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Old-Timey Drinking at McSorley's Old Ale House

McSorley's is one of the oldest Irish taverns in New York City. The Old Ale House opened its doors in 1854. This historic drinking hole was a stop for Civil War soldiers before they went off to fight. In fact, Coopers Union, where Abe Lincoln would give speeches, is right around the corner; and he was known to pop in for a drink.  As tradition would have it, soldiers during World War I would hang wishbones over the bar  - which can still be seen today.

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