This Revolutionary-era tavern now operates as the first stateside outpost of Dublin’s Porterhouse Brewing Company. Tangles of filament bulbs above the bar and distressed mirrors on the walls smack of artificial ye-oldeness, but the real pedigree of the place still holds appeal for beer-swilling history buffs, who can geek out over the thought of George Washington drinking here in the 1700s. Hoist imperial pints of Porterhouse’s own brews—we like the smooth, slightly tangy Oyster Stout and the easy-drinking Porterhouse Red—or sample the globe-trotting selection of guest beers, including Victory Prima Pils on tap and bottles of Schlenkerla smoked beer.
The Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern
|Venue name:||The Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern||Contact:|
54 Pearl St
|Cross street:||between Broad and Water Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R to Whitehall St|
|Price:||Average drink: $8. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|