oldest continuously operating bar. Based on the dust-caked chandeliers and walls stacked with memories, you'll believe it hasn’t changed much since 1854. Read more
  • Lily v.
    Lily van DiepenOctober 23, 2010
    Great old school vibe and boisterous atmosphere, though unless you enjoy being shoved every 20 secs, avoid this on Fridays and Saturdays, unless you get there early enough to snag a table in a corner
  • Bobby C.
    Bobby CollinsAugust 26, 2010
    The oldest bar in New York try a mix of the light and dark, can you drink them both at once? Check out the wishbones on the anchor above the bar maybe a local will tell you the story!
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 16, 2011
    NYC's oldest bar. It's a bit like a frat house but is a fun atmosphere that everyone should enjoy at least once. Only two choices of beer - light or dark.
  • Corey M.
    Corey ManiconeJuly 25, 2014
    The oldest bar in NYC serves two types of beer: Light & Dark. Can't go wrong.
  • Raphael L.
    Timeless classic. Never out of style, whether for a pre-dinner beer or post-dinner group drinks. McSorleys always goes. Bring cash.
  • Jonathan C.
    One of my favorite bars in NY. Crazy fast service, 2 beers served at a time and looks like an ale house from the 1800s
  • Gigi A.
    Gigi AgiusDecember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great old bar. Come when it's quiet so you can catch worth the bartenders and hear cool old stories about Mcsorleys.
  • John H.
    John HarveySeptember 3, 2014
    Great place to gather and enjoy a couple beers. Make sure to order the light and dark beers offered as they are both very good.
  • Mark N.
    Mark Neurohr-PierpaoliFebruary 21, 2015
    Try the Roast Pork Plate - Roast Pork Plate at McSorley's Old Ale House (via @Foodspotting)
  • Greg P.
    Greg PhilippiApril 27, 2012
    Original hang for Kennedy clan. Pix of Bobby in the front corner wall. Former Irish men's club...Check out the history ...great ale too!
  • AK
    AKDecember 13, 2013
    Take an old Jacket most likely it's going to hang over the back of your chair and the sleeves with drag in the sawdust and beer
  • Calvin M.
    Calvin MultanenJanuary 18, 2015
    Great bar with a lot of character and history. They have a light and a dark beer which are both pretty good
  • James C.
    James CNovember 17, 2014
    Great history place. Great beer. Does get very crowded but worth at least one stop especially if visiting.
  • Dan H.
    Dan HebertNovember 5
    Really special spot - a great NYC pub with a lot of character and history. Two options for beer: light and dark.
  • Michael V.
    Michael VierraFebruary 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    If you drink and occasionally go to NYC. Go here for a history lesson, some saltines, onions and spicy mustard. Stay for the nostalgia, again & again.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SpectorMarch 5, 2015
    Light & dark. That's all. French fries are a surprise and the atmosphere is perfect. The oldest bar in NYC and still the best.
  • Satish
    SatishDecember 16, 2012
    Oldest Irish Tavern in Manhattan dating back to mid 19th century. Visitors said to have included Abraham Lincoln, Boss Tweed, and Woody Guthrie (NYT)
  • NYU Wagner
    NYU WagnerMarch 15, 2012
    Order a light and dark. Don't be alarmed when they hand you four 1/2 pint glasses. That's all they have. The food's pretty good too.
  • Juan Carlos M.
    Juan Carlos MadridMarch 30, 2016
    Amazing old OLD atmosphere and only two options of drinks: dark and light ale
  • Bob S.
    Bob St ClaireJuly 8, 2016
    Perfection. Two kinds of ale...sawdust on the floor. Get the cheese & saltines...and don't forget the mustard. 😊😳
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarrettMay 15, 2012
    The smell of 150 years of beer on wood is like nothing you've ever smelt. Also, the bathrooms open straight onto the room with a swing door...enjoy looking at bar patrons while you pee!
  • Rich G.
    Rich GallagherJuly 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Not much has changed at McSorley's over the years (no ladies until 1970), but that has created NYC's best drinking experience. Order a round of light and darks, bring cash and "Be Good or Be Gone".
  • Nina Y.
    Nina YiamsamathaJanuary 8, 2011
    Grab a table and look around at the century-old decorations. They'll bring you endless rounds of beer if you want, but if you linger too long without a fresh mug, they'll kick you out.
  • Nick A.
    Nick AndlingerDecember 11, 2015
    Classic old school Irish pub. Love the dark beer and the extra spicy mustard.
  • Mackenzie C.
    Mackenzie ClarkFebruary 15, 2015
    Super cool historic bar, beer (light or dark are the options) is pretty good and cheap for the city
  • Tamara H.
    Tamara HJune 11, 2012
    "Notable patrons such as Joseph Mitchell, e.e. cummings and Brendan Behan, not to mention two presidents (Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt), also got two mugs of ale." (via @ShelfAwareness)
  • Alessandro O.
    cheap in-house beers (only), great snacks like cheese and onion platter! A must-see in NY.
  • Tatiana K.
    Soooooooo cool place))) Highly recommend!
  • Farhana B.
    Farhana BegumMay 10, 2015
    Come for a fun classic bar night! Choose light or dark beer. Have a snack. Pay in cash.
  • Ashley D.
    Ashley DickinsonJanuary 14, 2013
    There are 2 choices: light and dark beer. Order one of each, end up with 4 glasses in front of you. I don't ask questions.
  • Dunja L.
    Dunja LazicApril 26, 2014
    They have the original wanted poster for John Wilkes Booth. Also, almost nothing's changed since 1910, great pub!
  • Justine D.
    Justine D'AmourOctober 14, 2011
    The grey-suited Brendan has been working there since the dawn of time - check out his presence in the old newspaper clippings around the place. DARK ALL THE WAY!
  • Jimmy L.
    Jimmy LawlorOctober 6, 2010
    The food is good too! Great burger and steak fries. Love there cheese plate: white Irish cheddar, fill sleeve of saltine's, and a sliced white onion. Great!
  • Tom
    TomMarch 5, 2013
    As a visiting Brit, was amused to see how very american this place was. Dont try to pay at the bar (the brit/irish way of paying for drinks), it just confuses the staff. Good service and cheap drinks!
