Birdeye Logo White 2020
Watch Demo

McSorley's Old Ale House

Claim this profile

This business is unclaimed. Owners who claim this profile can update information, boost SEO, and more.

Claim this business for free
5.0
92 reviews
|Bars|New York, NY 10003

15 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003

(212) 473-9148

https://mcsorleysoldalehouse.nyc/

Open now:11:00 am - 1:00 am

Google

Facebook

Suggest edits
Top Restaurants in your area
5.0
(2) · Restaurants

2361 7th Ave (Corner of 138th St)

(347) 469-9918
5.0
(6) · Restaurants

45 Nassau St

(917) 916-8345
5.0
(117) · Restaurants

96 Lafayette St

(888) 812-9060
About

McSorley's is a Cooper Union landmark that first opened sometime around the Civil War. It is one of the oldest continuously operating bars in the city. McSorley's serves two kinds of beer, McSorley's Lager and McSorley's Cream Stock Ale, and they are served two mugs at a time. Inside, you'll find sawdust on the floor and historic bric-à-brac alongside photos and news clippings. The menu is simple, with appetizers such as hearty cheese plates. Just be sure to keep the pub's centuries-old motto in mind: "Be Good or Be Gone!"

Suggest edits
BIRDEYE FOR BUSINESSES
Birdeye For Business

This profile is powered by Birdeye. Over 70,000 businesses use Birdeye everyday to get more reviews and manage all customer feedback. Birdeye helps millions of local businesses to be found online with all their reviews and accurate business information. Learn more about Birdeye

5.0
92 reviews
56
  
40
  
30
  
20
  
10
  
86 reviews have no rating
Sort By:
Recommended
zipkruse review for McSorley's Old Ale House
zipkruse on Citysearch

19 years ago

01/06/2003, 08:11 AM
A real "Gangs of NY" site – Hey, please don't go here - it means I'll have to stand in line longer. This place is great, authentic, and raucous if you're there with a bunch of firefighters, as we were the day we arrived. The beer is good, and good value (I didn't say great). It gets better the more you drink (though I don't drink any more {nor any less}).
seanhensen review for McSorley's Old Ale House
seanhensen on Citysearch

19 years ago

12/26/2002, 02:43 AM
Cheers – A one word explanation for a home town bar that can only truely be described as true Americana at its best!
TommieGerl review for McSorley's Old Ale House
TommieGerl on Citysearch

19 years ago

12/23/2002, 06:41 AM
Good Ole Time – Sometimes you need a good place to grab some chili and down a few beers. Yes, it can be a pain to get seats, but it's got good beer and solid pub fare. It's the place to go for a laid back time with friends and co-workers.
Featured content
13 travel review sites you need to know in 2021

13 travel review sites you need to know in 2021

13 travel review sites you need to know in 2021
The End of Anonymous Google Reviews and the Rise of the Trust Economy

The End of Anonymous Google Reviews and the Rise of the Trust Economy

The End of Anonymous Google Reviews and the Rise of the Trust Economy
YankeeDave review for McSorley's Old Ale House
YankeeDave on Citysearch

19 years ago

12/12/2002, 09:45 AM
As Yogi Berra said, – "Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded." McSorley's is a great old bar, but to appreciate it, get there early, before the crowds hit. Then you can get a feel for its history. You don't go for the drinks (light or dark beer only, in small mugs about 1/3 full of foam), the service (efficient but cold), or the food (if you're hungry, eat before you go there). You go because it's like stepping back in time. Just go in the daytime while you can actually look at your surroundings in relative peace.
bigslickwilly review for McSorley's Old Ale House
bigslickwilly on Citysearch

19 years ago

12/01/2002, 01:38 AM
Classic bar – This bar is great. Where else can you order a beer for $4 and they bring you 2? Once you sit, keep on drinking or you might get kicked out. I always take out of town guests to this classic bar.
dhups review for McSorley's Old Ale House
dhups on Citysearch

19 years ago

11/30/2002, 05:18 AM
AWESOME :-) – Great place for friends to hang out. Must like phrase LIGHT OR DARK b/c that is your choice of beer. You will be sure to have a good time. Put your drinkin shoes on. Try one of the corn beef sandwiches.
mbfinger review for McSorley's Old Ale House
mbfinger on Citysearch

20 years ago

10/30/2002, 00:20 AM
Old school in the house – Looking to gather with friends, this is the place. The right size beer mugs helps the beer flow free. The wood chips and jug of mustard on the table just add to the old school flare at this joint. Just when the night is coming to an end, you will be handed a plate food of cheese and crackers.
jsaf review for McSorley's Old Ale House
jsaf on Citysearch

20 years ago

10/19/2002, 07:15 AM
I Don't Get It – I would hardly classify this as a neighborhood bar when 75% of people who within 25 miles of the city and drink beer know about it. This is not a comment on the bar but on its categorization into 'Best Neighborhood Bar'. My vote: Karlow East
pospalek review for McSorley's Old Ale House
pospalek on Citysearch

20 years ago

10/16/2002, 07:52 AM
"Old Guy" hates idiots – I HOPE the person who rated the bar and referred to the OLD GUY is NOT talking about Richie. Richie rules. He rewards the true patrons, not the snotty rich kids who have a hard time trying to park their BMWs. Come in and lose that tone in your voice and you will be rewarded. Forget where you came from and act like a snot and you will receive the same bad attitude. "Be good or be gone."
Footer Banner 2021
Get more reviews. Get more customers.

Get more reviews from your customers with Birdeye. Dominate search results. Beat local competitors. Grow your business. Easy, done.