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Title: McSorley's
Post by: dave jenkins on July 08, 2012, 03:35:32 PM
I guess this has been available for a while, but I just started noticing its presence in supermarket beer sections in Westchester County. I only saw the Irish Style Ale at first, but finally came across the Black Lager, which, in bottles, looks like this: http://www.epalla.com/2009/05/mcsorleys-irish-black-lager/

I'm not sure how these brews stack up against the stuff poured on the premises; it's difficult to say without doing a taste test in real time. Anyway, more research is indicated....


Title: Re: McSorley's
Post by: cigar joe on July 08, 2012, 04:40:59 PM
I guess this has been available for a while, but I just started noticing its presence in supermarket beer sections in Westchester County. I only saw the Irish Style Ale at first, but finally came across the Black Lager, which, in bottles, looks like this: http://www.epalla.com/2009/05/mcsorleys-irish-black-lager/

I'm not sure how these brews stack up against the stuff poured on the premises; it's difficult to say without doing a taste test in real time. Anyway, more research is indicated....

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Title: Re: McSorley's
Post by: drinkanddestroy on July 08, 2012, 04:52:28 PM
I don't think I tasted the dark brew at McSorley's, but I remember liking the light one  (is that what you call the "Irish Style Ale")?


Title: Re: McSorley's
Post by: dave jenkins on July 08, 2012, 05:25:12 PM
I don't think I tasted the dark brew at McSorley's, but I remember liking the light one  (is that what you call the "Irish Style Ale")?
Yeah.

You didn't try the black lager? Are you kidding me? Were you born an idiot, or have you been working real hard on it lately?


Title: Re: McSorley's
Post by: drinkanddestroy on July 08, 2012, 07:30:09 PM
Were you born an idiot, or have you been working real hard on it lately?

Both. But I still don't like dark beers.

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I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer wheat beers.



Title: Re: McSorley's
Post by: rexlic on October 16, 2012, 03:17:01 AM
Craziest thing: when I saw the film the other night at MOMA, I noticed for the first time that in the scene filmed at McSorley's--they skip the offer of a dollar to instead roll the drunk--there was a sign on the bar near the clock that said "128th."  1982 would have been the 128th anniversary of McSorley's opening in 1854 (this year is disputed by some NYC historians, but the bar has claimed it for decades), which would seem to be the time the scene was shot there.  The only reason I know such an obscure factoid is that a friend of mine cooked there for a few years in the early '90s and the bar's history becomes ingrained in your head like the sawdust on the floor clings to your shoes.


Title: Re: McSorley's
Post by: dave jenkins on October 16, 2012, 05:49:20 AM
Craziest thing: when I saw the film the other night at MOMA, I noticed for the first time that in the scene filmed at McSorley's--they skip the offer of a dollar to instead roll the drunk--there was a sign on the bar near the clock that said "128th."  1982 would have been the 128th anniversary of McSorley's opening in 1854 (this year is disputed by some NYC historians, but the bar has claimed it for decades), which would seem to be the time the scene was shot there.  
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I feel a new addendum to the SL Encyclopedia coming on..........


Title: Re: McSorley's
Post by: Groggy on October 16, 2012, 09:52:25 AM
Craziest thing: when I saw the film the other night at MOMA, I noticed for the first time that in the scene filmed at McSorley's--they skip the offer of a dollar to instead roll the drunk--there was a sign on the bar near the clock that said "128th."  1982 would have been the 128th anniversary of McSorley's opening in 1854 (this year is disputed by some NYC historians, but the bar has claimed it for decades), which would seem to be the time the scene was shot there.  The only reason I know such an obscure factoid is that a friend of mine cooked there for a few years in the early '90s and the bar's history becomes ingrained in your head like the sawdust on the floor clings to your shoes.

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Title: Re: McSorley's
Post by: PowerRR on October 12, 2014, 10:57:03 PM
stopped by here during my NYC film fest adventure. awesome bar. and it may be just because of my limited MA/NH upbringing, but is the McSorley's dark the most delicious beer ever or what? also the first time i've went to a bar by myself. awkward experience.