  • Anna
    AnnaJuly 7, 2015
    Authentic and filled with character. Dark or lite can't go wrong with their ale. Slainte!
  • Carson N.
    Carson NevadaSeptember 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    On busy nights you're forced to sit with strangers. Which make for an even better night than you'd originally planned.
  • Royce F.
    Royce FullertonAugust 6, 2014
    Good value, you have to pop in at least for a quick beer if you are near. It's like stepping into a time capsule.
  • Bachelor10
    Bachelor10April 6, 2011
    As long as you’re drinking, you can stay. Once you take a breather, your butt will be on the street to make room for a fresh supply of thirsty patrons. Read more
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew ProtoJune 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Come here in the afternoon to avoid the crowds. Whatever the daily lunch special is that day: have it! It'll be delicious.
  • Linds P.
    Linds PantherDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Can be crowded during peak hours, but just ask the staff for a table. They are great about helping you find seating.
  • Kirsten A.
    Kirsten AlanaDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Light or Dark beer. Cash only. Sawdust on the floor. Get something you can smear the spicy mustard on. It's hella good.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MontiNovember 28, 2016
    The atmosphere. People you meet. The beer. The mustard. Everything is exactly as perfect as you would expect
  • Arash N.
    Food is worth skipping but the atmosphere and history of the place makes it worth checking out for sure
  • Caroline
    CarolineOctober 1, 2015
    Light or dark are your only options. Both are delicious, each order comes in two smaller glasses!
  • Lori-Jo S.
    Lori-Jo SAugust 12, 2014
    Pepe is the best. He tells the same Canadian joke to us all I'm sure, but what a great character. The answer is, BTW, Cabern-EH.
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuAugust 23, 2014
    Historical and unique spot. Only two types of beer. Very crowded and often standing room only unless you go early.
  • prince of A.
    Fantastic place! A real old school tavern with great beers and a super atmosphere
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangOctober 24, 2016
    A New York staple mainly because it's the oldest bar with floors covered in sawdust and only serves 2 kinds of beer, light or dark.
  • Naor T.
    Naor TogenderMarch 20, 2016
    Just an amazing place. Bring your friends and enjoy the old traditions and delicious beer.
  • Ed C.
    Ed CigarApril 27, 2011
    delicious beer at NYC's oldest, manliest, and possibly Irish-est pub. i prefer the dark but you can't go wrong either way.
  • IFC
    IFCJune 7, 2010
    McSorley's was one of the last "Men Only" pubs in Manhattan and the musky walls and sawdust floors are doing their best to uphold that odiferous tradition. - IFC Staff
  • Mark R.
    Mark RMarch 17, 2010
    2 Beers Light & Dark 1 Purpose Good Times! Great on St. Paddy's Day went there last year it was amazing. Dress casual you don't want saw dust on your nice new clothes!
  • Washington Square Hotel
    Dark, divey and cheap! It's a New York classic. Pick either the light or dark & be sure to have the cheddar cheese with saltines.
  • Georgiana E.
    Georgiana EliseSeptember 7, 2010
    The mustard is crazy spicy.. almost deadly! Great atmosphere! It's a great place to chill out, drink some beers, and meet a bunch of new people
  • Michelle
    MichelleFebruary 29, 2012
    2-4-1 beers: Light or Dark. Simple. Tip well. Awesome bartenders, greal ambiance. Super rad.
  • Cheapism
    CheapismJanuary 11, 2011
    Looking for the best cheap watering hole and a piece of history? Come to the oldest bar on Manhattan; $5 gets you two beers – light or dark. Read more
  • Frank B.
    Frank BanisiAugust 12, 2011
    might be the best dark ale I've had. a bit too crowded but worth stopping by, drinking quickly and moving on.
  • Matt E.
    Matt EdwardsJanuary 5, 2016
    Hope you like light or dark beer. You should, they're both delicious. Get both.
  • Eric M.
    Eric MayvilleFebruary 24, 2012
    There is a secret way to order your rounds. Tell the bar tender to do the @jessebrightman jig and you and your friends will drink free.
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LAugust 9, 2014
    Touristy, but a must do! go in the day time for less of a crowd. 2 small beers for $5.
  • Cutter H.
    Cutter HouckApril 2, 2012
    If you like historic "dirt in your eye" bars, you wont be disappointed. It's no secret, so come on a weekday before evening commute. Question: Where does that tendered cash go?
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 23, 2010
    When at McSorley’s remember to order the Light or Dark beer in even numbers. It’s cash only.
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertFebruary 21
    departing soldiers leaving for war would leave a turkey wishbone hanging on the lamp rail. http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-wishbones-of-mcsorley-s-old-ale-house
  • Mike K.
    Mike KirwanSeptember 1, 2013
    excellent bar and very very old school...saw dust still on the floor, old fashioned "speakeasy" in NYC
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa RuedaOctober 23, 2014
    this is one of the truly hidden gems in nyc. Every detail has a story.
  • Michael C.
    Michael ClarkeOctober 13, 2010
    Heat Irish bar with lots of history. Order one beer and get two!! You have a choice of light or dark, both are good options.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McFaddenJuly 18, 2012
    Worth going to just to see a legendary brew pub. Read the newspaper on the wall that is reporting Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
  • Mike R.
    Mike RyanJuly 11, 2013
    This place is beer drinkers heaven. $5.50 for 2 beers as great (simple) food.
  • JP P.
    JP ParkAugust 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fistful of light, fistful of dark, cheese plate. The only three phrases you need to say when you order here.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhMarch 4, 2015
    One of the oldest bars in NYC. This place is full of history. Remember, dark beer or light beer.
  • Heidi E.
    Heidi EisenbeisSeptember 10, 2016
    Loooove this place! Great vibe, fantastic customer service. Cash only.
  • Shailesh M.
    Shailesh MishraSeptember 8, 2013
    More than a century and half old! Not for the fancy types but definitely one for the beer lovers!
  • Jason 6.
    Jason 64128February 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Established in 1854 (or early 1860s) and operated continuously since, it is the oldest NYC Irish tavern. Lincoln, T. Roosevelt, & JFK have reportedly drank here. Women weren't allowed until 1970.
