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McSorley’s Old Ale House
Good based on 43 ratings
Type: Bar

15 E 7th St
New York, New York United States 10003 [ print map ]
212 473 9148

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McSorley’s Old Ale House

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Beer Available At McSorley’s Old Ale House (arranged by most recent)
McSorleys Irish Black Lager 41, McSorleys Ale 18, McSorleys Black and Tan 16
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43 reviews for McSorley’s Old Ale House
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  65%
 Selection  20%
 Food  46%
 Value  69%
 Overall  63%
 Rating  58%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
digopossobon  (6) MACAE, Brazil | August 29, 2014
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
mfp13jr  (34) Glenville, New York | May 7, 2014
Light or Dark? Don’t look for a beer list...cause all they serve is "Beer or Ale", whatever that means. Regardless, four beers for $11!!!! Granted, you get a glass stein (who knows how big, maybe 14oz?) with PLENTY of head, actually almost half head. The beer is "eh?", and probably comparable to PBR. Service is FAST and keep the drinks coming. I wasn’t even finished and had more on the table. Sawdust everywhere, reminiscent of the "good ol’ days". Overall, a nice place to stop in and drink plenty.
68
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
podey  (57) New York, New York | March 28, 2013
Terrific atmosphere. Just two draught beers available, light and dark, but it’s more the overall expereince you come for. Great place to get a big table with friends.
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Schlenkerla  (338) , Austria | January 1, 2013
First beer place I visited in NY January 2003. Very nice atmosphere - cats, oven, wooden bar. We had so much fun here. Although I can’t remember the beer quality, I definitely will come back once.
58
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 2/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
bmerz  (121) Brooklyn, New York | October 21, 2012
What everyone else said about atmosphere and beer. One of my favorite bar service stories happened here. I was in town long before i moved here on business and was taken here. It was packed. No seats or much in the way of standing room... impossible to get a drink. But we gave a server a $100 bill and said we wanted it all in beer right away. He went over to a table of guys who looked like they weren’t going to do too much more damage and just told them to get up and leave. They did, pissed off of course. We sat down and then they filled out entire table with $100 of beer. Awesome.
48
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
vodo  (71) Săo Paulo, Brazil | July 15, 2012
aclassic place, the ambience is very beautiful and historic. the beer is not very good, only the own mcsorley’s dark ale and light ale.
58
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee  (134) , England | May 14, 2012
Curious place. Only two beers, the house light and dak, both of which are ok. Ambience marks are 5 or minus 5. If you’re in the mood for a session, and go in a group or get a nice table it’s an awesome place to pretend you’re a student again. If you want peace and quiet and a vomit free environment I’d stay away!
50
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
MadIndian  (45) Levittown, Pennsylvania | October 16, 2011
Let’s get one thing straight. The reason to visit this place is for the history. It’s architecture has stayed the same since it was built in the 1800’s. As far as the attitude of the employees, well, they’re trying to keep it like an old style saloon, and they are succeeding at it. The food is average , and the beer is not bad. It’s worth a onetime visit, but not for the squeamish.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond  (199) Manhattan, New York | September 21, 2011
Stopped by here with Streets. Great atmosphere - sawdust covers the ground, bartenders dont give a shit but are still cool, and the beer is decent.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
ladnewton  (160) London, England | August 2, 2011
Probably NYC’s (and perhaps the US’s) oldest continuously operating pub. Completely unspoilt and unmodernised. OK, drinkers be prepared only two beers are available, and while some have said the beer isn’t the best you’ll ever drink it is made all the more enjoyable by the experience of a visit. Something of a miraculous survival, this bar contains almost all the fixtures and fittings in place since it opened over a century ago. I found staff friendly, and made friends with a local. What you have is a simple, basic spit & sawdust boozer, with basic, cheap food and cheap beer. Scoopers and tickers will find the venue disappointing, but drinkers looking for genuine real tradition above all else will be delighted with the place. Note to UK drinkers: Visitors to the Wenlock or any pub on the CAMRA National Inventory will be impressed. I may speak in isolation about my enjoyment of the place but I stand by what I say.

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