Watch McSorley’s Fans Celebrate the Bar’s 160th Anniversary


Though history tends to dispute the oft-made claim that McSorley’s Old Ale House first opened its doors in 1854, who wants to be the spoilsport that actually points that out when there’s day drinking to be done? Certainly nobody did yesterday as the tavern celebrated 160 years in business. There were speeches, salutes, at least one Abraham Lincoln costume, and plenty of ale. Watch the scene unfold, straight ahead.