Thursday, May 5, 2011

McSorley's Old Ale House


15 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003-8001
(212) 474-9148
Website

I just got back from a 3 day trip to NYC, and I saw some pretty iconic locales. McSorley's is simply a classic. The place is 150 years old, and you can immediately sense the history once inside. There are pictures of presidents and irishmen on the wall, sawdust on the floor (which is slightly unstable and tilted), and only two beers on tap: light and dark. The beers are $2.50 each and I think you have to drink the entire time. The dark has some decent malts on it, but is very reminiscent of Czech style dark lagers. The light is a bit hoppy, also similar to a Czech pilsner. I don't think there is anyway you can dislike this place unless you're an asshole.

BTW, they are both ales (not lagers), but who really cares

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