25 May 2010

Two Dark at McSorley's


Ken Mac said...

nice shot!

b-midnight said...

My favorite weird little detail about that place is the pennies wedged into the table tops. Worn down from years of glass and elbows.

Brooks of Sheffield said...

Thank, Ken!

Anonymous said...

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 Feminisim.

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.

Mike of Tin Pan Alley

Dan M said...

Did you happen to be sitting at that table yesterday (the 25th) at about 2 PM? And ask the three of us at the table next to you to watch your stuff while you went out for a smoke, then said goodbye to us before you left? I've been on a quest to somehow spot either you or Jeremiah for a while now, and for it to happen at my favorite bar, on my birthday, would be awesome.

Brooks of Sheffield said...

Now, Dan, I went a week ago. Wish it had been me, though. Happy birthday!

Also, don't smoke.