  • Robert L.
    Robert LamourJune 14, 2010
    Best old bar in NY. Awesome vibe. Very friendly. Not a huge fan of dark ale, but by far the best dark ale I have ever had.
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GordonSeptember 21, 2014
    Simple-but-good classic. If you're looking for a basic, relaxed experience this is it.
  • NYHistory
    NYHistoryJuly 24, 2012
    It is said that Abraham Lincoln visited this bar with Peter Cooper after his Cooper Union Address. Operating for over 150 years, this "men only" club opened its doors to women in 1970.
  • nils j.
    nils jansonJanuary 24, 2015
    Make sure to look up at the chandeliers to see decades-old wishbones with attendant dust collection.
  • Wyngspan
    WyngspanJanuary 24, 2014
    Just remember light or dark beer. Visit the oldest bar in the city and give it a trust rating: http://bit.ly/KR4sNL
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RadMarch 25, 2013
    Great old style pub two types of ales light and dark and great food
  • Jack F.
    Jack FSeptember 1, 2011
    Drinking a million light and dark beers with ex dublin footballers while one of the lads passes out on te street outside. Savage craic!!:-)
  • Joshua N.
    Joshua NessNovember 15, 2011
    I hope you like beer. Choose light or dark and ask for "a round." Don't forget the pub-grub. It's simplicity in its finest and tastiest form.
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥September 24, 2014
    Welcome to the oldest bar in Manhattan. Abe Lincoln came here! Grab a beer and some history.
  • Kristina S.
    Kristina ShahoianApril 2, 2012
    oldest bar in town. Cash only. Choice of alcohol is dark beer or light beer. I prefer dark.
  • Geoff K.
    Geoff KimMay 15, 2011
    This place has been serving ales since 1854 - and it looks it. "two darks for me and my friend 'ere" (via Scoville) Read more
  • Danielle E.
    Danielle EmigMay 9, 2013
    Light or dark? 2 beers for $5. Oldest Irish pub in NYC!
  • Brandon F.
    Brandon F.September 25, 2011
    Go here. Drink here. Take in the experience and history. Wishbones on the lamp were left on Thanksgiving by our boys leaving for WWI; the one's that remain are the one's that never returned. Respect.
  • Jay C.
    Jay CareyJanuary 11, 2011
    Oldest bar in NYC. They serve only two types of beer, McSorley's dark or light ale. They're both great.
  • Elaine E.
    Elaine EnglundSeptember 16, 2014
    If you order "two beers" and they ask you "for how many?", and you answer "two people". You'll get 4 glases of 1/2 pints. 5$ = 2 beers 🍻
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SandersMay 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    NYC health inspectors made them clean up the century old cobwebs. But the beer is still good and the mustard his still spicy. Cheers!
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BMarch 4
    Oldest bar in manhattan. Only beers, no fuss and you sit where the old man tells you to 😁
  • John S.
    John SampognaFebruary 24, 2012
    Go up to a bartender and say @jessebrightman 3 times really fast. You can thank me for what happens next.
  • Emily M.
    Emily MeskillApril 19, 2014
    I was literally pushed out of the way by one guy that worked there 3 times. Don't let so many people in if you cant handle the crowd
  • Michael K.
    Michael KeelyMarch 29, 2014
    Try the McSorleys ale. Its the only beer they serve as far as Im concerned.
  • William H.
    William HubaMarch 11, 2015
    Come here to drink uninteresting beer among hoardes of fratty, uninteresting people.
  • Larry L.
    Larry LaBurrJuly 21, 2015
    What it says on the tin - a pub serving only two types of beer at crazy low prices
  • Josh B.
    Josh BabetskiAugust 15, 2011
    They have both kinds of beer: light and dark. Avoid the cracker and onion plate. Cash only!
  • Hattycakes H.
    Hattycakes HatsJanuary 11, 2015
    Light beer and dark beer. Have to stop in for a couple... Then leave to explore the streets.
  • margaret
    margaretMarch 22, 2010
    great banter. go early on sundays to get a seat. stick with the beer because food is not their forte. its a must for any new yorker
  • Matt C.
    Matt ClineDecember 14, 2014
    The cheese plate is the best in the union.
  • Frankie M.
    Frankie MuñozAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    McSorley's mustard is super spicy and delicious! Mix it with crackers, cheese and onions
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WarrenderJune 13, 2016
    Dusty, old, and epic. Ask the bartenders how to properly order a round.
  • Susan H.
    Susan HinkleyMay 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The best irish bar in NYC. You must get the cheese & crackers!!!
  • George P.
    George PetreeMarch 2, 2013
    Awesome historical place. Recommend to anyone who hasn't been.
  • Howcast
    HowcastSeptember 21, 2011
    Trying to have some intelligent fun, figure out how to turn your political debates into a drinking game with this video! http://ow.ly/6B75g
  • Andrew Z.
    Andrew ZhulidowJuly 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Just must visit! This place has history and good beer.
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 22, 2010
    Established in 1854 - McSorley's can boast of being New York City's oldest continuously operated saloon. Everyone from Abe Lincoln to John Lennon have passed thru Mcsorley's swinging doors.
  • K
    KFebruary 4, 2016
    An absolute fav and must. Ask for 2 light and 2 dark!
  • Danny S.
    Danny SauterOctober 9, 2011
    You'll feel so manly after a few rounds. Follow up by chopping down a tree, building a table, or wrestling a bear.
  • Tom L.
    Tom LeonardoMay 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Darks all day! The only tip you need is "Be Good or Be Gone". Tip well and come back.
  • Claudia F.
    Claudia FilthMarch 21, 2016
    Two types of beer, sawdust on the floor and real Irish bar staff.
  • 💎T
    💎TAugust 7, 2015
    Fantastic beer selection. They've got so many IPAs!
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HurstJuly 6, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to McSorley's and order Dark or Light beer. Have your friend order the other type. They come in sets of two half-pint glasses, so trade a beer with your friend and try both!
  • Vicky S.
    Vicky SunFebruary 23, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Light or dark ale only. No credit cards, no shots, no awful music. Best pub to go to if you want to meet people and have a great time but leave that douchebag attitude at home.
