McSorley’s has been at the same location in the East Village since 1854, and hasn’t changed its decor or style since. The wooden bar has been burnished to a deep shine by generations of elbows, and the walls are cluttered with museum quality memorabilia, including an original ‘wanted’ poster for Abe Lincoln’s assassination. McSorley’s is at 15 E 7th St., between Second and Third Aves.
Also in Manhattan – Playwright’s in Midtown.
Mug’s Ale House is an old-fashioned neighborhood bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with a modern list of draft beers and ales that includes local micro-brews like Bluepoint Toasted Lager and imports from Germany, Belgium, and — of course — Irish Guinness. Mugs is at 125 Bedford Ave. at North Tenth Street.
Also in Brooklyn – Ryan Maguires,