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Obscura Day 2015: McSorley's Ale House

Grab a pint and some history in New York City's oldest Irish Tavern!

"Be Good, or Be Gone" and "We were here before your were born" are just two of the motto's McSorley's has adopted in its 161 years of existence. As the oldest Irish Tavern in New York City, McSorley's is never short on good company, history and of course...ale!

The Irish tavern's walls are decorated with mountains of antiquities and stories. Some items have a happy attachment, while others not so much. Some of the tales that could be told are all fact, while others might be exaggerated. But what remains true is that nothing has been removed from those walls since 1910.

Join us on a tour through the infamous tavern while historian Bill Wander shares the tales and facts about this fine establishment. And what would be a visit to the tavern without having a pint - on us!


McSorley's Ale House
15 East 7th Street
B/T Cooper Square & Taras Shevchenko Place
New York, NY 10003
Saturday, May 30th 11am - 12:30pm

Must be 21+ years old to attend
Drink tickets to be handed out at the event