  • Anish B.
    Anish BhattJuly 8, 2015
    Delightful ambience, the oldest Irish ale house in NY
  • David F.
    David FragaJuly 25, 2011
    Get the cheese, onion and crackers plate. Beware the power of the spicy mustard.
  • Jason O.
    Jason O'BrienSeptember 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Light or dark. Don't get cute with the waiters... they'll put you in your place.
  • Jake A.
    Jake AycockMarch 25, 2014
    Best bar in the world! Period! 🍺🍺🍺🍺
  • Drew F.
    Drew FreyApril 9, 2013
    Established in 1854, McSorley's is the oldest tavern in NYC.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BankOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Favorite bar in NYC. Dark and light combo is the way to go.
  • Nick S.
    Nick SowersMarch 28, 2014
    Awesome bar. Very cool inside. You have to see it for yourself.
  • Peter C.
    Peter CrysdaleOctober 16, 2012
    Cash only. Get there early if you want a table; it is ALWAYS crowded.
  • Tom J.
    Tom JosephApril 14, 2015
    Great place to grab a beer and soak up the historic charm
  • David T.
    David TawilFebruary 6, 2013
    they say the Babe drank here and abe Lincoln sat in that chair behind the bar on top all the stuff -- try the light and the dark!!
  • NYU Wagner
    NYU WagnerMarch 15, 2012
    they FINALLY have a lady's room. You don't know how exciting this is for New Yorkers. And don't wear open toe shoes ladies, unless you like saw dust in your shoes.
  • Filip F.
    Filip F.1 week ago
    Unique vintage atmosphere. Very lively place.
  • leo k.
    leo kyivMay 26, 2015
    old school pub! great atmosphere
  • Rob F.
    Rob FazzAugust 9, 2014
    A classic spot. Ask for Mike the bartender, he's been there for years.
  • David B.
    David BanJune 7, 2012
    Try the cheese plate. Actually, no...don't. It's terrible.
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BatchelderAugust 4, 2016
    10/10!! Incredible history, cold delicious beer, authentic old style sandwiches, and an awesome atmosphere. Check out this video for the history on the place! https://youtu.be/t6ThJe3Foyc
  • Pamela M.
    Pamela MacNaughtanJune 28, 2010
    This pub has been open since 1854. Tons of character and great home brew. Check it out.
  • Anders I.
    Anders IngendohFebruary 18
    One light, one dark, one of each. It's all good.
  • Charles R.
    Charles RamseyerMarch 16, 2013
    Awesome place plenty o beer
  • Vic C.
    Vic C.August 11, 2014
    An absolute must! Liverwurst sangwitch and two dark beers
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WilesJanuary 16
    Cool spot, but don't try to order anything to drink but beer
  • Prasid P.
    Prasid PathakJanuary 14
    Oldest pub in New York. Cheese is supposed to be amazing.
  • Alper B.
    Alper BahçekapılıSeptember 20, 2016
    Ah. That taste... Amazing Ale's.
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.April 28, 2014
    Classic; read Up in the Old Hotel first. My friend Kylie says, "Before anything else, McSorley's."
  • Vinaya V.
    Vinaya VishwanathJanuary 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Oldest ale house in new york! Only options for beer are light and dark.
  • Josh R.
    Josh RJanuary 5, 2016
    Light or dark...definitely dark!
  • Donald B.
    Donald BurkeFebruary 7, 2015
    3 bartenders with 60 years experience between them.
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KoppelAugust 21, 2011
    Come here while the sun is still up and you can actually enjoy yourself and hear what other people are saying.
  • Matt M.
    Matt MMarch 23, 2013
    Get the fries and let the spicy mustard open up your sinuses
  • Steve T.
    Steve TaylorJuly 23, 2011
    The dark beer is my favorite and the fries are really good.
  • Jordan W.
    Jordan WhittingtonAugust 17, 2014
    Loved to see all the drinks getting set up and put out,so quick.
  • Erica C.
    Erica ClaytonJanuary 14, 2011
    I highly recommend the chili... sooo delicious. pretty much perfect.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BallSeptember 4, 2013
    Don't complicate things by asking about the beer menu.. There's either "light" or "dark" ale. That's it.
  • Jake A.
    Jake AycockMay 4, 2014
    Best bar in the world, hands down! Drink fast!
  • Summer I.
    Summer IzkovichSeptember 2, 2014
    Def a good place to get some beer! Good for BOYS NIGHT OUT!
  • Matthew Z.
    Matthew ZeissAugust 2, 2013
    Amazing! History and quality all wrapped up into one!
  • Col
    ColJuly 4, 2010
    The dark is the best! Sat at the same table all night, and met so many new people! Favorite location in nyc
  • Heather R.
    Heather ReynoldsSeptember 14, 2014
    Excellent history, ale & food
  • Chris G.
    Chris GiriMarch 31, 2016
    Service with a smile. Well, maybe a frown. But great service either way.
  • Alex H.
    Oldest Bar in NYC...I think. Only two types of beer - light and dark. E. E. Cummings wrote a poem about this place.
  • Bounce T.
    Bounce The CatOctober 30, 2013
    =^..^= Thanks to Kurt Gardner for the reco!!!
  • Joe R.
    Joe ReighardJanuary 10, 2015
    Dark beer is excellent
  • Jason B.
    Jason BrewApril 2, 2016
    An authentic New York institution! Order the dark... Not as if you have much choice
  • Corinne K.
    Corinne KieselatMay 14, 2011
    Though I just got a splinter in my little toe, the dark ale made up for it. Cheers!
  • Lou G.
    Lou GubertiAugust 16, 2011
    Can't argue with a classic. I always pick the dark cause I'm boring. Fries + Mustard is swag
  • Pete B.
    Pete BergJanuary 6, 2011
    Looks like it hasn't been cleaned since the 1800s...but that just adds to the charm. Those are the original cobwebs!
  • Brian S.
    Brian SearlOctober 17, 2010
    This is one of the oldest bars in Manhattan and highly recommended for any visit to NYC.
  • kristina n.
    kristina neoushoffAugust 17, 2012
    Light or dark ale. Get in, get out. (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Matthew J.
