Only spending a weekend in New York City, we visit McSorely’s Old Ale House and Bronx Brewery before a Yankee’s game.

Leaving Friday after work, we got a late start on our seven hour drive to New York City for a quick weekend trip to see a Yankees game. Luckily, we are able to squeeze in a couple stops Saturday before ending our day at Yankees Stadium.

McSorely’s Old Ale House, the oldest tavern in New York City, has been open since eighteen fifty-four. Original decor, sawdust floors, and old wooden tables, little has been updated. Things are simple inside the narrow tavern. Customers have the choice of dark or light ale and a small chalkboard menu. Popular among locals and tourists, standing room and seats fill up quickly!

We order a cheese plate to accompany our small mugs of beer. The waiter sets down a sleeve of saltines and a plate of sliced onions and white cheddar cheese. After a couple rounds of ales, we escape the newly formed crowd and walk to the metro station.

The Bronx Brewery has a small tap room with ten beers on tap, but the real party is outside. A large urban, outdoor space with picnic tables, umbrellas, a stage for live music, and line up of food trucks, it’s easy to forget the brewery is located in New York City.

In the tap room, we sample some of the beers on tap before ordering a bucket of beer to take outside. We squeeze into a corner of the patio enjoying the sun, music, and beer before taking the metro to Yankees Stadium.


With a seven hour drive home the next day, we made the most of our Saturday in New York City.

June 2016