From Mike of Tin Pan Alley, about McSorley's:
"In the 1970's I was there on the first day they let women inside to drink alcoholic beverages.
"The occasion was sort of a big deal with some of the regulars moaning about Feminism.
"A few reporters were present, one lady had a glass of beer thrown at her by a male potbelly which was sad, even sadder for the potbelly is that lady was a reporter for the New York Times (I think) and wrote about this cruelty.
"I often wonder if McSorley's was the last public bar to serve females in NYC under the equal rights law."