McSorley's Old Ale House, New York City

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  • Came here on the recommendation of our New Yorker friend and it was a great little spot. A choice of light or dark beer and that’s it, you get what you get and that’s what makes this place great. Real...  more »
  • Stopped by for a few drinks, and it was a good place to unwind after a long day. The English football was being shown also. Friendly staff, good vibe, would highly recommend!!  more »
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  • The coolest bar I have ever been to. It is 2 beers for $6. They only take cash. You choose whether you want light or dark beer and that's it. There are a lot of community tables so you can meet a lot of new people and it is just a really good time. They also serve food and it all looked really good. To summarize; cheap beer, cheap food, and a great atmosphere. This makes it one helluva bar!
  • One of the oldest bars - definitely the oldest Irish bar - in town. They say that, since they were open in 1858, that candidate Abraham Lincoln drank there after debating Stephen Douglas just down the block. Could be. The last time they decorated was 1936. And there are memorabilia around which are much older. "THEODORE ROOSEVELT FOR VICE PRESIDENT" poster from 1900. JFK, RFK posters and buttons. A pair of handcuffs that belonged to a police sergeant. Why are they here? Because Houdini was here in 1910. The sergeant put Houdini into his own handcuffs, and Houdini got out of them! This is not a bar for mixed drinks. You can either have McSorley's light ale or McSorley's dark ale. If you come on Saint Patrick's Day, expect a line out the door. Any other day of the week is fine. McSorley's is a wonderful, fascinating old spot that is on my tours, just because it's so much fun to go in there, sit, have a couple months of Ale and gaze at all the wonderful buttons, Flags, political banners on the wall, as well as the painting of the naked lady.
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