One of the oldest bars in the city is back open for business.
McSorley’s Old Ale House, which has been an East Village staple since it opened at 15 East 7th Street in 1854, has reopened for takeout food and beer.
“Today we’ll be opening our doors after closing them for the longest period in our 166 year history,” they wrote on Facebook. “Everyone at McSorley’s wants to get back to work and who are we to stop them. We’ve installed a bunch of hand sanitizer dispensers (even though they don’t match the ancient wood), ordered a bunch of growlers and face masks and are ready as well to bring some commercial and social life back to our storied, East 7th street block.”
The famous Irish pub briefly served takeout during the restaurant and bar shutdown order, but completely closed after St. Patrick’s Day. At the time, they shared a lengthy Facebook post explaining how St. Patrick’s Day business helped sustain them during slower summer months, and that a shutdown in operations could all but extinguish them and other NYC food industry businesses.
The current to-go menu will include typical pub grub like hamburgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches, as well as their “famous” light or dark ale in 12oz cups or growlers.
They will be open daily from 1-8pm. Stop by 15 East 7th Street or call (212) 473-9148 to order.
featured image source: Facebook / McSorley’s Old Ale House