McSorley's Old Ale House

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Joan Rivers, Reviewed in 1967: "I Don't Know How a Nervous Girl Can Be So Funny"

    In February of 1967, Joan Rivers, then 33 years old, performed her stand-up act at the Downstairs at the Upstairs (37 West 56th Street). She killed. She had yet to hit the peak of her fame. She was also a bit of an anomaly: A WOMAN COMIC! Writing for this paper in the February 23, 1967 issue, Bill M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Seven Great Irish Pubs in NYC

    There are plenty of middling faux-Gaelic watering holes that ply patrons with green beer on that shit show that is St. Patrick's Day, but if you prefer a less bastardized version of the Irish pub, the following picks should work just fine. With Guinness on our brains and sausage rolls in our bellies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    McSorley's Cat Is Being Sued and Has a Facebook Page

    via Minnie McSorley/Facebook​It has come to our attention via awesome East Village blogger (and our Best Neighborhood Blog winner) EV Grieve that Minnie McSorley, the cat who lives at McSorley's Ale House (who's recently been sued by a woman who claims that Minnie attacked her and left her wit ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 6, 2010

    New York's Best Dive Bars

    In his new book, New York City's Best Dive Bars: Drinking and Diving in the Big Apple, Ben Westhoff riffs on the five boroughs' finest dumps. Here are his 10 favorites.

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    McSorley's, Shake Shack UES Earn C Grades

    A New York tradition...of dirtiness​ The Post weighs in on the new round of Health Department letter grades with an article titled, "Several Elite Restaurants Graded Unclean." Turns out when a publication runs a photo of McSorley's Old Ale House (grade: C) alongside that headline, blogs like G ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    September 7, 2004