If you area looking for another Old Irish bar in New York, drop into McSorley’s Old Ale House for a beer (they give you two regardless…you pay for two).  Your choices; McSorely’s Light and Dark.  Period. And you drink them fast because they warm easy. Nice winter, early Spring spot. Plus, it’s the oldest Irish Tavern in New York City.  I met my bro-in-law with various boy cronies in tow. We sat at a round table. Certainly, it’s a gents bar but the ladies broke the barrier.  Yet, the boys still are a bit annoyed, at least those behind the bar.  God bless ’em.

Their site says it all: “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 McSorely’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 McSorleys in 1970! So belly up.”

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