|McSorley's Old Ale House
15 E. 7th Street
...things didn't work out that smoothly.
We were on a subway headed for Queens! We quickly found our error
and got on another train. Before we knew it we were at the Fourth
Street subway stop. From there it was just a simple matter of
walking east until we found the bar, right?
Cooper Union and Cooper
Square kind of mess things up. We eventually made it, but not
before we stopped and picked up a disposable camera to record the night's
McSorley's is the oldest bar in continuous operation in New York City.
It offers only two kinds of beer—McSorley's Light and McSorley's Dark.
So we finally get to the bar... and there's a line to get in the
place! So we get in line. The owner/bouncer/whatever is out
front deciding who gets to go in the place. For every person waiting
in line who gets in, he's letting two people who are just walking down the
street in. We surmised that we could not get into McSorleys due to
having a group of 4 women ahead of us in line, having heard McSorleys was
a men-only club until the 60's. (Their motto was
"Good ale, raw onions, and no women.")
We were getting ticked off. Not to mention thirsty.
Other people in line were getting ticked off too. And they were thirsty
Before we ever made it into the bar, we ended up going with some people
to the Swift Hibernian Lounge.
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