    Matthew JurkowskiJanuary 11, 2011
    With at least 100 people packed in, only 4 employees are needed to keep the system going. Watch as the barman carried 16 half pints at once!
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaDecember 25, 2015
    You'll get 2 glasses of beer for one to make a pint. Don't bother asking for booze because they don't serve it
  • ms
    msMarch 11, 2015
    Great place to take parents. My parents. My dad. Who likes history. And beer.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SmithOctober 4, 2014
    Old school dive... The only serve two types of beer, light and dark
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 4, 2014
    Check out McSorley's Old Ale House as seen on Best Bars in America Read more
  • Oliviero B.
    Oliviero BorgnaOctober 10, 2010
    If your sitting next to the phone at the entrance you have to answer and say "McSorleys!"
  • Julia M.
    Julia MontiMarch 11, 2016
    Loved the atmosphere here. Beer comes in two small mugs and the waiters are Irish. Great place to bring an old friend who's visiting New York and is looking for a fun place to grab beers before dinner
  • 🌎Eric
    🌎EricAugust 9, 2014
    can have a funk, but quick service
  • Ernest B.
    Ernest BarteldesAugust 16, 2013
    History lives there with a true Ny attitude... Don't cross the waiter !
  • Glenn
    GlennApril 15, 2016
    This place feels like you imagined New York would feel: gruff but jovial.
  • John M.
    John MorrisonMarch 29, 2009
    Beer orders come in two half pint glasses. Get a friend to order with you, you order McSorely's Light, the friend: McSorely's Dark and trade one for one with each-other.
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyOctober 6, 2011
    Notice the wishbones hanging over the bar. They were left by soldiers before leaving for World War I and never returned...
  • Fabrizio C.
    Fabrizio CasoMay 13, 2012
    you can't order one beer, they give you two beer each time
  • Michael J.
    Michael JacobsonJune 4, 2014
    Good beer. Decent food. Sit outside!
  • Taj C.
    Taj CorinaldiJanuary 30, 2013
    Use the Super old, yet awesome urinals
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.November 4, 2014
    Fun place for a few beers with friends
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteAugust 15, 2016
    Dark or light beer. Drink. Awesome
  • Price P.
    Price PadgettJuly 30, 2012
    This is where Abraham Lincoln used to drink when he was in NYC. Enough said.
  • Luke V.
    Luke Vander LindenDecember 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the veal and don't forget to tip your waitress.
  • Joris B.
    Joris BerthelotAugust 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Oldest pub of NYC: only two kind of beers.
  • Collette S.
    Collette SAugust 18, 2016
    Try mixing the light and dark beer...
  • Chris D.
    Chris DuganSeptember 24, 2011
    Order your beer light or dark. Cash only.
  • Caitlin D.
    Caitlin DickerboomMarch 10, 2015
    So packed. Great bar for a Tuesday night...
  • Cindy K.
    Cindy K.July 22, 2013
    This place feels like home. Tell Bart, Michael and Pepe I said hello.
  • Carol D.
    Carol DapcicMarch 17, 2013
    Best place ever...mix light and dark for the best taste!!!
  • Richard E.
    Richard EllisAugust 3, 2015
    A must place to visit on any trip to the city.
  • Tracey C.
    Tracey ChurrayJune 15, 2014
    Cash only! Don't skip on the sawdust on the floor.
  • Linds P.
    Linds PantherJuly 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    This place has been around for a while. Abe Lincoln & John Lennon both have drank here. Afterwards, walk down the street and check out Burp Castle.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LizzioMarch 14, 2012
    Sketch your letters into the old wood. Go Greek or go home!
  • Andy G.
    Andy GrayMay 26, 2013
    Don't go on a Saturday! Too packed and full of knobs! Also have guys working the floor who I wouldn't have mopping the floor in a whore house!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SzenicsApril 11, 2012
    Only $5! Remember, when you order "1" they give you 2 mugs!
  • Eva H.
    Eva HeijnenMay 17, 2015
    Went here on a Friday night, the place was packed!! No room for us. Loud people and no music, so we went to another place. But the people inside looked happy
  • E. R.
    E. RivMay 23, 2014
    Bring cash Playahs...no cards accepted! !
  • Renee O.
    Renee OsgoodFebruary 6, 2011
    If your a girl, don't try flirting with the bouncer to jump the line. He will have none of it and you will wait a longgggg time
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew ProtoJune 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Seriously. The food here is great. Never been disappointed.
  • Steve P.
    Steve PoppeMarch 12, 2011
    Get the onion sandwich with a slice of meat.
  • Vinaya V.
    Vinaya VishwanathMay 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Ladies, there's no mirror in the bathroom. Bring your own ;-)
  • Casey F.
    Casey FaheyMarch 15, 2015
    Ya gotta go along if ya wanna get along......
  • Onur D.
    Onur D.March 10, 2013
    Best beer in town!!! Enjoy the dark!
  • Gil L.
    Gil LopezNovember 1, 2010
    great place to drink, but be sure to take your appetite elsewhere
  • Liz M.
    Liz MurphyDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Dark beer is the way to go!!
  • Ben H.
    Ben HuffJuly 20, 2015
    Real champions get three rounds of dark and finish the cheese plate
  • Runnin' Donna
    Runnin' DonnaDecember 1, 2014
    I dare you to order the cheese plate.
  • Derek K.
    Derek KanNovember 24, 2010
    light or dark - dont care - just keep it coming until u can be a part of history with the 100 year old urinal
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.October 19, 2014
    Light or dark. Go big or go home.
  • Rafael O.
    Rafael OliveiraJune 5, 2016
    Nice place to hang out with a group
  • Chuck C.
    Chuck CoulsonDecember 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite NYC bar since 1984!
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GalassoJanuary 17, 2013
    Drink all the beer. Eat all the food. Pass out drunk. Do it again.
  • Jessie
    JessieJanuary 5, 2013
    This is the only bar you need to know.
  • Jean-Marc B.
    This place rules. Come prepared to drink or get out.
  • Jacob C.
    Jacob CassMarch 14, 2010
    Don't ask for whiskey, not so sure about the food either. This place is for beer only. Great beer / atmosphere.
  • Pia F.
