Wilfie & Nell (New York City) from America's Best Irish Bars Slideshow

America's Best Irish Bars Slideshow

Zak Williams
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McSorley’s Old Ale House (New York City)

Ah, McSorley’s. With its sawdust-blanketed floors, vintage photo-lined walls, and thick garlands of dust icing nearly every inch of the space — it just has pints full of charm. And speaking of pints, here, at what is distinguished as New York’s oldest bar, there are only two choices of beverage: the light or dark house beer. This is definitely an institution everyone should experience at least once — and good luck not going back for more.