MCSorley's Old Ale House

McSorley’s Old Ale House has been a gathering place, a watering hole, the subject of art and literature and even a supreme court controversy. 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. Woody Guthrie inspired the union movement from a table in the front — guitar in hand, while civil rights attorney’s Faith Seidenberg and Karen DeCrow had to take their case to the Supreme Court to gain access. Women were finally allowed access to McSorley’s in 1970!

So belly up. Enter the sawdust strewn floors and history patched walls for a trip back through time. Share the McSorley’s experience with the spirits of 170 years!

McSorley's Does not take reservations. It is first come first serve and Cash Only.


Take home a bit of history. T-shirts are also available at the bar.

Get Some


McSorley's Bar menu
Check out the daily specials, or one of our tried and true dishes.
Eat Some


A brief walk thru some of the history of the pub.
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