    Pia FouillouxDecember 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    one of my favorites bars in the city
  • Luis N.
    Luis NaviaOctober 25, 2012
    Nothing like a good ol' irish bar. Ask the bar tenders stories about politicians.
  • Anthony W.
    Anthony WadeAugust 15, 2014
    Two kinds of beer. Dark and light.
  • Mizell W.
    Mizell WilsonJanuary 18, 2010
    have both light and dark, but get their early to avoid the lines and crowds ...real early Read more
  • Dan T.
    Dan TaylorJanuary 10, 2010
    There are only 2 kinds of beer: McSorley's Lite and McSorley's Dark, but they are both delicious!
  • Evan W.
    Evan WeissOctober 5, 2011
    Go (and stay) for the beer. Spicy mustard is good if you like horseradish like I do.
  • Jack S.
    Jack SJanuary 4, 2012
    More like McSurly's...rude and unpersonable staff. Average beer, 5 bucks gets you two mugs...light or dark. Go once to say you've been there.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew McCrumOctober 11
    Ales, cheese and craic!
  • Nabeel
    NabeelJuly 21, 2011
    Sit on the barrels outside and try not to inhale too much smoke from the people outside.
  • Charles E.
    Charles EdgeJanuary 14, 2012
    Pull up a stool and hit the Guinness on tap!
  • Ben L.
    Ben LaMasterJune 11, 2012
    Drink two beers at a time, waterfall style
  • Biz T.
    Biz TraveldudeNovember 9, 2014
    Two beers, light or dark
  • Andres
    AndresFebruary 15, 2016
    light or dark, cant go wrong
  • Bucky B.
    Bucky BuchananDecember 10, 2010
    An outstanding place when you just wanta drink beer in an olde time NYC tavern.
  • Crunch Gym
    Crunch GymAugust 19, 2010
    You know the drill. Light or dark. Choose light and save inches around your waist line. Cheers! Read more
  • James R.
    James RiosAugust 15
    Fish and chips Friday's. Delish
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FordJuly 4, 2016
    Worth seeing it just because how famous it is
  • charlie m.
    charlie mc brearty srJanuary 2, 2012
    Would go to mcsorleys when I was younger. Must put on my bucket list.
  • Nancerella
    NancerellaMarch 15, 2016
    Gotta love their dark beer!!!!
  • Jackson G.
    Jackson GallagherSeptember 26, 2014
    A must see if you're in the area.
  • Deb
    DebSeptember 19
    I'm very allergic, couldn't survive all the dust in this bar
  • Taylor
    TaylorApril 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Light. Or Dark. They're both great.
  • Alex
    AlexAugust 17, 2014
    Crackers with cheese and mustard, beer and chili
  • Mat T.
    Mat ThiesJanuary 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I don't know how to write well enough to do this institution justice.
  • Julian M.
    Julian ModestoAugust 7, 2014
    Always good for groups
  • tiffany s.
    tiffany smithNovember 6, 2010
    light or dark? yes please. always the best on a sunday afternoon.
  • Gideon O.
    Gideon OlshanskyMarch 14, 2016
    Don't order anything that isn't light or dark beer. Seriously. Don't try.
  • Josh M.
    Josh MorrisseyDecember 21, 2011
    John Lennon is counted as one of the many famous people who have frequented McSorley's.
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren PatrickApril 6, 2016
    Best cheese plate ever.
  • Michael N.
    Michael NataleJanuary 4, 2016
    Get to know the guys. Brandon is the man.
  • Design Hotels
    Design HotelsJuly 27, 2010
    Choose your beer Light or Dark, drink and enjoy the atmosphere... Read more
  • Bryan D.
    Bryan DavisMay 1, 2016
    The dark beer is great.
  • Pir G.
    Pir GranoffSeptember 10, 2015
    Ask for "1 dark and 1 light"
  • Gowowogo
    GowowogoJuly 26, 2013
    Half pints, so order 10 at a time.
  • Ting T.
    Ting TsaiAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Nothing better than a half pint of dark ale and a liverwurst sandwich here.
  • Catarina M.
    If you come to NY, you have to come here.
  • Heiki V.
    Heiki ViljanenJune 7, 2013
    I dare you to ask for a lager when you order...!
  • Vansi
    VansiJune 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The dark ale of course.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin StaceyOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    It's like Applebees if the stuff on the walls was meaningful.
  • John W.
    John WallaceApril 5, 2014
    Get the Cheese Plate.
  • Morgan C.
    Morgan CohenJune 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to McSorley's and order a round of darks and some crackers and cheese. Tell Brendan that Morgan says hello!
  • katharine v.
    katharine vazquezJuly 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Come for the historical smell!
  • Brian F.
    Brian FitzgeraldJune 30, 2011
    Cheese plate and hot mustard! Nuff said!
  • Cullen P.
    Cullen PowersMay 31, 2011
    So I just drank in a bar that Abe Lincoln drank in? Holy sh*t this is awesome!
  • Thump
    ThumpJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the sandwiche, so classic!
  • Jon
    JonJuly 7, 2012
    Fantastic urinals. It's a pleasure to piss here.
  • Jimmy L.
    Jimmy LarkinJanuary 18, 2012
    Make sure you get a taxi home. It's gonna be a wild night.
  • John C.
    John ClarkDecember 14, 2013
    My grandfather once seriously asked me, "Do they let women in there now?"
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarkerFebruary 16, 2015
    Great Irish Pub 🍀
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly HartillAugust 20, 2010
    Dark or light it doesn't matter you'll be staggering home any which way...
  • NJ Auto Auction J.
    Great old bar in the Village
  • Sue Ellen T.
    Sue Ellen TetlakAugust 21, 2014
    Coolest pub, ever
  • Daryl W.
    Daryl WolkeAugust 9, 2014
    You just come for the beer
  • Meghan
    MeghanNovember 5, 2011
    2 beers for 5 dollars- the light beer is the way to go
  • Monique S.
    Monique SáDecember 9, 2012
    Crowded, nice beer... almost a trip to the past!
  • Kristy B.
    Kristy BairdAugust 23, 2014
    Feels like home.
  • Justin H.
    Justin HallMay 24, 2013
    Drink 2 beers at once!
