Monday, November 14, 2016

McSorley's is back open this afternoon


[Owner Matthew Maher]

After filing the necessary paperwork and passing a follow-up inspection with the Department of Health, McSorley's was getting to reopen its doors this afternoon.

Owner Matthew Maher was out front around 4 with a small group of patrons waiting for the doors to reopen here on Seventh Street near Cooper Square... EVG correspondent Steven, who shared these photos, said they were expecting to be back open by 4:30...




[Owner Matthew Maher's daughter Teresa with Mike the bartender]

As we first reported on Thursday, the DOH temporarily closed McSorley's following an inspection on Wednesday.

The bar, said to open in 1854, has had A grades from the DOH in previous years. This time around, though, inspectors found evidence of rats/mice in the basement, according to the inspection report.

Maher blamed the never-ending Cooper Square reconstruction for the presence of the critters after work was done in the building's basement.



Updated 4:30

The doors reopened...



...and Mike serves the first beers...




12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great to read. The rats will be MISSED!

Anonymous said...

I hear they only let women rats in now?

Scooby said...

My Alma Mater. Cheers to you guys and another 162+ years!

Boletus Frostii said...

Betcha there was no rat problem until they made them get rid of the cats! 😺

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the vermin who came in to complain about the service got chased out by Minnie!

Anonymous said...

Are those Foam toppers on those cold ones not full beers there

Anonymous said...

5:07, when you order a beer you get 2 halves. That's the way they do it there

Anonymous said...

That last image, with the two half foam mugs, tells all.

Anonymous said...

Pest? Vermin? Pish Posh! Many is the time I have been so greeted by McSorley's surly and simian bar staff!

Anonymous said...

A new York icon

Anonymous said...

🍻

Anonymous said...

#BringBackMcSorleysCat