Irish brewers open pub in the oldest tavern in New York

on 07/12/10 at 5:55 pm

Booze News

Sons of the Revolution tavern/ Fraunces Tavern Museum, New York City

Ireland’s largest authentic brewing group, the Porterhouse Brewing Company, opens a New York outlet this week. Owned by Oliver Hughes, Liam Lahart and Frank Ennis, the bar is set to open its doors on Pearl and Broad Street, where General George Washington famously bid farewell to his troops over two centuries ago.

To this day the Sons of the Revolution, landlords at what is the oldest tavern in New York, still preserve a museum upstairs on the premises which celebrates the American Revolution nearly 135 years ago. Some $1.2 million has gone into the refurbishment of the city’s oldest alehouse, where a Dingle Whiskey bar, a Porterhouse Bar and a Fraunces Tavern restaurant will complete the Irish-theme, with visitors able to sip a local craft beer, sample the finest whiskey or enjoy a great meal.

The Porterhouse Brewing Company adds this latest offering to its extensive list of accomplishments which include a brewery, a distillery, six bars, three tapas bars, two clubs and a hotel.

Looking ahead to the group’s New York adventure, Managing Director Oliver Hughes said the group has had its eye on the Big Apple for quite some time, and he’s looking forward to the challenge:

“We were absolutely delighted when we signed the lease on the dotted line.” said Hughes.

{Full story via Irish Emigrant}

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