McSorley's Ale House: "Lower East Side" McSorleys Old Ale House Tip by seagoingJLW

by seagoingJLW

McSorley's (1854) is the oldest bar in continuous operation in New York City. It serves only McSorley's Light Beer and McSorley's Dark Beer.

It is a real saloon with swinging doors and sawdust floors.

Historically, Woody Guthrie played guitar here. There was even a supreme court case to allow women to enter (Faith Seidenberg and Karem DeCrow went to the United States Supreme Court) Women finally were admitted in 1970, for which I am thankful.

Favorite Dish: My son attended Cooper Union which is nearby and introduced me to McSorley's. The pub is always full of students and a lot of others.

Address: 15 East 7th Street
Directions: Lower East Side
Phone: 212-473-9148
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Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 18, 2003
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