Title: Re: McSorley's
Post by: cigar joe on October 13, 2014, 04:21:12 AM
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Title: Re: McSorley's
Post by: dave jenkins on October 13, 2014, 09:14:18 AM
stopped by here during my NYC film fest adventure. awesome bar. and it may be just because of my limited MA/NH upbringing, but is the McSorley's dark the most delicious beer ever or what? also the first time i've went to a bar by myself. awkward experience.
Dude, you have friends in this town! No one should have to go to a bar alone if he doesn't want to. Next time, give us a ring.

The dark beer IS pretty tasty--even Drink would like it (it doesn't taste like a dark beer, D&D). Hmm, suddenly I'm kinda thirsty . . .


Title: Re: McSorley's
Post by: drinkanddestroy on October 13, 2014, 11:20:43 AM
it's not about whether or not you are alone when you go to the bar ... it's whether or not you are alone when you leave the bar  ;)


Title: Re: McSorley's
Post by: PowerRR on October 13, 2014, 07:43:24 PM
should've thought ahead! I was there at 1PM so it was basically me, the townie drunks and some NYU hipsters. I'll definitely have to bring some friends down there when I visit NY next time I go / have more money...absolutely worth going back to


Title: Re: McSorley's
Post by: dave jenkins on October 14, 2014, 05:38:57 AM
it's not about whether or not you are alone when you go to the bar ... it's whether or not you are alone when you leave the bar  ;)
Thank you, Casanova.


Title: Re: McSorley's
Post by: PowerRR on May 25, 2015, 12:11:21 AM
Stopped by again with a few friends before Eric Clapton at MSG earlier this month... talked to one of the employees about OUATIA.

He claims that the scene filmed there was just a kid running into a bathroom. But here it sounds like it's the scene before they try and roll the drunk (which is what I previously thought). what was actaully filmed at McSorley's?


Title: Re: McSorley's
Post by: chris on May 25, 2015, 02:52:29 AM
Stopped by again with a few friends before Eric Clapton at MSG earlier this month... talked to one of the employees about OUATIA.

He claims that the scene filmed there was just a kid running into a bathroom. But here it sounds like it's the scene before they try and roll the drunk (which is what I previously thought). what was actaully filmed at McSorley's?

I think the McSorley scene in the movie lasts about 60 seconds only - from setting a newsstand on fire (filmed in Canada) to throwing a drunk out (filmed in South 6th Street Williamsburg Brooklyn).

https://youtu.be/kZXILMwdmes (https://youtu.be/kZXILMwdmes)

Further details at one of the fansites:

http://msb247.awardspace.com/loc/07aman.htm (http://msb247.awardspace.com/loc/07aman.htm)

  


Title: Re: McSorley's
Post by: dave jenkins on May 25, 2015, 04:11:35 PM
I think the McSorley scene in the movie lasts about 60 seconds only - from setting a newsstand on fire (filmed in Canada) to throwing a drunk out (filmed in South 6th Street Williamsburg Brooklyn).

https://youtu.be/kZXILMwdmes (https://youtu.be/kZXILMwdmes)

Yup. That's McSorley's. I don't see anyone running to the toilet there.

Roy, why the hell would you believe anything someone who works in a bar tells you? It's like going into Best Buy and asking for audio or video advice. Or asking a cop near Penn Station how to get to the PATH train. Exercises in futility, all.


Title: Re: McSorley's
Post by: PowerRR on May 25, 2015, 09:58:03 PM
I think the McSorley scene in the movie lasts about 60 seconds only - from setting a newsstand on fire (filmed in Canada) to throwing a drunk out (filmed in South 6th Street Williamsburg Brooklyn).

https://youtu.be/kZXILMwdmes (https://youtu.be/kZXILMwdmes)

Further details at one of the fansites:

http://www.lb2121.webspace.virginmedia.com/loc/06man.htm (http://www.lb2121.webspace.virginmedia.com/loc/06man.htm)

 
Ahh, gotcha. Thank you... I thought that was the case. Clearly that's McSorley's, all I'd have to do is watch the movie again to notice.

Roy, why the hell would you believe anything someone who works in a bar tells you? It's like going into Best Buy and asking for audio or video advice. Or asking a cop near Penn Station how to get to the PATH train. Exercises in futility, all.

never again!!!!