McSorley's Old Ale House

15 E. 7th St.
New York, NY 10003
212-473-9148
Supposedly, this place is the oldest operating ale house in the city. This is certainly believable, considering the way it looks and smells. Opened in 1854, on the very outer edge of the Sixth Ward (otherwise known as the Five Points) this establishment did not admit women. Abe Lincoln, John Lennon, and Woody Guthrie are among some of the better-known patrons. McSorley's also serves its own brew. Drop by, even if just to get a feel for the unchanged 150-year-old atmosphere. Hours: Daily 11am-1am.

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