McSorley's Old Ale House

15 E 7th St (btwn Cooper Sq & 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
11:00am - 1:00am
11:00am - 1:00am
11:00am - 1:00am
11:00am - 1:00am
11:00am - 1:00am
11:00am - 1:00am
1:00pm - 1:00am



  • "The wooden bar, the icebox, and, one suspects, the mood of near-conspiratorial intimacy have changed little since it opened, in 1854."
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Try the spicy mustard... but I'm warning you... it's spicy.
  • Try the cheese plate. Actually, no...don't. It's terrible.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • When at McSorleys remember to order the Light or Dark beer in even numbers. Its cash only.
  • John Lennon frequented McSorleys in the 1970s
  • Pull up a stool and hit the Guinness on tap!
  • Vir para New York e no vir aqui um desperdcio, vale a pena voltar 150 anos no tempo!
  • Light or Dark? Dark all the WAY!
  • the century club: since 1854. tiny glasses are the best part here
  • Get two beers, put one on top of the other, and drink both at the same time..."the McSorley's Waterfall"
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It's like Applebees if the stuff on the walls was meaningful.
  • Order a pint you get two!
  • Muito legal o boteco! a cervejaria mais antiga em funcionamento na cidade. No se assuste: ao pedir uma cerveja eles trazem dois canecos de meio pint cada. So s dois tipos de chope, light ou dark.
  • "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)

Nearby places

41 E 7th St (btwn 2nd Ave & Cooper Sq)
149 2nd Ave (btwn E 9th & E 10th St)
65 4th Ave (btwn E 9th & E 10th St)