  • Eduardo N.
    Eduardo NevesNovember 22, 2015
    The worst bar in NYC. The beer is flavorless. The waiter couldn’t be any ruder, and to people who think this is funny, it’s not, at all.
  • Brian R.
    Brian RamosMarch 7, 2013
    it's going to be a shitshow for st patty's day but definitely an experience.
  • Craig "Meatstack" C.
    Authentic saloon
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsApril 29, 2015
    On this day in 2015, David Villa signed a soccer ball for McSorley's
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GrossoJuly 2, 2012
    Excellent food and friendly.
  • Ed D.
    Ed DarmaninMarch 20, 2010
    Show up at noon, stake a table, and enjoy.
  • Al S.
    Al SJune 9, 2010
    Dark ale tastes like a very fresh Newcastle Brown Ale. Delicious.
  • Kimberly R.
    Kimberly RussellFebruary 24, 2011
    Ask about the McSorleys's waterfall!
  • Nate
    NateSeptember 17, 2012
    I'm really enjoying this cheese plate
  • Sloane B.
    Sloane BarbourJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    FYI : ordering one gets you two!
  • Mark L.
    Mark LoCastroFebruary 23, 2010
    Go to McSorley's to drink beers (light or dark) and chat with friends & strangers.
  • Jak H.
    Jak HornerSeptember 7, 2013
    Bartenders are ridiculous. Don't go and play cards or they'll ask you to leave cuz you're not drinking enough. And charged us extra.
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateJanuary 10, 2015
    Outta towner old beers.🍻
  • Guy M.
    Guy MadsenMarch 20, 2015
    Beer is best at mcsorleys
  • Charles C.
    Charles ChiuJuly 22, 2015
    What a pub should be like
  • vaclav k.
    vaclav knezMay 27, 2016
    Just sit and take a beer
  • Kate G.
    Kate GarberOctober 16, 2013
    Rude Bartender. Don't ask questions. Just order, take a photo, drink and leave.
  • Sandi D.
    Sandi DunlapJune 16, 2011
    So darn crowded when we went on 11 June we could not even order our beers, so we left.
  • Boy_Lucey
    Boy_LuceyOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Been drinkin there since I was 17 and will continue till an hour after I'm dead.
  • Cass C.
    Cass CFebruary 22, 2011
    Try the light beer, then the dark.
  • Phil m.
    Phil murphyJanuary 3, 2015
    Great atmosphere
  • Anna D.
    Anna DahlströmMarch 16, 2013
    The oldest bar in New York
  • D C.
    D C🐧September 9, 2015
    🍻Dark beer🍻
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MallinsonAugust 18, 2012
    Get the tater tots!!!!
  • Farheen M.
    Farheen MalikSeptember 3
    A very scary place if you are a person of color
  • Matt G.
    Matt GenoveseFebruary 20, 2010
    Start w four lights and as soon as you slow up you'll be told "you've had your fill!"
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonSeptember 24
    get both beers
  • Sam F.
    Sam FederMay 19, 2012
    Urinals perfect for holding two beers
  • Petrik G.
    Petrik GergelySeptember 12, 2015
    atmosphere
  • Jon R.
    Jon RennieOctober 23, 2010
    The pina coladas are amazing!!
  • Bryan T.
    Bryan ThatcherNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I would suggest the dark!
  • Ricardo M.
    Ricardo MoralesAugust 2, 2013
    awesome beer
  • Rob
    RobFebruary 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Good Ale, Raw Onions and No Ladies
  • Victoria R.
    Victoria RyanMay 26, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Be good or be gone.
  • Ian P.
    Ian PettyJanuary 1, 2012
    Dark. Always dark.
  • Alisha M.
    Alisha MirandaNovember 3, 2011
    #TREATYOSELF to... ALL the beers they have.
  • Collectivus
    CollectivusNovember 2, 2011
    I dropped a Collectivus Pint of Irish Thingie here. Look for Thingies near here too. Read more
  • Chris A.
    Chris AngelinaMarch 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    A NYC Icon!
  • John C.
    John CrepezziJune 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    6 of each.
  • Abilene H.
    Abilene HarperApril 1, 2011
    "Dark" is the only way to go period!!!!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShawJuly 8, 2016
    Cash only.
  • Mark L.
    Mark LoCastroMarch 4, 2010
    Soo much fun. Last time I was there, my friends and I racked up a $350 bill. Awesome!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichterJune 21, 2010
    Great place, but remember 2 beers equals 1 here.
  • Ryan
    RyanNovember 28, 2015
    Crowded, loud, old, dirty, perfect
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler StoneJune 7, 2012
    Dark, all the way.
  • Fernanda O.
    Fernanda ObregonMarch 24, 2014
    Drink like a PIRATE!
  • Louis M.
    Louis MattaFebruary 8, 2015
    Not too bad nice selection
  • Rob J.
    Rob JanosFebruary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A NYC institution.
  • Peter D.
    Peter DariosOctober 7, 2014
    20 beers at a time
  • Carolina R R.
    Carolina R RiethAugust 10, 2014
    Interesting place!!
  • Nathaniel M.
    Nathaniel McNamaraJanuary 6, 2012
    Order two dark.
  • Mike J.
    Mike JacobsonSeptember 17, 2013
    Just because it's the oldest.
  • Sean M.
    Sean MurphDecember 23, 2010
    A New York City classic.
  • Ceylan S.
    Ceylan SerJuly 7, 2011
    all i remember is dust :)
  • Jacob Y.
    Jacob YeeAugust 23, 2010
    Light or Dark? Dark all the WAY!
  • Kelly A.
    Kelly AOctober 18, 2011
    Always a crowd pleaser ;-)
  • Matt C.
    Matt CastellanMarch 16, 2011
    Clogged nasal passages? Try the mustard.
  • Kristine R.
    Kristine ROctober 10, 2011
    Order1 - you get 2.
  • Amy C.
    2 for $5.50.
  • Joey N.
    Joey NowakJanuary 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Dark only.
  • Brian L.
    Brian LongtinDecember 11, 2015
    #TeamDarkAle
  • Dania D.
