|Venue name:||The Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern|
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|
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Average User Rating
4.6 / 5
- 5 star:6
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
This Colonial American Tavern has been in operation since 1762 with one of its most famous patrons being George Washington himself. To sit in a place and realize that great men like this have shared a pint in the same place is absoultely incredible. Should you be feeling especially nostalgic, there is a history museum right above it which is a must see. As for the restaurant, this place has so much going for it. It's massive with different rooms for different culinary and drink pleasures, it's cozy and the atmosphere is just down right magical. The beer list is something to behold and is very, very extensive. Some pricier than others but all good. The food menu also has something for everyone. Flat breads, apps, sandwiches, salads, etc. so you are covered. Listen, it's not the quickest food service but don't make that a worry, rather soak up the history of this fine establishment and pound some beers. I like to think George Washington said, "Nothing Good Ever Starts With Someone Eating a Salad".
I've been to Fraunces several times in the past and I always seem to gravitate towards the whiskey flight. There's just something about sipping on the brown stuff in a room that George Washington used to rally his troops in that gets me going. But for the first time yesterday I tried their signature Porterhouse beers. Boy have I been missing out!
I had their Plain Porter and their Oyster Stout. Both had similar mouth feels (they were almost identical to a Guinness) and both were absolutely delicious. Maybe I'm late to the game, but why don't more beer people give credit where it's due? These are fantastic pints of beer that you need to try ASAP if you're a fan of of hops and barley.
They were out of the Brain Busta beer which apparently packs a punch, so I'll have to swing by sooner than later to give that a go. I'm quiet excited about this new discovery!