The Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern
58 Pearl St., nr. Broad St.; 212-968-1776
While this financial-district tavern has existed since the 1760s, its newest incarnation might be its most revolutionary. After being shuttered for nearly a year, the pub reopened in January as the first Stateside outpost of Dublin’s Porterhouse Brewing Company—in a neighborhood desperate for a good pint. Instead of overdosing on shamrocks and shillelaghs, the décor respects the Fraunces’s fabled, George Washington–serving past with recycled wood, distressed mirrors, and, in a modern nod, bare-filament lightbulbs. Looks and history aside, the lure is the Porterhouse’s proprietary brews, such as the creamy, lightly saline Oyster Stout, served up by the U.K.-proper twenty-ounce pint ($8).