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A Tour of McSorley's

You might remember the Duncester from MAD, he was in the neighborhood and stopped by for a beer!

The Duncester took a shot of me at work. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it! Okay, let's take a little tour of the joint.

One of the classic wooden, round tables at McSorley's. If it could talk it would probably throw me out for live-blogging in here!

The wooden saloon's floors complete with sawdust.

Historical photos and cippings line the walls. I could spend a week in here looking at them.

Hats and knick-knacks and what-nots behind the bar.


Turkey bones from days gone by. The DOH in all their wisdom forced McSorley's to clean them. You can read about it here.

The wood-burning stove in the middle of the front room warms the joint up.

A working pay phone! Something that's disappearing fast from modern day bars.

A view from the back room.


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That was almost exactly our view from the back room last time we were there! During the Philly/Dallas game, right? GO BROWNS!

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

Love the sawdust on the floor! Here in The Netherlands is forbidden for cafe's and bars... But hey...Canabis is legal! lol...wicked wooden shoe people!

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRuben Dutch

Awesome shot from the back room !

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGENE


@Ruben Dutch: I love how sawdust is forbidden yet cannabis is legal! I need to get to the Netherlands!

@GENE: Thanks! Sometimes I get lucky!

February 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Payphone? I prefer to think of it as a Clark Kent flashing station.
Jimmy Olsen Duncester transforming into Superman.

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercsp

@csp: I think Clark was too shy for that, just ask Lois!

February 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty


February 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterthefirecat

@thefirecat: Sorry this made you homesick, but hope you enjoyed the tour!

February 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Nice pics of the bar. It's such a great place to hang out when it's not jammed to the gills. That pot-bellied stove is fantastic when it's freezing and snowy out. Did you have the paper plate of cheese and package of Saltines with communal mustard? That's my fave - it used to be $2, but I imagine the price has gone up by now.

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGoggla

@Goggla: I did, I had the small cheese plate, it's three bucks, but still a bargain for half a sleeve of crackers and a mountain of cheese and onions. Oh my God, I just had a Rutles flashback!

February 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Blogging from bars. You're the opposite of the hipster coffee-house blogger. Good for you. I hope they give free re-fills. Show them the traffic you get on your site and maybe you'll get advertising bucks...or a free beer.

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatty

@Patty: Thanks, I take the "opposite of the hipster coffee-house blogger" as a supreme compliment! And I think free beer would definitely trump ads! We'll see what the future brings!

February 3, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

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