    Dania DelamoJuly 10, 2016
    Rude workers rowdy college crowd. Walked in. Got yelled at by a worker. Walked back out.
  • Angel R.
    Angel RiveraJuly 27, 2013
    Behave or be gone
  • Torrey F.
    Torrey FAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place rocks.
  • Meghan
    MeghanOctober 16, 2011
    2 beers for 5 dollars!
  • Puu K.
    Puu KampolratanaOctober 23, 2014
    Be good or be gone.
  • Ryan
    RyanApril 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Hang out with norweigen chicks and have the spicy mustard
  • Manasa V.
    Manasa VedulaFebruary 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Dark beer. It's not even a question.
  • beatlestweets
    beatlestweetsAugust 26, 2010
    John Lennon frequented McSorleys in the 1970s
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BishopFebruary 8, 2015
    I've never been to this place when it wasn't completely packed.
  • Taylor W.
    Taylor WaltmonJuly 27, 2013
    Light beya
  • DanO
    DanOJune 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't chug the mustard.
  • Beth
    BethFebruary 19, 2010
    Order a pint you get two! Read more
  • Josh R.
    Josh RobinsonFebruary 16, 2010
    Light, Dark, light, dark, light, dark, piss, dark.
  • Alex R.
    Alex Robertson3 days ago
    No women allowed 1854-1970. Whew
  • Yurix K.
    Yurix KSeptember 2, 2010
    Awesome interiors!
  • Dustin S.
    Dustin SchirerJune 4, 2012
    Get weird.
  • David E.
    David EvansApril 6, 2009
    Get two beers, put one on top of the other, and drink both at the same time..."the McSorley's Waterfall"
  • Chris B.
    Chris BarningJanuary 13, 2010
    Had a McSORLEY'S Ale at NY's Irish tavern. Read more
  • Eduardo N.
    Eduardo NevesNovember 22, 2015
    Don't go there!
  • naveen
    naveenApril 28, 2009
    the century club: since 1854. tiny glasses are the best part here
  • Harrison M.
    Harrison MarkeyDecember 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Mmmmm dark
  • Brad L.
    Brad LevineOctober 25, 2010
    Cheese plate
  • Christina C.
    Christina CarrMarch 25, 2011
    It smells like pee in the back.
  • Jon V.
    Jon Van VurebOctober 15, 2010
    Be good oe bee gone
  • Robert I.
    Robert IngaOctober 13, 2013
    I'll never get sick of this place.
  • John M.
    John MorrisonMarch 29, 2009
    Try the spicy mustard... but I'm warning you... it's spicy.
  • Nick G.
    Nick GiacoppiJanuary 16, 2011
    Simon s is a douche!
  • Julie C.
    Julie CortésAugust 6, 2011
    Too hot. Too crowded. Staff is rude!
  • Katie D.
    Katie DeedyApril 15, 2009
    Go to McSorley's Old Ale House and 'be good or be gone.'
  • Kristen M.
    Kristen MalzoneJanuary 22, 2011
    Don't come here! The service is awful!
  • Maria D.
    Отличное, невероятно особенное место для попить пивка в шумной дружественной атмосфере)
    Upvoted Sep 22
  • Ane G.
    Ane GickJune 2, 2013
    Muito legal o boteco! É a cervejaria mais antiga em funcionamento na cidade. Não se assuste: ao pedir uma cerveja eles trazem dois canecos de meio pint cada. São só dois tipos de chope, light ou dark.
  • Braga
    BragaApril 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    História! O bar mais antigo de NY que nunca parou de funcionar. Serragem no chão, cerveja em dobro. Os universitários acabaram de descobrir o lugar, chegue cedo ou fica intransitável.
  • Dani A.
    Dani AlbuquerqueJune 18, 2014
    Melhor sopa de galinha que tomei na vida! Chopp gelado e delicioso ! Preço muito bom!
  • Victor E.
    Victor Emm 🎮January 9, 2015
    Super recomendado. Vale a visita é saber mais sobre o local.
  • Glaucia S.
    Glaucia SaesJanuary 6, 2015
    Além do lugar ser épico, a cerveja é ótima!!!
  • Dario K.
    Dario KleinJune 2, 2013
    Increíble lugar. El boliche más antiguo de Nueva York. Sólo cerveza, historia y nada más.
  • Ale ✡⚔
    Ale ✡⚔January 3, 2014
    Muito legal, cuidado com os pedidos, a cerveja que vc pede uma vem sempre duas!! Boa diversão.
  • Çağla K.
    Çağla KafkaslıNovember 13, 2016
    Buraya gelin, böyle tatlı, geçmişten gelen başka bir mekan daha yok😍 bayıldım😍
  • Sören B.
    älteste kneipe new yorks. gibt ein dunkles und ein helles bier. nur barzahlung.
  • Fabio P.
    Fabio Pereira RibeiroJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Vir para New York e não vir aqui é um desperdício, vale a pena voltar 150 anos no tempo!
  • Alexander S.
    Alexander StogovNovember 27, 2013
    Ебнешься какая мощная горчица! Даже бывалые охреневают!
  • Lenise C.
    Lenise ChuasteMay 28, 2014
    Super indico o local, bebida em dose dupla :)
  • Luiz Felipe T.
    Vale a visita. Chip barato e lugar histórico.
  • Leco
    LecoJune 5, 2015
    Histórico e barato. Sensacional.
  • Steph F.
    Steph FellAugust 17, 2013
    Hasta huele a 1854 y cloro. Un plus para cualquier bar de verdad ✔✔✔
  • Kerem S.
    Kerem SepetFebruary 12, 2014
    Kesinlikle gelinmeli, muhtesem bir yer
  • Santyago
    SantyagoSeptember 22
    Зайдите, прицените писсуары, даже если вы девушка. Кстати, говорят, женщин сюда стали пускать только с 1970г.
  • Jordana G.
    Jordana GarciaOctober 16
    Uma viagem no tempo
  • Dicle A.
    Dicle AtalayOctober 20, 2013
    5$ for 2 🍺🍺
  • Lee B.
    Lee ByronJanuary 10, 2015
    Beer beer beer time machine beer!
  • federa
    federaDecember 7, 2010
    ole ole bandung ke ni
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